Jube to host major league
Friday, 21st May, 2010
The River v City blockbuster Rugby
League match will be played at the Jubilee
Oval on Saturday with two star players lending
It will be the first time that Rugby League has
been played on the Jube.
The River-City match was originally played in
the late 1980s to early 1990s, but started again
Project Manager of Country Rugby League
NSW, Ken Kennedy, said it was a “good concept
to pick up again.”
Two teams from Wilcannia and Menindee
will combine to make the River side. The City
side will have the Geebungs and the Saints join
Two former NRL stars will also play in the
Former Cronulla player David Peachey will
join the Rivers side, and Robbie O’Davis from
Newcastle Knights will play with City.
“Both teams look very strong, it’ll be a close
game,” said Mr Kennedy.
River has a strong backline, with Thomas
Whyman from Wilcannia taking charge.
Michael Kennedy from Wilcannia and Mel
Williamson from Menindee make for a strong
Up front, Ike Williams and Gerald Quayle from
Menindee and Paul Marriott from Wilcannia are
players to watch.
Coaches have done well in pairing up the two
star players, Robbie O’Davis and David Peachey
The City side has a strong forward pack with
Chris Nichols and Clint Kemp from the Saints.
The Geebung trio of Clint Squires, Robert
Young and Michael Tree are another group of
players that spectators should keep an eye on.
Mr Kennedy expects the match to be a lot
closer than last season’s game.
In 2009, the Rivers opened the flood gates on
City, winning by more than 70 points.
The night starts at 6pm with Willyama High
School taking on Wilcannia Central School.
This will be followed by the Outback Academy
and Development Squad match at 6.30pm as
the curtainraiser to the River v City Match at