Rugby league is fast becoming a world game and both South Africa and the NSW Country Rugby League want to be a part of it, with Country RL and South African rugby league officials agreeing to a two-game series – NSW Country side to take on both a Combined Clubs side and the South African national team.
With the NSW Country side to arrive in October, the day will also consist of a SARL Students side facing the invitational side, as well as the SARL Masters facing off against an invitational Sables side.
With the initiative behind the tour aimed at promoting the game to ex-league players and those who were denied the chance to play the game given the game was banned, Kobus Botha, the SARL Chairman, says that rugby league in South Africa is undergoing a transformation and this tour is just one part of that.
â€œRugby league has been play online blackjack game through a transformation in the past few years and tours such as this show what we are capable of. Our students are participating in the forthcoming Student Rugby League World Cup and South Africa is in the running for the rights to host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, which are significant milestones here,â€ said Botha.
â€œOther tours are being planned for the next 18 months and this will bring significant growth to the sport.”
Also excited about the tour and the opportunity are the Country Rugby League themselves, with CEO Terry Quinn looking forward to taking the best of the country talent out to South Africa.
â€œWe are looking forward to bringing the best of the Country NSW to South Africa to showcase the game. All the players eligible are very excited about the groundbreaking concept and can only see the benefits it will bring in South Africa,” said Quinn.