Emus, country champs get the tick of approval from a former Wallaby

Rio Porter-Sheen, Mark Gerrard, Ted Whelan, Liam Taggart, and front Will Sefo, Taylor Frowde, Seven Hazar and Zac Newbold. 0610MSgerrard1.
Rio Porter-Sheen, Mark Gerrard, Ted Whelan, Liam Taggart, and front Will Sefo, Taylor Frowde, Seven Hazar and Zac Newbold. 0610MSgerrard1.

For rugby enthusiasts, there was a familiar face at the helm of Warringah’s under 14s side at the state championships at Endeavour Oval on the weekend. 

Former Wallabies centre and fullback Mark Gerrard is in the colour city for the tournament, and safe to say he’s impressed with Emus’ setup.   

“The facilities, the set up, it’s a fantastic club and considering how much rain we’ve had the ground has held up so well considering how much rugby there’s been on the two fields,” Gerrard said. 

Gerrard is a fan of taking rugby bush – despite only a handful of teams from outside Sydney, he said both players and parents were enjoying the long weekend away. 

“We’ve loved being here and coming out to a country town is fantastic, my background is actually from Bathurst so it’s something I’m comfortable with,” he said. 

“It’s just getting a group of good young men together and nurturing them through the next stage and hopefully keeping them in the game of rugby.”

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