Cudgen?s Troy Hilder ducks into a tackle as teammate Craig Thurston watches on during the Friday night?s trial match against th
Cudgen?s Troy Hilder ducks into a tackle as teammate Craig Thurston watches on during the Friday night?s trial match against th

TWEED LEADS FOOTY FEVER

By Bob Anthony

THE start of the rugby league season proper may still be weeks away but Tweed league fans didn't have to wait that long.

The Cudgen Hornets kicked the action off on Friday night when they hosted the New Zealand Warriors development squad in a unique Trans-Tasman clash at Kingscliff's Ned Byrne Field.

In a carnival-type atmosphere, fans turned out in force to see the Hornets take on the up-and-coming Warriors in an extremely entertaining game, won by the visitors 48-14.

It was an experiment which proved to be a huge success with indications from the Warriors' hierarchy that they will return to the Tweed next year for another hitout.

The match marked the start of a busy weekend for league teams with the Warriors lining up against the Bulldogs on Saturday night at Carrara as part of a full round of NRL trial match action.

Other teams in action included the Broncos, Manly, Roosters and St George Illawarra.



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