Local league kicks off with nines
ONLY three more sleeps until local rugby league kicks off locally with the annual Bilambil Jets 9-a-side tournament at Bilambil Sports Ground this Sunday.
Twelve teams from across the new Gold Coast-Tweed Rugby League will contest the series which this year carries $4000 in prize money.
All the action gets under way at 10.25am (NSW) when teams to fields one and two for round-robin play within three pools.
Each team will play the others within their pool with the pool winners plus best-performed pool runner-up advancing to the semi-finals at 3.20pm.
The final is scheduled for 4.15pm - the runners-up and victors will then head for well deserved showers and refreshments after appearing in five games, all played at a hectic place.
The pool matches are played over two nine-minute halves, while the semi-finals and final will be contested over 2x12 minute halves with only a minute's break between the halves across the tournament.
The three Tweed teams, Bilambil Jets, Tweed Coast Raiders and Cudgen Hornets, have been split into different pools. Each team must nominate a squad of 15 players.
Pool A: Tugun White, Burleigh Heads, Southport Gold.
Pool B: Cudgen, Currumbin, Runaway Bay Red, Tugun Blue.
Pool C: Tweed Coast, Ormeau, Runaway Bay Blue, Southport Black.
Admission is $5 per head - food and refreshments are available at the ground.