Central Western Daily reports on tour game in Orange

The Central Western Daily ran the match reports from Briars Rugby’s first trial game in Orange on 11 March this year (2017).

Orange Emus head coach Paul Ringland was impressed with his side’s execution and attitude in the club’s first trial last week, but admitted the greens’ fitness left plenty to be desired.

A number of Emus will play in this weekend’s Royal Hotel Invitational Tens before the following weekend’s final trial against Warringah, which Ringland says will help a perceived lack of conditioning.

“We’ve got five training sessions, the [Royal Hotel Invitational] Tens and then another trial against Warringah to address that fitness issue, but everything was pretty good against Briars. It was a good way to see where we are a few weeks out from the season proper,” Ringland said.

Emus fielded two separate sides in Saturday’s four-quarter trial against Sydney Suburban Rugby club Briars, sharing the spoils.

A mixture of Emus’ first and second graders won the first and third quarters of the game, while a mixture of the club’s lower graders went down to Burwood in the second and fourth quarters.

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