Bowral to host Waratahs-Brumbies Super Rugby trial

Australia's best rugby players will grace Bowral in February with a Super Rugby trial match between the NSW Waratahs and Brumbies locked in.

Saturday January 29 will see not only the bitter rivals clash, but a NSW City vs Country women's fixture in what is sure to be an exciting double header at Eridge Park.

Bowral Blacks President Mark Freund said it was the perfect way to celebrate the club's half century.

"All of us at the Bowral Blacks are proud to host this opening pre-season game that will launch our 50th year celebrations as a rugby club," he said.

"We can't thank both the Waratahs and the Brumbies enough for recognising the Southern Highlands as a true country rugby region by choosing our field to host their pre-season match up.

The Waratahs and Brumbies will add another chapter to their storied rivalry in Bowral. Picture: Zac Lowe

The Waratahs and Brumbies will add another chapter to their storied rivalry in Bowral. Picture: Zac Lowe

"The opportunity to see Super Rugby close up at our own field is not only a positive way to kick off our 2022 season, but to also help the greater community with an influx of tourist dollars from those travelling to see their favourite teams play."

It's been tough going for rugby fans in the Southern Highlands with the past two seasons cancelled.

Freund said he hopes the double-header will help kickstart events in the Highlands once again.

"The past few years have been tough for many local businesses and for the community as a whole and an event like this will hopefully help to bring a shining light back onto the events in our region," he said.

Fixture

Saturday, January 29

NSW Waratahs Women - City v Country Origin @ 3:30pm

NSW Waratahs v Brumbies @ 5:30pm

Eridge Park, Bowral

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