Nines comp this weekend

CABRAMATTA Rugby League Club's annual International Nines tournament is on this Saturday, at New Era Stadium, starting at 10am.

New Era Stadium is next to Cabramatta Leagues Club in Sussex Street.

The annual event features 28 teams in a day and night of exciting rugby league.

Cabramatta Rugby League Club chief executive Brad Woodhead said there would also be a demonstration game from the NSW Physical Disability Rugby League.

Woodhead said there is a "true international flavour" on show with teams representing Europe, Asia and the Pacific Islands and as well domestic sides headlined by the talented Australian Indigenous outfit.

"There is prizemoney up to $15,000 available for the teams competing," Woodhead said.

Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12, free.

In other club news, the NSW Rugby League has changed the names of its Bundaberg Cup competitions in 2013. The Ron Massey Cup is named in honour of the man who has made a significant contribution to rugby league over many years.

Massey is best known as the right-hand man and adviser to the legendary Jack Gibson, and also top coach Wayne Bennett.

The NSW Rugby League reserve grade competition is now the Sydney Shield.

Woodhead said Cabramatta will field teams in both the Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield.


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