Tamworth Magpies Match Report - 12 April 2014

Saturday, 12 April 2014 saw the local derby between Tamworth Magpies and Pirates, hosted by the Tamworth Magpies.

It's always a great day, and driving to the ground with a sea of cars parked in and around the venue gave an indication as to the big crowd and big day of rugby ahead.


To see the full reports on each match by our 'on-field eye', click on More below...

To see photos of each match, click on Photo Gallery  below and scroll down to and click on v Pirates 12 April 2014...

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The Tamworth Magpies Firsts, Reserves and Under 18s travelled to Moree for the first round of Central North 2014 matches on Saturday, and received a hot welcome from the 2013 Premiership Bulls' teams.  But the scores were no indication of the closeness of the contests in each grade, and all teams showed plenty of promise for a successful season.  A full account of these games follows from our 'onfield eye' - just click on more below...


First Grade: Moree 47 (6 tries) def. Tamworth 15 (Pat Strong 2 and Harry Veitch tries)

Reserve Grade: Moree 40 (6 tries) def. Tamworth 6 (Nick Foster 2 pen. goals)

Under 18s: Moree 34 (5 tries) def. Tamworth 10 (Brennan Sinclair try, Harrison Hall goal and pen. goal)


OTHER FIRST GRADE RESULTS: Narrrabri 20 def. Pirates 18;  Scone 36 def. Quirindi 0; Inverell 29 def. Barraba 22;  Gunnedah def. Walcha.


To see photos from each grade, click below and scroll down to v Moree 5 April 2014...

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The Tamworth Magpies travel to Moree this Saturday for the first round of the 2014 Central North Competition. First Grade have a tough first up assignment against last year's premiers, but the new-look team is determined to take the game up to the Bulls. For the complete team list, go to:

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The Reserve Grade side has not yet been finalised, but 21 players were at training on Tuesday night vying for a spot in this team, auguring well for a big season for the Magpie Seniors.


Training for the 2014 season has begun in earnest for the Tamworth Magpies, and players wishing to try out for all grades are encouraged to attend as they risk finding themselves left behind for fitness and skills if they don't! Several new players who will push hard for First Grade spots are already in attendance, some being new to the Club and some well-known players returning to the Club after stints elsewhere. A good nucleus of quality young players blooded in the top grades in the last couple of seasons will form the backbone of the team, with newcomers adding experience and talent. A much more successful season looks on the cards... read on for more detail...

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