Junior sports are still waiting for clarity around Covid cancellations as Regional NSW enters its second - and possibly final - week of lockdown.
There are few sports in the Tumut region that have not stopped entirely or been severely curtailed by the Covid-19 lockdown of regional NSW.
A four-try haul to Apryll Green helped Wagga City to a 46-25 win over the Tumut Bullettes.
The Tumut Bulls would have been wishing the state government called the lockdown a couple of hours earlier following Saturday’s 97-7 humiliation at the hands of unbeaten Wagga City.
Due to the Canberra Covid-19 lockdown, Tumut travelled to the border without regular stars Jed Pearce, Ron Leapai and Tevita Aroha-Tuinauvai on Saturday, but that didn’t stop the top of the table side hammering the Albury Thunder 46-6 in their round 17 Group 9 match.
Sporting competitions across the region came to an abrupt halt at 5pm on Saturday afternoon when the government announced a state-wide lockdown.
The Tumut Eagles have reason to be confident about this Sunday’s match at the Bull Paddock, after their impressive win over high-flying Wagga United last week, and the lowly ladder position of their opponents, second last-placed Tolland.
The Tumut Bulls will get a gauge on their premiership status ahead of the finals when they meet undefeated Wagga City at Conolly Rugby Park tomorrow (Saturday).
The Tumut Blues were scrambling on Thursday to assess the implications of the ACT lockdown on its line-up ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Albury Thunder - a club that knows all too well what it’s like to deal with the minefield of Covid restrictions.
Tumut Eagles turned in one of their best performances of the year to beat high-flying Wagga United 4-3 at the Bull Paddock on Sunday.