WALCHA Roos are hopping.
Re-formed last year, the Roos tackle Boggabri Kangaroos in an all skippy affair at Captain Cook Park, Walcha tomorrow.
Walcha’s co-coaches, Steve Berry and Jack O’Hara, thought their efforts at the recent Group 4 Second Division Knockout were pleasing.
“We just made too many mistakes,” Berry said of a 20-12 loss to Dungowan to end their KO hopes.
“We didn’t complete our sets.
“But the effort was there.”
After re-forming last year following more than a decade out of rugby league, the Walcha Roos are determined to make this season even better than last.
They had a number of players unavailable for the KO and Peter Berry expects them to be stronger for a Boggabri side which almost knocked off reigning premiers Barraba in the first round but couldn’t come up with a side for the KO.
“It’s good to be back in,” Berry said.
“Hopefully we’ll get better for the home game with Boggabri.
“It would be good to get a win – that’ll give us a good kickalong.”
Last night, Walcha’s KO conquerors, Dungowan Cowboys, tackled Bendemeer Mountain Men at Tamworth Rugby Park while Werris Creek and Manilla play their first games of the new G4 Second Division season at David Taylor Park tomorrow.
The Tigers come calling with new coach Chris Vidler, man of the match in last year’s Group 4 first grade grand final between West Lions and North Tamworth, hoping to help struggling Manilla back to football success.