Wearing the green and gold

WHAT a trio – Dick McKinnon, Scott Fitzgerald and Garth Pennefather (see attached picture).

Aussie Oz Tag reps Dick McKinnon, left, Scott Fitzgerald and Garth Pennefather. Photo: Barry Smith 190614BSE04

Aussie Oz Tag reps Dick McKinnon, left, Scott Fitzgerald and Garth Pennefather. Photo: Barry Smith 190614BSE04

All three played in Australian OzTag representative matches last week. 

Dick McKinnon has been a regular in the Australian side and the former West Tamworth and Tamworth City rugby league centre made his fourth outing for his national age oztag side.

Pennefather, who was also a flying winger for Tamworth City, debuted in the green and gold.

It was really his first time being eligible – having not had a lot of injury luck at the nationals.

Last year’s tournament, which was where the Australian and Barbarians sides were selected – was the first he’d actually finished.

The previous two tournaments he’d been injured in the first five minutes.

And then there was my next door neighbour, the Erwin Street enforcer himself, former Bendemeer Mountain Man Scott Fitzgerald. Wearing the green and gold was a fitting reward for Fitzy.

The recent series also allowed selectors to get a good look at the players ahead of next year’s World Cup with the best 30 or so players in each division involved. World Cup squads in all age divisions will be named in November.

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