THE memory of the late Moree league great Bernie Briggs will again be marked when the Boars confront Inverell on Saturday for the Bernie Briggs Memorial Day Shield.
“This will be the second time the Boars have played in memory of Bernie Briggs. It would be great if the Boars could win the game for a local legend,” Moree Boars secretary Ashlee Johnston said.
The Boars will play the Hawks in four grades, with ladies league tag kicking off the tribute round at 2pm.
Briggs played 142 first grade, 10 reserve grade and 37 junior games for the Boars. Add 93 tries to his name and 183 goals, and there’s no doubt why Briggs is remembered as one of the Boars’ greats.
He represented Group 5, Group 4 and Northern Division, and played against a touring Great Britain side.
He won many best and fairest awards and premierships in both groups.
Briggs’ wife, Sally, and their children will hand out trophies on Saturday.
Last round the the Boars beat the Armidale Rams 58-12.
Jason Humphries, Stan Swan, Luke Hetherington, Clive Hickling, Joseph Wade and Jake Kennedy scored tries for Moree.
The undefeated Boars top the table on 10 points in their 100th anniversary year.
The club has been busy selling club seats and pushing ahead with plans for a new clubhouse, with the hope that construction will be completed in time for anniversary celebrations later this year.
Last round Moree’s reserve-grade side won on a forfeit to Armidale, while the Boars’ under-18 outfit beat Glen Innes 32-4.
Adrian Smith, Fred Gillian and Kenny Sampson each scored tries for Moree’s under-18s. The team sits fourth on the ladder.
In league tag action, the Boars beat Armidale 36-14.
Shonnelea Smith, Alyssa McGrady, Tileah McGrady, Makiily McGrady, Linda Smith, Kiara Smith and Taliah Ryan scored tries for Moree.
The team sits second on the ladder.
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