Muswellbrook Heelers primed for first home game of Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union season

HEADING HOME: The Muswellbrook Heelers will make their first appearance at Highbrook Park this weekend. Pic: STAN YATES
HEADING HOME: The Muswellbrook Heelers will make their first appearance at Highbrook Park this weekend. Pic: STAN YATES

THE Muswellbrook Heelers will turn to good old-fashioned “home ground advantage” when the club tackles Easts 2 at Highbrook Park this weekend.

Following a break over Easter to nurse some bruises, the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union (NHRU) Divisional outfit returns to familiar territory for the first time in 2017.

And, president Greg Buckley said the players were raring to go.

“It’s the annual Sponsors Day for the club,” he explained.

“So, we are expecting a great crowd to cheer on the boys.

“It’s a big season for the Heelers.

“We’re celebrating our 50th year – and this weekend is just one of the many events, which have been planned.”

The Muswellbrook RSL Heelers kicked off its 2017 premiership campaign with a 33-10 win over Cooks Hill 2 at Empire Park, Bar Beach.

In a game where everyone contributed, players’ player went to Mark Snow, while coach’s points went to Ben Heriot (3), Jason Tyerman (2) and Jeb Hardy and Scott Almond shared one.