Heading to the West Wyalong Knockout? Here's what you need to know.
- Teams are coming from the Group Nine, Group 10, Group 11, Group 20 and Canberra District Rugby League competitions.
- The home side, the Mallee Men, host the annual event at Ron Crowe Oval, Short Street, West Wyalong.
- The ground opens at 5.15pm on Friday, February 26.
- $12,000 up for grabs
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7.10pm – Leeton v Temora
10.30pm – Woden Valley v Junee
8.30pm – West Wyalong v Brothers
7.50pm – TLU v Wagga Kangaroos
6.30pm – Forbes v Young
9.10pm – Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Southcity
9.50pm – Orange CYMS v Albury
Bye – Gundagai
5pm – Winner Leeton/Temora v winner Woden Valley/Junee
5.40pm – Winner West Wyalong/Wagga Brothers v winner TLU Sharks/Wagga Kangaroos
6.20pm – Winner Forbes/Young v winner Queanbeyan/Southcity
7pm – Winner Orange/Albury v winner Gundagai
7.40pm – Semi final 1
8.20pm – Semi final 2
9.30pm – Final
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STAR CHASING BRAGGING RIGHTS: Orange CYMS marquee signing Mitch Davis is expecting nothing short of a ferocious reception from his former Albury teammates in Friday night's West Wyalong Knockout opener.
FAMILY FOCUS FOR BLACK: Brothers captain-coach Ben Black will miss his team’s first hit out of the season due to a special new arrival. Black was a notable omission from the team named for the West Wyalong Knockout.
WYALONG PUMPED FOR HOME FEATURE: West Wyalong co-coach Mark Wood may have won a West Wyalong Knockout during his time with the Wagga Kangaroos, but he says there’s no feeling like playing for the Mallee Men in front of a home crowd at the pre-season event.
WHAT DOESN’T BEAT CYMS AT WEST WYALONG WILL ONLY MAKE THEM STRONGER: Kyran Bubb said his side is relishing the chance to take on arguably the toughest draw of any team at this weekend’s West Wyalong Knockout, something he says will only make them a better side come the season proper.
MAGPIES BOUND FOR WEST WYALONG: Forbes Magpies are heading to West Wyalong this Friday night for their first trial match of the season and first grade captain/coach Jake Grace is confident in their preparation.
JEFFERY READY FOR FIERCE OPENING: Albury Thunder coach Ben Jeffery is bracing his team for a fierce opening West Wyalong Knockout match against Orange CYMS on Friday night. Jeffery expects last year’s Group 11 premiers to be one of the teams to beat in the lucrative knockout.
GREENS READY FOR WEST WYALONG: Leeton coach Brent Pike and his side are ready to hit the field in the West Wyalong knockout. The Temora Dragons will be a difficult opponent in the do or die match up.
CHERRYPICKERS CLOSE IN ON FRESH PLAYERS:Young captain-coach Neil Thorman is playing a waiting game on three major recruits before finalising the Cherrypickers squad for the West Wyalong knockout.