South Wagga and Sturt Public Schools were the standout performers at the Mortimer Shield gala day at Parramore Park on Tuesday.
The wet conditions were no obstacle for the next generation of stars as about 550 boys and girls participated in the annual gala day for Wagga primary schools.
Three schools out of 15 progressed through to the Riverina finals in boy’s rugby league, while six of the 27 move through to the next stage in girl’s leaguetag.
NRL’s South West NSW game development officer James Smart said it was a successful day of sport.
“It went well, I was really happy,” he said.
“We were a bit concerned with the weather this morning but we were lucky, the rain eased off just before kick-off and we got everything in.
“Having already been postponed once, all the schools were keen to get into and they all had a good day and really enjoyed it.”
The Riverina finals will be held on July 26 in Wagga.