This tournament is earmarked to become one of the regular tournaments on the rugby-union calendar in the future.
Due to union commitments resulting in only a few RL-club-players being available, at this time of the year, invitations were extended to other provinces and clubs to nominate and aware their players of this change to “show-boat” RL- with the union-code.
It was quite a surprise to see the interest to play in the match. As the union-tournament games were played on the various pitches at Loftus the exhibition RL-match had a spectator value of ±300 people around the pitch watching the game. The game entertained the spectators with the typical fast plays, as associated with Rugby League, resulted in a regular flow of tries been scored. Willie Ferreira surprised us all by slotting well in the “commentator-chair” by doing live commentating for all to hear- while the game was played.
Interest was seen & heard all around. During the game interest was noted by some of the spectators asking reference to when and where they can attend when the season starts.
On the day it must be noted that sharing different codes on the same pitch brings interest and entertainment that can be shared by all.
Hopefully such an event can be duplicated for all.
On behalf of TuksRL Management we would like to say thank you to the following persons that participated & assisted on the fun day.