Huge two days of rugby ahead for local rivals, Hawkesbury Valley and Hawkesbury Ag College

Jayden Hunt attacks the line for Hawkesbury Ag. Picture: Geoff Jones.
Jayden Hunt attacks the line for Hawkesbury Ag. Picture: Geoff Jones.

It's going to be a massive week of rugby for local rivals Hawkesbury Valley and Hawkesbury Ag College (HAC) as they battle it out in back-to-back rounds.

Following two matches rained out in both round one and the wet weather week, the two sides will play its regular round eight match this Saturday, June 5, followed by a Thursday night game five days later, June 10.

On Saturday, First, Second and Third Grades will all play, with Thirds being a double points round, at the College Oval, WSU Richmond.

Thursday will see Firsts and Seconds back up under lights at McQuade Oval, Windsor.

Both clubs are excited for the matches and look forward to tough competitions they face.

Valley Secretary Steve Harkins said that it's always exciting to play a night games and that everyone is looking forward to the two rounds.

"It's a great rivalry and always a tough clash no matter where either team sits on the ladder," he said.

"Normally we have to wait two or three months to play and the quick turn around will add a little bit too it.

"The boys are excited. It's always a great occasion and we are looking forward to it, hopefully we get both the wins."

Gene Peterson runs the ball for Hawkesbury Valley. Picture: Geoff Jones.

Gene Peterson runs the ball for Hawkesbury Valley. Picture: Geoff Jones.

HAC President John Mullinger echoed similar sentiments and said that the two rounds will be a lot of fun.

"The games against Valley are always competitive and should be a good two days of rugby," he said.

"We're looking forward to it and everyone can't wait to get out onto the field.

"It's exciting to play the rounds so close together, but the rivalry is always good and everyone plays hard."

Saturday's matches kick off with Third Grade at 12:55pm, followed by Seconds at 2pm and Firsts at 3:15pm (College Oval, WSU Richmond).

Thursday Night will see Second Grade hit the pitch at 6:30pm and Firsts at 7:45pm (McQuade Oval, Windsor).

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