Emmanuel College and Warwick and District Junior Rugby Union under 17s players with dual international Geoff Richardson and Warwick coach Ryan Smith after their trial match on Saturday.
Emmanuel College and Warwick and District Junior Rugby Union under 17s players with dual international Geoff Richardson and Warwick coach Ryan Smith after their trial match on Saturday.

International experience

THE Warwick and District Rugby Union Club under 17s players were treated to a rare honour on Saturday – a chance to meet dual-code international Geoff Richardson.

Richardson, who played five-eighth for the Kangaroos and fly-half for the Wallabies, was in the Rose City on Saturday with the school he now works for – Emmanuel College.

Emmanuel College was in Warwick for a two-day training camp ahead of their rugby union season, which starts just after Easter.

They played a trial match on Saturday morning against the Warwick under 17s and Richardson said it was a good way for them to prepare for the season.

Richardson said coming out to a place like Warwick for a training camp was something many of the boys from Emmanuel College, which is based on the Gold Coast, had never experienced.

“It’s good to bring the coast boys to the country,” he said.

Richardson, who used to teach at Slade School in Warwick, said it was great to see the Warwick and District Rugby Union Club with juniors.

Back on the field, Emmanuel College had it over the Warwick boys in the first half before they fought back to only concede three tries to two in the second half.

“A couple of the (Warwick players) were strong but we protected the ball and played a bit better rugby,” he said.



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