It wasn’t just another weekend of rugby at Jubilee Oval on Saturday when the Mudgee Wombats hosted the Dubbo Kangaroos, with the club also hosting their annual Ladies Day, supporting Black Dog.
Although downed 57 to 5 in first grade, the Wombats improved on their last clash with one of the powerhouse clubs of the Blowes Cup.
Earlier their second grade side were unlucky after leading much of the match to eventually miss out on victory 31 to 29.
While the Wombats colts continue to impress with a win over the Roos.
The local women’s side put on an exhibition match with Bathurst, decked out in frocks for the occasion.
In the juniors; the 13s Blue (taking on Forbes) and 17s (playing Wellington) had good wins; while the 13s Red were defeated by Narromine; and the 15s went down in a close match to Orange Emus.
And the youngest Wombats – the sub-juniors - finished off the day under lights following the first grade fixture.
Off the field the day was a special one at “The Burrow”, with strong crowds turning out for the club’s annual Ladies Day event supporting mental health organisation the Black Dog Institute.
Wombats player Andy Adams agreed to be waxed if $1000 could be raised for the cause and with the target well and truly passed he was as good as his word and endured the pain.
The local club have their final home match of the 2017 season this Saturday when they host Orange City Lions.
The Wombats will close the regular season the following weekend in Bathurst against CSU.