Lismore one of two Australian matches on Barbarians tour

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Lismore will be one of only two Australian stops for international rugby union team the Barbarians on their 2017 tour.

The Barbarians will line-up against the Classic Wallabies at Crozier Field on Tuesday, 24 October, with their only other match on Australian soil against the Wallabies in Sydney on October 28.

The Barbarians will be coached by radio personality Alan Jones, who is returning from a 30-year coaching hiatus, and consist of some of rugby union’s biggest names.

Lismore City Council Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe said rugby union fans should hurry if they wish to be in the grandstands for this elite sporting fixture, as tickets have almost sold out.

“The timing of the match could not be better for Lismore residents after a tough year of recovery from the flood,” Mitch said.

“A match of this scale being held in Lismore just months after such a devastating disaster is a testament to the strength of the Lismore community and its ability to push through tough times.

“This match is a celebration of the resilience of Lismore and a great opportunity to showcase Lismore’s proud sporting culture. The match will be raising money for the Lismore Flood Appeal with all proceeds going back to the community.”

The Classic Wallabies will also be hosting a free kids’ clinic on Monday, 23 October from 5-7pm at the Lismore Rugby Club. Macquarie Bank will be putting on a free BBQ and drinks for the children, and the first 400 kids to register will also receive a free footy.

To register for the kids’ clinic, go to bit.ly/Classic_Wallabies_Clinic.

To book tickets for the main event, go to www.visitlismore.com.au. Kick off is at 5.30pm.
 

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