Medowie Marauders to host all three Rams Cup Women's 10's games at Boyd Oval; Nelson Bay Sharks heading to Cessnock

DETERMINED: The Medowie Marauders women (yellow) will face Merewether Carlton (green) at Boyd Oval on Saturday in one of three Rams Cup Women's 10's games that will be hosted by Medowie rugby union club. Picture: Facebook/ Medowie and Districts Rugby Union Club
DETERMINED: The Medowie Marauders women (yellow) will face Merewether Carlton (green) at Boyd Oval on Saturday in one of three Rams Cup Women's 10's games that will be hosted by Medowie rugby union club. Picture: Facebook/ Medowie and Districts Rugby Union Club

Medowie and Districts Rugby Union Club will host all three of Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union's round nine Rams Cup Women's 10's games at Boyd Oval on Saturday.

"The senior men's team have a bye round on that weekend. We thought what better way to promote women's rugby in our community than a triple header at Boyd Oval," Will Klopper from the Medowie club said.

Gates will open at 1pm. There will be a full bar and canteen available. Games will be held back-to-back.

Maitland will face Wanderers first at 2.10pm followed by the Medowie Marauders against Merewether Carlton at 3pm and finally The Waratahs against Hamilton Hawks at 3.50pm.

Kurri Kurri Bulldogs and Nelson Bay Sharks lined up before Saturday's game. The Sharks under-19 men won 20-16.

Kurri Kurri Bulldogs and Nelson Bay Sharks lined up before Saturday's game. The Sharks under-19 men won 20-16.

NELSON BaySharks traveled to Kurri Kurri Sportsground on Saturday to take on the Bulldogs.

The under-19 men's came away with a 20-16 win from a fiery and highly physical game.

Players' player went to Jake Wozniak who managed two tries during the game.

Tries also came from Isaac Chapman and Jayden Hancock. Conversions were made by Chapman and Bailey Steed.

The ladies league tag team were not so fortunate, with the Bulldogs beating the visiting Sharks 12-8. Try scorers were Emma Cram and Aimee McCaull.

McCaull picked up the most valuable player award.

Nelson Bay Sharks ladies were defeated by the Bulldogs 12-8.

Nelson Bay Sharks ladies were defeated by the Bulldogs 12-8.

The Sharks teams wore black armbands in their games to honour Steve Lingard, a passionate rugby league supporter who died on September 15 following a three-year battle with MND.

"He had close involvement with Nelson Bay junior rugby league over many years. Half of the Sharks team were involved in charity rounds last year to raise funds and awareness for MND on behalf of the Lingard family," Sharks First Aid officer Leanne Jenkins said.

"Steve was a loving husband, dad, foster dad and your go-to volunteer. His fighting spirit and love of Parramatta was truly remarkable. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him."

This Saturday the Sharks travel to Cessnock where the under-19's play Macquarie Scorpians and the ladies play Cessnock Goannas