Old rugby league players to reunite

.File photo – Cobar Rooster 2006 Grand Final winners

The Cobar Roosters Rugby League Club is organising a club reunion on May 20 to celebrate a number of important milestones for the club.

Former player and reunion organizer, Barry Knight, said the club missed out on being able to celebrate their 100 years of rugby league anniversary in 2021 due to COVID lockdowns and restrictions.

“It’s also the 50 year anniversary of when we won three grades at Ward Oval and our first Clayton Cup win that same year,” Barry said.

“And we missed out on celebrating 50 years since our second Claytons Cup win in 2022.

“It’s also 55 years since we won the Group 15 grand final under coach Brad Wynd.”

It’s 25 years since the Roosters won the Claytons Cup in 1998. (It was the third time Cobar had won it with no other club having won it more than twice previously.)

“That year we also won Reserve Grade in Group 11,” Barry said.

“It would be good to see players from that era such as Scott Mieni, Tommy Good, Brian Prendergast, Matthew Ralph, ‘Nod’ Gordon and Steve Potter to name a few, at the reunion.

“Also blokes like former First Grade coach Damien Connor, who coached the Roosters to their Tooheys Group 11 grand final win in 2006 when they beat Wellington.

“Players like Peter Ford, Darren Jackson, Jake Francisco, Johnny Dunn, Cole Jermyn and Adam Betts who were all part of the 2006 winning side.

“And our most successful players to come out of the club, Nik Kosef (who went on to play for Manly Sea Eagles, NSW and Australia), Peter Robinson (who played for Melbourne Storm) and another great NRL player, Aaron Cannings.

“We welcome all players, supporters and their families to attend,” Barry said.

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