Australian Squads In Camp This Weekend
Australia’s three Open squads will go into camp in Sydney this weekend in the lead up to the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held in Mudgee, New South Wales in April.
The camp acts as the final selection event for the squads for the series which starts on Thursday, 26 April 2012.
The 2012 Trans Tasman Series will be contested in the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open divisions against New Zealand in a three-test series over three days, with the event to be held at Mudgee’s new Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium.
It’s been nine months since the two countries met in the finals of the 2011 World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland. And if the final results were anything to go by in Scotland, this series is going to go down to the wire.
The rivalry between the two nations is as fierce as ever following the reintroduction of the Trans Tasman Series three years ago.
Australia is still on a high from its 2011 World Cup performance, winning all three Open titles against the Kiwis and is hopeful of defending its Trans Tasman title, while New Zealand is determined to reverse the result and cause an upset to the Australian teams in their own backyard.
Players will march in the ANZAC Day parade in Mudgee on Wednesday, 25 April prior to the event. It is symbolic that they will meet on the ANZAC weekend, an occasion very special to both proud nations.
It will be a busy couple of weeks for the Mudgee region, with the 2012 City versus Country NRL match being held at the Glen Willow complex on the Sunday prior to the Trans Tasman Series.
To find out more about Mudgee’s attractions, please visit the following websites:
To download the Mudgee Visitor Guide, please click here.
Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au and the Trans Tasman event website in the lead up to and during the event for all of the latest news and information about the 2012 Trans Tasman Series. To visit the event website, please click here.