Rugby Union: Perth-Bayswater hopes to host annual match with Geraldton after successful first encounter


Geraldton’s Tom Fergson contests a lineout.
Geraldton’s Tom Fergson contests a lineout.

PERTH-Bayswater Rugby Union Club senior coach James Teare hopes his team can play against Geraldton annually after the two clubs played its first exhibition match on the weekend.

The match served as a special fixture to end the season.

Perth-Bayswater came away with a 35-15 win .

Teare said the club was open to inviting Geraldton to its home ground next year.

“This was just a once off but hopefully it will be an ongoing game and be held once a year,” he said.

“Geraldton has a team but they do not have a competition to play in.

“They normally play in a country carnival once a year where there are teams from Kalgoorlie and the South-West.”

Teare said building a relationship with a country team would be beneficial to the Perth-Bayswater.

“One of the benefits of creating a bit of a bond between the two clubs and if anyone move down to Perth, hopefully they will come play for us,” he said.

He said the pre-season would commence in November or December and would involve mostly fitness training.