PUMPED: Queensland Country Rugby Union Championships organiser Luke McCloskey at Salter Oval.
PUMPED: Queensland Country Rugby Union Championships organiser Luke McCloskey at Salter Oval. Mike Knott BUN010217LUKE1

Excitement building ahead of rugby championships

"THIS event will be the biggest we've hosted full stop.”

A pumped Luke McCloskey can't wait for the Queensland Country Rugby Championship organiser to begin.

But the organiser also knows he won't have it easy.

Bundaberg will host the championships for the first time from June 2-4 with more than 180 people playing and officiating.

Six teams will be involved with a Central, North and South side battling in open and under-19 competitions.

McCloskey said, with four months to go, everything was on track.

"Preparations are going really well,” he said.

"Our dialogue with Queensland Country Rugby Union is very positive and they are excited.”

McCloskey also revealed their plans for Salter Oval, the expected venue, during the championships.

"There will be signage on the field and it will look similar to the NRL trial last year,” he said.

"We will be putting some low-key stands on the far east side as well.”

"It will look like a rugby union field.”

McCloskey said sponsors were also coming on board.

"We've got six motels in Bundaberg that will host the players,” he said.

"Green Group have also come on board to give us office space.”

The tournament is expected to showcase future stars and local players, with those playing in the Spring Cup eligible to compete for the Central side.

"It's going to be an absolute spectacle here,” McCloskey said.

"Something of this scale has never been produced here and we're excited for what we can do.”



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