Eagles show fighting spirit at home game on reunion weekend

Eugowra Rugby League Club celebrated the 40th anniversary of the reserve grade 1979 Premiership win and a general reunion of all other grade players on Saturday last.

The 'old boys' cheered from the hill as they watched the current League Tag girls try their best only to be outclassed by Cargo going down 100-4. Fiona Park scored a great try after breaking through the Cargo defence.

Cargo 1st grade didn't realise how strong and powerful the Eagles were and they certainly matched them with only 12 players taking to the paddock.

The 'Old Boys' saw the never give up attitude of the Eagles who went down fighting with a great 82-8 effort. The Eagles did not stop giving their all with Tom Smith in a nasty head clash with a Cargo forward.

Abbie Howell received the Don & Hazell Tildsley memorial medal from their granddaughter Hannah Spedding. Peter Barnes was presented with the David Glasson Medal by David's daughter Kristen Faul.

Afterward, the match presentations at the Central Hotel incorporated the unveiling of the new Legends of Eugowra Wall to remember and reflect on the history of the Eugowra Rugby League Club since its induction to the competition in 1921.

Noel Slaven was presented with a signed replica 1979 Reserve Grade Grand Final jersey by Warren Welsh.

Thanks to Andrew Barnes for the work he did creating the masterpiece above the bar at the Central Hotel.

From all reports those who attended the reunion day had a great social and enjoyable time.

This weekend Eugowra travel to Canowindra for their last game in the final round of the Woodbridge Cup.

Tickets are on sale for the presentation on Friday August 16. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through Cafe 51, Lisa Nielsen, Dave Hayes or send a message through the Eugowra Rugby League Club Facebook page.