Waiting game continues for Yabbies, no crowds a concern

The Yabbies are still waiting to find out what is happening with the 2020 season. Photo: Young Yabbies
The Yabbies are still waiting to find out what is happening with the 2020 season. Photo: Young Yabbies

A date for the Young Yabbies Rugby Union season is still up in the air with nothing confirmed by Central West Rugby Union.

A meeting was held between the clubs and Central West Rugby officials last week and a target for a July 18 return was set, Yabbies president Ces Finley said, depending on state government public health orders.

Mr Finley said the consensus for the Southern competition, which includes the Yabbies, would be one full round of seven games and an eight team semi-finals system, which would take the competition through to September.

However, despite Young's players remaining enthusiastic, he said there's concern from the Yabbies regarding crowds.

"I think all clubs are thinking if there's no crowds, there's no play," Mr Finley said.

"From a bush rugby perspective we want community involvement and certainly crowds. If there's no crowds, with bush rugby being amateur, it'd be a drain on resources."

NSWRU said it will continue to review the situation.