The St.George Queensland Reds are heading to Dalby to take on the NSW Waratahs in a pre-season fixture on Friday 24 January 2020. St.George Queensland Reds vs NSW Waratahs Kick Off: 7.30pm
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Friday January 24 – Reds vs Waratahs, Dalby
The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) today announced the Reds will head west to Dalby on Friday 24 January next year, in conjunction with Dalby Rugby Club and Downs Rugby.
Queensland last hosted the Waratahs in country Queensland back in 2009 for a pre-season fixture at Gold Park in Toowoomba.
In the lead-up to the match, the Reds will hit the Darling Downs earlier in the week with community activities and open training sessions scheduled throughout the region.
QRU CEO David Hanham said: “We’re pleased to have the Queensland Reds in Dalby and we thank Western Downs Regional Council for making this event possible.
“This team represents all regions across Queensland and it’s important for us to connect with communities like Dalby.
“The Darling Downs has a strong participation base and is a breeding ground for Rugby talent.
“Harry Hoopert played for the Dalby Wheatmen and is a proud Jondaryan product, while Hamish Stewart hails from Toowoomba,” said Hanham.
Dalby Mayor Paul McVeigh said: “We are very pleased to support Queensland Rugby Union in bringing the Reds and Waratahs out to our fabulous region for the first time, to see why we’re so proud to call this place our home.
“We are anticipating around 3,000 people to come and watch this event, many of whom will be travelling from other regional centres.