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Rugby club launches season with sports luncheon

Woy Woy Rugby Club will launch its season at Ettalong Diggers on Friday, March 11, with a luncheon featuring guest speakers Wallaby Matt Burke and All Black Andrew Mehrtens.

"Both were match winners on the pitch who are now prominent commentators," said luncheon organizer Mr Kevin Glew.

"They are also extremely popular raconteurs with a host of exciting and humorous incidents to recall from countless tours, international and Super 15 matches.

"It will be Mehrtens' first speaking engagement on the Central Coast

"Andrew Mehrtens played 70 tests for the All Blacks from 1995-2004, scoring 967 points as well as 108 games with Canterbury, NZ, scoring 1056 points.

"Matt Burke is Australia's most capped full back, playing 81 tests, scoring 878 points, and 115 games with the Waratahs amassing 1172 points."

Mr Glew said Woy Woy club patron Mr Peter "Fab" Fenton would be master of ceremonies, as he had been at previous functions.

Tickets include trivia quiz entry, the meal, wine, soft drinks and a selection of draught beer.

Dress is smart casual.

Booking is required and may be made by email to

For further information, phone Mr Glew on 0417 417 186.

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