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Car dealer backs the Redmen

Mid City Ford?s David Hales and Terry Kelly, right, with Redmen Daniel Hayne, Brett Graham and Gary Powell.
Mid City Ford?s David Hales and Terry Kelly, right, with Redmen Daniel Hayne, Brett Graham and Gary Powell.

By TONY WHITE

MID City Ford-Grafton Hyundai have agreed to a one year $3000 sponsorship with options of the Grafton Rugby Union Football Club.

The sponsorship funds will go towards running costs of the Redmen club, GRUFC president Dave Morrison said.

"Mid City Ford have come on board with a sponsorship package to help the club meet our commitments," Morrison added.

"We are grateful to have them join our list of sponsors.

"The agreement is for 12 months with a review at the end of that period."

Redmen player Rob Hales, Mid City Ford's business manager, said the company was looking forward to the association.

"We are looking forward to ongoing success and sponsorship in the years to come," Hales said.

"The support we have received thus far has been great and we are looking forward to seeing the relationship continue into the future."

Mid City Ford's dealer principal is Terry Kelly.

The Redmen's home ground, Rugby Park, South Grafton, was recently upgraded and the club is looking to a successful season on and off the playing field.

nSYDNEY. ? Tamaiti Horua was yesterday earmarked to fill the gaping void in the Brumbies Super 12 rugby lineup caused by the injury to Scott Fava.

Horua, who has played most of his rugby for the Brumbies at blindside flanker, will start at No.8 in Saturday's sell out showdown with the ladder-leading Waratahs at Canberra Stadium.

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher was forced to find a replacement for the in-form Fava, probably the Super 12 champions' best forward this season, after the strapping No.8 suffered a hand injury in last week's loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

X-rays reveal a fracture to the third metacarpal in his right hand and he is likely to be sidelined for between four and six weeks.