Enthusiasm ahead of league season kick-off
GROUP Two Rugby League finalised its season 2015 draw this week.
The good news is all nine clubs will start the competition, including Nambucca Heads Roosters, who re-entered, and Woolgoolga Seahorses, who confirmed they have sufficient numbers to play.
The Seahorses suffered major off-season casualties including about five first-graders following former captain-coach Steve Spencer to Sawtell Panthers.
"We thought Woolgoolga were going to struggle but they nominated and at this stage are back in there," Group 2 president Warren Gilkinson said.
"Nambucca is back in there with three grades and they're really excited.
" The whole town's behind them, new sponsors, plenty to training and excited about the year ahead.
"There's been a lot of movement within the group but all the other clubs are good to go."
Peter Barrett will coach Nambucca this season.
Meanwhile Macksville-born French international Aaron Wood will captain-coach the Sea Eagles during the off-season for Toulouse, reportedly bringing a couple of French teammates in tow.
The first round is Sunday, April 12 with South Grafton to host Nambucca Heads, Sawtell against Woolgoolga, Bellingen face Coffs, Grafton take on Macksville and Orara Valley has the bye.