St James' Kobe Robinson proves a handful for the Iluka defence at the Yamba Rugby Club gala day. Photo Matthew McInerney / The Daily Examiner
St James' Kobe Robinson proves a handful for the Iluka defence at the Yamba Rugby Club gala day. Photo Matthew McInerney / The Daily Examiner Matthew McInerney

Gala day a resounding success

THEY MAY have been little bodies but some of the kids at yesterday's Yamba Rugby Union Gala Day hit just as hard as NSW Waratah Jed Holloway.

Holloway, a former Yamba Buccaneer, was in town for the Jed Holloway and Kane Douglas Shield competitions.

They pit the Lower Clarence's primary schools against each other on the holy Buccaneers' turf at Yamba Oval, with a round robin format determining the winner.

Holloway watched on as the younger players fought for the shield bearing his name, with Maclean Public School eventually winning.

"I watched a couple of the games and they all played pretty well as a team," Holloway said.

"It's great to see so many kids playing rugby. I remember being their age and playing for the Buccs and hopefully some of them will join."

The Kane Douglas Shield was convincingly won by St James, who touched Iluka up in the last game. Kane's father Chris was on hand to present the shield, as well as award two players some of Kane's playing gear.

"Kane started playing rugby on this oval at your age," Douglas told the school kids.



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