Old Boys’ Day, home games against Tuggeranong, naming of the Col Maxwell Balcony, veteran’s game and recognition of Chris Barbaro’s 100th first grade game all in one day at Campese Oval on Saturday.
Col and Aileen son David will present the first grade jumpers and will join sister Kerri and their family at the opening along with Brother Bob Wallace and members of Col’s premiership teams.
The passing of former player Ludwig (Tbone) Titus will also be remembered. Tbone joined the Whites from South Africa and he made more of an impact off the field than on. His antics at the local hotels will long be remembered.
The match of the round should be a bottler given that Tuggeranong are first on 49 points and eight wins and the Whites are second on 45 points and eight wins. Gungahlin and Royals make up the four on 35 points and 33 points. This match will be live streamed so if you cannot get to the ground connect up through the Brumby web site.
No doubt Tuggers will be doing everything possible to get dropped Wallaby prop Scott Sio into the team to try and match the Whites forwards.
Brumby Andrew Smith is likely to make his debut for Queanbeyan on the wing for a short period after recovering from injury.
Second grade will be defending their top spot on the ladder, colts and thirds will be trying to cement their places in the four and fourths will be out to prove their credentials against the ladder leaders.
Seconds are four points ahead of Tuggers with a 199 point differential compared to the visitor’s 132. Both teams have six bonus points and the Whites eight wins to seven.
Daniel Hawke returns to half back with Josh White at five eighth and Danny Matthews strutting his stuff at fullback. Sokai Tai will add to the hard working pack.
Colts face a massive challenge but they now sit in fourth spot and have to prove they can go around with the top three-Royals, Tuggers and Gungahlin. Wests are sitting just four points behind.
For thirds it is the same story as they sit in fourth spot just one point ahead of the Owls and Tuggeranong. Fourths are a bit better placed in second six point behind Tuggers and three points ahead of Wests.