Greg Inglis will be the biggest name on stage at the 2018 Koori Knockout in Dubbo this weekend.
With 59 men’s teams confirmed for this weekend’s Koori Knockout, every team is doing their best to find a competitive edge over the opposition. One team has done remarkably well by signing up the current Queensland State of Origin Captain, Greg Inglis.
Word quickly got around the Northern Rivers region this week after Inglis and his Rabbitohs team mates crashed out of the NRL finals series in a close loss to the Sydney Roosters. But the loss means Inglis will be available for the 2018 Koori Knockout. It will be the first time he has played in the Knockout since 2003 when he was just 16 years old. Inglis has been named at five-eighth for the Wall Street Warriors team from Macksville.
The inclusion of Inglis will definitely get a lot more sides taking notice of the Warriors who were knocked out early in a 22 – 20 loss against the Tingha Warriors (which included Parramatta Eels star Bevan French) at the recent Lismore Knockout won by Cabbage Tree Island. Club President, Stephen Blair, feels that if the team can make it through the first day of the Knockout, they will have a good chance to knock over any team.
Inglis won’t be the only NRL star on show this weekend either. Past Knockout carnivals have seen the like of James Roberts, Andrew Fifita, Jesse Ramien, Timana Tahu, George Rose, Anthony Mundine and many more. Two players who won’t be there however are Josh Addo-Carr and Latrell Mitchell who will play against each other in this year’s NRL grand final.
We are really looking forward to this year’s Koori Knockout carnival as there are so many teams who have a belief they have what it takes to bring home the prize money and the hosting rights for the 2019 Knockout. Some of the teams to lookout for are last year’s runners up, Griffith Three Ways and Cabbage Tree Island, Redfern All Blacks, Combined Countries (Western Sydney), Newcastle Yowies, Newcastle All Blacks, Moree Boomerangs, Nambucca Valley Rams & Kempsey (and that’s just to name a few).
To keep up with all the action, tune into NITV who will live stream Wednesday night’s Draw and the Friday & Saturday games on Facebook. Sunday & Monday games will be broadcast live in HD on NITV and for the first time, every game (from every field) at the Knockout will be uploaded to Youtube so everyone will be able to catch up with their favourite team.