The Canberra Raiders have signed New Zealand Warriors back Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad on a two-year deal, with the 23-year-old having already started training with the club.
Raiders recruitment and high performance director Peter Mulholland said the signing of Nicoll-Klokstad gives the Raiders a player who could play several positions including wing, fullback and in the halves.
“Charnze is also a wonderful representative for the game off-field and does some great work as an ambassador for Physical Disability Rugby League in New Zealand,” Mulholland said.
Capitals move closer to title
By the time you read this, the University of Canberra Capitals could be the newly crowned WNBL champions.
After winning game one of their grand final series against the Adelaide Lightning, 88-67, on Saturday 9 February, the Capitals travelled to Adelaide for game two on Wednesday 13 February, with the result not known at time of going to print.
A win would secure the title for the Canberra side while a loss would force a deciding game to be played on Saturday 16 February 5pm at the AIS Arena.
At a glance
Record number of triathletes
A record 2,400 triathletes competed last weekend, 9-10 February, at the Proximity Canberra Triathlon Festival and Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon events. With four sold-out years of the TRYathlon event at the AIS, capacity was increased for 2019 with 1,617 school children registered to swim, cycle and run around the home of Australian sporting legends.
Come and try hockey
Hockey ACT is hosting a come and try weekend on 16 February (Lyneham) and 17 February (Tuggeranong) where children of all ages can try the sport of hockey for free. For event details, head to hockeyact.org.au
Brumbies ready for kick off
Preseason is officially over with the Brumbies recording two wins from their hit outs against the Melbourne Rebels on 26 January and the NSW Waratahs on 7 February. The Brumbies will look to continue their preseason form in round one of the Super Rugby season when they host the Melbourne Rebels at GIO Stadium on Friday 15 February. Kick off 7.45pm.
MFC 29 is being held on Saturday 16 February at the Hellenic Club Woden. The ‘World Class’ event is a tribute show to the late John Verran. Doors open 6.15pm with the first fight at 7pm. For more information, phone 0487 777 885.
CRL rep season begins The 2019 Country Rugby League representative season kicks-off this weekend with all matches live streamed on CRL’s Facebook page.