Shoalhaven Rugby Club's trial match

IT was a day for the mudlarks when the Shoalhaven Rugby Club played host to the Woonona Shamrocks for a trial match.

The match was played at Rugby Park and despite the heavy and wet conditions boths sides showed a willingness to throw the ball around.

Both sets of forwards enjoyed the conditions and many heavy clashes were produced.

The competition proper starts on Saturday with the Shoals up against Bowral and the Shamrocks to take on the Vikings.