The Bundaberg Rugby League curtain raiser to Sunday’s NRL clash at Salter Oval will be extra special for Eden Hess and his big brother, Cowboys prop forward Coen Hess.
NRL star Coen will be back on Bundaberg turf after the Bulldogs brought its round 21 home game against the Cowboys to the region.
Eden will play for Brothers against Waves Tigers at Salter Oval which kicks off at 11 am, before Coen takes aim for the Cowboys against the Bulldogs.
Those who have tickets for the NRL clash can enter Salter Oval from 10.30 am to catch all the action of both games.
Bundaberg Rugby League President Mike Ireland said it was fantastic for local players to have the opportunity to take to the field as the curtain raiser for the Bulldogs game in Bundaberg.
“It is great for the local players to have the opportunity to play in front of a large crowd and talent scouts from both the Bulldogs and Cowboys which will lift their game,” Mike said.
“To have a NRL game in Bundaberg is really good for not only our city but the whole Wide Bay region.
“It gives patrons an opportunity to see firsthand stars that are normally on the TV, while the region also benefits economically.
“With Fox on board and the game live worldwide, Bundaberg will certainly benefit moving forward.
“We look forward to seeing the weekend go well with the amount of work and organisation that has gone into it, which will be a credit to all involved.”
Hess brothers to take the field
Eden Hess is the younger brother of Cowboy's prop Coen and said being able to play before him this weekend was a special moment for the family.
“It is pretty special to be able to play before an NRL game, growing up watching football all the time, it is great,” he said.
“I have been playing since I was about seven years old, but with Coen being older I haven’t had the chance to play alongside him, so this is pretty great.
“The whole team is excited to be able to play before a Cowboy’s game, especially with it being a semi-final where the winner will go straight to the grand final.”
Coen Hess made his NRL debut in 2015 for the North Queensland Cowboys against the New Zealand Warriors.
You can find out more about the upcoming NRL match here.
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Three days before this big day of RL in Bundaberg we find out that General Admission tickets don’t come with a seat to watch the games. At no stage beforehand did we even think we wouldn’t be seated for these games. Totally unbelievable. I’d suggest that if Bundaberg ever gets another opportunity like this, then they beg, borrow or hire some more grandstand seating. Totally disappointed
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