It wasn’t too long ago that Narrabri Rugby Club players and fans were forced to wait six weeks between home games, but now, the Blue Boars will run out onto Dangar Park for three of their last four Central North Rugby Union first grade regular season matches.
They will have the weight of home crowd support behind them as they go in search of their first minor premiership since 2015.
With home games against Inverell Highlanders, Moree Bulls and Barraba Rams in rounds 15, 16 and 18 respectively, Narrabri’s only away game left to play is one of its shortest road trips of the season – Gunnedah.
But all eyes are currently on this Saturday, with the Blue Boars determined to bounce back from a round 14 loss.
The Narrabri men went down 15-10 against Scone and were knocked off the top of the table by round 14 winners Gunnedah.
The Blue Boars can reclaim first place on Saturday if they get the job done against fifth-placed Inverell and if Gunnedah, which also plays a home game, loses against third-placed Walcha Rams.
Regardless of that result, a Narrabri win would see the Blue Boars gain an advantage on at least two of the other currently-ranked top five teams.
The last time Narrabri and Inverell met was in round six when the Blue Boars scored a hard-fought 37-36 win away from home.
It took a late Mitch Wheaton try to get the Narrabri Rugby Club first XV over the line that day and the side is bracing for another tough battle come Saturday.To order photos from this page click here