YOU know it’s cold when the footy players wear beanies.
That was the case when an over-35s rugby game was played at Carcoar on the Central Tablelands’ snowy Sunday earlier this month.
Though Group 10 rugby league games were cancelled on the day due to snowfalls in the high country, the 10th annual clash between the Bathurst Old Bulls and Orange Emulators went ahead at the Carcoar Sportsground.
“The sleet and wind made it feel like minus five degrees, but that did not stop the old boys, with most not removing their woollen beanies,” Bathurst Old Bulls Rugby Club president Allen Spencer said.
”It may have taken 10 minutes to warm up, but then the skills of yesteryear started to shine.”
In the end, the Orange Emulators took home the trophy.
Mr Spencer said both sides will meet again on Sunday, July 8 at Spring Hill for the charity round.
“Both sides and the township of Spring Hill will combine to raise funds for Give Me 5 For Kids,” he said.
Give Me 5 For Kids raises money for children’s hospital wards.
“Last year, this day raised $6000,” Mr Spencer said. “Now we have the challenge.”
The Old Bulls play under normal rugby rules, but with some minor alterations, such as coloured shorts to identify a player’s ability.