Pigs’ old boys reunite

The Black Pigs old boys faced off against the C Grade team in the main match of the day. Pictures: GRACE CRICHTON

Gatton Black Pigs Rugby Union Club held their annual Old Boys Day on 9 March, bringing together past players to reunite over an afternoon of footy.

After a morning of catching up, the old boys laced up their boots for a match against the Black Pigs C Grade team at UQ.

They held their own against the young ones, clinching a 26-17 win.

Club vice president Claire Lowe said the club was more than 100 years old, giving plenty of opportunity for generations to connect.

“It is all about bringing in the boys from the past generations,” she said.

“It’s a really good opportunity for the boys to bond with the old boys as well.”

Many brought their partners and kids for the day out and showed real commitment to the reunion.

“We had a really good turn out this year,” Lowe said.

“We even had an old boy fly in.”

The Black Sows played a 7s match in between the thirds and the afternoon wrapped with the A Grade side playing a trial match against Beaudesert.

Lowe said committee member Robert Murphy was instrumental in pulling the event together.

“He’s really been the driving force of this event and he’s an old boy himself,” she said.

“Big shout out to him.”

Murphy thanked all the old boys who came to support the club and get on the field.

“It’s been a hell of a turnout,” he said.

“We’re going to try and keep this tradition going every year and it’s good to get everyone back.”