Itchy, itchy, itchy: The North Cronulla Sea Lice are back

After 23 years in the rugby abyss, the North Cronulla Sea Lice are back and will field a Subbies side in the Meldrum Cup this season. The North Cronulla rugby club dates back to the 1960’s and later became Port Hacking, who merged with St George in 1989 to form Southern Districts. North Cronulla Sea Lice, a side created by members of the North Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Club, broke away from Port Hacking in 1984 and played in several divisions through till 1995. “The Sharks and Dolphins were already taken by other teams from Cronulla so we decided to go with the Sea Lice,” foundation member Frank Schreuder told Rugby News. “The name came up after a few beers one night and I think it matched the eclectic nature of our group at the time. It was a bunch of young blokes who just wanted to have some fun and play rugby for North Cronulla.” One player from the original North Cronulla rugby club played for the Sea Lice in their inaugural season and Schreuder said that tr
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