North Cronulla Sea Lice one win away from fairytale return season

Remember the North Cronulla Sea Lice? The Meldrum Cup Subbies club that reformed this year and fielded a side for the first time in 23 years. Well it turns out, they can play. And tomorrow, they’ll take on local rivals Engadine in the Meldrum Cup grand final at Forshaw Rugby Park. “At the start of the year, we thought if we could make the finals, then it’d be a really successful season and we’d be happy with that in our first year. Fortunately a few things fell into place and now we’re playing in a grand final,” coach Mark Smith told Rugby News. 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 Subbies divisions through till 1995. “Most of the guys in this side are involved in North Cronulla Surf Club
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