QLD Premier Rugby: Eagles looking to the past for brighter future

By Michael Atkinson It’s been 42 years since Norths last hoisted the Hospitals Challenge Cup. The year was 1976 and the club was then known as “Teachers-Norths”. Current coach, Nick Fogarty, was just six years of age when the Eagles sat on top of the Brisbane club rugby competition. This weekend, with Norths hosting the Dogs, the Eagles will hold a “Heritage Round” at Shaw Sports to honour the proud history of the club. “We’ve got Damien Barker coming to chat to the boys pre-game and present the jerseys,” Fogarty told Rugby News. “He was the last guy to captain the club to a premiership, so I want the guys to feel that connection.” “We’ve come a long way as a club in the past few years, but we haven’t experienced a lot of success on the field, particularly in terms of premierships, so I want the team to know there is a successful history.” As well as Barker, there will be another high profile former player present to pay tribute to th
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