Campbelltown Harlequins to host Camden in three rugby union contests on Saturday

FIRED UP: Campbelltown and Camden players will go head to head again this weekend. Picture: Simon Bennett
FIRED UP: Campbelltown and Camden players will go head to head again this weekend. Picture: Simon Bennett

Get set for a rugby union showdown in Campbelltown this Saturday.

The Campbelltown Harlequins will host traditional rivals, the Camden Rams in three clashes at Campbelltown Showground.

There will be first, second and third grade matches played in round 16 of the Illawarra Rugby Competition.

Four rounds remain in the regular competition until finals get underway.

Campbelltown’s first and third grade sides are now out of contention for finals, while their second grade is on track to book its spot.

Harlequins club spokesman Adam Campbell said it was set to be a big day for both clubs.

“We call it the Classic Campbelltown Day,” he said.

“There has been a long-term rivalry between these clubs.”

Campbell said a new award would be introduced for the standout player across all games on Saturday.

The award has been named in honor of late Harlequins club volunteer Beryl Wilkinson, mother of television identity Lisa.

Campbell said other highlights of the day would include Campbelltown hosting Parramatta in a Sydney Women’s Rugby Competition game.

“It should be a good day out and we will also use it as a fundraiser for our club,” he said.

Camden club president Bryan Herd said Saturday would be crucial for the Rams second and third grade teams.

Camden’s first grade side is now out of contention for finals, but the two other senior teams remain in the hunt.

Herd said the Rams were well prepared ahead of Saturday’s round.

“There’s always a keen rivalry between these clubs, it will be hard but fair contest,” he said.

“But we are feeling quietly confident about our chances.”

The Classic Campbelltown Day will begin at noon on Saturday.

To complement the Campbelltown versus Camden games, the Harlequins