Territory top-ends Samoa
WALLABY coach Eddie Jones is a great water boy or former Alstonville schoolteacher Tony Bundock is a great coach?
Either way, they both performed their duties to a tee when the Aussie Mozzies Northern Territory representative rugby team defeated Samoa 40-25 in Darwin.
As reported in The Northern Star on Friday, Bundock ? a former Wollongbar and Ballina rugby coach and now a development officer in the Territory ? was in charge of the Aussie Mozzies for their big match with Samoa.
Jones, pictured, and assistant Wallaby defensive guru John Muggleton were both Northern Territory assistant coaches under Bundock, with Bundock even cheekily joking that Jones would run the water during the match.
But perhaps the Aussie Mozzie victory had more to do with the nine Wallaby squad members who pulled on the Mozzie jerseys.
Fullback Matt Rogers and Queensland forwards Stephen Moore, Greg Holmes and Hugh McMeniman were the stars of the Territory win.
Jones was ecstatic with the experiment that saw some Wallabies team up with Darwin club players.
"It was a tremendous experience," he told the Sydney media.
"It was a throwback to the old days where you had nine professional players alongside guys out of club rugby.
"It was really good for our blokes to actually see the other side, because it tends to be rather insular."