REIGNING Group 3 rugby league champions the Wauchope Blues have strengthened their squad for season 2013 - a scary prospect for other sides in the competition.
Again coached by veteran forward Robbie Trembath, the Blues have gained a couple of former players, including Adam McMurray and have signed young star Beau White.
White, 21, is a former rugby union player who has only been playing rugby league for four years, most recently for the West Lions in Tamworth, yet has already gained rep honours, including a spot on the wing for the country seconds where he met the Wauchope coach.
“I played with Robbie in the country side and that’s where we started talking about me joining Wauchope this year,” White said. “Playing for the Blues is just something different and a good step up for me. I want to become a better footy player and it’s an exciting challenge.”
The utility outside back joins an already formidable team in a competition that he admits he doesn’t know much about.
“I don’t know much about the competition such as the teams or the players, but I’m very keen to get on the paddock and I’ve heard Port and Wauchope have big grudge matches so I’m looking forward to that.”
Trembath, who captained and coached the Blues to their premiership title in 2012, says the “big and strong” White adds more size and talent to the team.
“He’s a big young kid with loads of potential,” Trembath said. “He’s only been playing league for a few years and we got along really well in the country side so I thought he’d be a good fit for the team.
“We’re trying to get more young guys in the side and he’s a good prospect who I have no doubt will fit in well with the team.”