Tasmania joins the #GoldBlooded tour

by TAS Rugby

Last month hundreds of Tasmanians were invited to join the #GoldBlooded tour while the Classic Wallabies dropped into town.

It was part of a national campaign to share the spirit of rugby and build hype ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Former Wallaby greats Morgan Turinui and Steve Kefu hosted a bunch of free clinics at schools and clubs right across the state.

The Tasmanian tour kicked off on Burnies’ beaches and winded down through Devonport and Launceston where the stars were inundated with fans.

Hobart brought in the largest crowd with little ones lining up for autographs and photos with their Rugby favourites.

The trip was made extra special with a visit to the snowy mountains with Wally the mascot with attracted nation-wide attention on the Qantas Wallabies social channels.

Classic Wallaby Morgan Turinui said: “Tasmania welcomed us with open arms and it was fantastic to engage with the strong rugby community down there.  

‘’We wanted to pass the passion and fantastic tapestry of the Rugby family onto Tasmanians – in particular those who have never experienced Rugby or are wanting to be a part of something special.  

‘’We witnessed the ripple effect it has on local communities from having ex-World Cup Wallabies visit, as parents see those players interacting with their boys and girls and realise there is a golden thread running through us all.  

‘’Australian communities continue to be the lifeblood of the Australian Rugby identity and to get the opportunity to put smiles on faces and invite them on the #GoldBlooded journey was a great experience for all of us.’’

The tour wrapped up in Perth right before the Wallabies defeated the All Blacks in a blockbuster Bledisloe.