Sea of red rolls over Noosa Lions a big hit
IF EVERY picture tells a story, then Noosa has provided the perfect R for the British and Irish touring rugby team.
The Lions’ supremely buffed bodies were seen jetski riding on Noosa River, surfing on Main Beach, hitting the shops in Hastings St and training with the Noosa Dolphins youngsters at the rugby union club.
And contrary to the opinion of former Lio air max ns Boss Sir Clive Woodward, who called the Lions’ Noosa visit “a big mistake” coming after their Melbourne defeat, a dip in Queensland’s saltwater could yet prove to be the perfect game changer ahead of the third and final Test in Sydney on Saturday night.
VariousNoosa groups have spent more than 12 months preparing for the visit which ihas lived up to its promise of attracting thousands of rugby fans to the region.
As one Noosa resident noted, the Aussie twang had given way for the lilting sounds of Irish, and British accents.
It’s exactly what the Sunshine Coast Council, Tourism Noosa and the Noosa Dolphins club had aimed for after completing a major upgrade of the Noosa Dolphins club grounds, wrapping red welcome banners throughout the streets and encouraging business to go all out for their new customers.
On Wednesday morning, a couple of hundred people hit Noosa Main beach for the fun of supporting “the big red jersey” a 9m x 9m jersey that has featured in various team locations.
Noosa Dolphins president Chris air max Burton said the club hosted 170 fans for lunch and special guests including British and Irish Lions CEO John Feehan.
It also air max gave two injured players, Sam Warburton and Paul O’Connell, some respite.
By 4.30pm, a crowd of more than 700 fans were once again honouring their heroes at the Noosa Dolphins Sunshine Beach grounds where the team held an open training session.
No air max osa Dolphins Junior and Senior Registrar Joe Jurisevic had readied his enthusiastic team of young Dolphins players for a training session with the Lions but he wasn’t sure if they comprehended the events significance.
“But they’ll look back in years ahead and have these great memories,” he said.
British and Irish Lions tour manager Andy Irvine has praised the Noosa environment reporting that it’s just what the team needed to get the ready for the next game.
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