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50,000 descend on Warwick for Polocrosse World Cup + photos

Beef Central, 02/05/2019

MORE than 50,000 polocrosse fans from across the globe descended on Warwick in southern Queensland over the Easter Week for the Polocrosse World Cup held at Morgan Park – the first such event held in Australia in 12 years.

Last week’s World Cup marked 80 years of polocrosse competition in Australia, attracting teams from eight countries including South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, US, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as hosts Australia.

In a hard-fought final, Australia defeated South Africa 34-21. The event laid claim to being the largest sporting event ever held in Rural Australia.

The World Cup kicked off Fraser’s Transport’s 75 years in business celebrations, and the well-known Warwick-based livestock transport business teamed up with the Byrne family of Byrne Trailers to host a World Cup hospitality lounge, welcoming customers and suppliers. Stephanie Disher, managing director of Cummins Australia travelled from Melbourne for the event and made a special presentation to Ross, Les and Peter Fraser to commemorate 75 years in business for Frasers Transport.

Here’s some faces from the event…

Murray Wilson (JBS), Pat Gleeson (Oakey Beef) & John Hart (John Dee) enjoying the World Cup

Daniel Morgan (Morgan & English), Stephanie Disher (Cummins), John Barnes (Canning Downs) and Annette English (Morgan & English)

David Foote (ACC) and Stephen Moore (NAPCo)

Michael Gibson (Dalby), Susan McDonald, Kerry O’Sullivan (Dirranbandi) and Alan Acton (Middlemount)

Petrea & John Sloman and Courtney Moore (Brisbane)

Clare Hurley (Brown & Hurley), Sally Pollard and John Butler (Goondiwindi)

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Alexia Fraser and Jeff Kruger (Warwick)

Ross Fraser and Kevin Graham (Chappell Hill)

Stuart Ramsey (Southport), Jim Hurley (Kyogle) and Peter Fraser

Cath & Sam Graham (Brisbane) and Sandra and Amanda Moohen (Dalby)

Catherine Byrne (Wagga), Donna Fraser (Warwick), Jennifer Acton (Middlemount) and Teri Byrne (Noosa)

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