October the 13th was an historic day for the Southerners with the first annual North vs. South Battle of the Hemispheres’ being held at NIST. Although inter-hemisphere competition is nothing new to the club- the rugby section has in the past held their own grudge match- this was the first time each section turned out to battle it out together. Both teams had a great turnout. The touch section was prominent (we did hijack their pitch booking for the event), plenty of netballers were there and even a few of the cricketers came along. And despite having a big game against the Bangers the next day, quite a few rugby boys came along too. The wet weather stayed away so the scene was set for a thrilling few hours of sport, sledging and later on, cans (or ales, pints or buds, whatever you call beer where you come from).
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