Wallabies greats visit Bunbury for Gold Blooded Tour

Leading the charge: Wallabies legends Justin Harrison and Nathan Charles with some of the Bunbury Junior Barbarians players. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Leading the charge: Wallabies legends Justin Harrison and Nathan Charles with some of the Bunbury Junior Barbarians players. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Two of Australia's rugby union superstars visited Bunbury last week as part of the Qantas Wallabies Gold Blooded Tour.

Justin Harrison and Nathan Charles met with students and staff at Australind Senior High School and Clifton Park Primary School on Tuesday, August 6.

The pair then headed to the Bunbury Bulls Rugby Club and led a training session with the juniors.

On Wednesday, Harrison and Charles stopped by Tuart Forest Primary School and Bunbury Baptist College.

They also met with Ultimate Rugby Fan Damien Michie.

The Bunbury leg ended with a training session at the Bunbury Barbarians Rugby Club, in Leschenault.

Club officials, junior players, and parents welcomed Harrison and Charles with open arms.

The pair brought the 1991 World Cup Trophy along to each school/club event.

Harrison said the tour assisted Rugby Australia in reaching out to South-West communities.

"It's very important for teams in regional areas to receive this kind of support," he said.

Bunbury Barbarians president and Under 10s coach Luke Wickenden thanked Rugby Australia and Rugby WA for their support.

"The players, parents etc. all really enjoyed the experience," he said.

The Wallabies will travel to Japan next month for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.