first_imgThe Rustlers Mens 35’s arrived in Coffs Harbour yesterday for the 2005 Asics National Touch League with nothing except the clothes on their back, after thieves stole their trailer containing all of their gear. The team had stopped to grab a bite to eat at the Toombul shopping centre and came back out to discover the trailer was gone. Now this was a mini bus and a trailer, not just a bag or suitcase. So somebody or several somebody’s removed the trailer and pulled it away, all while the team was in the shopping centre grabbing some food. Fortunately for the Rustlers boys the trailer was found…unfortunately for the Rustlers boys, everything of any value had been stolen…clothes, playing gear, shoes, personal items, anything and everything. Thankfully, the Rustlers administration managed to collect and scrape together an entire new set of uniforms for the Mens 35’s. Bronwyn Holland is not quite sure how they did it, must have been a miracle, sort of like the fish and the loaves story in the bible. “I don’t exactly know how we managed to get another whole set of uniforms for the guys, but thankfully we have scraped it together and they can take the field for the NTL,” she said. All the Rustlers players from the other divisions also came together to support their Mens 35’s. They did a quick collection amongst themselves to raise $700 so the men could buy some clothes to wear. ATA also kicked in with a deal so they could all afford to buy some new shoes for their matches. So the Rustlers Men have one thing to ask…if you see anyone who looks nothing like a Rustler Touch player running around in Brisbane wearing Rustlers clothing, get in touch with police, report it. If the Rustlers clothing appears on the black market or e-bay, you know where it came from. We just want to wish the team good luck, you certainly deserve it and obviously need it. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img

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