SOME of New Zealand’s best amateur players will take on the Beecroft club at Headen Park, Thornleigh, on Friday night.

The touring New Zealand Middleweights team face Beecroft’s Whippets, who are their under-85kg equivalents and won the NSW Suburban title last year.

Beecroft president Howard Baynie said there was plenty of excitement about hosting the visitors.

“The strength of 85kg rugby in New Zealand is ahead in leaps and bounds of what it is in Australia,” he said.

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Hornsby and Upper North Shore Advocate