Rovers gearing up for 2021 season

The Rovers are ready to return to the paddock this month.
The Rovers are ready to return to the paddock this month.

Having not played in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, the Rovers and Roverettes are back on the paddock for the George Tooke Shield.

The draw for both the men's and ladies league tag 2021 competitions have been released, with both competitions featuring ten teams competing across 15 rounds.

This year Boorowa has the honour of kicking off both competitions on Friday, April 30, under lights at the Boorowa Showground.

The Roverettes will get under way at 7pm against the UC Stars, followed by the Rovers at 8.15pm against UC.

Round 2 will see both sides face Crookwell at the Booorwa Showground on May 8 - the Roverettes will kick off at 1.15pm and the Rovers will start at 2.30pm.

Round 3 is the club's first trip away, with both sides facing Bungendore Tigers at Mick Sherd Oval on May 22. Roverettes start at 1.15pm and the Rovers at 2.30pm.

The Roverettes will host the fist game of the George Tooke Shield at home under lights.

The Roverettes will host the fist game of the George Tooke Shield at home under lights.

The sides will return home for Round 4 against Burrangong Bears at the Boorowa Showground on May 29 - the Roverettes start at 1.15pm and the Rovers start at 2.30pm.

Round 5 will be a trip away, with the sides taking on Cootamundra Bulldogs at Les Boyd Oval on June 5. It will be a slightly later game with the Roverettes getting underway at 1.30pm and the Rovers at 3pm.

Round 6 will see the club host the Binalong Brahmans at the Boorowa Showground on June 19 - 1.15pm for the Roverettes and 2.30pm for the Rovers.

Round 7 will see the North Canberra Bears visit the Boorowa Showground on June 26, with both sides playing in their usual 1.15pm and 2.30pm time slots.

Round 8 has the sides heading to Boomanulla Oval on July 3. The Roverettes will play the Gunning Rooettes at 11.30am, while the Rovers will take on the Boomanulla Raiders at 2pm.

Round 9 on July 10, will see the sides join up again, with both teams facing their Harden counterparts at McLean Oval. The Roverettes will play at 2pm followed by the Rovers at 3.20pm.

Round 10 marks the start of the competition's rematches with Bungendore Tigers visiting the Boorowa Showground on July 17. The Roverettes get us underway at 1.15pm followed by the Rovers at 2.30pm.

Round 11 on July 24, will see the Roverettes and Rovers take on the Binalong Brahmans at Binalong Recreation Oval - Roverettes get underway at 12.45pm while the Rovers start at 2pm.

Round 12 will be the Burrangong Bears rematch at Cranfield Oval on July 31. The Roverettes begin at 12.40pm with the Rovers at 2pm.

Round 13 is Harden's turn to visit Boorowa Showground on August 7. The Roverettes face the Hawkettes at 1.15pm with the Rovers playing the Hawks at 2.30pm.

Round 14 will see the Cootamundra Bulldogs come to Boorowa Showground on August 14 - Roverettes play at 1.15pm followed by the Rovers at 2.30pm.

Round 15 will bring us full circle, with the sides heading to Raiders Belconnen on August 21 to face the UC Stars. The Roverettes kick off at 12pm with the Rovers playing at 2.30pm.