Pioneers tackle Murray

THE final matches in the Bendigo Bank Pioneers build-up to the TAC Cup under-18s season are on Sunday at Epsom-Huntly Reserve.

Bendigo will tackle Murray Bushrangers in an under-16s match from 10am.

A six-term clash for the under-18s starts at noon.

Bendigo and Murray meet in the opening round of the TAC Cup season at Shepparton's Deakin Reserve on March 29.

The league's season starts on March 22 when metropolitan round is played at Craigieburn's Highgate Reserve and Carlton's Visy Park.

Meanwhile, it's a busy weekend of action at Epsom-Huntly Reserve in Midland Highway.

Rugby union is on one of the pitches on Saturday afternoon when the Keech Australia-backed Bendigo Miners play Melton Warriors.

Bendigo is chasing a premiership hat-trick this year.

Saturday's rugby union match kicks off at 2pm.

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