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Tamworth will play host to an International Rugby League match as Country Rugby League is set to take on the Cook Islands on October 16th at Scully Park.
Both teams will take part in community activities in Tamworth right throughout the week in the lead up to the first clash between these two sides.
The game will be held at Scully Park, Tamworth - kick off at 5.30pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Concessions, and are available at the gate or through Wests Tamworth Leagues club from Monday 27th September, 2010. There will be a Greater Northern Academy game at 3.30pm to start the day, and gates will open at 2pm.
The Cook Islands, whose squad includes Sydney Roosters Jonathan Ford, Mounties Tere Glassie and Central Coast Bear's David Fairleigh on the coaching staff, have jumped from 12th to 5th on the International Rugby League rankings, following their loss to Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Cup final in 2009.
The match will be a culmination for what is set to be an exciting week of football in Tamworth. A civic reception welcoming both teams, as well as representatives from local Rugby League clubs and dignitaries will be held by Council on Wednesday afternoon, 13th October, 2010. Both Country and the Cook Islands will also take part in school clinics, local shop visits and fundraisers while in town.
On the evening of Thursday 14th October, Wests Tamworth Leagues will host a Sportsmans dinner, with special guest Steve