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The NSW Rugby League have announced the inaugural Jim Beam Cup representative side, to take on the Brisbane Capitals at Campbelltown Stadium next Wednesday May 21.
Mr Bob Millward, NSWRL Board member and Chairman of the Jim Beam Cup Management Committee, expects the side to give a good account of themselves and the competition.
"The inception of the Jim Beam Cup has been the catalyst for a rise in the standard of football at this level and there is a depth and quality of player in the competition that didn?t previously exist."
"That reflects the success of the competition, now we would like to test ourselves against an opponent of deserved repute. The Queensland Cup has built a strong tradition for a high standard of play that has always been displayed in their representative teams. We are confident that we now have a structure that will match the best Brisbane can send us."
"The mixture of youth and experience in this team is exciting and we expect this side to represent the Jim Beam Cup with distinction. Many of the team will also be available for the Under 21 Colts team that is scheduled to play before the Test on July 25, which shows that the young talent in the competition is thriving."
Jim Beam Cup Representative Side to play Brisbane Capitals Wednesday May 21, 2003 at Campbelltown Stadium 7.00pm includes:
Dane Gilmore Souths Juniors Scott Ella Wentworthville Damien Mostyn Sydney Bulls Nathan Barnes Windsor Mick Corrie Sydney Bulls Jono Rolfe St Marys-Penrith Keiron Herring Ryde-Eastwood Hayes Lauder Wentworthville Glenn Sedwell St Marys-Penrith Cheyne Lennon The Entrance Peter Ford Erina Adam Capovilla Wentworthville Nathan De Bartolo Sydney Bulls Ryan Asplet Sydney Bulls Manu Asoava St Marys-Penrith Clint Cooke Souths Juniors Wes Tillott Erina