Rep Match Previews - Country v City

06-05-2011 07:45PM at Lavington Sports Ground, Albury

Referees: Ben Cummins and Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood and Luke Potter
Video Referee: Russell Smith

And so the Jamie Soward NSW representative experiment begins. As is the case every year it seems, a new half gets a chance to prove that they should be the next option to lead NSW in its most controversial and luckless position. With 1 Country jersey already in his wardrobe, Soward gets another opportunity to prove he can perform outside of the St George Illawarra system in Albury on Friday night to open the season's rep calendar.

If you don't believe that this match is a true blues selection trial, then tune in to see the code's best battle against each other in what should be a beauty. Robbie Farah will also get his best chance yet to prove he belongs when the cream rises to the top. Indeed it will when players like Josh Dugan and Jarryd Hayne throw away the shackles of club football to entertain the people of Country NSW. Speaking of Country, they win.

My Tip: Country 24-20

The Teams

  Country               City 
T. Carney

No Injuries
1. Josh DuganFullback1. Jarryd Hayne
2. Michael GordonWing2. Will Hopoate
3. Josh MorrisCentre3. Michael Jennings
4. Joel ThompsonCentre4. Beau Champion
5. Akuila UateWing5. Nathan Merritt
6. Jamie SowardFive Eighth6. Kris Keating
7. Jarrod MullenHalfback7. Mitchell Pearce
8. Dan HuntProp8. Keith Galloway
9. Ryan HinchcliffeHooker9. Robbie Farah
10. Aiden TolmanProp10. Tim Mannah
11. Chris HoustonSecond Row11. Mark Minichiello
12. Glenn StewartSecond Row12. Simon Dwyer
13. Chris HeighingtonLock13. Liam Fulton
14. Tim MoltzenInterchange14. Tim Grant
15. Tom Learoyd-LahrsInterchange15. Adam Cuthbertson
16. Trent MerrinInterchange16. Tom Symonds
17. Matt PriorInterchange17. Shane Shackleton
No Suspensions

No Injuries

Head to Head

2010 Country v City Origin Port Macquarie Regional Stadium Country 36-18
2008 City V Country Origin WIN Stadium Draw 22 all
2007 Country v City BCU International Stadium, Coffs Harbour City 12-6

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