Sims withdraws from Junior Roo tour

Dragons 2003 NRL rookie Ashton Sims has withdrawn from the 2003 Junior Kangaroos team to play Papua New Guinea in two Tests next week.

Sims, 18, has a niggling minor knee injury and is disappointed he won't be able to experience the prestigious honour of representing his country. Fellow Dragons rookie team-mate Ben Creagh will make the tour.

The Junior Kangaroos are under 19s on January 1, 2003 and will be playing against some of PNG's best open-age players.