Update: Smith re-appointed as
Country coach

Parramatta's Brian Smith has been re-appointed as Country coach for the third straight year today for rugby league's annual City-Country match.

Smith has retained former Newcastle and Australian front-rower Paul Harragon as one of his assistant coaches.

Former Parramatta Test prop Dean Pay has come on board also as an assistant coach, replacing Nathan Brown whom is now head coach at St George Illawarra.

This year's match will be played at Gosford stadium on May 16.