Full Time
80:00
1:45pm Sun May 3, 2015
Country v City - McDonalds Park - Crowd: 9127
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Joel Thompson takes the final run of the day and Country win.

Country Origin 34-22

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION COUNTRY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Make it 5/6 for Maloney. 34-22 to Country as they hold on to the shield for the third straight year.

Country Origin 34-22

79

Great effort from Country to bounce back from the slow start. James Maloney particularly impressive.

Country Origin 32-22

78

TRY COUNTRY ORIGIN
Scored by Jarrod Croker. Kick to come.

The Canberra captain seals the game. Up against Matt Moylan, Croker scores - Country win.

Country Origin 32-22

77

Maloney opts to tap and go. Country 20 metres out.

Country Origin 28-22

77

Josh Reynolds goes on report, giving Country a chance to extend the lead to 8.

Country Origin 28-22

77

David Mead is away but Blake Austin is able to bring down the Country #1.

Country Origin 28-22

76

Strong run from David Klemmer.

Country Origin 28-22

76

City will start a set close to the halfway line.

Country Origin 28-22

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION COUNTRY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.

From the touchline, Maloney pushes it to the left. City with a chance to level the scores.

Country Origin 28-22

74

If Maloney can nail the goal, Country should reclaim the shield.

Country Origin 28-22

73

TRY COUNTRY ORIGIN
Scored by Jack Wighton. Kick to come.

After some great offloads from Tariq Sims and Kade Snowden, Country are in again.

Country Origin 28-22

72

James McManus earns 20 metre restart after cleaning up Blake Austin's chip-bomb.

Country Origin 24-22

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Matt Moylan takes a quick tap giving City a big chance.

Country Origin 24-22

70

No Try. Country kick ahead but Tedesco is able to get out of the in-goal.

Country Origin 24-22

70

Blake Austin looks to have prevented the try with a tremendous tackle.

Country Origin 24-22

70

Frizell is over the line but the referee has ruled No Try.

Country Origin 24-22

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Kade Snowden is only a metre out from the line.

Country Origin 24-22

69

Country have the ball 10 metres out.

Country Origin 24-22

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James Maloney grubbers ahead but Andrew Fifita is able to clean up.

Country Origin 24-22

67

City have dominated possession in the second half and are reaping the benefits.

Country Origin 24-22

66

Forward pass from Andrew Fifita sees Country with a scrum on halfway.

Country Origin 24-22

66

Blake Austin becomes the first player to score a hat-trick in a City v Country match.

Country Origin 24-22

65

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CITY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by Matt Moylan successful.

We've got a great final 15 minutes coming up. 2 points in it.

Country Origin 24-22

64

TRY CITY ORIGIN
Scored by Blake Austin. Kick to come.

Once again, Austin is over again. 3 tries all from tremendous support play.

Country Origin 24-20

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Great passing from City puts plenty of pressure on Country.

Country Origin 24-16

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Three City defenders force Jarrod Croker for another dropout.

Country Origin 24-16

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Great run from Andrew Fifita from the kickoff.

Country Origin 24-16

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Jarrod Croker is able to beat James Tedesco to the ball and forces a line dropout.

Country Origin 24-16

59

Country are penalised for being in front of the kicker after Maloney's kick bounces backwards.

Country Origin 24-16

58

James McManus is able to clean up Josh Reynolds' bomb.

Country Origin 24-16

57

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CITY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by Matt Moylan successful.

Off the post, the Penrith fullback adds the extras.

Country Origin 24-16

56

A great pass from Josh Reynolds provided an overlap for Tedesco to cross out wide.

Country Origin 24-14

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TRY CITY ORIGIN
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

On the last tackle, the City side pass the ball at length to put Tedesco over in the corner.

Country Origin 24-14

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City need to be next to score. So far Moylan hasn't been overly impressive at fullback, coach Fittler may want to consider shifting James tedesco to fullback.

Country Origin 24-10

53

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION COUNTRY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Once again, Maloney nails the conversion.

Country Origin 24-10

52

Reynolds on report, that may rule his out of Origin.

Country Origin 22-10

52

In an attempt to stop Sims, Josh Reynolds has attempted to trip the Country forward. That may prove costly with yet another possible suspension.

Country Origin 22-10

51

TRY COUNTRY ORIGIN
Scored by Tariq Sims. Kick to come.

Make that 3 Knights that have scored today.

Country Origin 22-10

51

Ryan James is taken close to the line.

Country Origin 18-10

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Tariq Sims gets an offload away that is knocked down by James Tedesco resulting in another set close to the line.

Country Origin 18-10

49

No Try. Goal Line Dropout.

Country Origin 18-10

48

Possible try to Jarrod Croker, but it appears that James Tedesco has forced the ball dead.

Country Origin 18-10

48

Mitch Rein makes a darting run to put Country on the attack.

Country Origin 18-10

47

Maloney kicks it long and Tedesco brings the ball up to the 20 metre line.

Country Origin 18-10

46

James Tedesco tries a chip, but it goes over the sideline.

Country Origin 18-10

45

City over the halfway line.

Country Origin 18-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION COUNTRY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

From right in front, Maloney puts Country ahead by 8.

Country Origin 18-10

42

After crossing for a double last year, David Mead scores once again.

Country Origin 16-10

42

TRY COUNTRY ORIGIN
Scored by David Mead. Kick to come.

After an offload from Josh Jackson, the Country #1 gets over for the first points of the second half.

Country Origin 16-10

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Josh Reynolds gets a kick away, but David Mead is able to clean up and earns a penalty.

Country Origin 12-10

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James Maloney kicks off and Andrew Fifita takes the first run.

Country Origin 12-10

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Be sure to stay with us, at the completion of this match, Australia will take on New Zealand from Suncorp Stadium.

Country Origin 12-10

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Both sides are back on the field, will it be Country or City after the next 40 minutes.

Country Origin 12-10

40

For City, the left side attack of Waqa Blake and Daniel Tupou have put plenty of pressure on Country, while Nathan Peats has been a colossus, making 33 tackles already.

Country Origin 12-10

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For the Country side, James McManus has been impressive in attack while Ryan Hinchcliffe (18) and Josh Jackson (16) have led the way in defence.

Country Origin 12-10

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After a strong start, Country have fought back to take the lead 12-10.

Country Origin 12-10

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David Mead takes the final hit up and Country take the lead into half time.

Country Origin 12-10

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Maloney puts the ball in goal forcing Tedesco over the goal line.

Country Origin 12-10

39

Good tackle from Blake Austin on Jack Bird close to the line.

Country Origin 12-10

38

Penalty against Andrew Fifita.

Country Origin 12-10

38

Andrew Fiifta and Ryan Hinchcliffe are having some heated words.

Country Origin 12-10

37

Waqa Blake loses the ball. After a strong start, City have made a number of errors inviting Country back into the match.

Country Origin 12-10

36

Jack Wighton can't quite get to the ball quickly enough. City 20 metre re-start.

Country Origin 12-10

35

Good hit from Josh Reynolds on James Maloney.

Country Origin 12-10

35

Jack Bird takes the ball inside the City 30.

Country Origin 12-10

34

Wade Graham drops the ball trying to play the ball. Big chance again for Country.

Country Origin 12-10

33

Jack Bird completes the set with a kick to Daniel Tupou.

Country Origin 12-10

32

Matt Moylan is being treated for a finger injury, but he remains on the park.

Country Origin 12-10

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Somewhat surprisingly, Country have the lead.

Country Origin 12-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION COUNTRY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

From close to the posts, the Captain puts it straight between the posts.

Country Origin 12-10

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TRY COUNTRY ORIGIN
Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

A great run sees Uate level the scores for Country.

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Big pressure from Tariq Sims forces a kick out on the full.

City Origin 10-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION COUNTRY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

From the touchline, Country hit back.

City Origin 10-6

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TRY COUNTRY ORIGIN
Scored by James McManus. Kick to come.

The Newcastle winger embraces his Knights teammates to get Country on the board.

City Origin 10-4

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James McManus has come down with a try, but the referee is checking with the video.

City Origin 10-0

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Country get a penalty and find touch inside the City half.

City Origin 10-0

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He is able to play the ball and City are back on the attack.

City Origin 10-0

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Andrew Fifita is down injured.

City Origin 10-0

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Paul Vaughan is tackled over the line, but can't get it down.

City Origin 10-0

21

Mitch Rein on for Country as they earn a penalty.

City Origin 10-0

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James Tedesco is able to force the ball over the dead ball line, beating James McManus resulting in a line drop out.

City Origin 10-0

20

Akuila Uate makes a nice run to put Country inside the City half.

City Origin 10-0

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Matt Moylan drops the ball on the attack for City.

City Origin 10-0

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Matt Moylan makes a strong carry following another dropped ball from Country.

City Origin 10-0

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After a left side shift to Waqa Blake, Daniel Tupou can't hold onto the ball.

City Origin 10-0

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Intercept from Tyrone Peachy who snatches James Maloney's inside pass.

City Origin 10-0

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Big hit from Josh Jackson forces a turnover from David Klemmer.

City Origin 10-0

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Joel Thompson runs the ball on the last, gifting City the ball back 30 metres out.

City Origin 10-0

14

Paul Vaughan is on for Country.

City Origin 10-0

14

Waqa Blake is down, but is remaining on the field.

City Origin 10-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CITY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by Matt Moylan successful.

From close to the posts, Matt Moylan puts City up 10-0.

City Origin 10-0

13

Great work from James Tedesco as well to set up Austin. City have dominated so far, Country with very few chances.

City Origin 8-0

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TRY CITY ORIGIN
Scored by Blake Austin. Kick to come.

After a great pass from Curtis Sironen, the Raiders playmaker scores his second try.

City Origin 8-0

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Tupou kicks the ball dead, City get a 7 tackle set.

City Origin 4-0

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James Maloney has provided the majority of the kicking so far for Country - he does so again kicking to Daniel Tupou.

City Origin 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CITY ORIGIN
Conversion attempt by Matt Moylan unsuccessful.

Moylan pushes the kick to the right of the posts.

City Origin 4-0

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TRY CITY ORIGIN
Scored by Blake Austin. Kick to come.

After great lead up from Waqa Blake and Daniel Tupou, the City #7 scores first points.

City Origin 4-0

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A good chase by Josh Reynolds puts big pressure on James McManus.

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James Tedesco is able to beat three charging Country players out of the in-goal.

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Good kick return from David Mead gets Country over halfway with a full set.

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James Maloney puts the ball high but Matt Moylan is on the spot to take it.

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City kick off and the game is underway

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In recent years both teams have produced strong performances in the fixture, with Country winning in 2010, 2011 and 2013, while City have managed wins in 2009 and 2012.

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Last year, City produced three tries in the last 10 minutes to draw the match 26-all at Caltex Park, Dubbo.

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For City, Matt Moylan will be looking to prove he is worthy of succeeding Jarryd Hayne as NSW fullback, while Josh Reynolds needs a strong game to ensure he is apart of the 17-man squad to take on Queensland at ANZ Stadium in Game One on May 27.

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For Country, expect big games from Newcastle pair Akuila Uate and James McManus as they fight for a wing position, while Jack Wighton will also be out to show his ability after earning big raps in recent weeks.

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With places in Laurie Daley’s NSW side up for grabs, all 34 players will be looking to impress.

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Both sides will line up 1-17 with James Maloney (Country) and Wade Graham (City) captaining their sides respectively.

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Be sure to stay with us throughout the afternoon as we’ll bring you both matches from the Representative Weekend.

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Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of the 2015 City v Country match from McDonalds Park in Wagga Wagga.

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Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Devcich, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Rickey McFarlane

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

COUNTRY ORIGIN (34)
Tries: James McManus, Akuila Uate, David Mead, Tariq Sims, Jack Wighton, Jarrod Croker
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (5/6)
Penalty Goals:

CITY ORIGIN (22)
Tries: Blake Austin (3), James Tedesco
Field Goals:
Conversions: Matt Moylan (3/4)
Penalty Goals: