Eight junior players have been selected to play for NSW Country rugby team at the U/15 and U/16 NSW Country Junior Rugby Championships held in Lismore over the weekend.
Damon Coldwell (Wollongbar/Alstonville Rugby), Jackson Kempshall (WAR) and Jedd Windle (Lennox Head) have all been selected to play in the U/15 Country rugby side this year after playing with the Far North Coast side at the championships.
The local representative team lost their first games against Central West 12–0 and Illawarra 12–7. They won their third round game against Central North 31–7 and their playoff for fifth against Central Coast 14–12.
The U/16 FNCJRU side faired better winning round games against Central Coast 26–5, Mid North Coast 29–22 and a semifinal against Illawarra 29–7, but they lost the final to the Hunter rep side 33–15.
Edward Allen (Lismore), Bryce Spencer (Casino), Riley Cox (WAR), Jye Davis (WAR), and Ryan Wolton (Lismore) were all selected for the U/16 NSW Country Rugby team.
Bryce Spencer was also named Best Back of the Championships while Edward Allen was awarded the Best Forward of the Championships.
The Championships were hosted by the Casino Bulls Rugby Club.