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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
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|