THE representative season has kicked off with a nail biting 22-all draw between NSW City and NSW Country at WIN Stadium tonight.
RUGBY league's annual City v Country game continues a football tradition in Australia in the 1830s
WESTS Tigers forward Keith Galloway has joined the NSW City team as 18th man for Friday's clash with Country at WIN Stadium.
NSW City coach Tim Sheens has pushed Penrith utility Luke Lewis' case for the 'Mr Fixit' job on the NSW Origin bench.
BRETT Hodgson knows he's a distant No.2 but that won't stop him pushing his case to be the NSW No.1 when he leads out City Origin.
THERE have a number of changes to the line ups for this Friday's NSW Country v NSW City clash in Wollongong.
THE ace up Brett Finch's sleeve for the NSW No.7 jumper may just be in his Country pack, which is virtually of international standard.
PARRAMATTA lock Feleti Mateo was willing to give up a Tongan World Cup jersey to play for City but luckily isn't required to make that call yet.
PROP Jason King has been ruled out of the NSW City side for Friday's clash with NSW Country in Wollongong.
MITCHELL Pearce is on the cusp of NSW State of Origin selection after winning the contentious battle for the City No.7 jersey for the annual grudge match with Country.