THERE have a number of changes to the line ups for this Friday's NSW Country v NSW City clash in Wollongong.
NSW Country coach Laurie Daley says he won't be dictated to by NRL coaches wanting him to take it easy on their players in Friday night's clash with City.
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.
NSW Country have been dealt a triple blow with star backs Brett Stewart, Jamie Lyon and Matt Cooper all ruled out of Friday night's clash with City.
CANBERRA star Todd Carney claimed his first representative honour today after being named five-eighth for NSW Country in next Friday's clash with NSW City at WIN Stadium.
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.
A BARNSTORMING Leigh Coghill has put his name at the
head of the queue for Queensland Residents
selection, scoring a hat-trick as XXXX Country came
roaring back to beat XXXX City 42-22 at BMD Kougari
RESULTS from QRL XXXX City Country
match and Round 8 of the FOGS Colts Challenge.
XXXX Country team to face XXXX City
at BMD Kougari Oval, Wynnum Manly on Saturday June 23.
XXXX City will announce its team this Sunday June 17.