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.
PROP Jason King has been ruled out of the NSW City side for Friday's clash with NSW Country in Wollongong.
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.
SYDNEY Roosters captain Craig Fitzgibbon isn't surprised Mitchell Pearce is being linked to the NSW No.7 jersey, but fears the youngster may not be ready.
RESULTS - Newtown Jets v Central Coast Storm match played in Wyong.
INCOMING NSW coach Craig Bellamy believes the Blues may have tried too hard to emulate Queensland's 'maroon passion' in recent Origin series.
THE Parramatta Eels have taken out the 2007 Premier League title with a thrilling last minute victory over the North Sydney Bears at Telstra Stadium this afternoon.