Get ready to cop it sweet when the law comes to town for rugby league clash
By NICK McGRATH
THE NSW Police City versus Country clash will be held at Wade Park in April and there’s a pretty big difference between it and the NSW Rugby League’s version of the bush against the big smoke rep clash.
Places in the NSW Police Rugby League (NSWPRL) side are genuinely up for grabs on Thursday, April 28, and NSWPRL vice president Rod Sheridan says there’s always plenty of feeling in the annual representative clash - the fact there’s a World Cup year looming in 2017 only emphasises that.
“Absolutely,” Sheridan said.
“There’s plenty on the line for these guys.
“It’s good quality league. A lot of the city guys are players who’ve been graded, played at the under-20s or Jim Beam Cup level and can still really play.
“It should be a good contest.”
The City side will be selected from the variety of metropolitan police rugby league competitions that run fortnightly in Sydney and have done since the 1970s.
While the offerings for the 2016 Country team will be on show in Bathurst during the annual country championships, which runs over three days from March 15.
Sheridan said there’s likely to be a throng of players who’ve had a taste of NRL in the City side, which has taken the spoils in the last five City versus Country games, including a highly entertaining 30-24 victory at Bathurst’s Carrington Park in 2015.