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Bush Telegraph Issue #8


Fans will be able to watch the best Rugby League players in NSW face off for as little as $15 in the 2016 AAMI Country v City, which will be held in Tamworth.

Tickets for the general public went on sale today for the annual clash, which will be held at Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct on Sunday, May 8.

Fans are strongly recommended to pre-purchase their tickets, with last year’s fixture in Wagga Wagga selling out prior to kickoff.

NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said this year’s AAMI Country v City clash gives regional supporters the opportunity to watch some of the best players in the game in their own backyard.

“The AAMI Country v City clash forms a special part of the NRL’s Representative Round and once again allows us to take representative Rugby League to regional areas,” said Greenberg.

“The corresponding match in Wagga Wagga last year was a sellout and we know the people of Tamworth are just as fanatical about their Rugby League and we expect the 2016 Country v City match to be just as successful.”

CRL Chief Executive Terry Quinn said he was excited to showcase the facilities at the new and improved Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct.

“We encourage rugby league fans from throughout the Northwest to get their tickets early and show their support for representative Rugby League in the bush,” Mr Quinn said.

“We will be announcing a number of events and promotions planned around the 2016 AAMI Country v City match in the coming weeks, where locals will have the opportunity to meet their Rugby League heroes.

“The match is always a highlight of the Country Rugby League Calendar and the fact that supporters can see some of the best players in the game in action for a little as $15 for adults, $8 for children and $40 for families is tremendous value.”

“Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct is a state-of-the-art facility that is perfect for hosting elite level representative Rugby League matches and perfect for television broadcasters and attendees of the Country v City Origin match.”

Tickets are available to pre-purchase via Ticketek and West Tamworth Leagues Club.


Indigenous Rugby League legends Laurie Daley, Ricky Walford, Nathan Merritt and George Rose speak to CRL TV about the importance of the upcoming Indigenous All Stars games being played in Group 16, Group 9 and Group 10 in the coming weeks.

The Group 16 All Stars clash will take place at Ack Weyman Oval, Moruya this weekend with U16 and U18’s games kicking off from 2pm, Women’s matches from 5pm and the main game from 6pm.

Click here to see CRL TV video with Laurie Daley, Ricky Walford, Nathan Merritt and George Rose


The Central Coast Division of Junior Rugby League are hosting a Rugby League Expo on Saturday, March 19 at Morry Breen Oval,

Wyong. Central Coast Junior and Senior Rugby League are one of the largest areas in Country Rugby League and are always endeavoring to foster and expand the game at every opportunity.

The day will encompass all stakeholders of Central Coast Rugby League including Junior and Senior Clubs, the Central Coast Centurions and NRL Development Staff.

Junior and Senior Clubs will be taking registrations on the day, with coaching clinics being held from 10am-12pm along with NRL player appearances, food and refreshment vendors and face painting for kids.

There will also be Rugby League suppliers and sponsors available on the day for all your Rugby League player or club needs.

The day will culminate with the Central Coast Centurions Harold Mathews and SG Ball teams taking on Western Suburbs in their Round 6 clash in the NSWRL Junior Representative Competition. This competition is regarded as the strongest in the world in these age groups (U16’s and 18’s) and a big crowd will be a great advantage over our Western Sydney rivals.

The day will commence at 9.30am with the following games being played:

10.00am: Harold Matthews – Central Coast Centurions v Western Suburbs

11.15am: SG Ball – Central Coast Centurions v Western Suburbs

12.45pm: Reserve Grade – Wyong Roos v Lakes United

2.15pm: First Grade: Wyong Roos v Lakes United

4:00pm: Intrust Super Premiership – Wyong Roos V West Tigers


Seventeen clubs will be aiming to take out the prestigious “Western Challenge” trophy at Canowindra on

Sunday 13th March. The sixth year of the Ladies League Tag Tournament will see Group 10, Group 11

Woodbridge Cup and New Era cup clubs all entered in the tournament.

Previous winners Canowindra Tigers (2011) Bathurst St Pats (2012), Orange Hawks (2013) and Orange

Cyms (2014/15) will all be contenders with Orange Cyms, having won the last two tournaments, being

the big favourites to win their third tournament.

Last year’s Group Ten premiers Bathurst St Pats are expected to make the semi-finals and really challenge Cyms. The day begins at 10am with free entry into Tom Clyburn Oval in Canowindra.


The Best young players from across the East Coast Region of NSW Country Rugby League will come

together this Saturday at Geoff King Oval – Coffs Harbour, for the CRL Regional U/16s & U/18s


Playing Squads & Coaching Staff will be involved in NRL / Player Welfare Sessions on the Friday Night &

Saturday morning prior to the competition, with all involved hoping to gain selection in the East Coast

Dolphins Representative U/16s & U/18s Teams.

Games commence at 10.00am with free entry for all spectators. Positions in the Greater Northern Tigers Under 16’s and Under 18’s will be up for grabs at this weekend’s Greater Northern Championships to be held at Jack Woolaston Oval in Tamworth.

The Championships to be held on Saturday 12th March, will see the best players from Groups 4, 19 and 21 fighting it out for the John O’Halloran Shield (U16) and Brazier Shield (U18).

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