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globalrugbyleague - Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:07:00 GMT
Yeeha!!! Selectors have chosen the teams who will clash in Thursday’s who cares City-Country match.

Despite repeated calls from desperate Rugby League fans who want their star club players to be rested, this highly thrilling one off (thank you Lord) match will still go ahead.

However this year there appears to be at least some semblance of an actual purpose in hosting this event with up to 8 spots in the NSW team still up for grabs.

They are fullback, centre, wing, five-eighth, halfback, lock and at least two NSW bench spots.


However the GRL Traitor is saddened to inform readers that City coach Tim Sheens has admitted what perhaps we all didn’t want to hear.

“We’re not playing for Phillip street or George St and I don’t think there’s too many Country Boys who own a blue cattle dog either for that matter?”

Should NSW selectors ensure that all country players own a cattle dog or at least know how to milk a cow before next year’s clash?

What will you be doing on Thursday night while pre-recording City versus Country to add to your collection of all previous clashes?

Sources have advised GRL that most of you will be either be at the movies or watching great Rugby League fights on You Tube.


Not that the selections made were completely void of entertaining controversy.

Rabbitohs winger Nathan Merritt - the second highest tryscorer in the NRL - was rewarded for his good form by being completely ignored.

This raises an important question. What the hell does a player like Merritt have to do to get picked?

City meanwhile has opted for a halves pairing featuring a five eighth and a halfback that between them have only won 3 games this season at club level and have not really set the world on fire.


Ah, City versus Country. Can't wait for it to begin....and END!

Country: Brett Stewart, Josh Morris, Anthony Quinn, Timana Tahu, Amos Roberts, Kurt Gidley, Brett Kimmorley, Craig Fitzgibbon, Danny Buderus, Brett White, Greg Bird, Anthony Laffranci, Ben Creagh Interchange: Preston Campbell, Luke Douglas, Ben Cross, Clint Newton

City: Anthony Minichello, Jarryd Hayne, Luke Lewis, Dean Collis, Hazem El Masri, Braith Anasta, Craig Gower, Jason King, Robbie Farah, Lance Thompson, Paul Gallen, Ryan Hoffman, Reni Maitua Interchange: Craig Wing, Anthony Watmough, Bryce Gibbs, Ben Pomeroy - Read More, Here