By BRAD GREENSHIELDS
FORMER Orara Valley player Clark Webb is about to ply his skills overseas.
Webb has been selected for a tour of Singapore and the former Soviet state Georgia, as part of the Australian Tertiary Rugby League team.
Studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Sydney University, Webb has been playing as a five-eighth for his campus in the Universities competition.
"The competition is actually a higher level than what I expected," the 20 year-old said.
"We play against the other Uni's like Uni of NSW, UWS, Macarthur and even up in Newcastle."
Two weeks ago the national squad which will be touring in September was announced.
No-one was more surprised at his inclusion in the team than Webb himself.
"I actually started on the bench in the game against Queensland," he remembered.
"And when I came on they threw me in at fullback.
"This is easily the biggest honour of my career. Growing up I was never picked for North Coast teams or anything like that." Although thrilled to be selected and to be travelling overseas, Webb admits that he's not sure what to expect.
"I'm haven't heard much about Georgia, so I'm just looking forward to playing some footy," he said.
"I'm really looking forward to playing against the Georgia and Singapore national teams."
Webb is now in the second year of his three- year course and in good news for Axemen supporters he admits that he can't wait to get home.
"When I'm finished I'll probably move home," he predicted.
"To be honest, I really miss the beach and my mates."