Laying down the law

POLICE rugby players from across the nation will be in Coffs Harbour today chasing positions in the Australian national team.

Five teams were originally drawn to play but the late withdrawal of Queensland Police and the Army leaves three squads ready to take the field.

Three local Coffs Rugby players - Rob Ferguson, Matt Quirk and Matt Wallace - have been called into the Barbarians side to match up against New South Wales and the Federal Police.

Spokesperson Barry Randall said the national squad would be selected after three matches.

"The players will tour England and Ireland in association with the Rugby World Cup," he said.

"But there's and early match in 2007 when the squad has been invited to play in a seies of games in Fiji."

The games will be continuing throughout today on the West Marshalls fields at Coffs Coast International Stadium with the final tomorrow.



8am ? Registration and briefing.

9.30am ? Australian Barbarians v New South Wales

12.30pm ? New South Wales v Federal Police

2.45pm ? Federal Police v Australian Barbarians


Noon ? Grand final

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