Rep squads to play in new jerseys

GROUP 2 under 16s and 15s competing at Country Rugby League’s age championships in Tuncurry this weekend will be the best-dressed teams in action.

For the first time since losing patronage of the Rabbitohs, the rep squads have received new jerseys with sponsor logos to replace the mish-mash of gear worn in recent seasons.

Rep co-ordinator Greg Meyers pushed for an upgrade when the previous arrangement fell through and saw the handover of the new equipment at Allen Gillett Oval this week.

“The sponsorship from a number of business operators throughout the Group area has enabled all four junior representative sides to again wear the same playing uniform,” he said.

“This hasn’t been achieved for a number of years since the withdrawal of sponsorship from South Sydney Juniors Club but the red and green jerseys have been retained.”

Tomorrow, the under 15s play Upper Hunter Group 21 first up, while the under 16s have a tough start against Newcastle. Both sides have played three trials, with the 15s showing they will be a very formidable side in the competition with a trifecta of strong wins.

The under 16s struggled in the last two trials with six players unavailable due to injuries but with most now cleared to play they are almost back to full strength.



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