The NSWPRL City V Country fixture was a well accepted fixture for the 2013 season. Sponsored by the Unibet, Crimsafe and the Police Bank, the game was played in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Cabramatta Stadium on Wednesday 19 June 2013.
Both sides had enjoyed a three day camp in Camden prior to the match.
The game was a see-sawing event that saw City as the eventual winners by 38 points; Sean Jenkins x 4, John Hopkins, Matt Johnstone & Andrew Wright. Goals Mitch West x 3, Nick Hyde x 1 & Andrew Wright x 1 defeated Country Police 16 - tries to Ben Wrigley, Aaron Weatherly & Liam Watson. Goals Liam Watson2. Experienced Robbie Mears and Nicholas Hyde orchestrated many attacking city raids. Sean Jenkins showed his class scoring four well deserved tries. Mitch West as usual, punished many attacking raids. From the country perspective, classy Hooker Ben Wrigley was comparable to his city standouts. Country forwards Braydon Sharrock and Aaron Weatherley ran with purpose consistently and spurred on their team mates. Cheeky Matty Johnston was his usual explosive self off the bench and provided a handful for the Country boys.
The NSWPRL would like to thank Terry Liberopoulos from the Rugby League Magazine RUGBY LEAGUE REVIEW. Terry is a fantastic supporter of the NSWPRL and Terry will cover this event in the July issue of the RUGBY LEAGUE REVIEW which is available at all Newsagens and will be in available on 2 July 2013. Terry allowed us to publish his photographs of the City Country fixture. Subscriptions to the RUGBY LEAGUE REVIEW via the internet is the most economical and can be accessed at www.rugbyleaguereview.com
After the game, NSWPRL President Steve McDonald and Vice President and organiser of the event, Rod Sheraton addressed both teams and announced the NSW side to travel to Adelaide later in the year. (See WHATS ON). Patron of the NSWPRL Assistant Commissioner Alan CLARKE also addressed the large presence. It is fantastic to have senior Police such as AC Clarke and the NSW Coach, Superintendent Craig Sheridan involving themselves with the NSWPRL.
TO all participants, thanks for your committment and involvement. The NSWPRL is a fantastic organisation within the NSW Police Force that gives Police an opportunity to represent and forge long term friendships and memories. ENJOY TERRY's Photographs below