Friday the 18 May 2012, saw the NSWPRL selected State representative team, take on the NSW Fire Brigade at Potts Park, Yagoona.
The NSW Fire Brigade coached and organised by Fire Superintendent Josh Turner, sprung out of the dressing sheds and enthusiastically took the game to the NSW Police team coached by Police Superintendent Craig Sheridan. The Fire Brigade had come off a victory against the NSW Police Riot Squad and had some slick combinations around the halves.
The NSW Police Team had not yet had an official run together as a team, and besides lack of combinations, the players tried things and backed up to take a half time lead of 16 points to 12.
In the second half, the NSW Police team let the ball do the work and racked up a 60 point to 12 lead by the end of the game. Combinations started to become salient and self belief and mateship, as well as fitness.
Both Services are proud of each other and showed great spirit and comraderie throughout the fixture. Lets keep this fixture an annual event was the call from both groups of men.
Below, the NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, took time out to address his men prior to the game, and stayed to enjoy the fixture.