Locals impress at country champs
THE McDonalds Far North Coast Junior Rugby Union (FNCJRU) under-16s won the NSW Country Championships held in Armidale in April.
The under-17s came fifth with Central North who beat FNCJRU 6-5 in their pool match before going on to play in the final against Illawarra.
Four players from the FNCJRU were selected in the NSW Country under-17 team: Daniel Damen, Ethan Butler (Wollongbar) Ben Jamieson (Yamba), and Jacob Carter (SCU)
1st Pool Game v Illawarra
FNC 33 d Illawarra 0
2nd Pool Game v Central North
FNC 13 d Central North 0
Semi final v New England
FNC 17 d New England 7
Final v Hunter
FNC 8 d Hunter 0
Nine FNC players, including Grafton’s Jayden Darke, were chosen to attend the NSW Country training camp at Myuna Bay in May.