Country New South Wales rugby league team

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Team information
Governing bodyCountry Rugby League
Head coachCraig Fitzgibbon
CaptainMitchell Aubusson
Most caps9 – Jack Kingston
Top try-scorer6Brian Carlson
Top point-scorer29Eric Weissel
Team results
First game
City colours.svg City 29–8 Country Country colours.svg
(10 June 1911)
First City vs Country Origin
City colours.svg City Origin 30–22 Country Origin Country colours.svg
Biggest win
Country colours.svg Country Origin 42–10 City Origin City colours.svg (2001)
Biggest defeat
City colours.svg City 55–2 Country Country colours.svg (1980)

The Country New South Wales rugby league team was a representative rugby league football team that consisted of professional players who originated from clubs of the Country Rugby League, one of two federations in the state of New South Wales. Country annually played in the City vs Country Origin competition against the City New South Wales rugby league team, which was made up of players originating from Sydney.

CRL Team of the Century[edit]

In 2008, the centenary year of rugby league in Australia, the Country Rugby League named its "Team of the Century":[1]

No. Position Player
1 Australia FB Clive Churchill
2 Australia WG Brian Carlson
3 Australia CE Michael Cronin
4 Australia CE Graeme Langlands
5 Australia WG Eddie Lumsden
6 Australia FE Bob Fulton
7 Australia HB Andrew Johns
8 Australia PR Steve Roach
9 Australia HK Ian Walsh
No. Position Player
10 Australia PR Glenn Lazarus
11 Australia SR Herb Narvo
12 Australia SR Bradley Clyde
13 Australia LK Wally Prigg

Kit suppliers and sponsors[edit]

Period Manufacturers Sponsors
1999– Classic Sportswear Victoria Bitter

2017 Country NSW squad[edit]

Country NSW rugby league team
2017 squad Coaching staff

Head coach

  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

2017 Women's Country NSW squad[edit]

The Women's City vs Country Origin is the Women's rugby league version of the game and has been running since 2017.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (1 May 2008). "Three Immortals in best Country side". ABC News. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
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