NSW Country Eagles team to play Greater Sydney Rams

August 21, 2014

Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles
Side to play Greater Sydney Rams – Saturday 23rd August, 3pm

Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles Head Coach Darren Coleman has named an impressive side for the Eagles inaugural NRC clash with the Greater Sydney Rams.

Whilst a host of big names are unavailable for the clash, the Eagles will still boast 7 Super Rugby players in their starting XV on Saturday.

“It’s disappointing to be missing a few big names for round one but there is still plenty of class in the side. Plus a number of young guys , eager to kick start their NRC campaigns with a bang,” Coleman said.

More than half of the 23 man squad are NSW Country Origin players with Eli Sinoti and Paul Tuala plucked from Country Rugby this year, to play in the Eagles opening match.

“Those two have really impressed me. They haven’t missed a beat since coming into the program and they are only going to get better by spending time and training with some of the more experienced guys.”

Gosford junior Matt Carraro will captain the Eagles for the clash against the Greater Sydney Rams at Coogee Oval on Saturday 23rd August at 3pm.

Tickets are available online and at the gate on Saturday.

NSW Country Eagles side to play Greater Sydney Rams

1.     Duncan Chubb
2.     Ryan Dalziel
3.     Michael Alaalatoa
4.     Cam Treloar
5.     Kane Douglas
6.     Ben Matwijow
7.     Will Miller
8.     Tala Gray
9.     Mick Snowden
10.   Sam Windsor
11.   Andrew Kellaway
12.   Apakuki Ma’afu
13.   Matt Carraro ©
14.   Ethan Ford
15.   Patrick Delitt

16.   Ben Suisala
17.   Will Weekes
18.   Clay Brodie
19.   Paul Tuala
20.   Ita Vaea
21.   Darcy Etrich
22.   Eli Sinoti
23. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak