GLEN WILLIAM brothers Rowdi and Hunta Saunders will represent NSW Country at the upcoming gala day clash with City in Bathurst on Sunday, August 6.
Both were selected after the NSW Country Championships in May. Rowdi, who will play in the under-17s, was part of the Hunter Wildfires who won the recent NSW junior championships.
The talented prop is currently completing an aircraft mechanical engineering apprenticeship, while continuing his rugby endeavors playing locally for Wanderers.
“This is the first Country team I’ve made, so I’m really looking forward to it,” Rowdi said.
Rowdi is joined by Will Archer, Jack Allen, Harrison Dal Molin and Jacob Rabbai from the Hunter in the under-17s Country side, who enjoyed a big win over the ACT in Canberra in June.
His brother Hunta, a Maitland Blacks junior who is in the under-15s, represented the national indigenous side that played before the recent Super Rugby game between the Reds and ACT.
The program for Hunta – a No. 8 – will continue when he plays for the Country Eagles squad, who will contest the national Country Gold Cup.
The re-structured Gold Cup will see the various junior sides aligned with a NRC club and Country will wear the colours of the NSW Country Eagles side who lost the 2016 NRC grand final in Tamworth last October.
Other under-15s players from the Hunter include: Timothy Ryan, Fossie Bradford, Logan Millard, Matthew Baggs, Mitchell Cox, Harry Kettles, Mick Taylor, Rory Ryan, Joshua Cox, Joshua Barr, Blake Cork.