RUGBY UNION: Central west coach Andy Hillan is hoping the strong junior bases at both Dubbo Roos and Orange City will translate into a strong under 18s representative side for this year’s Country Championships.
Hillan will put his squad through its paces tomorrow at Pride Park, with the central west under 18s holding a trial.
Hillan was hoping for 30 players tomorrow and was preparing to test the best Roos, Lions and strong contingents from Mudgee, Forbes and Cowra players.
The under 18 country championship is in Bateau Bay this season on May 11 and 12.
“We might play 10 or 12 a side and see how the squad’s basic skills are... catch-pass and that sort of thing,” Hillan said.
“We’ll select a squad from there.”
The central west under 18s will then trial against both the Blue Mountains and Penrith on Sunday, March 24.