School mates Campbell and Dut combine for Country call up

START TURN: Brock Campbell

START TURN: Brock Campbell

BROCK Campbell and Moung Dut’s combination is proving unstoppable.

Team-mates in Orange CYMS’ under 15s team, the pair dominated for James Sheahan Catholic High School at last month’s NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) Southern Country trials, earning selection for said team to contest last weekend’s 2014 NSWCCC trials.

Now, after leading Southern Country to third place the duo has been named in the NSWCCC Country under 15 squad, to attend a development camp and play three trial games later this year.

The pair were overlooked for the NSWCCC team proper, but did enough to earn selection for the week-long camp, at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown in the first week of July.

Should they come through unscathed, the pair will turn out against the Penrith Panthers’, St George-Illawarra Dragons’ and Balmain Tigers’ Harold Matthews squads later that month.



“Country’s opponents are yet to be solidly confirmed,” Scott Campbell, Brock’s father, said.

“But the Panthers, Dragons and Tigers look the most likely. It’s a great concept, it’s been running for a few years now and gives the players from the country an extra chance to be looked at.

Campbell, primarily used as a halfback or hooker, and Dut, a fullback, combined instinctively in Southern Country’s spine throughout the campaign.

After a first up loss to a strong Metropolitan Catholic Schools unit on Friday morning, Southern Country recovered in the afternoon to win a spiteful derby clash with Northern Country, to finish second in pool A.

In Saturday’s third place play-off, Southern Country stunned heavily favoured opponents Sydney Independent Catholic Colleges 32-12.


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