North Coast head to Coffs for Northern Rivers challenge

North Coast take on Northern Rivers in round three of the Country Rugby League Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups.

North Coast take on Northern Rivers in round three of the Country Rugby League Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups.

North Coast will play their second games of the Andrew Johns (under 16s) and Laurie Daley (under 18s) Cups at Geoff King Oval in Coffs Harbour on March 10 against Northern Rivers.

The under 16s will kick off at noon and will be skippered by Forster-Tuncurry’s Eli Clark.

Fellow Hawk Kahn Ridgeway will come off the bench.

Red Rovers flyer Jake Saunders picked up a wing spot while Panthers Jarrod Gibson (five-eighth), Harrison Wesley (hooker), Samual Burns (prop) and Ryan Long (second row) will start the match.

Wingham’s William Gee will partner Ryan in the second row with Jaxon O’Connor getting an interchange spot. 

They are coached by Rod Hardy.

The side will come into the game off the back of a narrow 18-16 win against Central Coast.

Hawks duo Max Buderus and Carlin Pettet have both picked up starting berths for the under 18s.

Buderus will get his first shot of the tournament at five-eighth while Carlin moves from lock to prop.

Wingham’s Lachlan Williams will play in the centres while Taree City’s Keirren Cochrane partners Buderus in the halves. 

They are coached by Lee Hoawerth.

The game will kick off at about 1.15pm.

The squad got their campaign off to a great start last weekend, with a convincing 40-20 win over Central Coast under 18s. 

Both squads contain players from Group Three and Group Two areas.