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Announced in the Sydney Rays NRC team are 11 Norths 1st grade players.
“The Club is extremely proud to have so many players step up to the next level. It is the most players we have ever had move up to NRC and shows the depth of talent at Norths, “ says Jack Burey, General Manager.
The NRC season kicks off this weekend and the first Sydney Rays game is Sunday September 10 verses the Greater Sydney Rams at the Macquarie Uni playing fields.
Coached by Julian Huxley, the NRC pathway offers players the opportunity to gain further profile in the hope of moving up to Super Rugby.
“The most noticeable challenge is that the speed of the game lifts a notch. It’s the best of the best of Shute Shield, Country, Interstate and Super Rugby players and every game is a contest. Furthermore, due to the rule changes the NRC promotes more attacking rugby, making it a greater spectacle for the fans.
“We have seen the flow on effect in the depth of rugby in New Zealand as a result of their Mitre 10 Cup. The NRC, while still relativity new, is based on the same formula, to grow the depth.
“Our mission at Norths is, to better the player, better the person and better the community and I think the players and the rugby community are winners here,” says Burey.
We would like to congratulate the following players for their selection;
We encourage all Norths supporters to join in the festival atmosphere of rugby at Macquarie University on the weekend of September 9 and 10, where the Sydney Rays will join the Uni 7’s showcasing women’s and mens 7’s tournaments all day Saturday and Sunday.
For those wondering where is Will Miller in this line up, Will, after playing for the Melbourne Rebels is taking a few months out to focus on his family business of Dairy farming on the NSW South Coast.
Check out all the the Sydney Rays and other NRC game schedules which start tomorrow here