NSW Country Rugby Union

New Look Corellas

New Look Corellas

It will be a new look Corellas squad which participates at the first NSW Country Rugby Union representative fixture for the year this weekend.

The Annual Women’s Southern States Championships will be contested by the ACT, NSW Country and Victoria on Saturday, 8 April at Connolly Field, Wagga Wagga.

Last year the team from the National Capital took home the trophy, and the Corellas will be keen to reverse the result, which has been the trend over the last few years.

As was the case last year, the Corellas will again be fielding a new look squad, with ten new players set to make their debut in the Gold & Black strip.

Corellas’ Coach Michael Burgess said “changes in personnel was as a result of transfers, retirements, unavailability, injuries and form displayed at the Country Championships”.

He went on to say “the Country Championships was again very successful and very competitive, which had seen a large influx of new players turn out for the zones, with some of the zones competing for the first time”. “This had provided stiff competition for the players, and this was evident in the final squad selections” he added.

The Southern States Championships will provide the Corellas with strong hit outs leading into the upcoming match against Sydney later in the month, and the National Championships in May.

NSW Country Corellas Squad

Hayley Amm (Hunter), Brenda Auelua (Illawarra), Katrina Barker (Hunter), Rhiannon Byers (Central North), Rachel Crothers (Hunter), Britney Duff (Hunter), Melissa Fatu (Illawarra), Kimberley Fyfe (Central West), Eleanor Fordyce (Central North), Sally Fuesaina (Illawarra ), Kate Gilbert (Hunter), Emma Gillogly (Mid North Coast), Tahlia Goldsmith (Hunter), Jemima Henry (Illawarra), Mel Howard (Hunter), Annika Jamieson (Hunter), Skye Lovett (Hunter), Naomi Medlin (Hunter), Kathleen Ostler (Mid North Coast), Kitara Porter (Mid North Coast), Shana Povey-Hyatt (Central North), Mandy Scott (Central West), Sharnah Stevens (Central West), Martha Webber (Newcastle Wanderers).