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The Katherine and Central Australian Rugby Union’s have announced provisional Squads for next month’s Mercure Country Cup to be played at Rugby Park Marrara on Saturday 22nd April from 5.30pm.

The clash will be the primary Curtain Raiser for the annual County of Origin Match between Team Australia and Team New Zealand on an eight hour Gala Day of Rugby that will also showcase Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Women’s and Military Teams from Under 12s upwards.

The Mercure Country Cup followed by the Country of Origin Match will provide Land Rover NT Mosquitoes Head Coach Peter McGrath the opportunity to assess the credentials of over 90 of the Northern Territory’s best players in a three hour period in preparation for the Mozzies Match against the Townsville & District Brolgas latter this year.

Katherine; Dean Watson, Livingston Jacobs, Jordon Cole, John Arnfeldt, Kira Perron, Kallum Peckham, Clinton St Clair, Patrick Bird, Zac Herron, AJ Sutton, Clancy Needham, Errol Dare, Toby George, Michael Dalton, Tom Curry, Mark Ross, Ian McLellan, Tom Whalley, Matt Brennan, Josh Boyle, Nick Elliot, Devin Lines, Martin Strachan, Steven Talitimu, Paul Jennings, Jarrod Northam, Dane Edwards, Anthony Busch, Stephen Fairweather, Shannon Toby-Lee, 

Alice Springs; Baden Ford, Schaylen Parai, Chris Logo, Peter Nash, Corom Hippolite, Jethro Tessmann, Zane Smith, Victor Te’o, Kai Simpson, Alex Munro, Rai Heremaia, Patrick O’Donnell, Kairo McClean, Mark Mitchell, Lance PoChing, Laurie Hereora, Frank Emani, Jayden Prior, Joel Ross, Guy Hodgeman, Tuakura Jr Ford, Isaac Salei, Dusty Briscoe, Ben Ashton, Joel Goldring, Hami Goldsmith, Adrian Shelford, Pahou Whakaruru, Troy Faaoa

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