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The 2010 Country vs. City Origin clash will be contested at Regional Stadium, Port Macquarie on May 7th, with both teams playing for pride of the state and a shot at a NSW State of Origin jersey.

The Country Rugby League Chief Executive Officer Terry Quinn is confident that a vocal Country crowd in Port Macquarie will play a big part in the team’s performance, and add to the atmosphere of the night as the town is treated to a host of talent on display.

Quinn said “We are looking forward to working with the local teams in Port Macquarie and surrounds to ensure this game benefits Rugby League in the area, both financially and through registration numbers, for years to come.”

“The Country Rugby League would also like to recognise the efforts of Port Macquarie Council, and thank them for their hard work and sponsorship of what will be a wonderful week”

The VB Gold Country team is sure to boast a mix of the young, exciting, and seasoned stalwarts of the game, and for the third time – will be coached by past Country Origin player, and Rugby League legend Laurie Daley.

The team will go into camp in Port Macquarie on Monday May 3rd, and will take part in promotions and events throughout the week.

Also to be played in Port Macquarie on May 7th will be two curtain raisers to the main game. A round 1 match of the Country Rugby League Senior Regional Championships between the Northern Thunderbolts and the Central Hunter Power will open the gates, followed by the final of the Country Rugby League Under 18s Regional Championships. This game will represent the best of Country Rugby League in the 18s age group, and is a chance to see a host of up and coming talent and the future of the NRL.

Tickets are anticipated to go on sale April 2010, and details will be provided once they are known.

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