Albury to host AAMI Country v City Origin clash

The 2011 AAMI Country vs. City Origin clash will be contested at Lavington Sports Ground, Albury on May 6th 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 Albury 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 Albury and surrounds to ensure this game benefits Rugby League in the area, both financially and through registration numbers, for years to come. Strategically it is an ideal venue to host this annual fixture in an area with AFL predominance.

“The Country Rugby League would also like to recognise the efforts of Albury City 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 fourth time – will be coached by past Country Origin player, and Rugby League legend Laurie Daley.

The team will go into camp in Albury on Monday May 2nd and will take part in promotions and events throughout the week.

The curtain raiser for this game in Albury on May 7th will be the Under 18’s 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.