The 2013 AAMI Country vs. City Origin clash will be contested at BCU International Stadium, Coffs Harbour in April 2013, with both teams once again playing for pride of the state and their shot at a NSW State of Origin jersey.
The Country Rugby League Chief Executive Officer Terry Quinn is confident that a vocal Mid North Coast crowd will play a big part in the team’s performance, and add to the atmosphere of the day 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 Coffs Harbour and surrounds to ensure this game benefits Rugby League in the area, both financially and through registration numbers, for years to come. In recent years, the Mid North Coast population has turned out in droves to watch trials and exhibition matches played, and we would like to expect nothing less than a sell out.”
“The Country Rugby League would also like to recognise the efforts of Coffs Harbour City Council in their application to host the event, and thank them for their hard work towards what will be a wonderful week”
Coffs Harbour City Council General Manager Steve McGrath said “I am sure that the Coffs Harbour community will welcome the Country v City match back to the Coffs Coast with open arms. The opportunity to showcase some of the best rugby league talent in NSW here in Coffs Harbour will be a big plus for the rugby league faithful and the Coffs Harbour community generally.”
Both teams will take part in promotions and events throughout the week in the area, with plenty of opportunities for locals to mix with their Rugby League heroes.
Tickets will go on sale in early 2013.