Southern Inland will take a new-look squad into the Brumbies Provincial Tournament next month.
The 29-strong squad was revealed on Monday and forwards coach Nick McCarthy expects the team to bring plenty of speed to the clash at Conolly Rugby Complex.
He’s excited by the final selections.
“You have got to have those changes in personnel every few years and we think it is a great year to blood some young players,” McCarthy said.
“In the initial squad we picked there was only 11 players who backed up from last season.
“It is always great when you get a large group of players, and I believe there were near 40 nominations.
“For us to be able to select a good group of up and coming kids to blend with some of those experienced footballers it should see us be able to develop the rep program in the zone even more.”
All eight Southern Inland clubs are represented but it is Ag College who lead the way.
Seven Aggies have made it through to the squad.
Tumut and Griffith are next best with five.
Undefeated ladder leads have four while premiers Leeton have three.
Albury and CSU have both had two players selected while Nathan Seymour is Wagga City’s representative.
McCarthy believes it is a well balanced side.
“The forward pack is pretty similar so I think we will look a setting a big platform through our forwards and then it is just a matter of unleashing a back line that contains Cam Duffy, Noa Rabici and Josef Glamuzina all at the same time,” he said.
“We will look to dominant the breakdown, play with speed and width and bring some big bodies and some very quick bodies into the game.”
Southern Inland well play a combined South Coast and Monaro side in Wagga on June 9.
From there a Brumbies Provincial Team will be selected to take on NSW Country the following week.
Southern Inland rep squad
Andrew Stanham, Jack McIntosh, Lochie Ramm, Cameron Duffy, Matt Harris, Mike Van Diggelen, Gerard McTaggart (Ag College), Angus Forster, Josef Glamuzina, Menzies Seumanutafa, Tom Mouat, Vaughn Scott (Tumut) Austin Wallace, Blake Hart, Corey Toole, Harry Hosegood (Waratahs), Apimeleki Kaloudonu, Chris Latu, Dan McGreal, Ewan Morriss, Saione Ahomana (Griffith), Nathan Seymour (Wagga City), Dave Cooper-Dunn, Russouw Visser (Albury), Noa Rabici, Sai Ratudradra, Freddy Tupou (Leeton), Dean Smart, Hamish McMahon (CSU)