THE son of one Temora's most illustrious rugby league players yesterday burst into the Country under 16 to play Queensland next month.Joe Stimson, 15, and Group Nine teammate Andrew Heffernan have been chosen to take on the Maroons in Coonabarabran on July 9.Stimson and Heffernan were the only two players from the Country Championship-winning Group Nine under 16 team to be elevated to the Country team.A second-rower with the physique and skill of a rising star, Stimson comes from fabulous football stock.Joe's father Peter had a magnificent career with Temora before playing for South Sydney, while his uncle Mark was on the verge of State of Origin selection from Balmain before being seriously hurt in a workplace accident.With Mark and Peter Stimson achieving almost legend status in Temora, there is high expectation for Joe to ultimately make his mark in the NRL.Group Nine president Jack Morton is an unabashed fan of football talent of teenager."He's (Stimson) as good as I've seen around here," Morton said yesterday."He's a big, tall kid and carries the ball well."I'm sure there are plenty of (NRL) clubs interested."Likewise, Heffernan is also a young gun, according to Morton."He's (Heffernan) pretty good," Morton said."I think the Storm or one of the other NRL clubs has got him locked in."Morton said he was mildly surprised only two members of the Group Nine team from the championships had landed spots in the Country team."After all we (Group Nine) beat all the teams," he said.Morton, however, said it was often hard to gauge the quality of players from a badly-beaten team."Obviously there can be a standout kid in a team like that," he said."You would really have to see every game to be able to make a judgement."Morton, meantime, said several senior Group Nine players were also in the mix to be chosen in the Country Seconds team. Southcity fullback Daniel Fitzhenry and prop Nathan Vagg are regarded as strong chances of making the team, while Temora captain-coach Chris Bamford is another contender.