The June long weekend is one that many junior rugby players across the state circle on the calendar every year in anticipation of one of the sport’s most prestigious events – the NSW Junior Rugby State Championships.

Twenty junior Blue Boars players will travel across NSW this weekend to compete at the annual event for the Central North zone teams among five age groups in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions.

For some, the event will also include 2022 Country Championships games, instead of those being held at their own event as has been the case in previous years.

Narrabri Junior Rugby Club’s 2022 State Championships representatives are as follows:
Under-12s boys – Will Smith.
Under-13s boys – Gabe O’Connor, Frazer Penberthy.
Under-14s boys – Angelo Afoa, Nick Coffey, Kyal Seymour.
Under-14s girls – Ashley Hanslow, Lolita Barrett, Taylor Horne, Georgia Horne.
Under-16 boys – Mack Davies.
Under-16 girls – Holly Ford, Amalie Gosper, Zoe Watkins.
Under-18s boys – Bernard O’Connor, Sid Harvey.
Under-18 girls – Tashanny Clark, Paige Anderson, Miranda Hamilton, Martha Harvey.

Matches will be played at Camden, Dubbo, Orange, Concord, Riverwood, Granville, Hunters Hill, Maitland and Killara, and games on the main ovals at each venue will be live-streamed on NSW Rugby TV.

Five more Narrabri Junior Rugby players have also been chosen into the Central North under-11s squad, which will play at a state carnival in Tuggerah in July.

They include Hunter Barrett, Walter Cameron, Angus Read, Lincoln Bourke and Cameron Baird.

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