Three of Bathurst’s best under 18s players will line up for Group 10 when the blue and whites tackle Group 11 at the Western divisional trials at Parkes this Saturday.
Bathurst Panthers five-eighth Nick Tilburg will partner Orange CYMS’ Josh Board in the halves, while his club-mate Michael Latu will start on the wing.
St Pat’s will be represented by prop Luke Bain, who was a member of last year’s Western Division under 16s side which made it to the final of last year’s Country Championships.
Oberon had both centre Ty Simmons and hooker Blake Ryan named in the squad, which is dominated by Orange players.
Group 10 takes on Woodbridge Cup in game one next Saturday at Jock Colley Oval, Parkes, a win ensuring a place in the final at 2pm.
The other finalist will be the victor of the Group 11 versus Castlereagh-Barwon Darling match.
Group 10 was expected to finalise its senior under 23s and league tag representative outfits over the weekend.