BATHURST talents will help drive the Central West's Rowlands Cup bid at Tamworth this weekend as the Blue Bulls look to go one better than their 2018 runner-up finish.
Bathurst Bulldogs' Austin Miller, CSU Bathurst's Fraser Robertson, Jonah Ruzgas and Harry Magriplis along with Mudgee Wombats guns Harrison Lee, Lochie Brown, Alex Saint and Ricky Maynard headline the group, which is searching for redemption.
The Blue Bulls colts were soundly beaten by Newcastle-Hunter in last year's Rowlands Cup decider after being hammered by injury the previous day, with Orange Emus Hayden Goodall and Saint two of the best-performed in that campaign.
Central West's colts take on Central North in their tournament-opener at Tamworth's Scully Park from 9.30am on Saturday, before facing Far North Coast at 11am.
They take on Central Coast in their final pool B game at 1.50pm. The finals are on Sunday.
CENTRAL WEST: 1 Austin Miller (Bathurst Bulldogs), 2 Fraser Robertson (CSU), 3 Harrison Lee (Mudgee Wombats), 4 Jonah Ruzgas (CSU), 5 Matt Vardanega (Orange Emus), 6 Lochie Brown (Mudgee Wombats), 7 Luke Evans (Forbes Platypi), 8 Alex Saint (Mudgee Wombats), 9 Jack Bell (Narromine Gorillas), 10 Frazer Ryder (Grenfell Panthers), 11 Josh Irvine (Narromine Gorillas), 12 Logan Porch (Dubbo Kangaroos), 13 Neville Squire (Forbes Platypi), 14 Harry Magriplis (CSU), 15 Justin Bennett (Narromine Gorillas); Bench: 16 Darcee Mills (Orange City Lions), 17 Jordan Packham (Molong Magpies), 18 Hayden Goodall (Orange Emus), 19 Ricky Maynard (Mudgee Wombats), 20 Kain Simpson (Dubbo Rhinos), 21 Dale Smith (Dubbo Rhinos), 22 Jordan French (Orange Emus), 23 Sam Nixon (Forbes Platypi), 24 Patrick Hanson (Dubbo Kangaroos).
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