NSW Country's Northern Rivers products (from left) Cody Walker, Brian Kelly, Cheyse Blair, Michael Gordon, Anthony Don, Mitch Aubusson and Tyrone Roberts.
NSW Country's Northern Rivers products (from left) Cody Walker, Brian Kelly, Cheyse Blair, Michael Gordon, Anthony Don, Mitch Aubusson and Tyrone Roberts. Gregg Porteous/News Ltd

The magnificent seven from the Northern Rivers

Mitchell Aubusson, Ballina Seagulls

 

An 11-year veteran who will go down in the history books as the last player to captain the Country team in the annual fixture since it started in 1911.

Aubusson has made only two appearances in the Country jersey since his NRL debut in 2007 and should have been selected earlier than his maiden game last year.

Anthony Don, Grafton Ghosts

 

He will look back on his representative debut with fond memories after scoring a length-of-the-field intercept try in the first half.

Don scored 40 tries when he won a premiership with Grafton Ghosts in 2010 and has forged a decent career at the Titans since making his debut as a 25-year-old in 2013.

Tyrone Roberts, Ballina Seagulls

 

Played a handful of positions at the Titans this season and would have enjoyed being back in the halves and playing alongside Walker.

Roberts first represented Country in 2014 when he was at the Newcastle Knights.

Cody Walker, Casino Cougars

 

Another late bloomer who deserved his spot in the side after an impressive season so far in a struggling South Sydney side.

The 27-year-old toiled hard in the Queensland Cup for a few years before making his NRL debut last season.

Brian Kelly, Ballina Seagulls

 

Virtually unknown in the NRL world two months ago but now calls himself a representative rugby league player.

Kelly was given a chance at Manly this season and has not looked back, making a home in the centres.

Michael Gordon, Cudgen/Tweed Coast

 

Played his third and final game in the representative fixture on Sunday and has covered plenty of ground in his 12-year career in the NRL.

The former Kingscliff High School student has played for four NRL clubs and madeone State of Origin appearance in 2010.

Cheyse Blair, Bilambil Jets

 

Murwillumbah-born and made a name for himself as a junior at Bilambil before joining Parramatta in 2012.

He went on to play for Manly and is now playing some of his best football at the Melbourne Storm.



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