Tough ask for unbeaten Cockies
LENNOX HEAD loose forward Jeff Wilson and his NSW Country Cockatoos are looking to ‘make their own history’.
The NSW Country rugby union team has swept through the representative season undefeated and this week face the task of two games inside 30 hours.
Wilson, who won’t have club mate Sam Stewart beside him for the Gold Coast double-header, is enjoying his first season back in Australia after a stint in Scotland.
He isn’t exactly sure how many times the Cockatoos have gone through undefeated, but he is sure it doesn’t happen often.
“Not many teams would have done it, I know that much,” Wilson said.
Wilson’s running mate Stewart is in New York for his brother’s wedding, leaving the tough-as-teak toiler as the only Far North Coast player in the squad.
Officials have added six players to the squad for the tough double-header, which includes an afternoon match against Darwin today followed by a clash with Queensland Country tomorrow night.
Wilson said that he and a few of the ‘older forwards’ would sit on the bench for the first game to remain fresh for the big clash with Queensland Country.
“That is the big one – it’s always a good game against Queensland,” he said.
“Its just like any sport – the rivalry across the border is always fierce.”