CRL Under-23’s Representatives to Tour New Zealand for the first time

Updated: July 4, 2019

The best-performed Men’s Under-23’s Country Championship players will be rewarded with a trip to New Zealand, as Country Rugby League’s Under-23’s Representative side tours there for the first time in October.

Having visited Papua New Guinea last year and played Samoa and Scotland in warm-up matches for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, CRL Chief Executive Officer Terry Quinn believes this year’s tour presents a fantastic opportunity for the players selected.

“This is the first time Country Rugby League will tour New Zealand with our Men’s Under-23’s Representative side so we are extremely excited,” Quinn said.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for some of the brightest talent in regional New South Wales to showcase their skill and compete against players they wouldn’t normally compete against, as well as experience a different culture.

“The relationship we have with New Zealand Rugby League is one we are hoping to continue for many years and this tour is a fantastic opportunity for Australian and New Zealand Rugby League to unite.”

The team will assemble in camp on Friday 4 October. All tour information and highlights will be available on CRL’s website and social media channels.


Click here for Under-23’s Representative Team


Tuesday 8th October

CRL Under-23’s v North Island Championship Team

Kick-Off: 6.30pm at Puketawhero Park, Rotorua


Saturday 12th October

CRL Under-23’s v Canterbury Bulls

Kick-Off: 2.30pm at Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch