The KARI City Origin side were greeted with a warm welcome from the Wagga Wagga locals upon their arrival this morning.

The team landed in the beautiful inland city before making their way to McDonald’s Park, where hundreds of rugby league fans flocked to see their heroes.

Kids at the annual Trent Barrett Shield were given the rare opportunity to mingle with their favourite players as the side prepare for Sunday’s clash with Country Origin.

KARI City Origin side

Tickets to the 2015 AAMI Country-City clash, a genuine battle for NSW VB Blues spots, can be purchased both online via Ticketek or through selected Telstra stores in Wagga Wagga. Purchasetickets before game day for as little as $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family of four.