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The inaugural Outback Challenge will take place tomorrow (Saturday 15 July) with both the NSW Men’s and Women’s Outback teams going head-to-head against Queensland Outback at Century Oval in Miles.

It’s the first-time players will have the opportunity to take part in this challenge, allowing grassroots players an opportunity to showcase their skills.

Smaller towns in NSW including Bourke, Goodooga, Cobar, Menindee are being represented during this game, highlighting the talent from regional towns.

The Outback Challenge will kick off tomorrow morning with the women’s game kicking off at 11:45am followed by the men’s game at 1:15pm.

Click here to watch all the action.

Outback Challenge – NSW Men’s team

1. Dylan Ciprian (Goodooga Magpies)

2. Lisiate (Keni) Talalima (Broken Hill ‘Silver City’ Scorpions)

3. Owen Whyman Jnr (Wilcannia Boomerangs)

4. Keenan Elwood (Bourke Warriors)

5. Tristan Lamb (Collarenebri Bulldogs)

6. Farren Lamb (vc) (Goodooga Magpies)

7. Michael Lake (Goodooga Magpies)

8. Aiden Orcher (c) (Bourke Warriors)

9. Tom Langford (Menindee Yabbies)

10. Brendan Coffey (Brewarrina Googars)

11. Kyle Whyman (Wilcannia Boomerangs)

12. Jordan Elwood (Bourke Warriors)

13. Matthew Button (Collarenebri Bulldogs)

14. Brayden Barnes (Menindee Yabbies)

15. Justin Boney (Goodooga Magpies)

16. Bailey Skelton (Broken Hill ‘Silver City’ Scorpions)

17. Kade Fennell (Menindee Yabbies)

18. Kaden Lamb (Goodooga Magpies)

19. Bailey Cosgrove (Tingha Tigers)

20. Brennan Cosgrove (Tingha Tigers)

Coach: Nathan Blacklock

Outback Challenge – NSW Women’s team

1. Shakaye Walker (Coonamble Bears)

2. Jamarlia Orcher (Brewarrina Googars)

3. Kylie Aiyanah (Lightning Ridge)

4. Nickita Riley (Condobolin)

5. Jemmah Knight (Bourke Warriors)

6. Tori Canham (Coonamble Bear)

7. Tilly Power (Cobar Roosters)

8. Araiterangi (Missy) Karaitiana (Castlereagh Cougars)

9. Maddie Masman (Baradine Magpies)

10. Channy Burgess (Castlereagh Cougars)

11. Hayley Andrews (Coonabarabran Unicorns)

12. Maddison Chapman (Dunedoo Swan)

13. Harriet Messner (Lightning Ridge)

14. Dorothy Mills (Wilcannia Wildflowers)

15. Nellie Jones (Broken Hill ‘Silver City’ Scorpions)

16. Hannah Carroll (Cobar Roosters)

17. Kendra Bugmy (Broken Hill ‘Silver City’ Scorpions)

18. Chantae Eyers (Brewarrina Googars)

Coach: Tim Del Guzzo


Click here to catch all the action of the Outback Challenge from Century Oval, Miles.

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