NRC: Country boy Hanigan proud to be an Eagle

They don’t come much more country then Ned Hanigan. The 21-year old Coonamble born lock will start for the NSW Country Eagles against Brisbane City this weekend and couldn’t be happier about it. If fact, he even filmed a weather report earlier this week in the hope of encouraging a few more country fans to get along to the game. “That was a bit of stitch up, I wasn’t expecting to have to pull out the Akubra and Drizabone,” he said. “I think I said yesterday was going to be overcast and rainy and it was bright and sunny so maybe weather reporting isn’t for me.” But jokes aside, Hanigan is clearly proud of his upbringing and isn’t taking the opportunity to represent NSW Country lightly. “I went up to Scone a few weeks ago and I think I’d forgotten how important rugby is in the community in regional areas, it brings everyone together. There would have been 600 odd kids playing that day and that reminded me how important it is,” he said. “All the boys in th
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