NSW Country Cockatoos v QLD Country Heelers: Six players to watch

Queensland Country is gunning for its third consecutive Battle of the Border Cup at Goondiwindi on Saturday afternoon, while the NSW Country Cockatoos are looking to hoist the trophy for the first time since 2015. The Heelers have claimed the trophy thanks to last-gasp tries in both of the last two years, but after an undefeated tour of New Zealand they’re brimming with confidence and look to be red-hot favourites heading in to the 2018 edition. While there’s no doubting the ability across both sides, there is a handful of players to keep your eye on. NSW COUNTRY COCKATOOS KEVIN McNAMARA (Prop) A bookend from the Central Coast, McNamara has been around the Cockatoos’ camp for a while but has truly cemented his spot in 2018. Excellent at scrum-time and as dynamic with ball in hand as any NSW Country forward. CHRIS LOGAN (Fullback) Was overlooked for Newcastle-Hunter’s side but was handed a second chance with Mid North Coast, and he impressed at country week
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