North Sydney Bears Head to Nowra to Face Illawarra in Round Nine of Competition

Image: An early break for Premiership debutant Adam Doueihi last week against the Warriors - Intrust Super Premiership | Round 8 | North Sydney Vs New Zealand | North Sydney Oval | 23/04/2017. Photo Steve Little www.redandblackzone.com.

In 2016 the Illawarra Cutters won the Intrest Super Premiership, running out winners 21-20 over the Mt Pritchard Mounties.

Read about their massive win – Cutters Win the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership.

However for 2017 after a rationalisation of sponsorship in the Wollongong District, the Illawarra Rugby League has chosen to both leverage their history and re-aline their feeder relationship with the St George Illawarra NRL moniker.

Now know simply as the Illawarra RLFC and carrying the St George Illawarra badge, they still possess the size and talent commemorate with one of the Sport’s original heartlands.

This heartland is of special significance as the North Sydney club face Illawarra this weekend in Round Nine of the Intrust Super Premiership as the Bears will travel to Nowra, on the New South Wales South Coast to face the Defending Premiers.

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Kick-off is the normal time of 3:00 pm at Nowra Showground.

North Sydney Head Coach Ben Gardiner has named his team to travel south.

Young Adam Doueihi will start on the bench. Tautalatasi Tasi and Brett Greinke move into the starting thirteen to cover the loss of Robbie Rochow and Dave Tyrrell.

NSW Rugby League Senior Representative Competition | Intrust Super Premiership Competition [Open Age]
Round Nine | Illawarra Vs North Sydney | Nowra Showground | 3:00 pm | 29/04/2017

1 Sitiveni Moceidreke
2 Dane Nielson
3 Tyrell Fuimaono
4 Edward Murphy
5 Braiden Burns
6 Eli Levido
7 Luke Kelly
8 Anthony Cherrington
9 Bradley Deitz (C)
10 Toby Rudolf
11 Tautalatasi Tasi
12 Brett Greinke
13 Cheyne Whitelaw

14 Clayton Williams
15 Adam Doueihi
16 Fred Junior Mauala
17 Piki Rogers

Coach: Ben Gardiner