Team Lists: Monaro v Illawarra

Monaro Under 23’s coach has named an unchanged side for this weekend’s Country Championships semi-final against the Illawarra South Coast Dragons.

Five-eighth Nicholas Cornish is named in the halves despite picking up an injury in the second half against the Riverina Bulls.

This marks the second consecutive year that Monaro and Illawarra have met in the semi-finals. The Colts claimed a 26-18 win in the corresponding fixture last year.

The winner of Saturday’s clash will face either the Northern Rivers or the North Coast in the final.

Saturday, May 19 – Monaro Colts v Illawarra South Coast Dragons – Workers Arena, Goulburn

1. Ryan McQueen (C) (West Belconnen Warriors)

2. Kyle Shepperdson (Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs)

3. Tevita Aroha-Tuinauvai (West Belconnen Warriors)

4. Ryley Thomas (West Belconnen Warriors)

5. Chris Hart (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs)

6. Nicholas Cornish (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs)

7. Derek Hay (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)

8. Kye Madden (Gungahlin Bulls)

9. Zac Patch (Queanbeyan Blues)

10. Luke Skidmore (Gungahlin Bulls)

11. Nukurua Ngere (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)

12. Cleve McGhie (Woden Rams)

13. Tyson Greenwood (Goulburn Workers Bulldogs)

15. Ron Leapai (Woden Rams)

16. Harry Whatman (West Belconnen Warriors)

19. Andrew Ayres (Narooma Devils)

21. Luke Ingram (Bombala Blue Heelers)

24. Jacob McGrath (Yass Magpies)