The NSW Blues have named a strong line-up for their season-opener against Tasmania in the Ryobi Cup on Sunday at Bankstown Oval, with Brad Haddin captaining a side containing only two players (Sean Abbott and Kurtis Patterson) who have not played for Australia or Australia A at senior level.
Brad Haddin (Captain)
The match marks the start of the Ryobi Cup which will be played in Sydney over the next four weeks.
The NSW Blues fixture list is below:
29 Sep 2013
NSW Blues v Tasmanian Tigers Bankstown Oval 9 30 AM AEST
07 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers Bankstown Oval 10 00 AM AEST
13 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v WA Warriors – Hurstville 10 00 AM AEST
17 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls North Sydney 10 00 AM AEST
20 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers
North Sydney 10 00 AM AEST
22 Oct 2013
NSW Blues v West End Redbacks Drummoyne 2 15 PM AEST Day/Nighter
Ryobi Cup – Tickets for adults will be $10 and available for purchase only at the gate. Entry for fans 18 years and younger is free.