Open rep clash returns in 2018

Blake Tidswell could potentially secure a place in the Group 10 side next season.
Blake Tidswell could potentially secure a place in the Group 10 side next season.

It’s back.

Senior Group 10 and Group 11 sides will go head-to-head in the upcoming season in the annual Western Rams Representative Cluster carnival.

The region’s showpiece fixture was dumped in 2017 as both western groups formed under-23 sides, to line-up with the Country Rugby League’s decision to change the country championship to that age group.

The Groups’ under-23 outfits will still clash as Western looks to form a competitive Rams side to contest the country championship, but the open fixture will round the cluster out in 2018, enabling the best players in both competitions to go head-to-head.

Heading into 2018, it gives an opportunity for the Cowra Magpies’ best players over 23 years of age to play some representative football including Ronald Lawrence, Blake Tidswell and Warren Williams.