Coun­try wants more biff

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

COUN­TRY coun­cils are ris­ing up against the “shiny suit peo­ple” from city, ac­cus­ing them of aban­don­ing rugby league in the bush.

Mid-Western Re­gional Coun­cil is calling on other non-Syd­ney coun­cils to help bring back the tra­di­tional City-Coun­try match.

The 106-year-old tra­di­tion was scrapped by the NRL be­cause of com­plaints from coaches.

Mid-Western Re­gional Coun­cil coun­cil­lor Percy Thomp­son, who raised the mo­tion last month, said the event was vi­tal for the bush.

“The shiny suit peo­ple do not un­der­stand how im­por­tant the game has been for rugby league over the years,” he said.

A spokesman for the NRL said they aim to take more games in gen­eral to coun­try ar­eas.

Cr Percy Thomp­son.

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