International Travel Captain


Sam Parkes (10) has been selected to tour Italy in April with the NSW Country Cockatoos Rugby Union Development Squad that will tour Italy in April 2018.

The Italy trip will see Sam traveling in Italy for 2 weeks and playing 4 games against local representative teams.  Sam was selected from applications from boys from all over NSW.  Sam has also now been selected as travel captain for this international touring team.

New South Wales Country Rugby Union (NSWCRU) is the largest Rugby province in the world. 

The Union encompasses over 80% of the regional and rural areas of New South Wales outside the Sydney metropolitan district. Nine zones make up the Union comprising over one hundred clubs with a Senior, Junior, Schools and Women player base of over thirty six thousand people (36,000).

Each year the Union conducts Country Championships in the Senior, Junior Age, Schools and Women Divisions.

Zone competitions kick off in late March early April and culminate in final series during September. NSWCRU provides a representative pathway for players to achieve higher honours in the following teams:

  • NSW Country First XV – Cockatoos
  • NSW Country Colts (U20’s)
  • NSW Country Junior Cockatoos (U14’s – U18’s)
  • NSW Country Womens – Corellas
  • NSW Country Schools XV