THE Sawtell trio of Tyke Kemp, Ryan Pemberton and Jacob Conlon (Year 10, BDC) have their suitcases packed as they prepare for the rugby league trip of a lifetime.
The three Panthers have been selected in the NSW Country under-16s team which is going on a tour of Samoa.
The nine-day tour which starts on Saturday will see the young team tour alongside the Country Firsts team.
The squad is set to play two matches, including one against Samoa which will be played as the curtainraiser to the historic test match at Apia Park between Samoa and Fiji, the first-ever test match to be played in Samoa.
The players will also visit schools and communities to help promote the game of rugby league in the Pacific Islands.
Reproduced with permission: Coffs Coast Advocate