Rugby Union: Gunnedah junior talent shining

Piper Rankmore and her NSW Country under-17s girls side capped off a successful representative campaign with victory over their City rivals in Tamworth on Sunday.

Driving defence: Playing for NSW Country, Piper Rankmore looks to stop this City player's run during Sunday's clash in Tamworth. Photo: Peter Hardin

Driving defence: Playing for NSW Country, Piper Rankmore looks to stop this City player's run during Sunday's clash in Tamworth. Photo: Peter Hardin

The multi-talented teenager helped the Cockatoos defeat City 38-12 at Scully Park as part of the annual City v Country fixture.

Another Gunnedah junior is meanwhile set for a possible collision course with his former state in Tamworth.

Harry Wilson has been named in the Queensland Country squad for their National Rugby Championship defence. 

Wilson is one of seven backrowers in the squad, joining the likes of Reds’  Angus Scott-Young, Liam Wright and Caleb Timu.

“He’s very excited,” Wilson’s dad Cameron said, especially with Queensland Country to playe NSW Country in Tamworth in October.

Wilson, who played Australian schoolboys last year, has had a strong season playing premier grade rugby for Brothers in Brisbane.