IN A telling display of the young talent among the ranks at the Leeton Greens, seven players from the club have been selected in the Riverina under 23s squad.
The group is headlined by the Fisher brothers - Josh, Daniel and Kirtis - as well as Brandon Catlin, Rhys Wilesmith, Ty Fletcher and D'Andre Williams.
Apart from the Leeton contingent, the team is made up largely of Group Nine players, with no youngsters from Yanco-Wamoon or Griffith clubs picked up in the squad.
Numbers will be cut down in the coming weeks as the side prepares for the Country Championships, which start next month.
Coach Jody Rudd, who also hails from Leeton, said each of the Greens players had impressed enough to be named in the squad.
"We had the Group 9 v Group 20 representative match last year and they all put in really well in that game," Rudd said.
"They played well in another trial game as well against Western, so that was another chance to have a look at the players.
"You've got the three Fisher brothers in there, so that's already a good combination.
"All of the Leeton boys bring something different."
The squad had their first training session for 2020 at Beres Ellwood Oval recently and will get together again before a trial match against the Victoria Thunderbolts in Albury on January 25.
Rudd is coaching the side for the second consecutive year in 2020 and was hopeful of success come time for the Country Championships.
He's relying on the players to put in a lot of fitness work back with their clubs.
"Most of the clubs are back doing pre-season now, so we do want the boys to be working on their fitness with them," Rudd said.
"When we get them together for training, we want to be working with them on our different combinations and getting to know each other on the field."
Riverina under 23s squad
Eddie Jackson, Timoci Vatubuli, Hayden Ashcroft (Kangaroos), Hayden Cowled, Luke Levett (Cootamundra), Liam Wiscombe, Jeremy Wiscombe, James Girdler (Albury), Jayke Hogan, Jesse Corcoran (Young), Royce Tout, Mathew Lyons (Gundagai), Jock Ward, Hamish Starr (Temora), Mitch Bennett, Brody Tracey (Southcity), Dylan McLachlan, Jordan Little, Connor McCauley, Nick Hay (Brothers), Josh Fisher, Ty Fletcher, Rhys Wilesmith, Kirtis Fisher, D'andre Williams, Daniel Fisher, Brandon Catlin (Leeton).
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