The annual East Vs West Metropolitan Match (formerly City/Country) was played at North Sydney Oval on Sunday 14 July 2019, with West Metro taking the honours 38-24.
It was high scoring match played in excellent conditions and although the West Metro side took an early lead and never looked back, the East Metro boys were always in the hunt right up until near the end when the victors ran away with it.
Played on the undercard of the North Sydney Vs Newtown Canterbury Cup Match, Bears legend Greg Florimo commented after the match how impressed he was with the quality of game and complimented both teams on the spirit in which the match was played.
The match also served as the selection trial for the NSW Tertiary Residents team that will play Queensland Tertiary Residents on 24 August 2109 (see separate post).
Man of the Match: Daniel Arona (West Metro)
West Metro Players’ Player: Tori Willie
East Metro Players’ Player: Harry King
West Metro 38 – Tries: Tori Willie 3, Rod Makari, Matt Thomas, Riki Willie, Shiem Fuimaono; Goals: Nicholas Khoury 3, Riki Willie & Tori Willie 1 each.
East Metro 24 – Tries: Troy Dargin 2, Luke Johnson, Myles Fowler, Ricky Petelo; Goals: Max Linden-Smith & Brady Webb 1 each