26th May 2013, 17:52
PLAYERS AIM TO IMPRESS COACHES
CONWY BEAT GALLANT WREXHAM BUT NOW IT IS THE COAST V COUNTRY GAME THAT IS CENTRE STAGE
CONWY CELTS 76 WREXHAM BRADLEY RAIDERS 6
CONWY Celts will be looking to the North Wales Coast v Country Origin match for a big push towards Wales A places this summer.
Their demolition of Wrexham Bradley Raiders was never in doubt after they racked up all their points in the first half, and the match was ended.
Wrexham managed to get over the Cowny line once and had some good time near the Celts line, but it was one-way traffic and Celts coach Ray Caldwell said: “Fair play to Wrexham, to travel down with only 12 players with one of our players volunteering to play for them, which was really good.”
So now Caldwell, who is coaching the Coast team that will combine with Rhyl and Prestatyn Panthers on Friday night at Parc Eiras, Conwy, hopes the Welsh selectors have a good look at the North Wales players.
National head coach Mike Grady is due to be at the match to see for himself what talent is on show, and Caldwell said: “It is going to be very difficult for the Coast team because we are merging with Prestatyn to play in the Origin Game and a couple of our lads will miss out on it.
“It is always good from a coaching point of view to have the combination. For the players to now think they have got to show themselves and put the effort in for North, it can only be positive for the selectors of the Wales A team.”