NRC: Eagles name Godwin for NRC

by Marty Cambridge

Former Western Force flyer Kyle Godwin will start for the NSW Country Eagles in this weekend’s first round of the Buildcorp NRC.

The 24-year-old has played 49 games for the Western Australian side but has yet to announce his next move in Super Rugby.

The inside centre will be part of a solid backline that features a number of Waratahs including Reece Robinson and Andrew Kellaway.

Kyle Godwin will bring mountains of Super Rugby experience to the Eagles. Photo: Getty Images

Captain Paddy Ryan will miss the season opener through injury however NSW front row teammate Tolu Latu will pack down at hooker.

Darren Coleman will be head coach for the third straight year for a side that failed to make the finals in 2015.

The Eagles begin their campaign against two-time champions Brisbane City on Saturday at 3:00pm at Sydney Uni.  All the action will be live on Fox Sports.


NSW Country Eagles side       

1. Sonny Satuala

2. Tolu Latu

3. Samuel Needs

4. Ned Hanigan

5. Timothy Buchanan

6. Jake Wainwright

7. Rowan Perry

8. Sam Ward

9. Jake Gordon

10. Andrew Deegan

11. Alex Newsome

12. Kyle Godwin

13. David  Horwitz

14. Reece Robinson

15. Andrew Kellaway


16. Jedidiah Gillespie

17. Clarrie Moore

18. Cameron Beetham

19. Ryan McCauley

20. Mark Baldwin

21. Adams, Tayler

22. Samuel Figg

23. Angus Roberts