Nelsons Plains brothers make NSW Country tour to New Zealand in July

TALENTED: Sam Jones, 17, and Zac Jones, 15, from Nelsons Plains have been selected to play in NSW Country rugby league squads heading to New Zealand for nine days in July. Picture: Supplied

TALENTED: Sam Jones, 17, and Zac Jones, 15, from Nelsons Plains have been selected to play in NSW Country rugby league squads heading to New Zealand for nine days in July. Picture: Supplied

“Very proud” is how Stu Jones feels about his sons being selected for the NSW Country squads heading to New Zealand in July.

Zac Jones, 15, was selected for the under-16 NSW Country team and brother Sam Jones, 17, for under-18s.

The pair, from Nelsons Plains, will take part in a nine-day rugby league tour of New Zealand next month.

Zac and Sam’s selection for the squads was based on their performance in the NSW Country Championships, held in March and April.

The front-rowers were picked to play in Newcastle Rebels representative teams for the championships.

For Zac, it was his third consecutive year being of picked for the Rebels. He captained the under-16 side this year. 

Zac is looking to further his league career through the Newcastle Knights. He is aiming to make the under-17 development squad.

Sam played in the NSW Rugby League Harold Matthews Cup last year. He has also been selected to play up in under-18s for the Northerns NSW Catholic Schools representative side.