Injury forces key withdrawals from Riverina League representative squad

RULED OUT: Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes ruckman Nathan Byrne, pictured getting tackled by James Nancarrow on Saturday, has withdrawn from the Riverina League representative squad.
RULED OUT: Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes ruckman Nathan Byrne, pictured getting tackled by James Nancarrow on Saturday, has withdrawn from the Riverina League representative squad.

RIVERINA League representative coach Guy Orton is confident he still has a lot of quality to choose from despite injuries to key personnel.

Collingullie-Glenfield Park coach Luke Gestier, Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes’ Nathan Byrne and Griffith pair Brent Arho and Jordan Iudica have all withdrawn from the squad due to injury.

Riverina will train for the final time on Thursday night ahead of Saturday’s clash with AFL Canberra at Wagga’s Robertson Oval.

Orton will trim the squad down to 25 ahead of the final session at Narrandera Sportsground.