Henry Yuill and Tim Small were selected to represent the Illawarra in the NSW Country Championship which was held in Warren over the the last weekend in April.
Both boys performed well with wing, Yuill scoring a hat trick of tries which could well see him back in the Cockatoos squad in coming weeks. Half-back Tim Small showed all his big match experience as he drove his forwards expertly and directed the side around the field.
Despite plenty of people declaring Central West favourites for the title it was the Illawarriors who dominated the match with an outstanding defensive effort to blot the Blue Bulls out of the match. The Illawarriors brought home their third Caldwell Cup title in four years after an emphatic 37 – 15 in the final.