Jock Brazel was part of the winning City side

BIG STAGE: Jock Brazel in action for City. Photo: Bryden Sharp NSWRL
BIG STAGE: Jock Brazel in action for City. Photo: Bryden Sharp NSWRL

Moree's Jock Brazel was elated to have the chance to play representative rugby league as his under 18 City side thrashed Country.

In the City versus Country fixtures at the weekend, Brazel lined up in the second row in the Brett Kimmorley-coached team who scored a big 46-6 win.

Throughout the week leading up to the City-Country match, Brazel had the chance to learn and train under some superstars of rugby league.

Aside from Kimmorley, the City team had a session with NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler.

"The experience was amazing and something I will never forget, it was truly an honour to play and to learn from such talented people," Brazel said.

"I certainly learnt plenty over the camp about on and off the field.

"The experience as a whole was extremely beneficial to me as a person.

"As a player it only helps me develop my game and extend my knowledge and I can put many things learnt on that camp into all future games."

Of the win, Brazel was rapt to be part of it.

"To get the win felt amazing and to do it in front of my family and partner was a special moment I will never forget," he said.

"Very grateful to do it in front of them all as they are the people that really helped me get to where I am."

Having grown up playing representative rugby league in Group 19, for the Northern Inland Academy of Sport among other things, Brazel spent plenty of time with some of his Country opponents.

Some people made sure he didn't forget his roots.

"There's was a bit of banter but all in the spirit of the game," he said.

"It was awesome to play against some mates and good to catch up with them."

With the City-Country clash and SG Ball competitions over for now, Brazel turns his attention to schoolboy rugby league with the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges trials on Thursday and Friday.

Then he will re-commence training with Parramatta for the Jersey Flegg Cup.