Five in a row for Walsh at helm of NSW Country Origin

GROUP 11 secretary Bob Walsh has been elected for a record fifth term as manager of the NSW Country Origin side.

Walsh will join the team in camp ahead of their clash with City at Coffs Harbour on April 21.

His election was ratified at the Country Rugby League annual general meeting, and Narromine-based Walsh couldn't be any prouder.

"It's normally a one-year gig so to get my fifth year is great," Walsh said.

"My offsider Wayne Bridge, who's the president of Group 3, will be in it for the fourth straight year so we have built up a bit of a partnership over our time together."

As manager, Walsh is responsible for ensuring the camp runs as smoothly as possible for the Country boys as they look to push their claims for selection in the NSW State of Origin side.

"The first task is to make sure there is enough beer for them when they come into camp but after that it is to look after them and make sure they are where they need to be when they need to be there," Walsh said.

"The players all have commitments within the community, as well as training and gym sessions and meal times.

"They need to know where they will be and when. We have to organise the meal locations, book the gyms, do all that stuff and make sure the camp runs well so they just have to focus on playing and the coaches concentrate on coaching."

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