Whilst I agree that Dubbo should be be a frequent venue for NRL trials, I suspect the horse has bolted for 2006. A club like the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles has already organised its trials for 2007 meaning 2008 would be the earliest Dubbo fans could expect to see the famous Northern Beaches team in action. Having the City versus Country Origin game next year is a wonderful bonus for League followers in Dubbo and hopefully clubs yet to fill their trial roster for 2007 will give us careful consideration. The other thing that might help is some pro-activeness from the NRL to get these trial games into genuine regional areas. Why play trials at grounds like Brookvale Oval and Central Coast Stadium when they have their fair share of premiership games each year? One would think the NRL would be well-served by forcing clubs to take games to areas that aren't any chance of regular season action. Country areas, an invaluable Rugby League nursery, deserves nothing less.