Tim McDermott’s reputation within Central Northern Rugby Union was enhanced last weekend. 

On the back of a solidifying top of the table victory representing his Red Devils First XV against Narrabri, McDermott was then honoured to be named in an initial 39-man NSW Country Cockatoos squad.

His selection in the squad deemed all but paramount following the recent NSW Country Rugby championships – held over the June long weekend – where McDermott represented the Central North Kookaburras.

The Red Devils second row forward was monstrous for the entirety of the carnival, particularly in the set piece line out – known in the Central North zone as an elite technician – and locking the tight five of the scrum.

McDermott is seen as the premier second rower in the Central North competition – taking his form in club land to the representative circuit in 2022.

It’s nice to make the initial squad.

“It was a goal of mine at the start of the season, knowing June and the winter in general was going to be a big month of rugby,” McDermott said.

Conceding his prime goal is a drought breaking Red Devils First XV Central North premiership, McDermott says whilst it’s a humbling achievement to make the initial squad, he is determined to continue to improve his rugby tuition.

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