Glen's Sarah Byrne chosen in Greater Northern league tag team

Sarah Byrne

Sarah Byrne

This year alone, Sarah Byrne has taken the field for three different Country Championships campaigns.

MIXED RESULTS: Group 19 succumbed to Group 4 before beating Group 21 at the Greater Northern Championships on Friday.

MIXED RESULTS: Group 19 succumbed to Group 4 before beating Group 21 at the Greater Northern Championships on Friday.

Byrne will pull on another Greater Northern Tigers jersey this month after earning selection in the region's league tag team.

Byrne and fellow Glen Innes Magpie Sarah Woolfe represented Group 19 at the Greater Northern Championships in Tamworth last Friday. Eventual winners Group 4 beat the Group 19 side in their opening clash 24-nil at the Greater Northern Championships on Friday night in Tamworth.

"Group 4 came out with super high intensity, they had chosen a very fast team particularly their playmakers," Byrne said.

"It almost felt like we were playing touch just continually back-pedalling trying to get on side and you know a couple of defensive holes opened up and they put a few points on us."

Group 19 had 10 minutes to regain their composure before facing Group 21 but managed to topple the Hunter-based team 18-10.

From their performances on the night Byrne, along with Armidale's Taneika Landsborough and Uralla's Amy Barraclough were chosen in the Greater Northern Tigers team.

Although she's played at the same level already this year, Byrne admitted the nerves will still be there.

"I made the Greater Northern tag team back in 2016 and that was my first rep team I got into and since then it's just been contact sports," she said.

"I've found that tag makes me a lot more nervous then tackle, you know you let the tag slip through your fingers and it could be game over, whereas tackle you have a whole body to take down."

"Both tackle and tag are completely different but at this kind of level you go out there knowing your personal game is going to improve because of the coaching and skill and intensity of the players around you. That is what I enjoy most about both tackle and tag."

She will get to play in front of a home crowd this time around with the Country Championships northern draw to be held in Glen Innes on July 20.