He’s the mainstay in the VB Country Origin team and when the fixture’s all-time finale comes around in May, Tariq Sims wants to be there again.
Sims, who has represented the Country side consecutively since his debut in 2012, is the team’s most capped current player and if selected again will become the equal-second capped player of all-time behind Laurie Daley.
While the Gerringong junior is sad to see the end of the concept, he hopes to be there when it wraps up in Mudgee on Sunday, May 7.
"Playing for Country has always been a highlight of my career – I’ve played the last couple of years straight and this year’s no different," Sims told NSWRL.com.au.
"As anyone who’s played for Country will tell you it’s a special week – we get some legends in to help motivate us, help bring the group together and give back to the Country Rugby League."