A few fringe players could well slip in through the door of opportunity, courtesy of spirited efforts at a wet and muddy Cooks Gardens for the Game of Three Halves representative trial this afternoon

Not all of the selected 74 players were able or willing to attend the fixture of three 40 minute matches between the sub-unions, leading to a couple of ring-in players filling out the benches, and in some cases swapping to other teams for more game time, especially in the final half.

Rangitikei-Country were probably the lightest on numbers, but had several of the bigger names who