Photo by Colin Whelan copyright © nrlphotos.com :   Paul Vaughan looks to offload     NRL Rugby League, Telstra Cup Round 3 Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans at Canberra Stadium, Friday March 23rd  2014.

Jack Wighton, Josh McCrone and Paul Vaughan have all been selected to play for Country Origin in the annual fixture v City next Sunday in Dubbo. 

It will be the first time in a Country jersey for Paul Vaughan who has had a strong start to the season for the Raiders, while Jack Wighton and Josh McCrone will make a return to the Country team after playing for them previously. 

Raiders Shaun Fensom and Jarrod Croker were unlucky not to make the team after solid starts to the season for the Raiders. 

Josh Papalii has also missed out on selection for the Australian team to play New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman test, after playing for the Kangaroos in their winning World Cup Final at the end of 2013. 

2014 VB Country Origin Team

1. Josh Dugan - St George Illawarra Dragons (Sth Tuggeranong)

2. Michael Gordon - Cronulla Sharks (Tweed Coast)

3. Jack Wighton - Canberra Raiders (Orange CYMS)

4. Jamal Idris - Penrith Panthers (Forster Hawks)

5. James McManus - Newcastle Knights (Newcastle JRL)

6. Jarrod Mullen - Newcastle Knights (Wests Newcastle)

7. Tyrone Roberts - Newcastle Knights (Ballina)

8. Trent Merrin - St George Illawarra Dragons (Shellharbour Sharks)

9. Mitch Rein - St George Illawarra Dragons (Kiama Knight)

10. Aiden Tolman - Canterbury Bulldogs (Smithtown Tigers)

11. Beau Scott (C) - Newcastle Knights (Picton Magpies)

12. Josh Jackson - Canterbury Bulldogs (Gulgong Terriers)

13. Adam Docker - Penrith Panthers (Shellharbour Sharks)

Interchange

14. Josh McCrone - Canberra Raiders (Temora Dragons)

15. Paul Vaughan - Canberra Raiders (Gungahlin Bulls)

16. Dale Finucane - Canterbury Bulldogs (Bega Roosters)

17. Tariq Sims - Nth Queensland Cowboys (Gerringong Lions)

18. TBA

Coach - Trent Barrett