New South Wales Origin coach Laurie Daley (pictured) has expressed his regret over the demise of the annual City Country match.

The fixture which will be played for last time in 2017, has descended into farce with clubs refusing to make their players available for the game that has been part of the rugby league representative schedule for 106 years.

Daley, who represented Country on many occasions, says while he’ll miss the game, with it no longer a part of the Origin selection process, he understands why it’s no longer relevant to the modern game.