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CQ talent on show.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Hope a Manly recruitment rep is present for this tour. Will be some great young talent running around.

    RUGBY LEAGUE TALENT APLENTY IN CQ
    September 24th, 2012

    The CQ NRL Bid’s Elite Development squads are assembling at Rockhampton Grammar School for their annual camp prior to the southern tour. The CQ 13s and 14s will be put to the test by some of the best Rugby League schools in the south east of the state. It’s a special time for all concerned and we should be grateful and appreciate the fact that CQ is continuing to produce wonderful Rugby League talent, as has been the case for over 100 years.

    Just a quick visit to the “roll call” section of the Bid’s web site will provide evidence that some of the great names of our game not only originate from CQ but are actively involved with the Bid as mentors and role models to the emerging talent in our different programs.

    Fantastic former NRL, Origin and Australian players like Matt Sing, Gary Larson, PJ Marsh, Jason Hetherington, Steve Bell, Justin Loomans, Sid Domic and many more are Central Queenslanders who are involved in different honorary capacities with the CQ NRL Bid.

    I often tell audiences that the CQ NRL team will be a development club and not a recruitment club. We are all about providing opportunity to our own to play Rugby League at the highest level in an environment which supplies the required support mechanisms that HOME provides.

    I know that some of the young men in our development program will be the next generation of elite NRL players who originate from CQ. Often people from outside of CQ don’t understand this, so to prove my point here is a list of some first grade NRL players form CQ who played in the NRL in 2012, their respective NRL Clubs and the town or city that produced these players.

    Current NRL Player

    Current Club

    Town of Origin


    Travis Waddell

    Raiders

    Proserpine



    Ben Hunt

    Broncos

    Dingo



    Josh Hoffman

    Broncos

    Mackay



    Daly Cherry-Evans

    Manly

    Mackay



    Dave Taylor

    Rabbitohs

    Blackwater



    Ben Barba

    Bulldogs

    Mackay



    Luke Capwell

    Broncos

    Charleville



    Jharal Yow Yeh

    Broncos

    EmuPark



    Ben Ridge

    Titans

    Yeppoon/Roma



    Matt Scott

    Cowboys

    Ilfracombe



    Dane Nielson

    Storm

    Mackay



    Maurice Blair

    Storm

    Maryborough



    Neville Costigan

    Newcastle

    Mackay



    Nick Emmett

    Dragons

    HerveyBay


    Gavin Cooper

    Cowboys

    Murgon


    Chris Sandow

    Eels

    Cherbourg


    Willie Tonga

    Eels

    Cherbourg


    Matt Ballin

    Manly

    Kingaroy


    Jacob Lillyman

    Warriors

    Richmond


    Chris McQueen

    Rabbitohs

    Kingaroy


    Dane Gagai

    Newcastle

    Mackay


    Tom Humble

    Tigers

    Blackwater


    On top of this very impressive list, there are another thirty odd young men who originate from CQ that played in the Under 20, NYC competition this year.

    The production line never stops – The next generation of Matty Scott, Dave Taylor, Ben Barba, Daly Cherry-Evans etc is playing Rugby League right now in Central Queensland. They will have their chance to represent CQ with honour and distinction in the not too distant future.
     
  2. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Clubs can't sign on any kid under 15. The days of hoarding them on scholarships from the early teens, are over.

    May be worth a look but the effort might yet be worth the reward. Very difficult to spot a likely champion player through that level due to huge variances in development.

    Better off getting a squiz at the 15-16 year olds.
     
  3. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    thought it was another quade cooper thread....lol?
    was gonna say when has he shown talent ha ha ha
     
  4. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Agree Ham, but it never ever hurts to sow a few seeds and build some bridges. A perfect opportunity to show some Manly values and interest to some kids and parents. You know, the odd future Birthday card form the club, a phone call to say G'day every now and then. An interest to see future video of games they will play. All leading to posible invitations to trial as they mature.
     
  5. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And then in the end it's just SHOW ME THE MONEY
     

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