City spots snared
GLADSTONE Brothers and Wallabys have been rewarded for their strong start to the A grade extended rugby league season by each having five players named in the City side to meet Country in Rockhampton on June 4.
The trial match is the final hitout for players to impress Central Queensland Capras selectors before they name a side to contest the Queensland Rugby League Divisional Carnival in Gladstone on June 11 and 12.
While the unbeaten CQU Norths dominate the City squad, Gladstone heavyweights Wallabys and Gladstone also have a healthy representation in a side which will start as favourites against Country.
City was selected from players with CQU Norths, Wallabys, Gladstone Brothers and Rockhampton Brothers and, between them, the clubs hold down the top four spots on the CQ Extended League premiership.
The Country side, which features in-form Tannum Sands pair Steve Surtees and Brendan Rae, also consists of players from Biloela, Yeppoon, Emerald, Longreach, Middlemount, Peak Downs and Dysart.
City squad: Paul Albury (CQU Norths), Richard Apps (Rockhampton Brothers), Aaron Benson (CQU), Grant Broadhurst (RB), Chris Butler (Wallabys), Bradley Cameron (CQU), Mick Casey (RB), Clint Docherty (Gladstone Brothers), Clint Doherty (GB), Aaron Farrar (W), John Faupula (CQU), Adam Geddes (RB), Dan Gourley (W), Adam Hamilton (W), Ben Platt (GB), James Radloff (GB), Matt Rogers (W), Luke Scott (CQU), Antho- ny Toby (CQU), Brad Toby (CQU), Clint Wallace (CQU), James Waterton (CQU). Coach: Michael White. The City squad will be reduced to 19 players following the Extended League fixtures on May 28-29.
Country squad: John Bidgood (Yeppoon), Ben Bromley (Y), Chris Catip (Emerald Tigers), Kurt Caplick (Biloela), Jarrod Fickling (Longreach), Chris Gentle (Middlemount), Nathan Horn (B), Jesse Jenkins (Y), Andrew Mackie (Y), Ryan Peters (Y), Paul Pyziakos (B), William Querro (Y), Brendan Rae (Tannum Sands), Davin Roberts (Tigers), Travis Ryan (Tigers), Kurt Sullivan (Peak Downs), Steve Surtees (TS), Ben Walsh (Dysart), Mitch Wyatte (Y). Coach: Jason Hetherington.