Wallabys player shows big potential
By CRAIG ROSScraigr@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
LOOK out rival clubs, Wallabys' Robert Da- vid is only going to get better.
That was the message coming out of Wal- labys' sensational 56-0 Gladstone and Dis- trict Rugby League A grade victory over Bi- loela at Marley Brown Oval yesterday.
While David was just one of several Walla- bys players to produce standout perfor- mances, the bad news for the other GDRL clubs is that he is not yet match fit.
Having represented his new city before even playing an A grade game, David is just warming up to his task.
'I've still got work to do on my fitness,' David said after scoring a try and making several telling breaks against a lax Biloela defensive line. 'I was just trying to follow the play.'
David, who played with Cairns Brothers last year and who has played in the Queens- land Cup competition with Wynnum-Manly, scored three tries for Wallabys in reserve grade last weekend before being promptly lifted into the representative and A grade sides.
He had originally been travelling from Cairns to Bundaberg to play but stopped in Gladstone to check if any opportunites exist- ed and Wallabys are glad he did.
'I'll be sticking here. I'm fitting in well with the boys,'' he said.
Biloela were never in the hunt with the Wallabys pack, led by props Aaron Farrar and Dan Kerr, dominant up front, giving playmakers Garry Brown (hooker), Ron Craig (five-eighth) and newcomer Allan Da- vid (halfback and Robert's brother) room to attack.
Fullback Ashley Dodd and centre Chris Butler also continued their good form for the victors.
Biloela props Anthony Munns and Mi- chael Thaiday battled hard in a well-beaten outfit as did centre Darryn Fischer.