CQ Brahmans ready for their UQ test after undefeated season

TOUGH TASK: Paul Tema and Jake West will line up for CQ Brahmans against the might of UQ in February.
TOUGH TASK: Paul Tema and Jake West will line up for CQ Brahmans against the might of UQ in February. Mike Richards GLARUGB

HOME to former Australian Rugby Union Captain James Horwill, University of Queensland (UQ) is renowned for its quality in playing and producing at the top level.

Next month, the machine-like play of the side will charge onto Meteors Sport Ground, going head to head with the best of Central Queensland, the CQ Brahmans.

Coming off the back of another undefeated season, the Brahmans will be confident of causing UQ pains and taking the match, which would be extra special for two Gladstone players.

Jake West and Paul Tema will take the park against UQ, following their play in the success of 2013.

"We have only had three or four sessions this year, travelling to Rocky every Wednesday night," West said.

The February 15 match will begin Tema's third season as No. 8 for the Brahmans, and he is not expecting too much in a team new to playing with each other.

"It is with a new team which is always different, you just have to take it on," he said.

The prospect of facing the stiff opposition is a daunting task for the pair.

West admitted he hoped the likes of Horwill didn't play, saying he would likely run over the top of him with ease. He is keen to play on his home field on such an occasion, however, and maybe even cause an upset.

"They are a premier grade team so it should be a good test for us," West said.



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