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MOVING FORWARD: Flynn Johnson's rugby union achievements has earned him this week's Yaralla Sports Star.
MOVING FORWARD: Flynn Johnson's rugby union achievements has earned him this week's Yaralla Sports Star. Mike Richards GLA160817STAR

RUGBY UNION: Gladstone born and bred youngster Flynn Johnson said he is happy to focus on both rugby union and rugby league.

That's because he is so adept in both codes and has played at representative level in union and league.

The 14-year-old has recently trialled for the Rockhampton Brahmans under-14 side in rugby.

Things just progressed seamlessly from there.

BLUE SKIES AHEAD: Flynn has goals in mind with rugby.
BLUE SKIES AHEAD: Flynn has goals in mind with rugby. Mike Richards GLA160817STAR

The Bushrangers team played at the Rugby Union Junior State Championships in Brisbane in the first week of the school holidays.

Such was his form, Flynn was chosen to represent the Queensland Country Rugby Union U14 team.

"When I found out, I was shocked,” the shy teenager said.

For a player of few words, he lets his actions do the talking and he was one of two from the CQ region to have made the Queensland Country side with the other being from Emerald.

The rest were mainly made up of Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast boys.

What's the more impressive is that Flynn, who plays union for the Gladstone Rugby Union Football Club Goats and league for Gladstone Brothers, only started playing union relatively late.

"I started playing union at GRUFS two years ago which was in the off season of league,” Flynn said.

"I have had a consistent season with the Goats and enjoy the physical side of rugby.”

Flynn plays as inside centre and in the lock position for Brothers.

Flynn has made the Gladstone rugby league representative team and has also received a Capras/Titans academy place this year.

In addition to that, Flynn is also excelling in another sport. That's athletics and as this week's Yaralla Sports Club Junior Sports Star of the Week winner, Flynn said he will put the cash prize to good use.

"I'll use the money for my next sporting event in athletics where I made the Port Curtis team in athletics as well,” Flynn said.

RISE AND RISE OF FLYNN

Age: 14.

Sports: Union, league and athletics.

Representative duties

UNION: Brahmans, CQ Bushrangers, CQ Bushrangers, QLD Country.

LEAGUE: Gladstone, Capras/Titans place.

ATHLETICS: Port Curtis.

Topics:  gladstone brothers rugby league gladstone goats yaralla sports club yaralla sports star



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