THE Calliope Roosters can take a lot of positives out of a loss to the Wallabys yesterday, but Anthony Mayers is keen on one in particular.
The Roosters lock fooled everyone when he darted out of dummy half close to the try line and was able to sneak in for a four-pointer.
At the time it brought Calliope within six points.
But what it means to Mayers, after going down in the match, is he is out of a season-ending tradition.
"That is the first one of the season; it is good to be off the nudie run," he said with a laugh.
Mayers began with the club last year and is part of a young squad which is showing a lot of promise for the future.
After a two-year stint on the sidelines he returned to rugby league after getting itchy feet and liking the atmosphere of the club.
"I met a couple of the boys who play for them," he said. "We like it out here. It is a nice little family club and town.
"I have my partner and two kids. A lot of the other boys do, too, so on bye weekends we get together.
"I started last season. I have been in town for three years."
Keen on helping the Roosters along, Mayers has young boy who may be a Rooster in years to come.
For now the Calliope team is managing the best they can.
"We had a few boys out and three or four backed up from Reggies," Mayers said.
Wallabys vs Calliope:
- A-Grade - Wallabys 52 d Calliope 24
- Reserves - Wallabys 38 d Calliope 12
- U18 - Wallabys 36 d Calliope 8