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CQ Brahmans are approaching their 2013 campiagn professionally

Brodie Dreger (left) tackles Dan Pearce during the CQ Brahmans' skill testing at CQ University. Photo: Sharyn O'Neill.
Brodie Dreger (left) tackles Dan Pearce during the CQ Brahmans' skill testing at CQ University. Photo: Sharyn O'Neill. Sharyn O'Neill ROK261112sunion3

RUGBY UNION: Central Queensland Brahmans will experience a degree of professionalism never seen before with coach Steve Anderson at the helm.

The team's preparations for their 2013 Queensland Country Rugby Championship campaign got underway on Saturday at CQ University Oval, with the wider training squad undergoing fitness and skill assessments.

Team manager Martin Pentecost said it gave the outfit a base to work from ahead of their first competition game in March.

"Around half of the wider squad turned up as many people had other commitments but those who were there trained well and were at the level we probably expected them to be at," Pentecost said.

The wider training squad assessments were part of the programme to further develop the squad beyond 2013, he added.

"The average age of the squad is 21, which is very young but it means after 2013 we will have an experienced and well drilled group of players...it is certainly bringing a professional approach to the team as they go about their business," he said.

The experienced international union and league coach Anderson was also recently selected as the 2013 Queensland Country Heelers coach. 

With his knowledge, along with a committed staff supporting him and the players, talented footballers wanting to succeed in the code are in good hands. 

"Ando (Steve Anderson) is bringing a degree of professionalism these guys haven't seen before, and the staff are committing to the side, so we expect the players to step up and give their 100% committment to this as well," Pentecost said.

Most of the squad were motivated and enthusiastic but those who did not train with the right frame of mind, would risk being culled when the coaching staff cut the squad from around 40 to 25 early next year.

The Brahmans' have another round of assessments on December 19 at Rugby Park, and they will re-group on January 17 for an orientation day before starting pre-season training begins. 
 




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