Brahmans welcome centre?s return



THE Rockhampton CSR Readymix Brahmans are planning on taking full advantage of attacking weapon Che Anderson with a more expansive game plan at Kawana tonight.

Anderson makes his return from a three-week absence with an ankle injury for the Brahmans' final round Queensland Country Championships clash against the Sunshine Coast.

Looking to go out on a winning note, the Brahmans return to competition play after drawing the bye in the previous round.

While the rest appears to have hurt the side with several players still under injury clouds from the Frenchville Rugby 10s Carnival, there are no worries in the midfield with the return of inside centre Anderson and the move of fullback Ashley Kirk to outside centre.

"It should give us more starch where it's needed,'' Brahmans coach Tom Moore said.

"Sunshine Coast has had a hotand-cold season. We'll come out attacking hard and hopefully we'll catch them when they're cold.''

In other final round games, undefeated champions Gold Coast will show last-placed Mackay little mercy despite effectively wrapping up the Queensland Country title last weekend.

Gold Coast will field the same squad which demolished Townsville 31-0 last Saturday.

In Port Douglas, second-placed Eastern Downs take on Cairns, who are coming off a shock 19-11 loss to Mackay.

Points ? Gold Coast 24, Eastern Downs 19, Townsville 17, Cairns 9, Rockhampton 5, Sunshine Coast 5, Mackay 4.



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