Callaghan to lock it in

By RACHAEL BORICH

CENTRAL Comets lock Trent Callaghan finally has an opportunity to push his future selection claims in Toowoomba this afternoon.

Callaghan will make his first regular season appearance for the Comets in their Queensland Wizard Cup round 14 clash against the Toowoomba Clydesdales.

It has been a long wait for the former Norths Devils player who arrived at the Comets' camp at the start of the season.

Callaghan played in the Comets' pre-season trial games before being sidelined by an ankle injury in the final trial game and after returning for one club game for Fitzroy-Grace- mere he then damaged knee ligaments and was out of action for 10 weeks.

His first game back was a strong showing for the Central Queensland Capras at last weekend's QRL Divisional Championships in Gladstone.

The 19-year-old, who played all his junior football in Brisbane, admitted pulling up a bit sore but at least the knee held together.

"It's been tough just having to watch,'' Callaghan said. "Fitness will be my biggest thing this weekend and just getting used to the speed again.''

Callaghan's return to the Comets' fold is one piece of good news for a club which is sitting at the bottom of the ladder and still chasing its first win of the season while carrying a growing number of injury concerns.



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