Chargers? Fab Four pursuing rare double
By AARON KELLY
THEY'VE confused everyone from supporters to opposition teams in Central Queensland this season.
Meet the CQU Norths Chargers' very own "fab four''.
Led by inspirational captain James Waterton, the Chargers continue their pursuit of an elusive CQ premiership double at Rockhampton's Browne Park tonight.
The reigning Rockhampton Rugby League champions are chasing their first double in 11 years when they tackle Gladstone club Wallabys in the CQ Extended League decider.
At just 25, Waterton heads the Chargers' family connection, playing alongside cousins Brad, 25, Ben, 22, and Anthony, 22, for the first time this season.
For front-row enforcer Brad, it's been a happy homecoming after returning to the Chargers camp this season from Gympie.
"I've been looking forward to this all year,'' Brad said.
Growing up in Rockhampton and Mount Morgan, Brad said like so many football combinations, their "razzle-dazzle'' style started in the backyard.
"There was always a family party every week,'' he said.
"I remember when Ben broke my jaw playing one day.''
The Chargers have not won the Rockhampton/Extended League double since 1994 and are still reeling from last year's heart-breaking 26-22 grand final loss to Wallabys.
"We've set ourselves the goal to win the double and there is a bit of unfinished business,'' five-eighth Anthony said.
Chargers coach Darryl Horstman has welcomed back Andrew Dale from Queensland Cup suspesnion, while Wallabys enter the match with an unchanged line-up from last weekend's thrilling 20-19 extra-time preliminary final win over Gladstone Brothers.
Horstman said his side was focused to achieve their season goal.
"Wallabys will have to come prepared to take it away from them,'' Horstman said.