Chargers flying high
By AARON KELLY ? HIGH-flyers the CQU Norths Chargers have been rewarded for their unbeaten rugby league start to the season with a domination of the Rockhampton Rustlers open side announced yesterday.
The Chargers, who are undefeated after the opening five rounds of the CQ Extended League, had 10 players named in the Rockhampton squad for the first of two key selection trials for this year's CQ Capras at Rockhampton's Browne Park on April 23 to 25.
Rockhampton Brothers were the next best represented with four players, while Fitzroy-Gracemere and Yeppoon players make up the 19-man Rockhampton squad, to be coached by David Doyle, to play the Central Highlands and Gladstone.
The Capras open squad will be finalised after a City versus Country game at Browne Park on June 4 in the lead-up to this year's QRL Open Carnival in Gladstone on June 11 and 12.
With five weeks to go before the Legends of Origin Relay arrives in Rockhampton, the representative fever hits Gladstone this weekend when plenty of young hopefuls work towards their dreams in the under-17/19 Capras selection trials.
This year's QRL Under-17/19 Carnival, which hosts teams from Northern, Central and Wide Bay regions, kicks-off at Browne Park on Saturday week.