Comets get tough start to season



THE CENTRAL Comets will face a tough start to their 2006 Queensland Wizard Cup campaign, but according to new coach Matt Parish, next season is a whole new ballgame.

A draft draw for next year's competition has been released with the Comets set to kick-off their season against Easts Tigers in Brisbane on March 11.

The Rockhampton-based club then tackle last year's grand finalists Burleigh at Browne Park on March 18, fellow powerhouse Redcliffe away on March 26, a newlook Wynnum at home on April 1 and Broncos' feeder-club Toowoomba away on April 8.

The Comets host Souths Logan ? last season's woodenspoon rivals ? in a round-six grudge match on April 15.

However, Parish and his players are not concerned with the daunting task ahead.

"We've got to play everyone twice during the season,'' Parish said.

"At this stage we're more worried about ourselves.

"We've been training very hard and I don't think any team in the competition would be training harder than us.''

The Comets launch their preseason against NRL side Manly at Browne Park on February 4.



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