Comets: It?s back to the future
By AARON KELLY
THE Central Comets have called on the services of some of the club's former greats for extra motivation tonight.
The Comets face their next Queensland Wizard Cup challenge ? competition powerhouse Redcliffe at Rockhampton's Browne Park.
On the back of their first win of the season, the Comets will be presented with their jerseys tonight by 17 former players.
Players like former captain Brad Neven, Gavin Ryan, Russell Miller and Rob Lorraway, who battled through some hard times and enjoyed the glory days when the club was known as the Capras.
Neven and Lorraway will also give pre-match speeches to the team.
It is a ploy the club hopes will inspire the team to finish a tough season on a strong note.
Comets coach Neale Crow said it had the makings of a perfect night, with the unveiling of the leagues club's new corporate facilities also taking place.
"We represent league in this area and bringing these people back for the game just reminds the players of that,'' Crow said.
The Comets yesterday suffered a massive blow when Kurt Cawdron was ruled out with an elbow injury, forcing the front-row enforcer to miss his first match of the season.
Captain Mark Henry will make his return from a knee injury, but could start from the bench.
Kick-off for tonight's match is at 7.30.
Comets ? Mark Henry (c), Clint Rothery, Matt Hill, Tyron Haynes, Paul Albury, Mitch Wyatte, Adam Geddes, Fili Sofa, Herewini Rangi, Mick Esdale, Todd Brandon, Andrew Dale, Trent Callaghan. Interchange: Toby Wallace, Grant Broadhurst, John Bidgood, Trent McKinlay.