Comets shine in team of decade
A STRONG Central Queensland contingent has been short-listed for the Queensland Cup's team of the decade.
To celebrate the first decade of competition under the modern format, a Queensland Cup 10-year team is set to be announced at this year's September 17 grand final at Suncorp Stadium.
The chosen side will be representative of the period from the Queensland Cup's inception in 1996 to the end of the current 2005 season.
Former Comets players Scott Minto, Heath Egglestone and Jason Barsley have been nominated in the backs, along with Emerald product Steve Bell and Woorabinda whiz Reggie Cressbrook.
Melbourne centre Bell and Cressbrook made their marks on the competition playing for Norths and Burleigh respectively.
In the forwards, former Comets captain Sime Busby and Rockhampton's Neale Wyatt, now playing for Toowoomba, were selected.
In today's minor semi-final, Norths host Redcliffe, while minor premiers North Queensland tackle Burleigh in the major semi-final in Townsville.
r Meanwhile, a grand final berth is on the line when Wallabys and Gladstone Brothers clash in tomorrow's CQ Extended League preliminary final at Gladstone's Marley Brown Oval.
The winners will play minor premiers the CQU Norths Chargers in next Saturday night's decider at Rockhampton's Browne Park.