Comets to try Nanai

THE Central Comets are set to unleash a former rugby union giant in the coming weeks to help rescue their plummeting 2005 Queensland Cup campaign.

Queensland Reds development player Eddie Nanai, 18, has joined the Comets ranks.

Nanai, who will play his second game for Fitzroy-Gracemere in the CQ Extended League in Gladstone tonight, landed at Browne Park last week looking for a chance to play in the Queensland Cup.

The hard-hitting backrower represented Queensland at the 2003 Australian Rugby Union Secondary Schools Championships, playing against Broncos flyer Leon Bott, who was on the wing for NSW.

Nanai switched codes this season and was playing for Noosa on the Sunshine Coast before he contacted the Comets for an opportunity.

He was also selected in the Wide Bay side to contest next month's QRL Divisonal Carnival in Gladstone.

"If the kid's good enough, he'll certainly get an opportunity to play in the Queensland Cup,'' Comets chief executive Jamie Boon said yesterday.



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