Dragons? hunt for talent started



SOME of Central Queensland's rising junior rugby league stars are preparing to breathe fire on the footy field.

The Central Queensland Brothers under-17 representative side will put its future NRL aspirations on the line at Ipswich in March.

Aligned with the St GeorgeIllawarra Dragons, the team is keen to impress when it tackles its Brisbane counterpart on March 4.

Former Dragons captain Craig Young, now the club's head development coach, is just one Dragon who could be on the sidelines searching for any potential recruits.

The Dragons are affiliated with all Brothers junior clubs in Queensland after making the move into the rugby league talent nursery, which is dominated by the North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos, late last year.

Central Queensland Brothers under-17 coach, Emerald's Kevin Blakey, said the program provided these players with another avenue into the NRL.

Rockhampton's Victoria Park hosted a two-day camp on the weekend and Blakey said his players had been training the house down in preparations for their first match of the season.

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