Lambert signs with Comets
THE Central Comets' recruitment drive for next season is in full swing after yesterday's signing of former North Queensland Cowboy Denny Lambert on a two-year deal.
Lambert, crowned Queensland Cup player of the year in 2003 while playing for Wynnum, comes to Rockhampton from the Pia Donkeys in France.
Comets chief executive Jamie Boon said the club was delighted to have secured the services of Lambert, who will bring a wealth of experience and a good work ethic to the club.
"On his day, Denny has no peer at Queensland Cup level and his ability to lead a team around the paddock fits in nicely with what is required here in the future,'' Boon said.
New Comets' coach Matt Parish said Lambert, a five-eighth/ halfback, along with fellow signings Grant Wooden and Adam McEwen, would assist in the development of the club's up and coming players.
"There is a lot of young talent in the region and part of my role will be to nurture that talent into the Comets' players of the future,'' said Parish, who arrives in November after leading the Jim Beam Cup representative tour of New Zealand.
Two players set to benefit from this leadership and experience are QR Development Squad player of the year Tyron Haynes and former Comet Todd Titmus.
Titmus has returned home after a two-year stint with the Penrith Panthers while the Comets have been able to fend off several NRL clubs to retain Haynes.