Scott Porter (left) and Kristian Mene will make their Comets debut against the Cronulla Sharks tonight.
Scott Porter (left) and Kristian Mene will make their Comets debut against the Cronulla Sharks tonight.

Porter, Mene ready for Sharks attack



ONE kicks goals and grew up on the beaches of Cronulla.

The other doesn't mind jet-setting around the world for a forward battle.

But Scott Porter and Kristian Mene have arrived at Rockhampton's Browne Park with similar goals this season.

The Central Queensland Comets recruits will line up for their new club in tonight's final Minniecon and Burke Pre-Season Challenge clash against the Cronulla Sharks.

Porter, 21, will start at fiveeighth against his former club after swimming up shore from a season with the Sydney Roosters in 2005.

The goal-kicking playmaker, who turned down an offer from the Comets in the off-season, said he couldn't reject the opportunity to play in Rockhampton the second time around.

Another reason behind the move north is joining his best mate, new North Queensland Cowboys signing Russell Aitken, playing in the NRL with the Comets/Cowboys alignment.

"My goals are to play first grade down the track and the option with the Cowboys is there,'' Porter said.

For Mene, the Samoan journeyman played in New Zealand and France before arriving in Australia with a Cook Islands team early last year.

After a playing stint with Kyogle on the NSW north coast, the 26-year-old prop was picked up by Parramatta and had impressed Eels officials until joining the Comets this week.

But like Porter, the chance to test his game in the Queensland Cup, along with the pathway to the Cowboys, was a golden opportunity.

The Sharks arrived in Rockhampton late yesterday, led by former Australian schoolboy star Greg Bird.



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