Strong trial games put Conway in run-on side

GROWING up in Bluff and being the youngest of five brothers, it was a sure thing Chris Conway was destined for a future in rugby league.

Conway, 18, is the latest member from the league-mad town's production line to make his mark on the Central Queensland rugby league scene this season.

A member of the St Brendan's College Confraternity Shieldwinning team in 2004, Conway has impressed Yeppoon Seagulls officials during the club's pre-season campaign.

This included a man-of-thematch performance for the Seagulls in their 36-6 win over the Bluff A-grade side last weekend ? a team captained by one of his older brothers, Kelly.

"The pre-season has been going good and I've been happy with the way I'm playing,'' said Conway, who is set to earn a top-grade spot in the centres for Yeppoon's Rockhampton Local League season opener against premiers CQU Norths Chargers at Browne Park tomorrow week.

Conway, a second-year apprentice mechanic at Tropical Ford in Rockhampton, trained with the Central Comets in the off-season and has set his sights on Queensland Wizard Cup honours down the track.

He could be joined by another sibling, 21-year-old speedster Casey, who is set to return home next month after a stint with the Sydney Roosters.

In the other opening round clash next weekend, there will be no love lost when Rockhampton Brothers host arch-rivals Fitzroy-Gracemere Sharks at Victoria Park.

Supporters from both clubs have shown their true colours already this season via The Morning Bulletin's popular SMS to the editor section.

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