Comets on path to being stars
RUGBY LEAGUE: It’s a big opportunity and three Comets flew out of Rockhampton yesterday prepared to take it.
Central Queensland Comets stars Jade Williams, Tyron Haynes and Ian Webster flew to Brisbane yesterday to train with NRL team the Brisbane Broncos.
Chief executive officer Scott Minto explained that the three were being looked at by the Broncos as a part of the relationship between the Brisbane club and the Comets.
“The Broncos get their affiliates to elect two or three of their elite players,” he said.
“These three were chosen due to their conduct both on and off the field.”
Last year Guy Williams went under a similar arrangement and played NRL games for the club.
“They have been rewarded for their hard work,” Minto added.
Having played at that top level himself, Minto believes each one of the three Comets has what it takes to make that next crucial step.
“It is not that big a jump, the game is a bit quicker and the blokes a bit smarter,” he said.
Minto said Haynes has a good chance of impressing having made the grade as an under-19 player but then concentrated on completing a trade apprenticeship ahead of a footballing career.
Welsh international Webster has Super League experience in Britain.
The trio are due to spend a day at the Broncos before returning home.