Comets take it to Norths Devils

RUGBY LEAGUE: Central Queensland Comets are again living up to their title of representing the whole region by taking a fixture out west.

Last year the Comets played a game at Blackwater, but this year the venue is Emerald with the opposition being Norths Devils.

Even better for local supporters, the match is officially a Norths home game and so spectators in Rockhampton won’t miss out on any football.

Comets chief executive officer Scott Minto yesterday said the game at Emerald was set down for April 10.

He said the majority of home games during the regular season would be played on Saturday evenings at Browne Park, kick-off at 7pm.

However, there are two Sunday matches organised with the Comets facing the mighty Redcliffe Dolphins on Easter Sunday, April 4.

The second Sunday fixture sees last year’s champion side Sunshine Coast visiting Rockhampton on the Sunday of the Queen’s Birthday weekend, June 13.

Kick-off time for the Sunday matches is 3pm.

Minto said the club was currently preparing for the three big weekends of footy starting with the visit by the Broncos and Storm on February 13.

The Comets play the Mackay Cutters as a curtain-raiser to that match with two age-group teams, also facing Mackay opponents, on the same card.

The Comets are set in training for the big season after their standout performance in the 2009 Queensland Cup and hope to top that with the title.



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