RGS halfback Gerard Moriarty in a draw and pass drill.
RGS halfback Gerard Moriarty in a draw and pass drill. Matty Holdsworth

Cowboys and RGS alliance kicks off

RUGBY LEAGUE: Rockhampton Grammar School officially began its alliance with the North Queensland Cowboys yesterday afternoon.

About 40 keen students took part in a skills and development session with Cowboys coaching staff while the other half did a theory eat well, play well, stay well program.

For a school renowned for their rugby union, halfback Gerard Moriarty was adamant it would spark his side into gear, particularly with eyes on First XIII selection.

"It is really good to have them come and train with us. We have just started off with a warm up drill and just going through basic lead drills now,” he said.

"It is not too different from what we normally do, we have really good coaches here at Grammar who know what they are doing but it is still pretty exciting to have the Cowboys here.

"We had a great season last year but missed out on the grand final, hopefully the skills and drills available through these Cowboys clinics will give us an advantage over the rest.

"It gets our name out there for comps like the Confraternity Shield. Being a traditional rugby union school it is hard to switch codes but the Cowboys alliance will make it easier.”

Moriarty believed the dietary requirements were equally vital to development.

"With our Firsts picked at the end of the year hopefully we will all be on a level playing field when it comes to our diet, and this will help,” he said.

"For sure up in Queensland we are all Cowboys fans, it is great they could come up.”



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