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CQ's Munster to join NRL after signing Storm contract

Capras’ fullback Cameron Munster in a dangerous mood.
Capras’ fullback Cameron Munster in a dangerous mood. Allan Reinikka

CAMERON Munster is a wanted man.

The ever-consistent fullback has impressed on the field week in and week out for the Central Queensland Capras during their Intrust Super Cup campaign, which led to one of the biggest decisions the 18-year-old has made.

His performances caught the eye of talent scouts for three NRL clubs, and Munster was offered contracts with the Brisbane Broncos, Canterbury Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm.

"In the end I went with the Storm because it was the longer deal - it was for two years, where the others were for one. I'm pretty excited, it's not every day you get looked at by NRL clubs," Munster said.

Having signed the two-year contract recently, Munster will kick off training with the Storm's under-20s on November 4 in Melbourne where he will be joined by fellow 18-year-old Nathan Young, who was also picked up following the Capras' round eight clash with Easts Tigers.

While the former Emmaus College student made his debut for the Capras' last year, appearing twice for the side, he was a regular starter this season under coach Jason Hetherington, and he had been working hard to maintain the spot.

"I've been working hard doing a lot of extras and more work in the gym and I've still got a lot to improve on," he said.

"I've been working a lot on goal kicking, and being under the high ball - playing at fullback, you've got to be able to take those bombs well."

Staying lean, but adding muscle, was also on Munster's agenda this year as "there were a lot of big boys in the Intrust Super Cup."

Having a former NRL player such as Hetherington at the Capras' helm helped Munster immensely.

"It's really good having Jason as coach, he gets along with all the boys, and everyone respects him," he said.

"I've learnt a lot off him - he's a high profile player whose been in the system and played NRL and passes that knowledge on."

His team mates had also been "helpful" on hearing he had signed with the Storm.

"A lot of the guys have played 20s for NRL clubs and they've been giving me a few tips on what to do, and what not to do ... they've also been giving me a bit of stick."

Ironically, Munster and the Capras go up against Easts Tigers again tomorrow in round 14 of the ISC, and will be hoping for revenge after bowing to them in their last encounter.

"They will bring a lot of strike power, and the feeder club to the Storm will have a few of those boys playing for them as well. We need to stick to our game plan ... hold the ball, kick goals and defend well and I think we should go okay," the fullback said.

Like last weekend's encounter against Burleigh Bears, tomorrow's game at Browne Park will be televised live on WIN.

"It's a bit nerve-wracking at first knowing you're on TV, but after five minutes, you forget about it and just think about your game," he added.

Saturday's match between the CQ Capras and Easts Tigers kicks off at 2pm.

TEAM:

1 Cameron Munster, 2 Anthony Flores, 3 Russell Webber, 4 Josh Benjamin, 5 Marco Delapena, 6 Brent Crisp, 7 Dean Blackman, 8 John Clayton, 9 Darcy Etrich, 10 Alan Rothery, 11 Simon Gregory, 12 Brent Williams, 13 Gavin Hiscox (c). Interchange: 14 Reggie Saunders, 15 Nathan Young, 16 Guy Williams, 17 Ian Webster, 18 Luke Guinane.

ISC LADDER:

(After round 13)

Team P W L D Pts
Northern Pride 12 9 3 0 20
Ipswich Jets 12 9 3 0 20
Souths Logan Magpies 11 7 4 0 18
Mackay Cutters 12 7 4 0 17
Norths Devils 11 6 5 0 16
Wynnum Manly Seagulls 11 6 5 0 16
Easts Tigers 11 5 6 0 14
Tweed Heads Seagulls 12 5 6 1 13
Redcliffe Dolphins 12 4 6 2 12
Central Capras 11 3 7 1 11
Burleigh Bears 11 3 8 1 9
Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles 11 2 9 0 8

Topics:  cq capras nrl rockhampton sport rugby league



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