Norths star on Comets' trail
CQU Norths Chargers half Marc Webb is a man on a mission.
After helping the Chargers to comfortable half-time leads in their opening two matches, Webb wants to go one step further this weekend when the Chargers meet reigning premiers Brothers.
A win this weekend would surely gain Central Comets head coach Wayne Barnett's attention and put Webb's name in the mix.
With Comets' starting halves Ian Webster (rib cartilage) and Jonathan Tavinor (ankle) unavailable for this weekend's fixture and the possibility the pair might be out for an extended period, Webb is planning to put in a performance that will put him into contention.
“I'm pretty keen to get a run back in the halves (at the Comets),” he said.
Webb and the Chargers headline a massive day of rugby league this weekend when the Rockhampton Senior Rugby League hosts its first Super Saturday.
Rugby league action begins at 11.30am with Fitzroy-Gracemere Sharks taking on Yeppoon Seagulls in the reserve grade and continues right through to the main fixture of the day between the CQU Norths Chargers and Brothers, which kicks off at 7pm.
Webb, a current Comets squad member, earned selection in a handful of Queensland Cup games in 2010 and is confident his Chargers' teammates can help boost him back up into the ranks.
In their opening two matches, Webb has struck up a handy combination with fullback-turned-halfback Jaymzhi White.
“I've been impressed with him. He's doing a good job calling the shots and is playing his part. He's a definite half,” Webb said.
While he would like to be playing with the Comets, Webb said he was enjoying his time playing under rookie A grade coach Anthony Toby at the Chargers.
“He might have some critics out there, but I think he's doing a really good job with the team,” he said. “We're going all right.
“There's a good feeling around the club. We've started games really well, it's just the second half where we're struggling and lacking a bit of commitment.
“Even when you are buggered, you need to dig in and be prepared to push yourself. We're not doing that at the moment.”
The Chargers will be without hard-running front rower John Clayton after his recall to the Comets for their round four match against ladder leaders Tweed Heads Seagulls, while Brent Williams, who played for the Chargers in their opening fixture, retains his spot in the Comets team.
While many players are less than enthused about returning to the local competition, Webb said he had been impressed with the players coming back to the Chargers this season.
“It's good to see those guys that are coming back from the Comets are making an effort to get to know the boys at Norths,” he said. “And the Norths boys are doing the same.”
Saturday, April 9
Res Grade: Fitzroy Gracemere vs Yeppoon 11.30am
Res Grade: CQU Norths Chargers vs Rockhampton Brothers 1pm
Under 20: Fitzroy Gracemere vs Yeppoon 2.30pm
Under 20: CQU Norths Chargers vs Rockhampton Brothers 4pm
A Grade: Fitzroy Gracemere vs Yeppoon 5.30pm
A Grade: CQU Norths Chargers vs Rockhampton Brothers 7pm