Reynolds to guide women
ONE of Central Queensland's most successful coaches in recent times has been appointed to guide the inaugural Capricorn Women's Rugby League representative side.
Rockhampton's Greg Reynolds will guide the local representative side through the 47th Battalion carnival in Bundaberg over the May Day long weekend.
Reynolds, who boasts the record of the longest-serving Capras coach and several Queensland Country and Queensland Residents appointments, is looking forward to working with the women to improve their skills and knowledge of the game over the long weekend.
The women have played to large crowds over the first two rounds of the competition and the general consensus has been one of surprise and delight at the skill level and passion that they have displayed in their two games to date.
The Peak Downs women's side from the Central Highlands represented Capricorn region at last year's competition and set a high standard by winning the competition.
It is expected that the Capricorn women's side will also be hard to beat, judging by the standard of play produced over the first two rounds.
Former Australian rugby union women's halfback Kara Moore will provide the team with plenty of direction and should form a strong partnership with representative five-eighth Amanda Ohl to guide the strong forward pack around the field.
The Gladstone front row of Toni Patai, Amy Parry and Martha Nharewera were outstanding for their club last week and will put plenty of fear into the opposition teams.
The Capricorn side's outside backs and fullback CJ Jones, Trisha Dougan and Casey Watkins, from CQU Norths in Rockhampton, have speed to burn should opportunities come their way.