23-year-old robust Raider adds muscle to Capras 2014 squad
AIDAN Greenwood is ready to bring some Canberra-style defence to the Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras.
The Crookwell product is the latest signing on the growing list of Capras recruits for 2014 as the new Intrust Super Cup season rapidly approaches.
Touching down in the Beef Capital on Monday, 23-year-old Greenwood said he couldn't wait to give the QCup his best shot.
"I have been playing first grade down in Canberra in the local competition for a few years and had a few years in the representative system as well so I've come up here to give it a shot," Greenwood said.
"Brent Crisp actually got me up here. I played in Canberra with him and he got me a contract so to speak."
While he did not know much about the Capras, Greenwood said he was impressed with what he had seen of the side and was looking forward to contributing defensively.
"I hadn't really heard too much about the Capras but I watched a few games last year and was really impressed," Greenwood said.
"They have a really good set-up here and everyone is really welcoming so I can't wait for it.
"Defensively I think I am pretty strong, I love a running game and getting the ball early and when Crispy gets back on the field we will go well together.
"My favourite playing position is definitely second row but you can throw me in at five eighth and it wouldn't worry me."
While he may be a die-hard Blues supporter, Greenwood admitted Queensland was the breeding ground for NRL greats.
"I was going to pack the blue jersey but I didn't think it would get through quarantine," Greenwood quipped.
"Everyone knows that the QCup is second to the NRL and that's why they send them here.
"I'm really looking forward to the challenge and if I can break in, it would be unbelievable."
Greenwood said he was hoping to play at least 10 games for the Capras in 2014.
CQ Capras' 2014 recruits
Hughie Stanley (Easts Tigers), Theeran Pearson (Yarrabah Seahawks), Sebastien Martins (Queanbeyan Blues), Garrett Field (NSW), Darren Rodgers (Yeppoon Seagulls), Bobby Nona (Newcastle Knights), Aidan Greenwood (Canberra), Nathan Barraclough (Rockhampton Brothers), Clifford Betham (Cairns Brothers), Rhys Williams (Wales), Smith Samau (Gladstone Valleys).