Comets join Broncos training
THE TIE between the Central Queensland Comets and the Brisbane Broncos has never been clearer with five of the Comets currently training with the Brisbane team.
Ian Webster, Tyron Haynes and Jade Williams were given the opportunity to train with the NRL club as a reward for their on and off-field performance of last season.
Guy Williams was a part of the Broncos squad for much of last season and managed to get some time on the park with the first team.
Comets chief executive officer Scott Minto said Williams was with the Broncos again as he tried to gain a contract with the club.
Big forward Aaron Summers certainly put in the hard yards with the Comets last year and that earned him a spot with the Country team for the annual fixture with City.
To most observers Summers was looking pretty fit before he travelled south but according to him he is in a lot better condition after working out with the Broncos fitness and conditioning staff.
“Up until Christmas I was training seven days a week but now I get a day off,” he said.
The work has been having results as he has been successful in reducing “skin fold” significantly.
“They are super professional here,” he said yesterday speaking to The Morning Bulletin from Brisbane.
“Everything is a pretty high standard.”
Currently Summers is enjoying the experience of working with the Broncos first team squad and is unsure of whether he will come away with a contract or not.
“All I can do is keep training and keep improving,” he said.
“The rest will look after itself.”
Summers said all his Comets team mates were keen and had done well at training at the Broncos.
- The Comets first big matches may be a month away but the club has had its first injury worries of the season.
One of the big name signings Guy Ford was hospitalised recently.
Minto said the former Broncos under-20 forward needed treatment with antibiotics after suffering from blood poisoning.
“Guy’s not bad now and has started back training,” he said.
Minto does not know how Ford got the infection but said a few of the players had suffered but none as seriously as Ford.
“These sort of things set you back a bit,” he added.
- Currently the dressing rooms at Browne Park are not looking anything like what you would expect for such a professional organisation.
Minto said the Comets under-16 and 18 players were in a training camp at the ground.
“You can’t move for swags in the dressing sheds,” he reported.
Thankfully the sheds will be clear of such obstructions by the time the big teams come to town for their trial matches during next month.