Local rugby league identity Walson Carlos is busily preparing for the CQ NRL Bid meeting with NRL hierarchy next week.
Local rugby league identity Walson Carlos is busily preparing for the CQ NRL Bid meeting with NRL hierarchy next week. Chris Ison

Storm’s right fit for rookie says Capras operations manager

FORMER Central Queensland Capras hooker Walson Carlos believes Cameron Munster would be hard pressed to find a better NRL club to join.

Carlos, now the Capras operations manager, said rugby league's standing in Melbourne would help ease Munster into an NRL system.

"He's going to a great club. It's a good club to focus on your footy because there's not a lot of the spotlight on rugby league in Melbourne," he said.

"But, you're not a superstar down there. You see blokes that go down to Sydney can lose their way a little bit, similarly in Brisbane.

"They've also got the big three (Smith, Slater and Cronk) there, who are very clean-living blokes who stay out of controversy."

Melbourne Storm assistant coach Anthony Seibold, a former Comets player, has been working with Munster in the past few months to get the 19-year-old up to speed ahead of the 2014 NRL pre-season.

"I'm pretty nervous about training to tell the truth. I've heard a lot about pre-season training being tough, so that's pretty scary, but I'm looking forward to it," the Capras' 2013 Player of the Year said.

"Anthony has been sending me pre-season drills and programs to try and stay fit so that's been a big help (and) he's been keeping in contact with me to see how I'm going."



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