Talent infuses Comets' ranks
THE Central Comets' 2010 playing ranks are set to be injected with some home-grown talent.
The club is set to announce a host of major signings in coming weeks, led by former Broncos, Canberra, Cronulla and Celtic Crusaders forward Darren Mapp.
The St Brendan's College product will be a welcome addition to Wayne Barnett's pack next season, along with the return of Broncos under-20s players Guy Ford and Brent Williams.
The Comets have also snared former Rockhampton junior Tim Glasby from the Penrith Panthers.
In more good news for the club, big front-rower Aaron Summers will spend the off-season with NRL feeder-club Brisbane.
Summers enjoyed a bumper debut season for the Comets which included Country and Queensland Residents selection.
The Comets' UK import Ian Webster is set for a busy off-season with three internationals for Wales, starting next month. Webster will tackle England, Serbia and Ireland in the European Cup.
Summers and Webster are just two players expected to shine at the Comets' annual awards ceremony at the Rockhampton Leagues Club next Friday night.
Utility Tyron Haynes will be aiming to claim back-to-back player of the year awards. Other major awards to be presented are players' player, best forward, best back, clubman of the year and rookie of the year.