Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Improving Rothery Gets Fullback Start against Brothers

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Improving Rothery Gets Fullback Start against Brothers

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Byline: Jenna Johnstone Jenna.Johnstone@capnews.com.au

A-Grade

CQU Norths Chargers vs Rockhampton Brothers

Fitzroy-Gracemere Sharks vs Yeppoon Seagulls

NORTHS LADIES DAY

2pm Reserve Grade

3.30pm CQU Norths Women vs Central Highlands

4.15pm Gladstone Women vs Central Highlands

5pm CQU Norths Women vs Gladstone

5.40pm Under-20

7.10pm Old Boys

7.30pm A-grade

RUGBY LEAGUE: Fullback Clint Rothery is doing a lot of hard work for the CQU Norths Chargers and deservedly starts tomorrow night against Rockhampton Brothers at Browne Park.

Rothery rarely got the opportunity to shine last season.

However, he has been impressive for Norths this year, putting in the hard yards during last round's win over Fitzroy-Gracemere Sharks.

C[pounds sterling]He topped our tackle count, hardly missing any,C[yen] coach Morris Kemp said.

C[pounds sterling]I think he is getting better with every game.

C[pounds sterling]He is taking on a lot more responsibility.C[yen]

Rothery will have to work hard again tomorrow night, because Brothers will be trying to get plenty of go-forward through their big pack.

However, halfback Wes Barrie is the player to watch, with his big kicking game capable of causing damage to the Chargers.

Kemp says Brothers recent form is due to make a turn and he will ensure his players do not take the opposition lightly.

C[pounds sterling]Last time we played them we started off with the best 20 minutes of football I have ever seen,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]Although we won quite convincingly I am wary Brothers always have something up their sleeve.C[yen]

Norths, who are fresh off a 48-14 win against the Sharks, will hit the park without forward Andrew Dale and the dominant combination of Kyle Toby and Dallas Williams. …

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