Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Boot on the Other Foot as Reds Star Inspires Juniors

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Boot on the Other Foot as Reds Star Inspires Juniors

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Byline: Michelle Curran michelle.curran@capnews.com.au

ROUND 19 FIXTURES:

CQRU A-grade: Colts v University, Rugby Park, 3pm; Gladstone v Blackwater, Gladstone, 3.30pm; Brothers v Frenchville, Rugby Park, 6pm; Bye Dawson Valley.

Reserve grade: Colts v Biloela, Rugby Park, 1.30pm; Dawson v Boars, Rugby Park 2, 3pm; Brothers v Frenchville, Rugby Park, 4.30pm; Bye University, Mt Morgan, Cap Coast.

AS A kid, Queensland Reds fullback Ben Lucas loved meeting his heroes from the football field.

These days, roles have been reversed, and the talented back is a role model to many aspiring rugby union players around the State.

"It's really great meeting the kids. I know I loved seeing my heroes as a kid, and now I'm playing the other role, and hope to give some inspiration to young players -- it's a really good thing to do," Lucas said.

Rockhampton players will have the chance to meet the 25-year-old Reds player, who will be at Brothers Rugby Club on Saturday. …

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