Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

PLAYERS PUT ON NOTICE; Wicks Excited about Competition for Spots

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

PLAYERS PUT ON NOTICE; Wicks Excited about Competition for Spots

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MATTHEW ELKERTON

sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: With just over a month before the Group 2 rugby league season kicks off at Frank McGuren Field, Grafton Ghosts captain Danny Wicks is no closer to separating his squad into first grade and reserve grade.

Wicks has put his troops on notice when he said there was no guaranteed spots in the first grade side, with every position a battle between at least two or three contenders.

The former Parramatta Eels enforcer has returned to Country Rugby League with one goal and he is keen to build a team to achieve it.

"We have one goal at Grafton and that's to win a premiership," he said.

"I think we have more than the squad to do it. We have got some serious depth. It is going to be very tough just to pick a team."

While some players have had a monopoly on their positions for several seasons, Wicks said there were no certain picks.

With a professional approach adopted straight from former coach Brad Arthur's playbook, the new coach said he was putting friendships aside. …

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