Eagles fly for Group 6
BY SEAN CUNNINGHAM
11 Apr, 2012 12:00 AM
Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser
THREE Campbelltown Eagles players have been named in this year's Group 6 representative team to compete in the Country Rugby League Championships.
Wayde Dunley, Mason Talalou and Ben Weir will represent Campbelltown in the Group 6 side.
Coach Brendon Reeves believes this year could be the Group 6's best chance of success in the Southern Division round-robin competition.
Assisted by Campbelltown Eagles' joint coach Jason Hazelton, former Oakdale coach Reeves will guide his team in two qualifying games, in a bid to reach the semi-finals.
The team will play on April 27 at Mittagong against Group 16 and May 26 at Albion Park against Group 7.
"It's an important year for the Group 6 rep side and in the past there's been some problems with players not cherishing or valuing the jumper, but that will change and change in an epic way," Reeves said.
Confident his group of players can blend to produce some dazzling displays on the paddock, Reeves described this year's draw as a "dream draw" with both qualifying games being played within an hour's drive for most players.
He noted a few players who he believes could shine against their Group 7 and Group 16 counterparts.
"We've got an outstanding back line with younger players who are really enthusiastic and keen," Reeves said.
"Mason Talalou is dynamite, Trent Trotter has an awesome kicking game and he has some great speed.
"Morgan Knott is a big lump of a lad and every team needs a player like that.
"Stuart Flanagan, it's his year to shine, it's his first year back after playing NRL and it's his chance to dominate."
Reeves says he will throw everything behind his challenge to lead his team to victory.