REP HONOURS: Whitsunday Brahmans’ David Kay (pictured) is one of five Mackay Cutters’ underage representatives named for the upcoming season. Photo Tony Martin / Daily Mercury
REP HONOURS: Whitsunday Brahmans’ David Kay (pictured) is one of five Mackay Cutters’ underage representatives named for the upcoming season. Photo Tony Martin / Daily Mercury

Five junior Brahmans picked in Cutters’ squads

RUGBY LEAGUE

THE quality in Proserpine's young rugby league players has been identified, with five players picked for Mackay Cutters' underage squads.

Brahmans' under-18 stars David Kay and Jackson Brooks both shone at a trial game on the weekend, and were subsequently picked in the Mackay Cutters' Mal Meninga Cup squad.

Proserpine's Kai O'Donnell, Luke Borghardgt and Matt Di Prima made the cut for the Cyril Connell Cup team, in what is a boost for the region's development programs.

Players from all over the Mackay and Whitsunday region had been training with both squads for the past two months, before they were cut down to just 25 players each.Whitsunday Brahmans' Michael Lee said it was encouraging for the club that its young players were being recognised and hoped that they continued to grow.

"The next generation of players we're trying to develop into becoming A-grade players and hopefully further their careers," Lee said.

"Mackay Cutters are trying to assist young players throughout the Whitsunday to further develop their skills."

In other news, Proserpine will now not host a Queensland Cup fixture this year.

It was reported the region would host a Q-Cup fixture in December, however due to scheduling clashes this will not happen until 2016.

The Q-Cup's Country Week is scheduled for August 16 however the Mackay and District Rugby League's finals will have already started.


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