Roos lay claim to top two try-scor­ers

leads the charge in last hur­rah to equal Carter’s tries

Central and North Burnett Times - - BURNETT SPORT - Emily Smith emily.smith@cnbtimes.com.au

WHEN Daniel Nan­car­row took to the field for the Monto Roos’ fi­nal game of this year’s rugby league sea­son, he was well aware team­mate Shane Carter had scored two more tries than him.

But the cen­tre didn’t let pres­sure get the bet­ter of him, and led the charge for the team’s last hur­rah, cross­ing twice over the try­line him­self.

So while the Roos missed out on this year’s grand fi­nal, they could lay claim to the com­pe­ti­tion’s equal two lead­ing try-scor­ers.

“It’s not re­ally a goal you set your­self at the start of the sea­son. It’s just about play­ing footy and win­ning for the team,” Carter said.

“But I guess we do get a bit com­pet­i­tive with it at the end of the sea­son. I knew where we were sit­ting (on the points tally),” Nan­car­row said.

Carter also took out the ti­tle for most num­ber of points scored, and Nan­car­row was dubbed the Cen­tral Bur­nett rep player of the year for his ef­forts in the Cen­tral Bur­nett Brumbies and NorthWide Bay.

The two 24-year-olds are now in their fifth and sixth years play­ing for the Roos, but have grown up play­ing footy to­gether since they were both in ju­niors.

“We played a lot of back­yard footy to­gether back in the day, and it still helps to have some­one who knows how you play out on the field with you,” Carter said.

Carter said he would spend the next few months play­ing golf, while Nan­car­row tries to set up a touch rugby com­pe­ti­tion, be­fore the Roos start train­ing again be­fore Christ­mas.

The Monto Roos will have their awards night on Septem­ber 6, and the boys urge ev­ery­one to come along, whether they are af­fil­i­ated with the club or not.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

TOP TWO: They may have missed out on the grand fi­nal this year, but Monto Roos play­ers Daniel Nan­car­row and Shane Carter both scored the most tries in the North Bur­nett com­pe­ti­tion.

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