ROTH IS ON THE RISE

Brumbies ris­ing star talks about his fu­ture sport­ing goals and how rugby league and maths are one and the same

Central and North Burnett Times - - THE FENCE POST -

WILL Roth was sin­gled out by coaches as a ris­ing star in the un­der-14 Cen­tral Burnett Brumbies team.

The 14-year-old said he was just part of the team.

“I like to come to­gether with my mates and just play the game,” Roth said.

The 2016 sea­son was Roth’s first with the Brumbies and he said it was go­ing well.

“I have liked all the sea­son, it’s been good,” he said.

“There has been no stand out game for me; I have liked all of the games.

“I have good hand eye co­or­di­na­tion which helps to do things and that.”

The Year 9 Burnett State Col­lege stu­dent said HPE and maths were his favourite sub­jects at school and he said Maths and Rugby League shared sim­i­lar­i­ties.

“It’s just know­ing what to do and when and what will work best,” he said.

“Like fol­low­ing a for­mula.”

Roth said this in­flu­enced what went through his head when he ran out on to a pitch.

“I think ahead,” he said.

“You’ve got to think ahead about what’s go­ing to hap­pen.

“You give the ball to a for­ward then you’ve got to think about what you’re go­ing to do next.

“And what will be the best to beat the other team.”

The Bris­bane Bron­cos sup­porter said he pre­ferred play­ing “harder” teams.

“I feel like I play bet­ter, be­cause some­times with the eas­ier teams, it’s shared around a lot more,” he said.

“But yeah, I like play­ing against the harder teams like Nanango, Cher­bourg and Wondai.”

As for his rugby league dreams for the fu­ture, Roth is not quite sure what that will en­tail.

“I’ll keep play­ing up I hope,” he said.

“I’ll keep pro­gress­ing through league.”

And will he try to make the Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors when he can?

“I’m not sure yet about the Gla­di­a­tors,” he said.

Roth is also an avid crick­eter.

“My brother also plays rugby league and cricket, he’s 12,” Roth said.

“Though I prob­a­bly (set an ex­am­ple) in cricket, not so much league as he’s played at a higher level than me.

“I just like get­ting out­side and be­ing ac­tive.

“It’s very im­por­tant (to get out­side and be ac­tive).”

Will Roth: It’s just know­ing what to do and when and what will work best... like fol­low­ing a for­mula.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

RIS­ING STAR: Will Roth is an up and com­ing player for the Brumbies in their un­der-14 team.

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