Keen to rip in

Daily Mercury - - SPORT -

FILL­ING the void left in the halves by for­mer Cut­ter and new Can­berra Raider Cooper Bam­bling will be no easy task, but new five-eighth Jack Hick­son is con­fi­dent he’s come to the right place.

Hick­son, who came through the Can­berra Raiders sys­tem him­self, caught Cut­ters coach Steve Shep­pard’s eye while play­ing a trial for his club side the Wo­den Val­ley Rams against Scot­land in the lead-up to this year’s World Cup.

“I pride my­self on my run­ning and at­tack­ing game, and over the last 12 months I’ve worked on my kicking. So things he (Shep­pard) iden­ti­fied in me, were things I saw as my strengths, so be­ing on the same page is good,” Hick­son said.

Ready to get stuck in, Hick­son said he was look­ing for­ward to form­ing a for­mi­da­ble com­bi­na­tion with fel­low half, Ni­cho Hynes, over pre-sea­son.

“I set my­self a goal to have a crack at Queens­land Cup, so when the op­por­tu­nity came from the Cut­ters, I was keen to grab it and test my­self in a qual­ity com­pe­ti­tion,” he said.

“The depth here is ex­cit­ing, so I’m keen to rip in.”

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