It’s ground qual­ity, not crowd quan­tity

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

CHILDERS Show­ground may have an ad­van­tage given the open space and grand­stand but it is the con­di­tion of the sur­face that could be the deal maker or breaker.

“We are fully aware of what grounds are like in Queens­land,” O’Con­nor said.

“Player wel­fare is al­ways at the fore­front but there is usu­ally enough time for grounds to be ready.

“Our play­ers have changed un­der mar­quees – that’s not so much a big is­sue.”

Ground ca­pac­ity is “not so much an is­sue” for QRL as the qual­ity of the play­ing sur­face, which O’Con­nor said was vi­tally im­por­tant.

PHOTO: ROB WIL­LIAMS

FIELD DAY: Sur­face qual­ity will play a ma­jor role in de­cid­ing Coun­try Week hosts.

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