Webb hopes to have last laugh on Cow­boys

Townsville Bulletin - - Rugby League - townsville­bul­letin. com. au Townsville Bul­letin Thurs­day, March

CARL Webb ad­mits he’s count­ing down the days un­til he makes his Par­ra­matta de­but against for­mer club North Queens­land on Satur­day.

The for­mer Queens­land prop sat out the open­ing three rounds of the NRL sea­son due to calf and ham­string prob­lems, but has been named on the bench to f a c e t h e C o w b o y s a t Par­ra­matta Sta­dium.

The 31-year-old played for NSW Cup side Went­worthville last week and pro­duced a strong per­for­mance in a 30-18 win over Wind­sor.

‘‘ It was quite for­tu­nate, I had a game for Wenty last week, and I got a bit of match fit­ness up, and now I am ready to go,’’ Webb said.

‘‘ I’m ac­tu­ally re­ally ex­cited, it is a great game to come back to and it’s def­i­nitely a game you don’t have to get your­self up for.’’

De­spite be­ing shown the door by the Cow­boys at the end of last sea­son, Webb has no hard feel­ings about the club or coach Neil Henry but ad­mits it won’t be just an­other game.

‘‘ We had no dra­mas, I re­ally en­joyed my time liv­ing up north, but I got an op­por­tu­nity down here,’’ Webb said.

‘‘ It is a fresh start for me here, I am grate­ful for the op­por­tu­nity but I ob­vi­ously have to prove my­self to the fans and the team like any new player at a club does and that starts on Satur­day.

‘‘ I was told early by North Queens­land that I wasn’t go­ing to be of­fered a con­tract this year and I was on the mar­ket.

‘‘ I was keep­ing my op­tions

‘‘ His first stint on the field from the start of the game was for about 26 min­utes which is longer than we ex­pected and he de­lib­er­ately pushed him­self through it.’’

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