Richard­son to bol­ster healthy pack

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY LEAGUE

THE pack will be will stocked at the Brah­mans this sea­son, thanks to handy in­clu­sions like Isaac Richard­son.

The 19-year-old played un­der-16 and 18s foot­ball with the New­cas­tle Knights and the Den­man Devils be­fore mov­ing north to fur­ther his rugby league am­bi­tions.

An elec­tri­cian by trade, Richard­son will bring a strong work ethic to the club, en­deav­our­ing to “take the ball up as many times as I can”.

The front row is com­ing from a “real good set-up” with the Knights, which should hold him in good stead in the Mackay and Dis­trict Rugby League com­pe­ti­tion.

“You had fit­ness train­ers and you were in the gym ev­ery night and train­ing three times a week,” he said.

“There was a real good lead­er­ship pro­gram down there as well.”

The Brah­mans fell one game short of the grand fi­nal last sea­son, but based on what he has seen so far this pre-sea­son, Richard­son is con­fi­dent the club can go one bet­ter in 2015.

“It’s look­ing re­ally good. The side’s shap­ing to­gether nicely so it should be a good sea­son ahead,” he said.

“Ev­ery­one has told me it [the com­pe­ti­tion] is re­ally strong so I’m keen to get into it.”

Whit­sun­day’s first game of the year will be against Mo­ran­bah on March 21 in Mackay.

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