Rothery boys return home, Fish and
Doyle sign

Former Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Comets Wade and Clint Rothery have returned to the Comets for the 2004 season.

Clint has signed from Tweed Heads while Wade has returned after a year with the CQU Norths Chargers in the Rockhampton competition.

On their return both have labeled the Comets as serious finals contenders for the 2004 season.

"It's great to be back and I am keen for next season. We wouldn't be happy with anything less than semi-finals with the team we have," said 26-year-old Wade when speaking to the Rockhampton's Morning Bulletin.

Clint agrees and is excited at the prospect of running off the Comets forwards and see's a lot of similarities between the Comets of next season and Tweed Heads of this season.

The 24-year-old and his older brother Wade will both add a lot of speed, experience and try scoring ability to the Comets backline in 2004.

The best thing about these signings for the Comets is that Wade and Clint are Central Queensland products coming home.

In other news:

The Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Comets have further bolstered their ranks for the 2004 season with the signing of St George-Illawarra Premier League utility Shannon Fish.

Fish joins the Comets with the goal to establish himself and assist the Comets in making the finals. The 20-year-old who plays hooker and lock is looking to have a strong year with the possibility of moving onto the Cowboys.

Fish played in eight games for the Dragons in the NSW Premier League in 2003 and was a member of their grand final losing Jersey flegg side in 2002 and is a NSW schoolboys representative.

Comets coach Neale Crow is excited about having Fish on board and feels he plays the game a lot like the Dragons NRL hooker Mark Riddell.

Former Queensland State Of Origin utility John Doyle has re-signed with the Rockhampton Leagues Club Central Queensland Comets for the 2004 season.

Doyle has overcome a season ending neck injury and will be back better than ever in 2004 and has been named captain.

The former Cowboy adds plenty of experience and professionalism to the club and when he was around in 2003 the players were a lot better for it and the side looked a lot better side when he was on the field.

In other Comets news, veteran Heath Egglestone has decided to retire. Egglestone retires as the Queensland Cup's all-time leading try-scorer and his experience and ability to get over the line will be missed by the Comets in 2004.

Source: North Queensland Cowboys Fan Arena