Danny Wicks during the Ghosts intra-club match.
Danny Wicks during the Ghosts intra-club match.

Wicks lights fuse for big season

DANNY Wicks was the star attraction but his coach says player depth with be the decisive factor between win and loss for the Ghosts in 2010.

Just a day after getting the go-ahead to field their star recruit, the Grafton Ghosts returned to the paddock for a fun intra-club trial run.

Their planned clash with Orara was cancelled due to wet weather with coach Col Speed instead testing his stock against itself.

He split the senior squad members into two groups to find out the best combinations ahead of the season proper in May.

“It was just a good hit-out,” Speed said.

“It showed that the club has got really good depth with several players looking quite good. I had a good look at our new recruits.”

Speed described the training run as ‘very good’ ahead of his squad’s pre-season competition which starts in two weeks.

“The commitment is there, that’s for sure,” he said. “It (the trial) was much like a good match for the guys and we would now be much better off for the run.”

Much pressure will be heaved on the club since the announcement former NRL player Wicks would be joining the squad. The prop only received his permission slip by the Country Rugby League on Friday, but now has the chance to take part in the remaining pre-season fixtures.



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