RAW TALENT: Gold Coast Titans co-captain Nate Myles trains with some of the Evans Head boys at Stan Payne Oval.
RAW TALENT: Gold Coast Titans co-captain Nate Myles trains with some of the Evans Head boys at Stan Payne Oval. Samantha Elley

Titanic Evans turnout for NRL stars

IT'S not often first-grade rugby league players come to Evans Head, so when they do it attracts a big turnout.

The Gold Coast Titans got a chance to show their stuff two weeks ago when they held a training day alongside the Evans Head Bombers Junior Rugby League Club after school at Stan Payne Oval.

"The visit has been outstanding," Titans co-captain Nate Myles said.

"I always like doing country visits as the kids' manners are sharper and they seem more humble."

A country boy himself, Myles is from Gordonvale south of Cairns, and the front and second rower said he had seen plenty of talent among the kids.

"There's talent here for sure," he said.

"Especially with their speed."

Myles was especially impressed with the camaraderie between the boys.

"I just got told to get off a kid while defending because it was his best mate," he laughed.

Evans Head Junior Rugby League Club president Jeremy Bryant was pleased with the turnout.

"The visit from the Titans is good for the area and for our club," he said.

"I am hopeful it might give us a boost along in kids playing this year."

Registration for junior players will be held February 16 from 9-11am at Stan Payne Oval for ages U7s to U16s.

All new players will need a copy of their birth certificate, a passport-sized photo and their Medicare number. Inquiries Jeremy Bryant 0422 585 226.



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