Mariners' Adam Ebert.
Mariners' Adam Ebert. Alistair Brightman

CQ call a long time coming for Mariners scrumhalf Ebert

FRASER Coast Mariners stalwart Adam Ebert will finally get his opportunity to play for Central Queensland.

The 33-year-old scrumhalf earned a late call-up to the CQ squad earlier this week.

While he's been told he will not start CQ's first game against North Queensland, Ebert may get his opportunity tomorrow.

"I'm pretty stoked actually,” he said. "I went to trials but didn't make the 25-man squad, but on Tuesday I found out it would be a possibility.”

Ebert joins front-rower Tom Hewitt as the Mariners' CQ representatives.

"I've never represented CQ before,” Ebert said.

"I've had a run of injuries but the last time I tried was about five years ago. There was a much larger player pool back then and (fellow Mariner) Cameron Mead was in front of me.”

Ebert played for Sunshine Coast Stingrays in 2006, but representative honours have eluded the scrumhalf.

CQ is traditionally an underdog at the Queensland Country Championships, as South and North Queensland teams have a larger player pool.

He said he expected this year's CQ team to thrive.

"Traditionally CQ does struggle and there is a player turnover each year, but I think we've got a good side,” Ebert said.



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