REACH: Mariners' Josh Hutchings (left) tries to reach for the ball during the game against Caloundra Lighthouse.
REACH: Mariners' Josh Hutchings (left) tries to reach for the ball during the game against Caloundra Lighthouse. Matthew McInerney

Hutchings rewarded for form with CQ selection

WHILE the Fraser Coast Mariners have struggled for consistent results their performances has never been questioned.

Josh Hutchings has been highlighted by Mariners co-coach Trent Devere for the last few weeks as a top performer, and Central Queensland's under-19 selectors agreed, naming the flanker in their squad for the June 5 competition.

"I will be a pretty good experience," he said.

Hutchings is the only man from the Wide Bay to be named in the side.

He was born in Sydney but spent most of his life on the Fraser Coast, playing all of his rugby for the Mariners.

He will soon join the rest of the team, made up of players from Central Queensland, Central Highlands, and Western Queensland Rugby Union competitions for the Gold Coast games.

He made the CQ Bushrangers in 2014 but expects this experience to be even better.



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