New captain, new era: Brahmans

The executives of the Binalong Brahmans Rugby League Club are thrilled at the response to their initial training run and sign-up evening at the Recreation Grounds last Friday.

About 20 prospective players attended for a light training session and sausage sizzle afterwards at the Hotel Binalong.

New captain-coach Chris Rawlinson addressed the players at the beginning of the training run.

Training will continue in earnest on Tuesday and Thursdays until the expected start of the George Tooke Shield season in early April.

Club president Michael Brayshaw said he was very happy with the initial turnout and what Rawlinson was doing.

“I am really impressed with the enthusiasm and talent that Chris [Rawlinson] has gathered here,” he said.

Club secretary Madaline Brayshaw agreed but admitted it had been stressful of late.

“It’s been really hectic getting our sign-on for this year, I was a bit surprised at the numbers that I had to arrange papers for at our first signing.

“I have a lot of Brahmans outfits to order but we are all really excited about the forthcoming season.”

When asked about the club’s prospects for a shot at the finals, Michael responded positively.

“I feel we have all the talent we need to get a go at appearing at Seiffert Oval at the end of the season if not an appearance on grand final day.”

A number of former Magpies have joined the Brahmans for 2013.

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