Coffs Harbour?s rugby dynamo right on target
OPPORTUNITIES abound in sport and Coffs Rugby dynamo Duncan Chubb is taking hold of every one.
Already with a string of schoolboy credits against his name the next phase of the young front rower/hooker's career begins tomorrow when he enters a three-day camp at Knox College to prepare for the Australian Schoolboy championships.
"Everything you hear about Rugby and opportunity is fact," Chubb confesses.
"My dad (Morgan) has travelled the world thanks to the game and I want to follow on.
"I've already been to a couple of Pacific nations playing football and if I make the national team, Samoa and New Zealand can be added to the list."
Now completing his education at Coffs Senior College after switching from Bishop Druitt College, Chubb believes the change is part of the reason his representative list is growing.
"I'm now qualified for CHS selection and spreading subjects over two years allows time to juggle all responsibilities together," he said.
Not that he has much spare time left once sharing the Coffs first grade prop forward duties with Country Cockatoo rep Matt Hoy is taken into account.
"Playing around the state means I've missed a couple of games but Butch (coach Paul Butcher) should have me back around July 15 against Old Bar Clams," he said.
"It's my second year in the top grade and fantastic playing in a side going so well.
"The loss to Dorrigo was probably a good thing in hindsight as it keeps us focussed on playing up to our best if we want to defend the premiership."
Rugby is Chubb's desired profession.
He aims to study for a sports qualification and when asked about a future with the Wallabies, nods his head in anticipation.
"Anyone who plays this game dreams of a green and gold jumper," he said frankly.
"Very few achieve it and realistically, I have a long way to go before getting to that level."
"Let's see how the next few stepping stones go."
The next step happens this Monday when Chubb moves to St.Ignatius' College, Riverview, for the three-match interstate series leading to possible Australian Schoolboys/Australia A selection.