Mackay Cutters halfback Sam Cook.
Mackay Cutters halfback Sam Cook. Aidan Cureton

Cutters star: Mackay 'as country as I've gotten'

MANY of his Mackay Cutters teammates began their careers at a grassroots level playing in small country towns, but not halfback Sam Cook.

Ahead of tonight's Get in the Game Country Week clash with Wynnum Manly in Cloncurry, Auckland-born Cook said he had never experienced playing footy on such a small stage.

"Mackay is as country as I've got,” the 25 year old said.

"Rockhampton was a first for me last week (as well).”

Cloncurry is about 780km west of Mackay, with a population of around 3000.

Cook was keen to "do a job” on the Seagulls before embracing the Cloncurry community.

"Hopefully we can do a job on Wynnum (tonight) and then have some fun with the local kids on Sunday morning,” he said.

Cook hoped he and five-eight Lloyd White could continue the fine form they showed against the Capras last weekend.

"We put on some good shape and scored a couple of good tries together,” Cook said.



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