Groat makes move to Capras

Prop Matt Groat has joined the Central Queensland Capras having returned to Australia following the 2016 season, in which he featured 23 times for Dewsbury Rams.
Prop Matt Groat has joined the Central Queensland Capras having returned to Australia following the 2016 season, in which he featured 23 times for Dewsbury Rams.
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Dewsbury Rams prop Matt Groat has signed for Central Queensland Capras, who play in Australia’s Queensland Cup.

Dewsbury coach Glenn Morrison announced Groat was returning Down Under at the end of last season after the 24-year-old featured in 23 games for the Rams in 2016.

Groat’s last appearance came in the 30-22 Championship Shield semi-final defeat at Bradford Bulls and he has now joined the Central Queensland Capras, who are a feeder team to NRL side Gold Coast Titans.

Dewsbury’s squad are continuing to prepare for the new campaign, with their opening pre-season friendly, the Boxing Day Challenge against Batley Bulldogs, a little over three weeks away.

Dewsbury have also announced prices for their pre-season friendly matches against Super League sides Wakefield Trinity and Leigh Centurions.

The Rams host Trinity on Sunday January 8 (kick off 3pm) and pay on the day prices are £12 adults, £10 concessions and £5 for under-16s, with junior season ticket holders of both clubs admitted free.

The Rams are selling tickets for their trip to Leigh Sports Village on January 29 (kick off 3pm) priced £15 adults, £10 for 18 to 21 year-olds and £5 for under-18s, while children under five admitted free of charge.