Flyer Cobbo continuing legacy


BRISBANE: Selwyn Cobbo is the latest in a long line of South Burnett magicians who play with the kind of relaxed foresight that see them float about the field as if they are walking on air.
It’s no surprise Cobbo has great hand-eye skills; his great grandfather was the legendary fast bowler Eddie Gilbert, who once sent Sir Donald Bradman ducking for cover. At just 19, Cobbo will make his debut for Queensland tomorrow.
Critics have suggested it is too soon for the winger and Billy Slater and the selectors should have gone with a safer option.
Inevitably, they will look foolish, for even if this isn’t his series, his brief but blistering first-grade career has put everyone on notice.
“Back in the day, rugby league brought the community together,” said Steve Renouf, who came out of Murgon to become a star centres.
“There is so much talent because it is just a diehard rugby league area.”