Ipswich Jets speedster Rickie Dodd
takes on the Norths Devils defensive line at Bishop Park last weekend.
But in Rickie Dodd
, the Ipswich Jets certainly have a player of the future who is not afraid to discuss his
shortcomings.At 23, there is little doubt that Dodd
is a player with exceptional ability.Quick on his
feet and powerfully built, the classy centre is more than capable of tearing Queensland Wizard Cup opponents to shreds.But unfortunately for Jets supporters, Dodd
is yet to fulfil his
has been relatively quiet in the Jets' opening three matches.
But rather than dwell on his tough battle against Turner, Dodd
has vowed to learn from the experience.
is determined to lift his
defence and be more involved in attack when the Jets play the Tweed Heads Seagulls in today's round four clash at the Piggabeen Complex.The ABC-televised match looms as an important one for the Jets, who will find some much-needed respect if the team backs up its 38-18 win over the Devils last weekend with another fine performance.Dodd
said the Jets had gained plenty of confidence from the win."It was pretty good," he
said."We finally completed our sets and held on to the ball."Dodd
took a knock to the groin in last weekend's clash but insists he
is fully fit for today's 2pm match."It's all good," said Dodd, who played his junior football for Eidsvold in Central Burnett (west of Bundaberg).
After moving from Eidsvold
to Brisbane at the age of 19, Dodd
mark with Souths Logan.Shortly after accepting a job as the Ipswich Grammar School's Indigenous Liaison Officer, Dodd made the switch to the Jets.He
was one of the standout performers for the Jets in the pre-season, scoring tries in wins over Redcliffe and Tweed Heads."The pre-season helped me heaps," he
said."I haven't done a pre-season since 2003.The coaching staff are awesome as well."Dodd has a new centre partner for today's clash following a back-line reshuffle from coach Kevin Walters.