Matty?s body ready to go
By Adam Wratten
SEAGULLS prop Matty Ross is ready to fire after an intensive off-season training program has him primed for action.
Injuries restricted Ross to about a dozen starts for the Seagulls last year and hampered his chances of selection for the Queensland country and residents sides after he had starred for both teams in 2003.
Now after four operations on a troublesome knee and having overcome a badly broken arm, Ross is back and has his sights set on getting back to the form of two years ago, when NRL clubs were chasing his signature. He says a unique training regime with Tweed power lifter Dean Cohen,
combined with regular spin classes at the gym has him back on track.
Ross broke his arm in the Seagulls' first game last year against the Toowoomba Clydesdales. The injury forced him out of action for eight weeks. But, it was a problem with his right knee, where the cartilage has been removed, which caused most trouble.
He will be able to gauge his fitness when he plays for the Seagulls against the US Tomahawks in Lismore on Saturday.