Determined Chubb Ready To Unlock the Next Level

by Paul Cook - So, you’re a loosehead prop making your debut for your new team, and you’re handed a start in the first week of the NRC’s sophomore season, knowing that the next 10 weeks or so could be your final shot at achieving the dream – a professional contract. And then, only two minutes in, your best mate – who just happens to be on the other side of the scrum - goes off with a serious injury. When the revamped scrum subsequently disintegrates for the rest of the half, you get the call at the break to switch to tighthead - a position you haven’t played for a few years – and preparing to bore into your relatively virginal left shoulder, is 36-capped Wallaby hooker, Saia Fainga’a. No pressure then! That was the challenge facing Melbourne Rising prop Duncan Chubb back in his new side’s round one clash with Queensland Country. But, in keeping with the affable 27-year-old’s demeanour off the pitch, he stayed calm, focused on the job at hand, helped stiffen up t
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