Orange CYMS appear set to unleash NRL backrower Chris Grevsmuhl on the 2017 West Wyalong Knockout, with the former Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs gun training with the green and golds over the last month.
Grevsmuhl hasn’t been sighted on a rugby league field since being released by Penrith for personal reasons mid-way through the 2016 season.
The 23-year-old has been linked with CYMS for the 2017 Group 10 season having temporarily moved to Orange with his fiance Tori Moore, a former Group 10 league tag player of the year.
CYMS captain-coach Mick Sullivan says, however, Grevsmuhl still holds ambitions of playing in Sydney this year, but is likely to have a run at West Wyalong next Friday.
The green and golds will kick-off its campaign against Group 9 club Temora on February 24.
“He’s had the last six sessions with us, he’s been here for close to a month now,” Sullivan said, CYMS also set to hand a club debut to hulking kiwi prop Chris Bamford at the knockout.
The 2017 pre-season tournament is worth nigh on $15,000.
“Grevsmuhl will be great to have there. He’s keen and his experience would be great for us,” Sullivan added.
Sullivan wasn’t phased by his club’s Knockout opener, CYMS have been drawn a 10.20pm clash with the Temora Dragons on a tougher side of the draw to Bathurst Panthers.