Comm Games candidates to compete at Coolum pairs event

BOWLS: On the green.
BOWLS: On the green. Alastair Grant


FOUR Australian squad members will compete in a Coolum Beach event next month, likely just before the national team for the Commonwealth Games is officially announced.

Jackaroos head coach Steve Glasson initially told the Daily two men and two women from the 10-strong Games-bound outfit will take part in the North Shore Realty Invitational Pairs tournament on December 2-3.

But the Gold Coast 2018 line-up will now likely be named just after the Sunshine Coast event.

The roster - featuring five men and five women - has already been selected but it's yet to be ratified and announced by Commonwealth Games Australia.

That means the team will likely be officially revealed just a day or two after the players take to the greens at Coolum.

Glasson said he's content with the squad they've selected for the Gold Coast.

"We've had to make some very tough decisions," he said.

"It's all top secret at this stage but I'm sure once it comes out people will critique it and people will recognise that while it's a very strong team there was also some tough decisions made against some quality players as well.

"That's the joys of having such a strong, competitive group in the first instance."

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