Les Nicholson looks for support on one of his many breaks through the Tannum Sands line.
Les Nicholson looks for support on one of his many breaks through the Tannum Sands line. Jake Jones

Quiet achiever contributes to Valleys win over Seagulls

LES Nicholson says he is a "quiet sort of guy," and even on the rugby league field the Valleys lock is never boisterous.

He does however make an impact, speaking more with his body-on-the-line commitment to the game, and his ability to break holes in rock-solid defence.

Game after game, Valleys can rely on Nicholson to be a go-to player, with ever-so-safe hands.

He has been a hard running player week in, week out for three years.

"I got asked to come and work in Gladstone. I work out at Bechtel," Nicholson said.

"I had a friend who was here and he asked me to come. He was with Valleys."

Not one to give himself a boost, Nicholson smiled at questions of his line breaks and the try he scored in his side's 42-20 win over Tannum Sands Seagulls on Sunday.

He prefers to praise his teammates.

Valleys are in the middle of a very good streak, premiership winners in 2013, and beginning this season with two wins from as many matches.

The club has surged since the grand final, Nicholson said.

Living in Tannum Sands with his young family, Nicholson's modest attitude flows down through the family.

His son gave him a simple grade of "good" for his crunching performance.

Valleys v Tannum Sands

  • A-grade Valleys 42 defeated Tannum Sands 20
  • Reserves Valleys 52 defeated Tannum Sands 0
  • U18- Valleys 10 defeated Tannum Sands 8