Warwick Cowboys president Don Browne.
Warwick Cowboys president Don Browne.

Browne welcomes a more even TRL comp

WARWICK Cowboys president Don Browne believes the demise of Newtown and Highfields from the 2012 TRL fixture calendar will lead to a more even competition.

"I personally don't support a move by some officials to reduce the competition to eight clubs," Browne said.

"The emphasis under the proposal is for clubs to have a strong junior base and I hope the Warwick rugby league community stands together to maintain two strong junior clubs in the town."

Last month, Newtown and Highfields were given permission by the TRL to stay as individual clubs but combine players for the 2012 season as neither club had enough to field three teams each weekend.

An agreement could not be reached between the two clubs so the 2012 competition will be 18 weeks of fixtures with each club playing the other nine twice.

In a change to the draw, Warwick plays Oakey at Father Ranger Oval in round 1 on April 14.


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