Cowboys coach Gary Lawrence.
Cowboys coach Gary Lawrence.

Cowboys upbeat on prospects

GARY Lawrence is upbeat about the hopes for a successful Warwick Cowboys season with turnouts between 33 and 43 at early season training.

The Cowboys have changed training nights to Wednesdays and Fridays at the start of the season and are sweating it out for the first six weeks at WIRAC.

The A-grade coach said talented new players were turning up at each training session.

"We are preparing for our first games of the season against Aspley on February 25 at Father Ranger Oval," Lawrence said.

The Cowboys are still hoping for one more trial before the Barrett Shield clash against Wattles at Platz Oval, Clifton, on March 24.

Brock Grayson and Brendan McNicol are both training hard after being hit with injuries in recent seasons.

Centre Grayson played a couple of games last season in reserve grade after a starring role in A-grade in previous seasons. Back rower McNicol didn't play at all last season due to injury, and his tireless tackling will be a major boost to the team of 2012.

Warwick trio Trent Achilles, Garry Ellery and Hayden McNicol travelled to Toowoomba on Saturday night for the Clydesdales game against Ipswich Jets but didn't get on the field due to a severe storm and blackout.

More players are welcome at training for under-18 and senior teams at 6pm each Wednesday and Friday at WIRAC.


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