TRIPLE THREAT: Stanthorpe footballers Liam Johnston, Brae Willmann and Nicholas Sweet played for Warwick and Southern Downs in the zone 5 under-43kg carnival.
TRIPLE THREAT: Stanthorpe footballers Liam Johnston, Brae Willmann and Nicholas Sweet played for Warwick and Southern Downs in the zone 5 under-43kg carnival. Gerard Walsh

Downs trio excel at footy fiesta

RUGBY LEAGUE: Three Stanthorpe junior football stars can hold their heads high after they competed in the zone 5 under-43kg rugby league carnival in Warwick last week.

Liam Johnston, Brae Willmann and Nicholas Sweet played for Warwick and Southern Downs in the six-day footy fiesta which was eventually claimed by an undefeated Wynnum side.

The were dominant across seven wins to take the top spot at the carnival.

The MacIntyre team, from the Goondiwindi area, was runner-up after claiming six victories.

Central Downs and Balonne- Barwon were equal third after winning four games each.

Hayden Maher, from Wynnum, was named player of the carnival.

Best forward went to Stanthorpe's Brae Willmann and most improved to Nicholas Sweet. The Peter Cavanagh award for the best conducted team was given to MacIntyre.

Players were also selected to represent city and country teams. The city team was victorious, defeating the country team 28-10.

The carnival was hosted by Warwick and Southern Downs Junior Rugby League, with 136 players taking part at Father Ranger Oval.

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