IT’S BACK: Stanthorpe players Jason Cobon (left) and Matt Rouen put up a good defence for the Border Bushrangers.
IT’S BACK: Stanthorpe players Jason Cobon (left) and Matt Rouen put up a good defence for the Border Bushrangers. Contributed

Eight Gremlins make rep side

DESPITE an absence of rugby league at Sullivan Oval on Saturday, eight Gremlins players will head to Miles on April 14 as part of the Border Bushrangers representative team.

BRL president Neil O'Connor said the 20 players selected for the team caught the eye of selectors at last week's round robin in Inglewood.

Two players have been selected from Killarney, one from the Rams and nine from Inglewood along with the eight Gremlins - Daniel Werthenbach, Jason Wilmot, Brad Crisp, Leon Karena, Matthew Hendry, Kyle Marsh, Sam Dowie and Jason Cobon.

Gremlins president Norm Crisp said he was delighted with the local representation.

"I think it's a fair representation. Inglewood being premiers from last year - they've got nine, we've got eight," Crisp said.

"It looks to be a pretty good team. It's as good a rep team that's gone away for a few years so they've got a good opportunity for a few of them to go further.

"Those who can go the next step go to Bundaberg on the May long weekend."

Crisp said he felt that more Stanthorpe players could have been selected but said he agreed with last year's form being considered.

"Selectors have obviously taken last year's form in consideration as well, which is fair enough," he said.

"It's probably hard on a couple of the Wallangarra boys who haven't been able to show what they are capable of in that higher grade."

The team: Michael Marshall, Brett Lambert (Killarney), Corey Torrens (Rams), Brent Hearn, Same Martin, Ashley Klein, Matthew Gainey (c), Ryan Donovan, Brent Bennett, Tim West, Zac Johnstone, Matt West (Inglewood), Daniel Werthenbach, Jason Wilmot, Brad Crisp, Leon Karena, Matthew Hendry, Kyle Marsh, Sam Dowie and Jason Cobon (Gremlins).

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