(From left) Matt Waugh, Matt Wheatley, Dave Young and Conrad van Kan are keen to reform Warwick senior rugby teams.
(From left) Matt Waugh, Matt Wheatley, Dave Young and Conrad van Kan are keen to reform Warwick senior rugby teams.

Rats' revival

WANTED - 22 committed players so the Warwick Water Rats can nominate in the Darling Downs B-grade comp.

Second rower Dave Young is one of the driving forces behind the push.

"We will make a submission to the Darling Downs Rugby Union about playing B grade," Young said.

He is definite the club is not eyeing off A grade, after withdrawing from the top competition last year.

"We would struggle for numbers in A grade but I believe we would be competitive in B grade.

"I don't understand how (in the past) Highfields could play B grade and not A grade but the Downs preferred us to play A grade."

President Ian Wallis said the parent body was keen for Warwick to play fixtures this season.

"There is a meeting in Toowoomba on February 11 which we will attend," Wallis said.

"John O'Leary, who has coached overseas, is organising a colts team so we are aiming for colts and B grade."

Halfback Rob Enright, who played on the Gold Coast, will play for the Water Rats and is organising recruits from the Granite Belt where he is a teacher.

Flanker Matt Waugh is eyeing off his third season for Warwick.

"I play for fun and fitness," he said.

Conrad van Kan wants Warwick in B grade.

"It is this or nothing for me this season. I haven't the time due to work commitments to travel to Toowoomba to play," van Kan said.

Players train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


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