WITH some solid training under their belts, the Warwick Redbacks are ready to fire the first salvo of the Anzac Day Cup being played at Roddies Oval at 2.20pm today against Lockyer Valley.
For the first time this season the Redbacks have close to a full squad of players from which to choose and will field the strongest team for the year.
Dennis Ganly, Clint McErvale, Ryan Grady and Liam Keating face fitness tests this morning but all are expected to make themselves available for the battle ahead.
The almost certain inclusions of Dave Walker, Matthew Sinkins, Dale Randall, Andrew and Kerin Politch and three debutantes - Harley Beckhouse, Anthony Thomas and James Cochrane - have given the team a genuine look of confidence, strength and speed.
The older heads - Jason Wright, Brendan Iles, Andrew Bardsley and Tony Chandler - will lead from the front as usual.
The club is looking for a big win to boost the poor percentage with which they started the season.
Junior games will start from 8.30am and an Anzac Day remembrance ceremony will start at 2pm. All returned and active servicemen and women are welcome and asked to wear their medals.
In junior ranks earlier this week, Redbacks U14s player Glen Roulston was chosen to represent the area via the Toowoomba Crows state league team.
The truly impressive part of the selection that Glen had only one training run with the squad when he was chosen.
The Redbacks have close to a full squad of players from which to choose.