Warwick rugby union kids gather around Reds players Beau Robinson and David McDuling at the weekend.
Warwick rugby union kids gather around Reds players Beau Robinson and David McDuling at the weekend. Shannon Newley

Stars inspire youngsters

RISDON Oval was transformed into a sea of crimson on Saturday as Warwick rugby union fans turned out to get a glimpse of a couple of footy stars.

Queensland Reds players Beau Robinson and David McDuling were in the Rose City showing some younger players how it is done.

Robinson has just come off a stellar season playing with the premiership winning Reds. McDuling has also had a good year, recently being signed to play for the team next year.

Robinson said the team was making a conscious effort to meet as many fans as possible.

"We are just spreading the love. It's not just the people in Brisbane and the cities who we want to get out and see," he said.

"We have had many country supporters and we also want to reach out to the non-traditional supporters as well."

McDuling said it was a good time to be a part of the team.

"It's been pretty exciting for the Reds and we just want to continue riding that," he said.

"The Red emblem is definitely becoming recognisable all over Queensland and Australia."

Robinson said since this year's win there were definitely more people taking notice of the Reds and talking about rugby union.

He said even league lovers could get into the game.

"The way we play, yes," he said. "We don't play the traditional way."

Both men started their careers in NSW but assured Warwick fans they were definitely Queenslanders now.


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