Wattles reserve grade lock Lauchlan Hoey is halted by the Warwick defence in the fixture at Father Ranger Oval. Photo Glyn Rees
Wattles reserve grade lock Lauchlan Hoey is halted by the Warwick defence in the fixture at Father Ranger Oval. Photo Glyn Rees

Warriors aim for hat-trick

GLEN McMillan’s Wattles side is looking to a third successive victory when it takes on the Dalby Diehards tomorrow at Platz Oval.

But despite Wattles’ confidence after consecutive victories over Highfields and Warwick, Dalby will be anything but a pushover, after recent wins against Newtown and Gatton.

Aside from premiership points, both teams will be driven by the prize of the Rod Frahm Memorial Trophy for the first-grade side.

Former Clifton businessman, the late Rod Frahm, enjoyed close links with both clubs, the annual trophy named in his honour a significant goal of Wattles sides each season.

A lifetime Clifton local, Mr Frahm and his wife Janette are life members of Wattles.

The former player and coach who took the Warriors to a Madsen-Rasmussen Trophy success in 1998.

Rod and Janette Frahm have been wonderful workers supporting Wattles over many years, long-time club sponsors and admirable supporters, facts that will motivate all in the green and gold to see the trophy back at Platz Oval on Sunday.

Naturally talented under-18 back Anthony McIntosh had his first taste of A grade last week, and will run on against Dalby on the wing.

He is proving to be a point-scoring phenomenon for the Warriors with 140 points to his name after 10 rounds of TRL.

Classy utility player Ashley Evans returns against Dalby, after a three-week injury spell.

McMillan, Mark Duggan and representative hooker Liam Ross will be missing.

Wattles halves combination will be a key to any success on Sunday, talented Jeff Nielsen reverting to five-eighth while experienced playmaker Rob Woodbridge will don the No7 shirt.

Mentor McMillan said he wanted his side to keep it simple, focus on being strong in middle, the forwards going forward and the backs finishing off.

Play gets under way at Platz Oval with the Under 18 match at 11.30am, followed by reserve grade at 1pm and A grade at 2.30 pm.


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