Warwick fans too quiet
IT was disappointing there was not more support for the Warwick Cowboys C-grade side at last Sunday’s President’s Cup final in Toowoomba.
There were Gatton players dressed for the game half an hour before the start of the match - they couldn’t wait to be on the field.
The Cowboys started the game with only three on the bench compared to Gatton’s seven and were out-cheered by a larger Gatton crowd.
On most occasions, Warwick wins the cheering battle in the stands.
No referee will ever admit to being influenced by the crowd but certainly the Gatton crowd didn’t miss when Warwick knocked on early in the cup final.
Might I just say, any team in a major game needs plenty of support. Clive Berghofer Stadium can be a lonely place.
All teams will need support in the round against Valleys on July 18 as part of the Cowboys’ 25th anniversary celebrations.
DESPITE being a passionate Maroons fan, Origin walker Matt Rawle was looking forward to walking through a guard of honour of former Blues Origin greats last night who planned to welcome their team on to the field.
After almost tipping the exact score in Origin 2 in a Daily News story three weeks ago, Rawle was tipping a 30-10 win and Greg Inglis for man of the match.
RUGBY league international Greg Platz rates a player nicknamed Tall Timber from Inglewood as one of the biggest he faced in any game.
After opening this week’s zone 5, under-43kg rugby league carnival, Platz recalled tackling “Tall Timber” during a short stint for the Stanthorpe Gremlins in a season Wattles was knocked out early in TRL.
He reckons the Maroons didn’t have time to check out the size of NSW players in state games.