Open season

Redbacks’ president Keith Clarke, coach Jason Wright and Shannon Cameron prepare the fields for the first Redbacks home game of the season.
Redbacks’ president Keith Clarke, coach Jason Wright and Shannon Cameron prepare the fields for the first Redbacks home game of the season. Shannon Newley

A VICTORY over Highfields today would be the icing on the cake as the Warwick Redbacks celebrate the opening of the new spider web, Roddie's Oval.

The Lions are the most improved team in the Darling Downs competition during the past two years.

Club president Keith Clarke will welcome guests and supporters at 1.30pm.

One club stalwart and key forward who won't play, due to a severe knee injury, will be Aaron Lawlor. His potency in attack will be missed.

Liam Keating came out in his first game with suspected kidney bruising and Ray Lawer will become first emergency due to the rotation system.

Lawlor had an excellent pre-season and is just unlucky his number came up.

With a solid defensive six working well together and a versatile centre line running the ball, it will be up to Lawlor's replacement Nick Donges, to stand up.

Donges is no stranger to the forward line and, on his day, can cause the opposition a lot of angst.

Kerin and Andrew Politch will start off a strong bench and are expected to stamp their class on the game.

Dave Walker, at centre halfback, put in a best-on-ground performance last Saturday and, if he can dig deep again this week, he will be a match winner.

This is expected to be a closely fought game, the likes of the Chimes brothers, Jake Cawcutt and Jason Beadman always put in for Highfields and leave nothing in the dressing shed.

Both clubs brag a successful pre-season with respective carnival victories and neither club will give away any ground.

Courtesy of Collegians Junior Rugby League Club all facilities for the home games have been covered.

Topics:  afl, keith clarke, roddie's oval, warwick redbacks



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
D.I.Y. OR INSTALLED HOME... $9500.00 From
Mobile Home Fully self contained granny flat or mod homes.  D.I.Y $9.5k or $12.5K ...
Hale Haven Drive $420,000
House 3 2 4
Look- $175,000 in... $175,000
House 2 1 1

Featured Jobs

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GIS ANALYST Ballina Full Time
ENVIRONMENT... $63900.00
 Position Number HR/0455 This position is based in Stanthorpe Stanthorpe and offers ...
OFFICE PERSON Warwick Full Time
Control and Instrument... Control and Instrument Technician 2 year fixed term | Mount Isa Qld ...


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Cancer

Your partner may be feeling that your career directives have temporarily pulled you away from the relationship.  You may have limited time...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save