The Warwick Cowboys Legends team (back, from left) Rob Beattie, Michael Coorey, Nick Brennan, Brian Dunne, George McVeigh, Tony Watson, (middle) Craig Scanlan, Rod Neal, Simon Beattie, Mark Lane, Simon Scanlan, Warren Croft,(front) Ray Bowman, Rod Wilton, Cameron Mulcahy, David Richards and Norm Cox.
The Warwick Cowboys Legends team (back, from left) Rob Beattie, Michael Coorey, Nick Brennan, Brian Dunne, George McVeigh, Tony Watson, (middle) Craig Scanlan, Rod Neal, Simon Beattie, Mark Lane, Simon Scanlan, Warren Croft,(front) Ray Bowman, Rod Wilton, Cameron Mulcahy, David Richards and Norm Cox.

1987 proves good year for Cowboys

NINE players from the inaugural A-grade Warwick Cowboys Rugby League Football Club premiership winning side in 1987 were named in the Legends team on Saturday night at St Mary’s Hall.

In front of a crowd of more than 350, MC Peter Rookas announced the three teams of the decades for the Cowboys first 25 years.

The nine players from the 1987 side were also in the team of the 1980s.

Cowboys prop Cameron Mulcahy was the only player from the current team to make the Legends team.

A number of his current teammates were selected in the team of the past decade.

Legends selectors picked a number of players out of their regular position in an effort to have the best 17 to wear Cowboys colours in the top team.

Regular five-eighth Simon Scanlan was selected at inside centre, just as he was almost 20 years ago when he made a Queensland under-16 merit side outside current Australian captain and five-eighth Darren Lockyer.

Warren Croft played much of his Cowboys football at halfback but made the Legends team at lock.

David Richards, who returned from Mackay for the dinner, was named at halfback.

It was noted on the night that Richards is the only Cowboys player to win the Toowoomba Rugby League A-grade Player of the Year award.

Guest speaker Shane Webcke presented certificates to each of the players in the teams of the decades and special shirts to Legends players.

Club president Greg Carey paid tribute to all who had been involved in the club and believed the 25th reunion was a coming of age of the club.

Broncos football manager Peter Nolan commented on each of the Legends team members and rated five-eighth Rod Wilton from the 1987 winning side as the best player to wear a Cowboys jersey.



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