Twins prepare for zone 5 carnival
THE Taylor twins from Killarney won’t be going easy on the food this week to stay under the 43-kilogram weight limit for next week’s zone 5 carnival at Father Ranger Oval.
Lewis plays in the second row and his brother James is a centre for the host team, Warwick and Southern Downs.
“I am 41 kilograms and James is 40 kilograms so we will have no worries with our weight,” Lewis said.
“I like weight footy ... everyone is around the same size.”
Both played in the annual under-43kg carnival at Tenterfield last year where the Warwick and Southern Downs side placed second.
They are in their third season of rugby league for the Eastern Suburbs club in the Warwick and District Junior Rugby League competition.
The twins attend Killarney State School.
James said going on last year, he expected Western Downs to be the toughest team at the carnival.
Warwick and Southern Downs will play matches against other teams Western Downs, Central Downs, Macintrye, Balonne Barwon, Wynnum, South Burnett and Cunnamulla.
James is a fan of Darren Lockyer and supports the Brisbane Broncos while Lewis lists his favourite player as Cameron Smith and the Melbourne Storm as his team in the NRL.
Mayor Ron Bellingham will welcome the players at the band rotunda in Leslie Park and the 140 carnival players will then march in their teams to Father Ranger Oval where former Test forward Greg Platz will officially open the carnival.
All players will be at Father Ranger Oval on Sunday for the weigh-in.
The carnival concludes next Friday.