Battle of the Bennett brothers
IT WILL be the battle of the Bennett brothers as the Warwick and District Legends attempt to rattle the feathers of the Dragons Legends in the Black Toyota game on Saturday at 5.15pm at Father Ranger Oval.
Dragons NRL coach Wayne Bennett will be in Melbourne for his side’s clash against the Storm on Friday night and then fly to Brisbane on Saturday morning for the trip to Warwick to coach the Dragons Legends.
His younger brother Bob is a former coach of the Papua New Guinea Test team. Bob was a premiership-winning A-grade coach with Collegians in Warwick and also a coach for the Warwick Cowboys in the club’s early TRL years. He is home team coach.
Event coordinator Glen Whitton said the Warwick coach was keen for his team to put it to the Dragons.
“Bob reckons we have a good pack of forwards and top halves in Ewan McGrady and Cameron Hamblin,” Whitton said.
Only 20 tickets remain for the Black Toyota Legends dinner on Friday which cost $65 at Danny Lyons Sports.
Six jerseys from each of the Legends sides will be auctioned at the dinner and the rest after the game.
Funds go to Warwick Cowboys as well as Eastern Suburbs and Collegians junior clubs to go towards flood restoration and the Men of League organisation which supports past players.
The first of three Warwick games against Valleys in the TRL is at 1pm Saturday.
Collegians and Suburbs under-7 and U8 players meet at halftime in the Legends.