Boys win players' player awards at carnival
RUGBY LEAGUE: Warwick schoolboys Ryan Bohm and Eli Costello are in their second rugby league carnival for the school holidays.
The pair played for the Darling Downs' team in the Queensland under-12 schoolboys state championships at Carina Leagues Club last week.
Darling Downs came fifth in a field of 12.
This week they are part of the Warwick and Southern Downs team, which is unbeaten in the under-43kg zone 5 rugby league carnival at Clifton.
Ryan Bohm started in the second row for Darling Downs at Carina and won a players' player award in the team's final carnival game against Sunshine Coast.
"I really like to defend,” he said.
Ryan, who attends school at Scots PGC College, was always going to be a forward - his father Richard and uncles Jamie, Matt and Dennis all played in the Cowboys' pack on the one day in 2010.
Being a backrower, Ryan was always going to name a forward as his favourite NRL player, listing the Maroons' Josh McGuire.
Eli Costello, an Assumption College student, won the players' player award when he started at five-eighth in his team's win against Northern at Carina.
While he didn't score a try at the carnival, Eli said he was part of the lead-up work for six tries. Like his mate Ryan, Eli likes tackling.
The pair played for Darling Downs in under-11 footy last year in the Vic Jensen Shield at Runaway Bay.
State championship scores
Metropolitan East v Darling Downs 16-16 draw
Capricornia d DD 12-6
DD d South West 40-4
DD d Northern 22-10
DD d Peninsula 28-0
DD v Sunshine Coast 6-6 draw
WARWICK and Southern Downs have the chance to win their 11th Zone-5 under-43kg rugby league carnival this week at Platz Oval, Clifton.
After four games, Warwick and Southern Downs are unbeaten and have conceded no more than 10 points in any of their wins.
The team, coached by Brad Thorn, is aiming to win their first carnival since the 2017 victory at Tenterfield.
Warwick and Southern Downs scores
WSD d Cunnamulla 18-10, WSD d Macintyre 48-0, WSD d Wynnum 16-10, WSD d Central Downs 22-10.
See updates on Clifton carnival on www.warwickdaily news.com.au