Brothers in arms line up for Warwick Cowboys
A SEASON-ending injury in 2013 put pay to the hopes of the Bradfield Brothers to play together in the Warwick Cowboys A-grade side.
Now, a year on, the trio played in the same Cowboys team in the Xylon Smith Memorial Shield game at Father Ranger Oval and the hope is there will be plenty more games and wins this season.
There is 10 years in age between the oldest Jason and young gun Joel.
Jason played for Queensland at under-19 level playing for the Warwick Cowboys before he forged a career at the Gold Coast which included some games for Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup, a competition one level below the NRL.
"I didn't expect a couple of years ago we would all play together," he said.
When Jason was playing for Burleigh, his brothers Jarred and Joel were at the Cowboys.
Jason secured a job on the Darling Downs which brought his family closer to home in the Killarney and Warwick areas.
For the baby of the trio, Joel, 18, it was a fantastic feeling to play with his brothers for the first time.
"I love it. It was devastating to be injured last year and lose a season," he said.
Many rated Joel a chance to play at a higher level. For the man himself, it is a case of "whatever happens".
When asked to compare the three, Jason said there were many similarities.
If one was looking for a word to describe each one, it could be aggression for Joel, tackler for Jarred and ball distributor for Jason.
As to which one was most likely to put him in for a try, Jarred selected Jason.
"Joel wouldn't give me the ball," Jarred said.
All three played juniors for Eastern Suburbs, a club their father John represented on the way to playing for Queensland Country.
The Cowboys play Wattles at Clifton on March 15 and then Brothers in Warwick on March 23.