Dave Young won’t let the TV cameras distract him.Photo: Jenna Cairney
Dave Young won’t let the TV cameras distract him.Photo: Jenna Cairney

Camera wont jinx Rats XV

THE Water Rats will hope to leave Goondiwindi’s Will Munsie with a face for the radio after the Farmer Wants a Wife star comes to Warwick today with his TV crew.

At 196cm (6ft 5in), second rower Dave Young sits a couple of inches under the Emus player but he’s adamant he’s going to make it hard on the soon-to-be TV star.

Farmer Wants a Wife production crew will be filming for the new series of the show, right here at Risdon Oval for the 3pm clash.

“It will, hopefully, be good publicity for Warwick, as well as for rugby,” Young said.

“I know a few of the boys are looking forward to the TV crews being there.”

Young isn’t a fan of the show himself and is amused Munsie is signed up for it.

“We’ll still try and make it hard for him,” he said.

“He’s a big bloke though.”

Munsie is part of the latest Channel Nine filming for the show and, at 2m, will be the tallest Emus player on the field.

Goondiwindi secretary Naomi Tweedy said the club’s tallest forward would be a great catch for any young woman.

“Will has a lot of charisma and is always the life of the party after rugby games,” Tweedy said.

“We are definitely excited for him.

“He has already been to the Hunter Valley for filming and they have filmed at Warialda.”

Munsie, who comes from Yetman on the NSW side of the border, now works at Warialda.

Tweedy said the three girls from the TV show would be in Warwick at the game.

Munsie will be one of the main line-out jumpers for Goondiwindi and will bring plenty of experience to the field.

He has played rugby in Brisbane and Sydney, was part of the Queensland Reds Academy and is in his third season with the Emus.

Young said playing the Emus was always tough for the Water Rats but, as the team kept improving from last season, he hoped they could give it a good go.

“They have a good forward pack so we’ll be looking to set a good platform for our backs and give them plenty of space,” he said.

“We have improved from last season and we’ll be strong at home.”

He said the boys wouldn’t be put off by the TV crew.

Co-coach Ryan Smith hopes there will be a large crowd at the game of locals hoping to make it on the small screen.

He said the boys looked good at training on Thursday night and were “pumped” for the game.

“It will be great to get support from the crowd,” he said.



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