Class forward signs up for the Warwick Cowboys
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Warwick Cowboys forward stocks for 2017 have been boosted with the re-signing of star forward Mick Bloomfield.
Bloomfield was tipped to figure prominently in TRL and Warwick player of the year points scoring this season before a 10-week suspension for two dangerous throws put an end to his season.
He missed the finals series and will be eligible to play in the round 3 game in next season's fixtures.
Cowboys president David O'Leary said Bloomfield was one of the most skilled forwards in the TRL.
"Even though he didn't play in the finals, Mick was at every game in the finals series,” he said.
Warwick went down 18-12 to Pittsworth in this season's grand final and has lost three of this year's forwards who have gone overseas, Trent Richardson, Sam Broomhall and Brook Croft.
"Mick will be one of the forward leaders our younger players will be looking up to,” O'Leary said.
"Coach Craig Mullaly has been speaking to many of the younger players coming through the Cowboys and they are the future of the club.”
All prospective players welcome are to the first training run in 2017 on January 10, 6pm, Father Ranger Oval.
The club will train twice weekly in the new year.
Baker to coach
NICK Baker has been appointed reserve-grade coach for the Cowboys for the 2017 season.
He joins Mullaly and U18 coach Matt Grew.
O'Leary said Baker was a 100-game player for the Cowboys.
"He played last season in the lower grades and was one of the A-grade support staff,” he said.
"Nick loves his footy. He has a real knack for analysing rugby league.”