Costello puts in a top effort

CENTRE Fred Walker was the try scorer as the Warwick Water Rats went down 44-5 to Goondiwindi in Saturday's A-grade rugby union game at Goondiwindi.

Warwick co-coach Ryan Smith said Alex Costello was a standout performer at open side flanker.

“Clements Tuaine was strong at wing and fullback while Donald Miller had a top game at scrum half,” Smith said.

Miller played on with an ankle injury but it worsened as he cooled down. Smith expects Miller to be out for at least a week.

Co-coach Shane Hooper has possible work commitments and a sore ankle so also is in doubt.

In B grade, Goondiwindi beat South Burnett by 40 points.

Five Warwick players lined up for South Burnett with Rongokino Tuaine playing strongly.

Warwick plays Condamine at Kingaroy on Saturday.

This season, Warwick and South Burnett are playing on the same program with eight home games being allocated to Warwick and two at Kingaroy.

Warwick Rugby Union Club junior co-ordinator Ian Wallis was delighted with the first weekend of junior fixtures this season.

“We travelled to Goondiwindi with teams from under six to under 12 and mixed it with the Goondiwindi sides,” Wallis said.

“Scores aren't kept in our age groups but our teams have improved since last season.”

For the first time, Warwick has an U6 team. More players are welcome at training on Wednesday and Friday nights at 5.30pm at Risdon Oval.



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