PRESIDENT: David O'Leary with 2016 Cowboys second-division best and fairest Michael Brackin.
PRESIDENT: David O'Leary with 2016 Cowboys second-division best and fairest Michael Brackin. Carly Gillam

Cowboys leader talks up the case of the Oakey Bears

SPORTSVIEW WITH GERARD WALSH: Great to hear Warwick Cowboys president David O'Leary talking up the chances of Oakey staying in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition.

Speaking to the president this week, he believes the Oakey club is working through the difficulties from a financial and player perspective after being suspended from the league.

O'Leary speaks about the importance of a rugby league club to a town the size of Oakey and the same principles apply to communities like Inglewood and Killarney in the Border Rugby League.

It would be easy to say goodbye to Oakey from the TRL and reduce the number of clubs to 10, get rid of the bye and reduce the season by two weeks.

But that is not the attitude from the Warwick club and I suspect most clubs.

The country clubs tend to stick together in footy and that is great to see.

Test cricket

TIME will tell what happens in this week's cricket Test but great to see a young Queensland opener in Matthew Renshaw get his chance.

Queensland has produced some great openers and not all have got a chance at Test level.

Sam Trimble never played for Australia but would have in another era and Robbie Kerr was another who could have played 50 Tests but only played two.

I feel sorry for Callum Ferguson. He gets his Test chance after a decade and is run out, plays one bad shot and is out of the team.



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