RUGBY LEAGUE: After a solid 20-10 win against Highfields on Sunday, the Warwick Cowboys face a tough battle against South Burnett in Sunday's knockout final in the under-18 grade in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition.

Warwick finished fourth on the table and face fifth-placed South Burnett at 11.30am Sunday.

The winner will play the winner of the other U18 knockout final between Highfields and Souths in week 2 of the finals.

Warwick needs wins in the next three weeks to make it to the grand final for a second successive year in U18s.

Lock Cody Byrne was outstanding for the Cowboys last Sunday and will be a key player in the finals game on Sunday.

Coach Matt Grew said, while some of his team had a touch of the flu, the side had no injury concerns.

"We drew with South Burnett in our only game this season and will have to be strong in defence on Sunday against a team that can throw anything at you in attack," he said.

Warwick U18 backs Kai Etherington and Mitch Watson will only have to think about one game when they take the field on Sunday after backing up as wingers in A grade in recent weeks.

Five-eighth Aden Howard will again start in the U18 game after coming on at hooker and impressing coach Craig Mullaly on debut in A grade last Sunday.

Warwick has two games and possibly three on Sunday with the second-division side playing Valleys in a knockout finals game at 10am.

If Warwick beats Souths in the Wednesday night playoff in reggies, the Cowboys will have three successive games at Clive Berghofer Stadium on Sunday.

The Wattles A-grade side plays Highfields on Saturday night.

TRL draw


Brothers RLFC

Junior Field - 7pm - Reserve Grade - Souths v Warwick

Senior Field - 7pm - First Grade - Souths v Gatton


Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba

2.00pm - 2nd Division - Dalby v Brothers

3.30pm - Under 18 - Souths v Highfields

5.00pm - Reserve Grade - Highfields v Brothers

7.00pm - First Grade - Highfields v Wattles

SUNDAY, 13th AUGUST, 2017

Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba

10am - 2nd Division - Warwick v Valleys

11.30am - Under 18 - Warwick v South Burnett

1.00pm - Reserve Grade - Valleys v Winner of Souths/Warwick

2.30pm - First Grade - Pittsworth v Winner of Souths/Gatton

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