Gareth and Jacob Polzen (left) and James and Lewis Taylor will have opponents doing a double take in the today’s finals.
Gareth and Jacob Polzen (left) and James and Lewis Taylor will have opponents doing a double take in the today’s finals. Shannon Newley

Double trouble for Collegians

COLLEGIANS will be seeing double when they go up against Eastern Suburbs in the U13 Warwick and District Junior Rugby League grand final at Goondiwindi today – because Suburbs has two sets of twins playing for them.

Gareth and Jacob Polzen and James and Lewis Taylor may cause a few double takes when they contest the final – but said while they all like playing league with their brothers, they don’t think it gives them an advantage.

But coach Ross Thorne said the close bonds were a feature of the boys’ game.

“Especially the Taylor boys. Those two seem to work really well on the footy field together,” he said.

He said the two sets of twins and the rest of the team couldn’t wait for the season finale.

“They are as keen as mustard,” he said.

Thorne said much of the contingent made up the U12 Eastern Suburbs team from last year, who took out the grand final in 2010.

He said he hopes the boys continue their winning streak against the Collegians.

“We have only dropped one game all season, and that was to Goondiwindi,” Thorne said.

With the U13s the only Suburbs grade to make it in to the grand final, Thorne said he isn’t sure the team will have a large number of supporters when they head to Goondiwindi, unlike Collegians, who have three teams playing today.

“But we are just looking forward to getting out there and bringing home the trophy,” Ross said.



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