Dragons prepare to fire
DRAGONS Legends captain David Barnhill wants a victory in the Black Toyota game on Saturday at 5.15pm against a Warwick and District Legends team.
“Most of the boys are still pretty competitive,” he said.
Barnhill is keen to play against former Broncos prop Shane Webcke.
“Shane played most of his footy after I finished and is an icon of the game,” Barnhill said.
“The game should be a ball.
“There is no doubt the game will be entertaining.
“We have some young blokes in the side like Mark Riddell and Shaun Timmins who will take the ball up.”
Barnhill lists Riddell, Timmins and dual international Scott Gourley as three of the fittest players in his side.
“Scott still plays club rugby union,” Barnhill said.
Barnhill has only played three games since he retired at the end of the 2000 season.
He did captain the Dragons for a few NRL games when regular captain Mark Coyne was out so is no stranger to the role.
Timmins will come up against Warwick and District five-eighth Cameron Hamblin who came out of retirement to help Wattles at the end of last season.
Hamblin said it was a bit daunting marking Timmins.
“I don’t think I will be clipping him under the ear,” Hamblin said.
“We are a pack of country footballers going up against big name players, it should be fun.”
Warwick and District coach Bob Bennett is still to name his captain.
The local team trained last night at Father Ranger Oval.