Warwick Water Rats president (front) Justin Wynn with A-grade players Russell Craymer and Mitch Lamb in the new kit.
Warwick Water Rats president (front) Justin Wynn with A-grade players Russell Craymer and Mitch Lamb in the new kit.

New jerseys give boost

THE Water Rats new A-grade jerseys arrived this week and president Justin Wynn believes it will give the players a huge boost this weekend in their first match of the season against Dalby.

This is the first time the Warwick and District Rugby Union Club has entered an A-grade side into the Darling Downs Rugby Union competition for a number of years, after merging with the University of Southern Queensland last year to enter a B-grade side.

The club will this year enter an A and B-grade side independently, after it failed to enter any team in 2008.

Wynn said the new jerseys were much like the ones the Wallabies, All Blacks and Springboks wore..

The club has also invested in new socks and shorts as part of the upgrading of the kit.

Wynn said the under 17s team and juniors would follow suit and change to the same design when they next upgraded their kit.

“First we’ll do the under 17s and then the juniors. The under 17s have been consistent and performing well so as a boost for them, we’ve decided to give them a new jersey,” he said.

He said the B-grade jerseys would be upgraded from next year; however they will wear the new socks and shorts from this year.

“I think it’s a step in the right direction, it’s a sort of a rebuild for the club and this is a good structure to start from,” Wynn said.

“I definitely think that if the jerseys don’t give the boys a boost this weekend it will give the ladies on the sideline a boost, they will look schmick.”



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