Five things you may not know about weekend rugby league
RUGBY LEAGUE: A kick for the corner flag to set up a try was one of the best moments in rugby league on the Southern Downs at the weekend.
And it came in an under-10 game between Eastern Suburbs and Collegians.
Wattles had the bye in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition but Warwick headed to Clive Berghofer Stadium on Sunday for two wins and a loss.
1. Collegians' kick
COLLEGIANS under-10 player Aiden Byrne kicked from the quarter line in a game against Eastern Suburbs and his teammate Cecil Snow dived on the ball in the corner for a try.
Aiden is the son of former Cowboys and Toowoomba Clydesdales centre Harold Byrne.
The word is he didn't get his kicking ability from his father.
While his father was a classy attacking centre for the Cowboys, he never had the gig for general kicking. That wasn't his department.
The game was played at rugby headquarters, Risdon Oval.
2. Suburbs' try
EASTERN Suburbs half Olly Hart has a good turn of speed and twice ran from the middle of the quarter line to the corner flag to score tries for the Hornets in the under-10 game against Collegians.
Each side scored tries but they don't keep count in the under-10 grade, the younger grades in rugby league are all about participation.
Olly must have known the Daily News was taking photos, he was always in the play.
3. Debut for winger
AFTER coming up from the under-18 grade, Warwick Cowboys winger Tyrelle Ross was outstanding in his debut A-grade game.
Coach Matt Grew used the word outstanding to talk about the performance of his new winger in a 28-24 victory against Souths at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
Ross scored one try and set up another.
Grew rated lock Sam Broomhall, fullback Craig Donn and centre Mitch Watson as his best along with Ross.
4. Long-range try
COWBOYS back Farron Anderson scored an 80-minute try for Warwick reggies in the 28-24 victory against Souths on Sunday at Clive Berghofer Stadium.
Anderson kicked up a loose pass from Souths to score his runaway try.
This season, Anderson and Charlie Duroux are travelling from Tenterfield to play with the Cowboys in reserve grade.
Coach Craig Mullaly admitted there was a bit of banter between Cowboys players from north and south of the border when State of Origin was on.
There is no typo with the scores, Warwick beat Souths by the identical scores, 28-24 in A and reserve grades.
5. Dual Cowboy
WARWICK Cowboys lock Brock Eastwell won the best player award narrowly from Anderson against Souths on Sunday in Toowoomba.
Eastwell can claim to be the complete cowboy, he plays for the Warwick Cowboys in reserve grade and then is a cowboy in a different sport when he competes in rodeo.
Two years ago, he won the Warwick Rodeo APRA National Finals rope and tie buckle for most money won at the finals at the Warwick Showgrounds.
He isn't the bloke on the bucking horse in the Cowboys logo, rope and tie horses are not taught to buck.