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Former Warwick and district junior stars in NRL

OVER: Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys kicks a conversion during the NRL Preliminary Final between the Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, September 23, 2017.
OVER: Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys kicks a conversion during the NRL Preliminary Final between the Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, September 23, 2017. DAVID MOIR

RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Warwick and District Junior Rugby League player Ethan Lowe is making a name for himself as a goalkicker in the NRL finals series.

He is one of many footballers from Goondiwindi who have impressed at higher levels.

Lowe has taken over the North Queensland Cowboys kicking from Origin legend Johnathan Thurston who is injured and matched many of Thurston's efforts with six from six on Saturday night.

One kick from touch was crucial when the game looked like going down to the field goal.

In the end, North Queensland Cowboys won 29-16.

Lowe played his junior footy for the Goondiwindi Boars.

Some who started in junior footy with the Boars have eventually starred in other sports.

Gene Fairbanks played Super Rugby and Damien Marsh competed in sprints at the Olympics after at one stage having the Australian record of 10.13 for the 100m.

But right now, all the focus in the big league for Goondiwindi fans is on Ethan Lowe who is impressing with his general play as well as his goalkicking.

In the grand final next Sunday, he will need to match the goalkicking of Melbourne Storm sharp shooter and Australian captain Cameron Smith.

Topics:  ethan lowe goondiwindi goondiwindi boars johnathan thurston north queensland cowboys warwick warwick and district junior rugby league wdjrl