Josh Manwaring will play on the wing for the Warwick team in next week’s Under 43 kilogram rugby league carnival at Father Ranger Oval.
Josh Manwaring will play on the wing for the Warwick team in next week’s Under 43 kilogram rugby league carnival at Father Ranger Oval.

League player chooses his own code

ANYONE who looks at the program for the Zone 5 Under 43 kilogram rugby league carnival starting Monday and sees the name Manwaring might wonder if they are at the right ground.

Yes, Josh Manwaring, a son of long-serving Warwick football (soccer) player Bill Manwaring is playing club rugby league for Collegians and this week will be in the Warwick and Southern Downs team to play in the Zone 5 carnival at Father Ranger Oval.

“I used to play football but now like rugby league,” Josh said.

He is keen to play in a weight carnival where all children are around the same weight.

“I am also looking forward to the athletics carnival on Wednesday. The break makes the rugby league carnival more fun,” Josh said.

Long term, Josh wants to play for the Warwick Cowboys and, if an NRL club comes knocking on his door, he hopes it is the Sydney Roosters.

Braith Anasta is his favourite NRL player.

After three decades of Warwick football, his father now travels to Ipswich each Friday night for over 45 years play in the round ball game.

“Dad also watches me at rugby league,” Josh said.

Last year, the Warwick East State School pupil scored the first try for Warwick and Southern Downs in the Zone 5 U43kg carnival at Tenterfield.

He can’t wait until Monday and the chance to add to his imposing record as a try scorer.



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