Massive interest in polocrosse internationals in April
POLOCROSSE: Warwick Polocrosse Club president Les Fraser tips a crowd of 5000 for the April 21-23 international series between Australia and South Africa at Morgan Park.
"Due to the interest in the Barastoc Interstate Series, we may have to start the carnival on the Thursday afternoon rather than the scheduled Friday morning start,” Fraser said.
"West Australian officials have indicated they are coming to the Barastoc with two or three teams and a record six teams are likely to come from Victoria.”
Three ladies and three men's Tests between world champions South Africa and Australia will be played on the Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon.
The Warwick connection in the international series will be ladies coach Paul McGrath and former Warwick player and Australian men's coach Justin Hafey, who played on the Southern Downs before forming the Tansey club.
Eight Queensland teams have been named for the Barastoc Interstate Series and plenty of Southern Downs players will wear the maroon of Queensland.
Cameron Shepherd (Warwick) will captain the Queensland men's team which will include his brother Stuart.
Cunningham player Carly Cooper is state under-21 women's captain.
The Shell Cup competition will be fought out along with the interstate and international games.