Nervous start for Cowboys
THE Warwick Cowboys are ready for any wet weather footy this season after going down 32-0 to Aspley on a wet Brisbane night on Saturday.
Warwick trailed 14-0 at eight minutes before the visitors restricted the Brisbane 2012 second-division grand finalists to another eight points in the next 59 minutes.
Aspley scored two tries in the last three minutes to win 32-0.
Cowboys coach Ken Coles rated second rower Scott Ellis and captain/lock Peter Giffin as his best.
"Both took the ball to the line with plenty of strength and defended with aggression," Coles said.
"We started nervously but I was impressed with the effort.
"We improved as the game went on.
"Our two new players from England were nervous but showed enough to suggest they will be a force in the 2013 season."
Warwick won 26-22 in the under-18 game and lost the reserve grade match 26-16.
On Saturday, Warwick hosts Wattles in the Barrett Shield in three grades.