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.



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