Organisers finalise plan
MANY St George Illawarra Dragons Legends from the past two decades will be in Warwick on August 19-20 to help the Warwick Cowboys and junior rugby league clubs Eastern Suburbs and Collegians get back on their feet after the December and January floods.
The visit of the Dragons for the Black Toyota Legends weekend is supported by the Men of League and is also about recreating the atmosphere in the 1940s and 1950s when St George teams played Warwick in some games as part of their end-of-season tour.
It was St George which donated a trophy which was contested by Warwick and District clubs for A-grade supremacy in the years to 1985 when the Warwick Cowboys and Stanthorpe Gremlins joined TRL (Toowoomba).
The Dragons players, six of whom played State of Origin, and dual league/union international Scott Gourley, are not just coming to Warwick for the 5.15pm game on August 20 against the Warwick Legends.
Up front, Kevin Campion (Dragons) will come up against Warwick Legends and Maroons Origin prop Shane Webcke.
They will visit aged care units in Warwick on the Friday then be guests at the Black Toyota Legends Dinner on the Saturday.
On the Saturday morning, the players will visit Maydan Feedlot, watch some Warwick and District Junior Rugby League finals before going to Father Ranger Oval for Warwick games against Valleys, then contest the Legends game.
A program has been finalised by event co-ordinator Glen Whitton in conjunction with the Dragons.