Brothers boost Water Rats chances

THE Pettiford brothers, Craig and Darren, have linked with the Warwick Water Rats rugby union club this season.

Craig will play prop as the Water Rats host the club’s first A-grade home game in recent years today at Risdon Oval. He will partner the experienced Tas Robinson and hooker Nathan Horne in the engine room for Warwick.

Water Rats coach John O’Leary said the Pettiford brothers were both training well for the club.

“Craig has the makings of a good rugby player and Darren will play when work commitments allow,” he said.

Darren was pencilled in at outside centre in A grade today but is rostered to work.

The B-grade game is at 1.30pm and A grade at 3pm today.

The Pettiford brothers played junior rugby league for Eastern Suburbs in the Warwick and District competition and then for the Cowboys.

Darren played for Queensland at schoolboys level in the forwards before his NRL hopes were dashed by injuries.

The Water Rats will be strong in centre field in A grade with classy attacking player Fred Walker at inside centre.

There is free admission for ladies today as the Water Rats celebrate a return to A grade.



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