Wattles under-18 player Anthony McIntosh may be on the verge of a record breaking rugby league season. The quicksilver fullback kicks ahead against Valleys at Platz Oval last Sunday.
Wattles under-18 player Anthony McIntosh may be on the verge of a record breaking rugby league season. The quicksilver fullback kicks ahead against Valleys at Platz Oval last Sunday. Wendy Rees

Records may be toppled by 17yo

HE MAY only be 17 years of age but Wattles outstanding under-18 fullback Anthony McIntosh could threaten existing Toowoomba Rugby League point scoring records this season considering his current scoring exploits.

A former Warwick Eastern Suburbs junior, McIntosh is in his initial season of senior rugby league with the Wattles Warriors, with his father Wally McIntosh coaching the club’s under-18 side.

Fast becoming a point scoring phenomenon at Platz Oval, McIntosh has run on in six under-18 fixtures and six Reserve Grade matches since the TRL Premiership kicked-off on March 6.

In those 12 games he has crossed for 12 tries and kicked 15 goals for a total of 78 points after six premiership rounds – all in the space five weeks.

The young utility back also collected 20 points in pre-season trials through two tries, five goals and two field goals, effectively giving him a total of 98 points scored in Wattles colours so far this year.

His amazing speed has seen him post hat tricks on two occasions this season, scoring three tries in an under-18 match against Gatton and again in a Reserve Grade game against Newtown.

Only a goal away from 100 season points, this Sunday the flying fullback, known to all as Bart, who is at home anywhere in the back line, will be out to add to his outstanding points total when Wattles take on the Oakey Bears at Platz Oval.



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