Warwick Cowboys pair Ryan Kinlyside and Mitchell Marsh will play two games this weekend.
Warwick Cowboys pair Ryan Kinlyside and Mitchell Marsh will play two games this weekend. Gerard Walsh

Pressing for higher honours

WARWICK Cowboys forwards Mitchell Marsh and Ryan Kinlyside have been regulars in the Toowoomba Clydesdales side this season and will use today's game at Langlands Park as an opportunity to press for higher honours.

Both dream of playing in the NRL but this weekend their focus will be on the Toowoomba game against Brisbane second division at 4.30pm and the Cowboys A-grade game against Gatton at Gatton at 2.30pm tomorrow. At age 24, Marsh knows there are not too may opportunities left to break into the NRL while Kinlyside is back this season from a neck injury sustained while playing underage footy for Newcastle Knights in 2009.

"It is a great thrill to play for the Clydesdales. People (talent scouts) watch representative games so it is a good opportunity," Marsh said.

"I have to make the most of my opportunities."

After moving from New Zealand to Western Australia for the 2011 season, Marsh joined the Cowboys this season.

"It is warmer at home in Hawkes Bay (NZ) than Warwick," he said.

Kinlyside said players in the Clydesdales team were good mates even if many were from different TRL clubs.

"I expect our opponents to be a tough, physical team," Kinlyside said.

The Warwick pair will be joined by their Cowboys team-mates, Hayden McNicol, Trent Achilles, Michael O'Keefe and Garry Ellery, in the Clydesdales team for the XXXX Challenge match in Brisbane.



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