Cowboys need three from four

WARWICK Cowboys U18 coach Jon Thomas reckons his side needs three wins from its final four games to make the top five in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition.

Last Saturday, Warwick drew 16-all with Pittsworth in a game the coach expected to win.

“We had a few players not on their game,” Thomas said.

“The team will be re-focusing at training this week.”

Thomas is happy to see three or four of his players regularly stepping up to A grade after playing in the U18 game.

“It is good experience for them,” he said.

In the next month, Thomas rates the game against Valleys in the final round of the season as the toughest for his fourth-placed side.

“We went down to Valleys in the first round,” Thomas said.

“The Cowboys play Wattles in the second last game and it is a danger game for us. It will be a home game for Wattles and I expect they will rise of the occasion.”

Second rower Jake Landers, halfback Lincoln Cutmore, centre Mick O’Keefe, winger Kurt Mooney and hooker Jack Thomas were five of the best for Warwick.

Mooney involved him in a lot of the play from the wing.

 

Schultz set for run in Legends game

FORMER Newcastle Knights and Pittsworth Danes forward Graham Schultz will be one of three Pittsworth players lining up for the Warwick and District team in the game against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Father Ranger Oval on August 20.

Schultz played for the Danes in the Toowoomba Rugby League grand final when Warwick won narrowly in 1987 to secure its first A-grade premiership.

In the August 20 game, he will play with hooker George McVeigh who was an opponent in the 1987 grand final and a teammate in the Toowoomba Clydesdales.

There will be memorabilia from the 1948-1957 era when Warwick and District played a number of end of season games against the Dragons in Warwick. Cyril Ivey has just found the best and fairest trophy he won for the Warwick and District team in the 1951 game.



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