Redbacks hungry for A-grade win
WARWICK captain Alex Cutmore insists Rockville Park holds no fear for the once notoriously poor travellers ahead of tomorrow's AFL Darling Downs grand final.
The Redbacks and University will square-off at the home of Aussie rules on the Darling Downs, with the neutral venue likely to favour the Toowoomba team.
Victories in the Garden City have been a rarity for Warwick as the club has traditionally built its premiership charges on the back of strong home records.
The Redbacks managed just one regular season triumph in Toowoomba the last time they made the grand final in 2011.
However, the Warwick players taking the field in tomorrow's decider are a bunch of hardened road warriors.
They boast a 7-2 record in away games this year including victories at Rockville Park and Gold Park. Cutmore believed those great results on the road were just some of the huge improvements the Redbacks have made in 2014.
"It's a completely different team. We've got new coaching staff, nearly all new players," he said. "There's not too many left over from 2011 still playing this year. Our work ethic has changed, our discipline has increased across the board. We've improved a lot.
"Traditionally we didn't travel too well, but again, that's one of the things we've improved on this year. Our form away has been just as good as our form at home.
"I'm confident in our team and the boys in their abilities."
Cutmore admitted the Redbacks were feeling the pressure after claiming the minor premiership but he was confident that wouldn't distract them from the major prize.
"The minor premiership was good, we're very proud of that, but our goal was always to win the premiership. We're definitely focused on the big one."
First-division grand final between Warwick Redbacks and USQ Cougars
When: 2.30pm tomorrow
Where: Rockville Oval, Toowoomba