Redbacks win the cup
THE Redbacks retained the Anzac Cup with a 25.6 (156) to 12.12 (84) victory at Slade Park on Saturday.
Redbacks assistant coach Jason Wright said the performance was the best of the season so far.
“It was our best as we ran the whole game out and didn’t have a bad quarter,” Wright said.
“We were able to continually run the ball forward which shows our fitness is on the improve.
“As a team we are working a lot harder. When it was wet on Tuesday night, we went for a six-kilometre road run which includes sprints up Weewondilla Hill and all players negotiated the run in reasonable time.”
Stewie Day kicked seven goals for the Redbacks and Vaughan Skelly kicked five in the last quarter after being pushed forward from the midfield late in the game. Nick Donges and Wright both kicked doubles for the Redbacks.
Brendan Iles won the Anzac Medal for the best player on the ground and was well supported by Andrew Bardsley, Kurt Millard and Tony Chandler.
The day started with four junior games.
The under-8 and U10 games were interclub and the Redbacks beat Goondiwindi 19.6 (120) to 0.0 (0) in the U12 game.
Redbacks won 17.16 (1180 to 8.5 (53) in the U14 game.
Wright said his side must be on its game on Saturday for the clash with Souths Bombers at Harristown Park at 2pm.
“Souths are second and Warwick is third so a win could put us in the top two if other results go our way.”
Five in rep team
BRENDAN Iles, Andrew Bardsley, Kurt Millard, Steve Martin and Tony Chandler have all been selected in the Darling Downs training squad for the 2010 season.
A team will be named from the squad to play Northern Rivers at Ballina on May 22.
Iles is almost a certainty to be one of the first players named in the team as he shared the Holman Medal for fairest and best in the AFL Darling Downs competition last season.
Redbacks player and assistant coach Jason Wright is the Darling Downs coach this season.