'Rugrats' set for a home debut

RUGRATS - or, more correctly, the Warwick Water Rats Juniors - play their first home game of the season this Saturday at Risdon Oval.

The four local junior rugby union sides will take on Toowoomba Prep School and Highfields Juniors.

This is the inaugural home game for the Warwick Water Rat Juniors.

Games will kick off on two fields - Risdon Oval and Father Ranger Oval in Queens Park - at 9.30am and run through the morning until 12.30pm

There will be about 100 players from Toowoomba and Warwick contesting this event.

Warwick will be featured in Under 7 and 8 and also in Under 10 and 11.

There will be a canteen operating all day with food and drinks for all.

Some of the little fellows in action are Connor Rous, Daniel Doyle, Willem Wiid, Dylan Marsh and Ryan Balint.

These boys are part of the teams of Wallarugby under six and seven.

All these boys are local lads trying rugby for the first time.

Wallarugby has a no tackle rule that is just right for these little players - they learn how to pass and run. They then go on to tackle when they get to under nine teams.

It's a great way to learn the basics of rugby and not get too rough.

Warwick is just beginning in juniors but already we have a good following with parents and kids really involved at the club making it a real family atmosphere.

Mum and dad bring the kids down to watch you never know they might just like what they see and we might see the start of the next Wallabies team to beat the All Blacks.

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