Webcke set for Wattles
SHANE Webcke has a warning for fans waiting for him to run on with the Wattles Warriors for one more game – don't get too excited.
He has no worries about his fitness to last most of a game but said he would want some notice.
“I would need different training for a game of rugby league,” Webcke said.
Due to work commitments with Channel 7, Webcke can only play a Saturday game. If he plays, it will be his second game this season.
He lasted 60 minutes for Muswellbrook in A grade, a game he agreed to play as G and S Engineering, a mining services company he helps promote, is involved with mines in the Hunter Valley.
Webcke had no idea about his number of hit ups but reckoned his tackle count was fairly good.
He said he wouldn't play a return game for any other club in Queensland than Wattles.
“Muswellbrook is not in Queensland,” Webcke said.
He is keen to play again with some of his junior team-mates from 20 years ago like Cameron Hamblin, Jason Denny and the Rauchle boys.
Last week, Hamblin also signed along with another Wattles stalwart Tony Duggan, former NRL player.
“I would love to play with Hambo again,” Webcke said.
While the return of Webcke for one game would be a major boost for Wattles, the legendary prop stressed he would not do anything to jeopardise the chances of his hometown club.
“They are going well, if you haven't played for a while, you are a bit of baggage,” he said.
Possible dates for a Webcke return could be July 16 or 30 if Saturday games can be arranged.
Webcke said he would enjoy a game against Warwick but that was unlikely as the August 14 game is on a Sunday, Legends Day.