Gatton’s Matt Adams attempts to outrun the Water Rats defence.
Gatton’s Matt Adams attempts to outrun the Water Rats defence. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Tandy runs in a blinder on debut

FLYHALF Coedie Tandy might have been making his debut for Warwick in rugby union but it didn't stop him winning the best player award for the Water Rats in a 37-28 loss to Gatton in A-grade on Saturday.

Warwick receives a bonus point for scoring four tries in the game at Risdon Oval.

Tandy scored two tries, and prop Arron Dalgarno and inside centre Shane Hooper also scored tries with Mitchell Lamb landing four conversions.

Hooper scored his try after intercepting a Gatton pass 70m from the try line.

Co-coach Ryan Smith said the boys played well.

“Gatton is a smart rugby team and kept their composure,” Smith said.

“There is room for improvement.”

Hooker Kev Neal aggravated his calf muscle and is in doubt for the home game against USQ on Saturday.

Smith said the Water Rats had strong numbers but more commitment was needed towards training by the whole squad.

“I want to get our full squad together tomorrow and Thursday nights this week as it will be a tough game against USQ,” he said.

While the B-grade game on Saturday was scheduled for Warwick, a late change meant Highfields travelled to Kingaroy for the game against a South Burnett team that has an identical draw to Warwick.

On Saturday, USQ will play Toowoomba Bears in an under-19 game at noon.

South Burnett play USQ at 1.30pm in B-grade with Warwick and USQ playing the main game at 3pm at Risdon Oval.



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