Harrison Finnigan, William Ryan, Hunter Evans and Reid Anderson at the Broncos Training Clinic at Eastern Suburbs Oval which was before the two Toowoomba games against Brisbane Wests and the Broncos clash with Souths Logan.
Harrison Finnigan, William Ryan, Hunter Evans and Reid Anderson at the Broncos Training Clinic at Eastern Suburbs Oval which was before the two Toowoomba games against Brisbane Wests and the Broncos clash with Souths Logan. Michael Nolan

Toowoomba and Wests share success in Warwick games

RUGBY LEAGUE: It was one win each for Toowoomba Clydesdales and Brisbane Wests in curtain-raisers to the Brisbane Broncos game in Warwick today.

While the Clydesdales selected two teams of equal standard for the trials, Wests officials said their team for the second game was more like A-grade compared to the team for the earlier game.

The Toowoomba team for the 2pm game won 46-4 after leading 16-0 at halftime. In the late game, Wests won 20-12

Adding the total scores together, it was 58 points to Toowoomba and 24 to Brisbane Wests.

Two of the Toowoomba stars of the first half of the 2pm game were outside backs Billy Jackowitz, who scored two tries, and Daniel Jennings with one try.

Warwick winger Mitch Watson saved a certain try in the first half with good defence and then scored himself in the second half.

Prop Sam Broomhall also scored for the Toowoomba team in game one as did Wattles outside back Nick Van Der Poel.

Fullback Corey Blades was strong in attack and interchanged with Warwick fullback Craig Donn who had a lot of kicks to catch and only dropped one for the day as well as running hard with the ball.

Dalby forward Xavier Manley had a strong game as did Wattles second rower Ty Gardner and Warwick hooker Ben Sullivan.

In the second game, Toowoomba led 4-0 before going down 20-12.

Sean Loxley was judged the best for Toowoomba.

The strong overall form by Toowoomba was an indication of the strength of the game in Toowoomba and the South West in light of moves to field a Western Mustangs team in the Queensland Cup.

Western Mustangs chairman Paul Reedy, who was in Warwick for the games, said while his bid organisation was hoping to field a Queensland Cup team next year, it was more likely to happen in 2021.

Brisbane Wests club president Peter Luckmann said the field at Warwick was fantastic.

"I have never had players thinking a field was a bit soft,” he said.

Many of the league officials at the game rated the Father Ranger Oval surface up with major stadiums like Suncorp Stadium.



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