Rats make comeback
CAPTAIN-COACH Ryan Smith was delighted with the second-half comeback in the Warwick 55-7 loss to Goondiwindi in A-grade rugby union on Saturday.
Goondiwindi led 43-0 at halftime.
Smith scored the Warwick try after the Water Rats put pressure on a Goondiwindi lineout throw close to the line.
Mitch Lamb converted.
Smith rated fullback Clenens Avakanga among his best players.
“It was a good team effort to keep the premiers to a reasonable score line,” Ryan said.
“We put a lot of pressure on Goondiwindi in the second half.
“If we had more luck with the bounce of the ball, the score would have been closer.
“We were stuck in our own half for the first 20 minutes of play.”
Warwick is at home to Condamine at Risdon Oval on Saturday.
Smith said Condamine was midfield in the competition.
“I am not going to say we will win but the side will put on a good show,” Smith said.
“We will have centre Fred Walker back who has been out with injury and have a new prop Kev Neal who has moved to Warwick.”
Russell Craymer and Jarred Jensen from the Water Rats ran in the Gold Coast Half Marathon yesterday and didn't travel to Goondiwindi