The Warwick Water Rats pack down in the scrum against Highfields at Risdon Oval on Saturday.
The Warwick Water Rats pack down in the scrum against Highfields at Risdon Oval on Saturday. Eloise Handley

Rats leave run too late

A RESURGENT Warwick Water Rats gave a well-drilled Highfields outfit a scare in the second half at Risdon Oval on Saturday.

But it was not enough to make up for a dismal first-half performance in which more than 20 points were posted against the Water Rats.

Highfields ran out 36-17 winners but the Water Rats won the second half, restricting the visitors to just one try.

The Water Rats’ injury woes continued with experienced forward Rick Johnson tearing the muscles in his left knee. The number of key players on the sidelines for Warwick is now about 13, including club captain Ryan Smith.

The Water Rats are scheduled to travel to the University of Southern Queensland this Saturday to take on the Students.

The Students are unbeaten in this year’s A-grade competition, having downed powerhouse Rangers by 42-8 and St George 81-5 already this season.

The Water Rats are then scheduled to have the bye before travelling out to play St George.



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