Warwick Water Rats 16/17 years players after a game at Risdon Oval.
Warwick Water Rats 16/17 years players after a game at Risdon Oval. Gerard Walsh

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RUGBY UNION: The Warwick Water Rats 16/17 years team didn't let a team not travelling to Warwick stop then from playing what is sometimes called "the game they play in heaven”.

Warwick president Andrew Williams spoke in glowing terms last week of the hopes for the club and encouraged a large crowd to come to the 16/17 years team game against Toowoomba Souths on Sunday.

Toowoomba Souths pulled out but there was still some entertaining footy when the 16/17 years team played a nines game between themselves.

While most of the players in the Warwick team are students from Scots PGC College, Williams is hoping to attract players from all schools.

The two captains were Charlie Brennand and Tim Winter who both played Water Rats B-grade footy last season and will again play B grade in addition to their 16/17 years commitments in the first semester this season.

Brennand said it was a promising start to see all the boys put in a great effort.

As for Winter, he talked about the way the team was bonding.

"We go in the parkrun on Saturday morning and then have breakfast at Cafe Jacqui's,” he said.

As well as the 5km run on a Saturday, the team trains on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Briggs Oval.

All games in the competition will be on a Sunday on a home and away basis in the Darling Downs 16/17 years competition.



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