TERRITORY: Max Hall kicks ahead for the Warwick Water Rats in a game at Risdon Oval.
TERRITORY: Max Hall kicks ahead for the Warwick Water Rats in a game at Risdon Oval. Gerard Walsh

Water Rats trapped on full time by Condamine in Downs rugby

RUGBY UNION: After leading for the 70 minutes of the game, the Warwick Water Rats went down 22-21 to Condamine in the elimination semi final in Darling Downs B-grade rugby at Dalby on Saturday.

Warwick led 21-17 on the hooter before conceding a penalty and then two more which enabled Condamine to score the winning try from a pick and drive.

Manager Scott Stevens said all 17 players went well.

Harry Marshall was the best in the pack while Max Hall and Lachlan Winten were the best in the backline.

Stevens has been involved as manager for the first time and is planning to put in to coach the team next season.

"We want to get more players involved and we would also field an A-grade side if we had enough players,” he said.

Water Rats president Andrew Williams was high in praise of the play of his team on Saturday in the semi.

"We lost centre Jared Fearby with an ankle injury after a couple of minutes and then one of our bench players was injured which left us with just 15 for the second half.

The Warwick women had a weekend off and will head to Goondiwindi this Saturday for two elimination finals.

Warwick will play in its first game at 2pm and if they win will play the loser of the Condamine and Bears game at 2.40pm.

If the Water Rats women win, they will qualify for up to two more games on grand final day at Clive Berghofer Stadium.

Last season, Warwick women lost to Bears in the grand final.



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