Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cowboys Eye off Newtown Lions

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cowboys Eye off Newtown Lions

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AFTER the bye and the successful Man-O-Man fundraiser, the Warwick Cowboys play Newtown Lions at Newtown on Sunday in the Toowoomba Rugby League.

The Cowboys welcome back the senior representative players this weekend.

The club will however be missing Cowboys stalwart and A-grade manager Duckie Browne who, with wife Liz and family, is heading north this weekend to celebrate the marriage of their youngest son and ex-cowboy Damien to Shannyn Harris at Yeppoon.

The C-grade side drew 22-all with Gatton last weekend and plays Brothers on Sunday at Platz Oval before the Wattles round against Brothers.

It was a great night with eight Cowboys players competing for the coveted Man-O-Man trophy.

The final came down to the old bull Matt Collins against the young buck Brendan McNicol. Brendo just doing enough to win the girls' hearts and the trophy.

Many thanks to A-grade Queen entrant Carly Popp for organising such a great night.

Round four game reports

Condamine Sports Club A grade: The A grade Cowboys maintained a top-three position with a tough encounter against Brothers at Father Ranger oval.

The game was rewarding in that the A-grade side was missing five representative players and a couple awaiting return from injury.

The mixture of youth and experience saw the game enter some spirited moments where enthusiasm was over taken by undisciplined play.

The side was lead by stand-in captain Shane Hooper who stood up in a long week of football for him, after making the Queensland Police side after playing in Cairns all week.

Hooper scored two tries and lead the side well, he was supported by experienced forwards Scott Beard, Scott McMahon, John Smith, Jim Wiltshire and Brendan McNicol.

Seventeen-year-old Ryan Kinlyside stood tall in his A-grade debut.

In the backs youth was on display and Dan Murphy took the player's player. He was well supported by Dylan Galloway, Jesse McIvor and Nick Dunne.

Josh Cruice was playing well until he suffered a shoulder injury in the 21st minute, reducing the Warwick bench to three. …

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