Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Rats Gaining Experience

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Rats Gaining Experience

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Brad Johnson


RUGBY UNION: The Warwick Water Rats are in the middle of a season that can only be described at this point as vastly interesting.

Prior to the beginning of the regular rounds, the Rats placed second in the pre-season cup, secured victory in the final minute against Goondiwindi in the 50th anniversary of the Risdon Cup and were curious to the results that could be achieved from the move to B grade.

As the season progressed, injuries built up, experience grew, chips were sold and most importantly, some great local rugby was played.

While the results have not compared to the Wallabies after half a season, the players have all improved their games from the experience gained playing in B grade.

These improvements were evident in a game played two weeks ago, going down 20-19 to one of the top teams, a nail- biter that saw the lead change three times.

Two earlier games in the season had much the same feel - high-scoring duels, great for the fans. …

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