Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Shepherd Ready for the Blues; Club, State and International Teams Heading Our Way for Three Days of Polocrosse

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Shepherd Ready for the Blues; Club, State and International Teams Heading Our Way for Three Days of Polocrosse

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Gerard Walsh

Sports editor

POLOCROSSE: Cameron Shepherd is treating the Barastoc Interstate Series at Morgan Park this weekend as seriously as the Maroons treat State of Origin.

"We regard the Barastoc series this weekend as important in the lead up to next year's nationals in Albury," Cameron said.

"The Queensland team will treat this weekend like State of Origin. We will be fair dinkum about winning.

"The Queensland selectors have named a strong side to work on a few combinations and test a few fellows out with a view to the nationals."

Cameron Shepherd and Russell Owens are the Warwick players in the Queensland open men's team this weekend. Warwick player Paul McGrath is coach and Trish Shepherd manager.

At the nationals in Warwick in 2012, the Queensland men missed the final but made the top-two last year in Darwin before going down to New South Wales.

Cameron's wife Anita will play for Warwick in the Shell Cup competition this weekend after playing for Queensland women in the past two Barastoc Interstate Series. …

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