Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

U43kg Side Heads to Murgon

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

U43kg Side Heads to Murgon

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Gerard Walsh

Sports editor

RUGBY LEAGUE: Halves Nick Carrie and Kobi Clarkson will co-captain the Southern Downs under-43kg rugby league team at next week's zone 5 carnival at Murgon.

The carnival will be the 50th anniversary of U43kg rugby league.

Both leaders played in last year's carnival and will line up for seven games next week.

Kobi plays, who plays for the Eastern Suburbs club, will be halfback next week while Nick, from Collegians, will play five-eighth.

The pair are good mates and play each other in junior footy.

This season, they were part of the U12 game which Suburbs won but last year it was Collegians with the ascendency.

Nick is keen to play weight footy.

"It will be a lot easier when you don't have the big fellows running at you," he said.

For Kobi, the carnival will be another chance to play the game he loves.

"I like running with the ball," he said.

Coach Ross Thorne, assistant coach Brad Morrish and manager Michael Simpson are looking forward to a great week away at Murgon. …

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