Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Trent Set for Qld Debut; Forward Gave Away Swimming for League

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Trent Set for Qld Debut; Forward Gave Away Swimming for League

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Byline: Gerard Walsh

RUGBY LEAGUE: Warwick Cowboys forward Trent Richardson has swimming victories against Olympian James Magnussen but no regrets that he chose rugby league as his main sport from age 16.

Richardson played rugby league from the age of five to eight then concentrated on swimming for eight years.

He competed at the nationals in swimming and, in four or five freestyle races, finished in front of James Magnussen, who later won an Olympic 100m freestyle silver medal.

"James stuck at it and is now one of the best in the world," he said.

This week, Richardson is staying at the Royal Pines Resort at the Gold Coast as he prepares with the Queensland Rangers team for ab interstate clash against New South Wales at Pizzey Park, on the Gold Coast, from 4pm tomorrow.

"It felt like a holiday initially until we started training twice a day," he said.

"I am enjoying it in camp with the boys: We want to stick it to the New South Wales team and show them we have better structure to our play. …

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