Warwick Cowboys fullback Craig Donn.
Warwick Cowboys fullback Craig Donn. Gerard Walsh

Cowboys fullback impresses yet again in TRL game

RUGBY LEAGUE: A late Valleys try has almost ended the Warwick Cowboys hopes of a Madsen Rasmussen Trophy final this season in TRL A-grade.

Warwick led 18-14 late in the second half before Valleys levelled in the last 10 minutes when the Cowboys had a man in the bin in the Saturday night game at Father Ranger Oval.

Valleys scored late in the game to win 24-18 and book the first spot in the trophy final.

While mathematically Warwick can still make the final, reality suggests they are a long shot. For Warwick to make the final, Oakey will have to beat second-placed Wattles at Platz Oval on Sunday by a large margin so the Warwick for-and-against record is better than the record of Wattles.

Fullback Craig Donn continued his outstanding form to be the best of the Cowboys.

Warwick Cowboys president Dayne Barrett said the Warwick team played well and proved they could match it with top teams like Valleys.

Lock Sam Broomhall played his first game since suffering concussion a month ago and came through his return game with flying colours.

Assuming they miss the trophy final, Warwick will have a fortnight off to prepare for the June 30 games against Wattles at Platz Oval.

Warwick drew reserve grade against competition leaders Valleys, lost the under-18 game and won second division.

Ladies Day and Cowboys Old Boys Day were on Saturday and attracted a massive crowd to Father Ranger Oval.