KEEN COACH: Warwick half Scott Fisher passes during his side's 22-18 loss to Texas at Father Ranger Oval in second division on Sunday.
KEEN COACH: Warwick half Scott Fisher passes during his side's 22-18 loss to Texas at Father Ranger Oval in second division on Sunday. Gerard Walsh

Cowboys set to welcome who's who of league

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Warwick Cowboys and Texas Terriers met for the first time in the Toowoomba Rugby League second-division competition on Sunday at Father Ranger Oval.

Texas was part of the former Warwick and District St George Cup Rugby League competition along with Warwick teams Eastern Suburbs and Collegians.

The two Warwick senior clubs played to 1985 in the Warwick and District competition. A new club, the Warwick Cowboys, was formed to play in the TRL in 1986 and the past senior clubs are now represented by junior teams under the same names.

At the weekend, Texas were on top early and led 18-8 at halftime against Warwick.

The Cowboys fought back in the second half to go down 22-18 with fullback Carlos Smith the best for the home side.

Warwick coach Scott Fisher said his team was aiming for the top five.

"We play Valleys in a fortnight and will welcome back some past players, Andrew Sullivan, John Trindall, Garth Miller, Brett Benz and the Rutledge brothers, Josh and Rob,” Fisher said.

"Once we get a win, it will lift the spirits of the team. We have been competitive in every game except the loss to Newtown when we had a depleted team.”

Fisher was loving coaching.

"I won't coach next season as I want to concentrate on family but will still play,” he said.

The Cowboys are away this Saturday to Souths and then host Valleys on June 15 at Father Ranger Oval. The A-grade game against Valleys will be a top-three encounter.