Four Cowboys lining up in curtain raiser to Broncos
RUGBY LEAGUE: Ben Sullivan sees a curtain-raiser to the Brisbane Broncos game in Warwick on Saturday as the start of his push to make a Queensland Rangers side.
Sullivan, Mitch Watson, Sam Broomhall and Craig Donn are the Warwick players in the two Toowoomba Clydesdales teams to play curtain raisers against Brisbane Wests before the first NRL trial to be held in Warwick.
The main game will be the first for the Broncos under coach Andrew Seibold and will start at 6pm Saturday at Father Ranger Oval and be against Souths Logan Magpies from the Intrust Super Cup.
The Magpies are a feeder club to the Broncos so an impressive performance in Warwick will move their players closer to a game or a training opportunity with the Broncos.
Sullivan said he expected a fair few of the young players in the Broncos squad would be in action in Warwick.
As for Sullivan's hopes on Saturday, he wants to make Toowoomba and Central Crows teams for championship weekends again this season and go for Queensland Rangers selection.
"I hope to be in the same team as the Warwick boys. I have built up a combination with Sam Broomhall from our days at Brisbane Norths,” Sullivan said.
The Warwick hooker said the Broncos weekend would be a good chance to catch up with close mate and Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough who would be one of the speakers at Friday night's Sportsman's Dinner in Warwick.
Dinner speakers will be Seibold, McCullough, Tevita Pangai Jnr and Matthew Lodge. All four will be at the junior coaching sessions for girls and boys up to under-12s on Saturday. Some members of the team for Saturday night will also be coaching the juniors from all clubs in the Warwick and District Junior Rugby League area.
Tickets for the Friday night dinner include a two-course meal, drinks package and a chance to meet one of the best coaches in the TRL and three high-profile NRL players. Tickets from Matt Grew on 0457861212