Goalkicking was a feature of the Barrett Shield
RUGBY LEAGUE: Wattles halfback Matt Duggan was man of the match as his team won the Barrett Family Shield for the first time since 2014.
In front of a massive crowd at Father Ranger Oval on Saturday night, Warwick won the under-18 and reserve-grade games but Wattles was far too good in A grade.
The A-grade score was 6-all midway through the first half and 10-all at halftime but after a try by Wattles centre Jake Hargreaves in the sixth minute of the second half, it was all Wattles.
Most of the Wattles tries were scored wide out including one where Nathan Gaulton cross kicked for winger Blake Lollback to score one of his three tries in the corner.
Duggan was the mastermind of the Wattles attack throwing long passes to stretch the Warwick defence. His goalkicking was spot on, including three successive conversions from touch.
Warwick lost hooker Ben Sullivan with a head knock. The young Cowboys side worked hard throughout and only a lost ball cost them a try on fulltime.
In the under-18 game, Warwick player Corey Stewart kicked a late conversion to give his side a 26-24 win. Hunter Hamblin and Jack Duggan were best for Wattles.
Warwick winger Ben Strong scored the first two tries in reserve-grade as the Cowboys won 24-16.
In the two early games, Collegians beat Eastern Suburbs 40-6 in an under-16 trial and then Warwick beat Stanthorpe 28-8 in second division.