Mitch Watson scores a try for Warwick against Souths in round 10 of the TRL on Saturday night.
Mitch Watson scores a try for Warwick against Souths in round 10 of the TRL on Saturday night. Nev Madsen

Lock is best for Warwick in memorial footy game

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Warwick Cowboys have gone down 24-16 in the first Mark Browne Memorial Trophy game at Clive Berghofer Stadium on Saturday night.

The new trophy is in memory of premiership-winning Cowboys winger Mark Browne who played for Warwick and then joined Souths after moving to Toowoomba.

He was selected in the Warwick Cowboys Team of the Decade for the 1980s.

Warwick captain Mick Bloomfield said it was disappointing not to bring the memorial trophy home.

The Cowboys led 10-6 at halftime before conceding the first two tries of the second half.

Both teams then scored another try and Souths added two penalties for an eight-point win.

"We now have to beat Valleys at home on Saturday night to make the Madsen Rasmussen Trophy final,” he said.

"The team will need to improve our discipline and ball control from our game on Saturday.”

While Souths are in the bottom half of the points table, Bloomfield said the Tigers had suffered a few narrow losses.

Lock Cody Byrne won the best player award for Warwick in A grade.

Hooker Ben Sullivan and winger Harry Sullivan both played well, Ben was especially strong in defence.

Warwick went into the game with four regular A graders out.

Warwick made it back-to-back narrow wins beating Souths 18-14 in reserve grade.

Souths beat Warwick 12-6 in the under-18 game.

In the Saturday afternoon game at Clifton, Wattles beat South Burnett 38-28 in under-18 footy.