Craig Donn with ball for Warwick after a scrum win at Father Ranger Oval.
Craig Donn with ball for Warwick after a scrum win at Father Ranger Oval. Gerard Walsh

Lock set to play in second grand final in four years

WATTLES are one win away from what could be a promoter's dream, a TRL grand final on September 8 against Warwick at Clive Berghofer Stadium.

The Cowboys can head to Toowoomba this Sunday to check out Wattles and Valleys to see who are going to win the preliminary final and book the other spot in the grand final.

It dawned on me this week that it will be time for the Cowboys to name the next team of the decade.

One could guess many of the team members will come from the 2016 and 2019 grand final teams.

One who has impressed all season is Warwick Cowboys fullback Craig Donn who would be a certainty. There are few better club players around.

Donn might be fullback but is heavily involved in all of the Cowboys play and will be a key player in the 2019 grand final. He is among the best players each week

One certainly for the team of the decade would be lock Sam Bloomhall who will be lining up for his second grand final in four years.

Test action

I WAS starting to look silly during the week after slamming the Australian selectors for again overlooking Mitchell Starc for the Australian Test team.

Going into day 3, it looked like the Test attack was on top of the world after dismissing England for 67.

But the bubble burst on the last day with one wide delivery going through the legs of first slip for byes/wides.

Starc might occasionally be a bit wide with his bowling but he has the ability to produce the unplayable ball. We only needed one late in the Test on Tuesday night.

One has to ask if Joe Burns would have been better than some of the openers who are playing for Australia. If Herschelle Gibbs was told by Steve Waugh that he had dropped the World Cup in 1999, you may be able to say the same this season about Nathan Lyon dropping the Ashes with that run-out.