Milestone game for our pair
AUSSIE RULES: After missing the chance to play their 100th games at home last weekend, Warwick Redbacks pair Kyle Thorn and Daniel Bowles will celebrate the milestone in Toowoomba on Saturday.
Chinchilla forfeited the game in Warwick last weekend so the milestone game will be at USQ Oval in Toowoomba from 2.30pm Saturday and not in Warwick.
Thorn is likely to play in the back pocket and Bowles on the wing
USQ, the reigning premiers, beat Warwick by seven points in the first round this season.
"They dropped in form after the win against Warwick but have been playing well for the last month,” Redbacks coach Ben Heppell said.
"We need to get off to a good start against USQ.
"In the last four games, we have started well but didn't start games well earlier in the season.”
While Warwick is in the top four on percentage, USQ is just out but their spots could be reversed if the Redbacks lose.
Millard brothers Kurt and Kris are out this weekend due to work commitments.
Warwick has a squad of 22.
WARWICK will go into the game without star midfielder Tyhe Clarkson who flies to Townsville on Saturday morning with the South Queensland team for a clash with North Queensland.
This will follow the game between the Gold Coast Suns and St Kilda Saints on Saturday afternoon.
Clarkson is upbeat about playing in Townsville and rates it as a career high.
He is one of two Darling Downs players in the South Queensland team.
Watson at midfield
Heppell said he was confident Matt Watson would play strongly in the midfield in place of Clarkson.
"Matt is in his second season with the club and is hard on the ball,” Heppell said.
"He normally plays at half forward flank but will move to midfield this Saturday.”
The Redbacks have their eye on the next home game on June 22 against Goondiwindi Hawks.
"Goondiwindi beat us by 17 points in the first round at Goondiwindi.
"The Hawks are the competition leaders this season,” Heppell said.