Redbacks hit hard by injuries in loss in Toowoomba
AUSSIE RULES: The Warwick Redbacks face a tough task to make the AFL Darling Downs grand final after a disappointing 45-point loss to Coolaroo at Rockville Oval on Saturday.
The game was a play-off for third and Coolaroo won 14.11. (95) to 7.8. (50).
"They came out more in tune with the game that we were,” coach Ben Heppell said.
Forward/midfielder Brendan Iles won the Horse and Jockey award for best player.
Tony Chandler was strong in the backline and James O'Donnell played well in the ruck.
Warwick is still third, one win behind the second-placed Coolaroo.
The surprise South Burnett win against South Toowoomba at Kingaroy helped Warwick as it kept South Toowoomba one win behind Warwick.
Warwick forward Kris Millard suffering a shoulder injury, Anthony Rixon has a hamstring injury and Brodyn Mann an ankle injury.
The Redbacks have Old Boys Day on Saturday at Warwick Credit Union Oval which is being organised by captain Andrew Bardsley and social committee organiser Laura Iles.
Warwick juniors had two tough games at Rockville on Saturday.
"Coolaroo did lend Warwick a few players which made for a great day for the juniors even though the results didn't go our way,” Heppell said.
Other scores: USQ d Tigers 164-21, South Burnett d South Toowoomba 87-69, Highfields d Chinchilla 186-47