Tim Glasby at the Maroons Fan Day in Mackay in his first Origin campaign.
Tim Glasby at the Maroons Fan Day in Mackay in his first Origin campaign. Madolyn Peters

Warwick can claim a bit of the heritage of Origin star

IT WAS a massive day in rugby league at Father Ranger Oval on Saturday with Collegians juniors and the Warwick Cowboys seniors playing games all day.

A day later, the State of Origin teams were named.

There are two changes to the Queensland team, one was the promotion of back rower Tim Glasby to the 17.

Glasby's grandfather Don Glasby played senior footy for Collegians in Warwick in the pre-Cowboys days.

He has never let Queensland down.

Members of Glasby and Cutmore families in the Warwick area are related to the Queensland Origin forward.

Alex Cutmore returns to the Warwick Redbacks Aussie rules team for a game this Saturday at Warwick Credit Union Oval. His cousin will play Origin league in Perth on Sunday night.

We have had our share of Origin players down the years, Mick Hancock, Shane Webcke, Billy Moore, Dale Shearer, Grant Rix, super coach Wayne Bennett, and that's only the start.

Then there are the women, Jo Barrett, Heather Ballinger and Stephanie Hancock.

Stephanie and her father Rohan have one record that will never be broken, they are the first father and daughter to each play Origin.

Origin starts on Friday night with the women at North Sydney Oval and then Glasby and his mates will battle it out on Sunday.

The weekend will only be perfect if we have two wins and some beneficial rain to cap it all off.

Gerard Walsh

Sports Editor