Goondiwindi league knockout attracts team from near and far

It’s on again. The Goondiwindi Rugby League Football Club is hosting its annual border knockout on Saturday, January 21.

There’ll be $14,000 up for grabs and teams are coming from everywhere.

 "It's probably going to be one of the club’s biggest events of the year and after last year we’re really excited with the teams and players that have put their hands up,” club president Tony Carter said.

Teams are coming from St George, Morten  Bay, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Moree and Grafton.  With $14,000 up for grabs, all teams will be battling it out  for a taste of Rugby League glory.

“It will be a be a spectator’s dream with things kicking off at 9.30am and a bar selling icy cold beers  from 10am. What more could you ask for?” Tony said. “If you’re after some hard-hitting, bone-rattling, action-packed excitement, then Gilbert Oval is the place to be,” he said.

This year, four Goondiwindi sides will take to  the fields: the Swamp Donkeys, the Jolly Butchers, the Hannah Goannas (who have said they have the best coach money can buy) and  the Anderson Truck and Tractor Big Rigs. Boar Cal Skinner asked the big questions to the teams. Q: Coach, Captain, X factor players, team to beat, what they liked about the KO.

Jolly Butchers:

1.Peter Boucher and Jaimie Dean.

2.Taiton Marchant

3.Chris English, Jaimie Klein and Taiton Marchant

4.Grafton

5.It’s a good chance for the young fellas to step up and play some good footy and it's really good for the town. .

Swamp Donkeys:

1.Kane Spicer, Scott Schultz, Brendon Rice and Adam Wilson.

2.Callum Skinner and Sam Tweedy.

3.Marty Burkehardt , Blaize Parter and Joss Cleal.

4.Andersons Big Rigs.

5. For our team we are mix of all Gundy boys and if you’re a leaguey, union, AFL or left town, it's a great day where we can all get together have a bit of fun and have a few games of footy together. The crowd was awesome last year so hopefully we get to play in front of that again.

Anderson Truck and Tractor Big Rigs:

1.Mal (Sonny) Peckham

2.Lindon and Brandon McGrady-Peckham

3.The 3 McGrady brothers and big Reggie McIntosh

4.The Hannah Goannas

5.It’s great for the town, bit of fun and a great chance for the local boys to have a taste of knockout footy which is tougher and a little different to other footy in general.

Hannah Goannas:

1.Lawrence Martyn(Farmer Fran)

2.Ronald David and Brodie McDonald.

3.Dog Pound, Big Dog and Adam Tribe.

4.Swamp Donkeys.

5. It just brings everyone together.

The Boars' annual knockout is on again. Cal Skinner in action.

The Boars' annual knockout is on again. Cal Skinner in action.