The Goondiwindi Boars travelled to Warwick on Friday night to take on the Cowboys in a very physical encounter. It’s been two weeks since their last game so it took a few sets until the Boars got going.
Warwick was able to capitalize on an overlap to open up the scoring.
With the game now settled, both forward packs ripped in to each other with front-row partners Ronnie David and Andrew Hoggarth making their presences known with some crunching tackles.
Tom Halford found some space up the middle and beat several defenders to level the scores. Warwick countered not long after and scored out wide again.
Tyrell McClullagh caught the markers out on the halfway line and made a break, fending off tacklers to even the scores again.
With half time coming to a close, Warwick had the Boars defending their line. Stewart Lowe cleaned up a last-play kick on the try-line and almost went the length of the field and was only tackled short of the try line right on halftime. The half time score:12-all.
The second half continued like the first with some excellent defence in the middle, with neither side giving an inch. Then from nowhere, Warwick scored two tries in span of a couple minutes from deep in their own half to break the game open.
The Boars continued to battle, but were unable to close the gap. The Boars have shown so far this year that they are very competitive and will only get better once they string a few more games together.
The Boars take on Pittsworth this Saturday for the first home game of the season. Kick off at 3.30pm. The Goondiwind Club has urged all league fans to come along and cheer on the Boars.
New player profile, Andrew Hoggart - Front row: Spent a few seasons in Redcliffe Dolphins junior system and headed south in 2016 to Griffith NSW (Group 20) where he had two seasons culminating with a premiership in first grade. His size will be a welcome addition to the side.