Are Goondiwindi's footballers the best on the Darling Downs?

As the Goondiwindi rugby union Emus prepare to line up in three grand finals on Saturday, is it time to ask a question?

Pound for pound does Goondiwindi have the best footballers in the Darling Downs?

We reckon we are in a position to say, "Yes, we do!".

And the stats back us up.

While the Emus take part in C, B and A Grade grand finals on Saturday, the Goondiwindi rugby league played four finals matches in the Toowoomba Rugby League over the weekend.

Second division and reserve grade are still in the hunt. But don't let the A Grade loss to Dalby detract from what the Boars have achieved in 2019.

The Boars have proved they are a real force in the TRL and with a bit more luck could have been further up the ladder. Their efforts over the past two seasons have made locals, the big-money clubs and the Toowoomba pundits sit up and take notice.

After doing it tough for many years, the Goondiwindi afl Hawks have turned it around over the past five seasons.

This year they are minor premiers and have earned the right to a home game in two week's time. It's been a season to remember, so far, and they'll be hoping there's a big turn out to cheer them on to help keep that premiership dream alive when they run out at Riddles on August 31.

So three Toowoomba-based codes and eight teams from the bush making finals? We don't see any other town matching that.

So come on Gundy, the Boars Reserve Grade and Second Division teams play on Saturday while the Emus can have a "pay day" most clubs can only dream of, a three-way grand final celebration. (Whatever happens the Vic may be the place to be on Saturday night?)

Want to cheer on the Emus? There is a supporters bus heading to Toowoomba on Saturday morning. For information or to book your seat please contact Brendon Rice (0412446829).

Sam Jobling.

Sam Jobling.