PLAY THE GAME: Frillnecks ready to grab the ball when it comes.
PLAY THE GAME: Frillnecks ready to grab the ball when it comes. Laura Telford

Frillies lose to Toowoomba

RUGBY UNION: Last Saturday, the St George Frillnecks hosted the Toowoomba Rangers at Rowden Park, and it seemed the Rangers players bought the Toowoomba weather with them as a 16th man had to cover all bases against the Frillies.

A cold and windy day did very little to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd and the men took to the field looking to capitalist on a heavy cross field wind.

Some enterprising play down the blind side early and bruising defence from Tom Crothers and Clem Brosnan held the tide of Rangers players momentarily but a few easy tries had the boys looking for the half-time break and the chance to re-group.

The Frillies came out in true country rugby form in the second half and proceeded to tighten their ball control and utilise their back line a little more, which lead to a try against the run on play to Charlie Adams.

Unfortunately the class of the Toowoomba outfit kicked into gear and ended up running out with a convincing and well deserved 69-7 victory.

Three points and players player was once again tireless second rower Clem Brosnan with Cameron Knights claiming the two points and last minute ring-in Andrew McCosker having a blinder off the bench earning the one point.

The next home game for the Frillnecks will be on June 18, and it will be the annual charity day with all proceeds going to the ‘Little Windmills’ foundation.

The Frillnecks would love to see as many supporters as possible turn out in a great show of community support for the charity day and the auction for the jerseys after the game will surely be hotly contested.

A huge thank you must go to the Toowoomba Rangers who kindly donated $300 to ‘Little Windmills’ in a great show of respect between the two clubs.

Looking forward to a cracking days entertainment of rugby and laughs.


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