Crowds swell at Maroons visit

AT the weekend I was at the Gold Coast for the Central division meeting at Burleigh Leagues Club.

We also watched our representative side run around, which had two Central Highlands players involved in Tommy Hewitt (Springsure) and Liam Anlezark (Blackwater).

Both came off the bench and made their mark once on the field.

The Central division lost both games last year and everyone wondered about the selection process.

But this year the side was again selected from the 47th Battalion weekend and the team won both games.

It was good to see Central beat North Queensland and the Kookaburras.

It didn’t look good after the first half in the first game when Central was down 12-0.

In the second half the Central team proved the better by scoring three tries in succession to lead, and hung on after a late try from Nth Qld.

Congratulations on Tommy being picked in the Qld Rangers team, which will travel to Coonabarabran to play NSW Country.

The players are in camp for four days before the game. It was a good result for the new division in its second year.

Wasn’t the State of Origin team fan day a great success last week? The organising committee should be happy with itself.

There were a lot of people at the lunchtime function and at the field to watch the team train.

It would be good to see a crowd like that at every local game.

In local league, Clermont hosts the Crushers this weekend, which is always a good grudge match to watch.

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