Sims ready for battle
Knights clash to be a family affair for talented forward
A LIFELONG dream has come true for Tariq Sims.
The 2 1 - y e a r - o l d f o r mer Brisbane Bronco and NYC player of the year will make his NRL debut off the Cowboys’ bench for this Saturday night’s clash against the Newcastle Knights.
When coach Neil Henry orders the young second-rower from the interchange Tariq will step into the fray alongside big brother Ashton in what will become a lifechanging moment.
But the story gets even better than that.
Tariq and Ashton have a younger brother in 19-yearold Korbin playing NYC football for the Knights, and as fate would have it Korbin is playing in the curtain raiser to Tariq’s NRL debut game.
W a t c h i n g t h e t h r e e brothers from the stands will be parents Peter and Jacquie
Tariq Sims Sims, who are being flown to Townsville courtesy of the Cowboys management and who are sure to be the proudest parents in the city come Saturday.
Speaking at the Cowboy’s fan day on Tuesday Tariq said Henry’s announcement, made in front of gathered t e a mma t e s , h a d s i mp l y blown him away.
‘‘ Words can’t describe the feelings I’m feeling right now,’’ Tariq said.
‘‘ We were doing the ( video) review of last week’s game
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