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THE boys have been flex­ing their mus­cles all year but now it’s time for the girls to have a go.

Four women will take over du­ties from the North Queens­land Cow­boys “push- up boys” at tonight’s home game at 1300SMILES Sta­dium.

The boys nor­mally cel­e­brate every point scored by the Cow­boys by com­plet­ing a pushup. The num­ber of push- ups they have to com­plete ac­cu­mu­lates with the score.

At a high- scor­ing game re­cently they per­formed about 400 push- ups.

Now as part of the Women in League round, four women will step up to the chal­lenge. The round is aimed at ac­knowl­edg­ing the role women play at all lev­els and ar­eas of rugby league.

A spokes­woman for the Cow­boys said the four women were pre­pared for the task.

“They’re all from the cross- fit com­mu­nity and can do push- ups for days,” she said.

The ex­er­cises take place on the side­lines near the goal­posts and of­ten get the at­ten­tion of the crowd. In re­cent weeks, the push- up boys have started per­form­ing tricks like walk­ing on their hands. “They’re get­ting peo­ple com­ing up af­ter­wards and want­ing au­to­graphs,” the spokes­woman said.

The game kicks off at 7.30pm.

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