TIME FOR GIRLS TO GET PUSHY
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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