Footy fever to hit town

Team win against Oakey

Western Times - - FRONT PAGE - Sarah Diony­sius sarah.diony­sius@west­ern­starnews.com

THE War­rego United Dos will be one of the teams to beat in this Satur­day’s 2017 Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Car­ni­val in Charleville.

The team took out a win against Oakey at the week­end and is hop­ing to back it up.

RUGBY LEAGUE: The War­rego United Dos team joined league le­gends in Oakey for a show­case of the sport.

The Aus­tralian Le­gends of League event on Satur­day drew crowds from around the re­gion to watch a va­ri­ety of footy games on the day.

The War­rego United Dos played the Oakey Red Belly Blacks in a cur­tain raiser game be­fore the Aus­tralian All Stars played the Oakey Le­gends.

The Dos team were the side to beat on the day, prov­ing them­selves a tough out­fit, win­ning 22-10.

War­rego United Dos coach Travis Law­ton said it was great to be a part of the event which at­tracted thou­sands of spec­ta­tors.

“There was a strong crowd and it was a nice day over­all,” Law­ton said.

“The Oakey boys played well in front of their home crowd and we’ll play them again in four weeks in Gat­ton.”

Law­ton and the team also at­tended the din­ner on Friday night where they were able to min­gle with some of rugby league’s greats, in­clud­ing Petero Civon­ceva, Scott Hill and Chris Walker.

The win from Satur­day’s game will give them a boost go­ing into the Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Car­ni­val at Charleville this week­end.

“This will be our sec­ond an­nual car­ni­val and it should be a re­ally great day of footy,” Law­ton said.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it and hope­fully see­ing my boys win.”

There will be five teams com­pet­ing on the day, with play­ers trav­el­ling from St Ge­orge, Chin­chilla, and Au­gathella.

There will also be two un­der-16s games on the day to give young play­ers a run as well.

“It’s a great thing for the com­mu­nity and it will hope­fully get the foot­ball fever back up and run­ning in the town,” Law­ton said.

The car­ni­val will be held on Satur­day at the Charleville Show­grounds. Kick-off is 9am.

PHOTO: MAXINE LEE

LEAGUE LE­GENDS: War­rego United Dos at the Aus­tralian Le­gends of League event in Oakey on Satur­day.

PHOTOS: MAXINE LEE

LEAGUE LE­GENDS: The War­rego United Dos played the Oakey Red Belly Blacks on Satur­day in Oakey.

The War­rego United Dos wa­ter girl and cheer squad Lizzie Adams.

Lyn­don Lang­ton makes a run for Oakey.

War­rego United Dos brought down by Oakey play­ers.

The War­rego United Dos played the Oakey Red Belly Blacks on Satur­day in Oakey.

Oakey make a tackle on a War­rego United Dos player.

A War­rego United player gets a Red Belly Blacks player.

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