RATS AT WORK: Warwick forwards in action in a home game.
RATS AT WORK: Warwick forwards in action in a home game. Samantha Bennett

Warwick forward pack shows the power

A ROLLING maul for 25 metres to score a try is a feat any rugby union club in the world would be proud of.

On Friday night, Water Rats flanker Jared Fearby scored in a 32-5 loss to Rangers after the forward pack mauled the ball towards the tryline.

"This is the furthest we have mauled the ball to score a try,” coach Vlad Savovski said.

"The club prides itself in the strength of our forwards. We took the ball 25 metres in a maul last season but didn't score and had another rolling maul for 15 metres this season.”

While Warwick can match any team in the B-grade competition in the pack, Savovski is upbeat about the improvement in his backline.

"Our backs are starting to click, we just want to get continuity in our play. The team has more speed in the backs than last season,” he said.

"We came up against a third-placed Rangers side on Friday night that had a third of their A-grade side in the B-grade match. It was a catch-up game on the bye weekend,” he said.

"We also had some 50/50 decisions that didn't go our way.”

The Water Rats have a tough road trip on Saturday when they play St George in St George at 1.30pm.

Both Warwick and St George are only fielding B-grade teams this season.

After this weekend, all attention will move to ladies day, an annual club promotion on June 3 as part of the Warwick clash with Goondiwindi in men's rugby.

There will also be golden oldies rugby but the Warwick women won't play again to June 10.



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