POSSESSION: Emily Ranger in possession for the Warwick Water Rats in women's sevens at Chinchilla. The Rats host a women's carnival this Saturday at Risdon Oval before the men's B-grade game.
POSSESSION: Emily Ranger in possession for the Warwick Water Rats in women's sevens at Chinchilla. The Rats host a women's carnival this Saturday at Risdon Oval before the men's B-grade game. Anthony Savovski

Women ready to tackle at Risdon Oval carnival

WARWICK Water Rats women's rugby union coach Lauren Quinlan is urging Warwick to head along and watch a day of hard tackles and quality footy on Saturday.

The Warwick club will host a women's sevens carnival at Risdon Oval.

Warwick plays UQ Gatton at noon and Dalby at 1.20pm in one pool with USQ, Condamine and Bears in the other pool.

The winners of each pool will play in the grand final at 2.40pm as a forerunner to the Water Rats must-win men's B-grade game against St George.

No one watching the Australian women win gold in sevens rugby at the Rio Olympics could downplay the success of the women's sport and tomorrow is Warwick's chance to have a look.

The Warwick women's team includes Shayne Hayes, an older sister of Australian representative Demi Hayes.

The sisters went to school at Scots PGC.

As for which of the girls is the Warwick answer to world best Charlotte Caslick, Quinlan nominates Keeley Mooney, one of two sisters from Tenterfield who play with the Rats.

There will be live music on the day.

It will be carnival footy at its best on Saturday.

The Warwick men have to win and score four or more tries to keep their finals hopes alive so they will be playing attacking footy as well.



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