Wallaroos Club member's (back row) David Sheppard, Todd Warren, Mitchell Price, Noel Glazier, (front row) Mitch Meyers, Danny Hunter and Ian Loof.

Photo: Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Wallaroos Club member's (back row) David Sheppard, Todd Warren, Mitchell Price, Noel Glazier, (front row) Mitch Meyers, Danny Hunter and Ian Loof. Photo: Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle Robyne Cuerel

Has Wallaroos' premiership already been foreshadowed?

HAS Wallaroos' Bundaberg Rugby League premiership fortune already been decided?

Former Wallaroos president Mitchell Meyers uncovered a surprising trend that pointed to a possible premiership earlier this week.

The Tony McKenna-coached Wallaroos won the Group 1 premiership in 1999, which was followed four years later by a BRL title in 2003, when the side was coached by David Sheppard.

It would be another six years before the Maryborough club won another BRL A-grade title.

Origin legend Colin Scott coached the blue-and-whites to the 2009 BRL title, in which Wallaroos beat Past Brothers 40-38 to claim victory.

Now, eight years later, Peter Waters has led a squad overflowing with local talent, along with 2009 alumni Shaun Collins, Todd Campbell and Sam Hutchins, to the BRL grand final, which also happens to be against Past Brothers.

The four-, six- and eight-year gaps point to possible Wallaroos win, but don't bank on it - rugby league can be a cruel game.

Regardless of the result, Waters withstood torrents of criticism for sticking to local juniors when he was appointed at the end of 2015, and moulded that group of talented individuals into a genuine premiership contender.



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