Sport

Just a return phone call from Watto part of 2013 wish list

The Queensland Times sports reporter Jay Buchan.
The Queensland Times sports reporter Jay Buchan. Rob Williams

WITH the hard work all but done for another year, it is time to sit back, reflect on 2012 and look forward to what could make 2013 an even better year in Ipswich sport.

Here is Jay Buchan's Christmas wish list for 2013.

Shane Watson's phone call: There was a time when Watto called me back on the eve of a Boxing Day Test.

For a regional sports journo, that is about as good as it gets.

Alas, he has not returned a call for years.

Ditto Berrick Barnes

Western Corridor NRL licence: Would be huge for the area and ensure rugby league remains the long-term port of choice for kids growing up here.

Without them, the "Western Corridor" could be overtaken by Aussie Rules.

Ipswich Jets' Queensland Cup title: The Jets have got closer over the past two seasons but 2013 looks like their last chance under the Walker brothers with this group of players.

National representation at the 2013 baseball world championships and an overseas pro contract for Josh Roberts: Having watched Roberts give his all, unselfishly for whichever baseball or rugby league team he's played over the past five years, I know there can be few more deserving sports people.

Michael Hillier comeback: The Ipswich Logan Premier League (not to mention the QT) needs the retired former Northsiders skipper. It just hasn't been the same without him this summer.

Baxter Oval host first grade Brisbane cricket: Only then will the 'Ipswich' be put into the Ipswich Logan Hornets.

Ali Brigginshaw in an Australia number six jersey: The best female five-eighth in Australian rugby league deserves no less.

Topics:  christmas wish list, humour, jay buchan, opinion


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