Ipswich City Bulls sponsors and supporters enjoy last weekend's special night at the Brassall-based club. Pictured are (back) Damien Schiks, Rachel Lambie, Hayley Smith, Jason King, Dean Stenzel and Brendan Jones; middle: Cameron Russel, Terry Stenzel and Warwick Lansdowne; and front: Matthew and Ryan Lansdowne. Photo: Talitha Rice
Ipswich City Bulls sponsors and supporters enjoy last weekend's special night at the Brassall-based club. Pictured are (back) Damien Schiks, Rachel Lambie, Hayley Smith, Jason King, Dean Stenzel and Brendan Jones; middle: Cameron Russel, Terry Stenzel and Warwick Lansdowne; and front: Matthew and Ryan Lansdowne. Photo: Talitha Rice Talitha Rice

Jets showdown with PNG attracts league’s best

EVEN Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett turned up at North Ipswich Reserve to watch the Ipswich Jets last weekend.

Bennett was spotted having a relaxing day to the amusement of rugby league fans.

Although he left at halftime during the Intrust Super Cup defending premiers upset win over the PNG Hunters, the super coach would have liked what he saw from the Jets' Broncos connection Carlin Anderson and Billy McConnachie.

Anderson starred with the boot, slotting five from five kicks as he returned to his best form for the year.

"Mr Madness'' showed all that time in the Red Hill gym was paying off with some bone-rattling hits in defence and some strong running in attack.

The Jets couldn't have picked a better time to shine than in front of a huge turnout for the Jets Harmony Day and the Channel 9 camera crew.

Dashing effort

THE PNG Hunters might be used to running around Port Moresby barefoot but it's another thing to do that in Ipswich.

The Hunters water-boy could be seen dashing up and down the field with only one shoe for the entire game.

He might as well have ditched the left boot as well and enjoyed the soft touch of the North Ipswich Reserve grass, which is looking in fine form thanks to the Ipswich City Council groundsmen.

Family ties

IPSWICH heavyweight boxer Demsey shared a photo of his great-grandfather Fred (Snowy) Mckean on social media this week.

Nicknamed "The Tower of Terror'' for his height in the ring, Demsey clearly owes his stature to the amateur and bare knuckle boxer.

Snowy was also the first man to score a try for the Parramatta Eels in 1947. It was his first and only try in 21 games for the Eels.

Smoking Bull

 

IT wasn't only a win to impress the sponsors that gave the Ipswich City Bulls players a boost in their latest Capital League 2 football match.

The Bulls famous mascot was back at the Sutton Park ground with nostrils flaring.

"The smoke works and it was good,'' captain Zygan Condie said.

The big Bull had been out of action for some time. The sight of smoke coming from his head gave supporters a lift.

"It was good to see him back out there,'' Condie said.

Your turn

SHARE your sports gossip with Phantom. We'd like to hear about funny stories, quirky adventures or light-hearted observations around the sporting fields of the Ipswich district.

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