Never smile at a crocodile, especially when you're about to take on a whole team of them, including ex North Queensland Cowboy Nick Paterson, who are all gearing up for a win in the annual Queensland Police Service Rugby League State Championships this year.
The Wide Bay Crocs dropped into Australia Zoo to see how tough they were when faced with our resident 8.23 metre Croc, Cameron (a replica, but huge nonetheless), kicking off the annual Rugby League State Carnival from March 23 to 26 in Kingaroy.
This year marks Australia Zoo's sponsorship of the Wide Bay Crocs team for the 10th year running, representing players from the North Coast Police Region including the Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Gympie, and Redcliffe Police Districts.
Hosting the police tournament in their own backyard and with a ripper of a side, Detective Sergeant Dan Collins said the team is hoping for another great year.
"It's a great comp and this year's carnival is expected to draw a huge crowd, with lots of the players having former NRL and Queensland Cup experience," Detective Sergeant Collins said.
"We really appreciate the continued support of Australia Zoo and hope to take home the Commissioner's Trophy this year."
Australia Zoo is proud to be associated with the mighty Wide Bay Crocs who the Zoo had sponsored since 2001. We wish them the best of luck and hope they can hear us cheering from the Zoo.
The tournament is open to the public with the competition kicking off on March 23 at the TJ O'Neil Oval on Youngman Street, Kingaroy. The semi finals will be played on March 24 and the final will be held on March 26 at 3.30pm.