LOOKIN’ GOOD: Bruce Green checks out the structure of the rodeo ring at the Maclean Showground in front of what will be a packed grandstand for the Maclean Twilight Rodeo.
LOOKIN’ GOOD: Bruce Green checks out the structure of the rodeo ring at the Maclean Showground in front of what will be a packed grandstand for the Maclean Twilight Rodeo. Adam Hourigan

Organisers predict rodeo crowd figures go through the roof

RODEO: ENTRIES are up and Maclean Twilight Rodeo organisers expect crowd figures to go through the roof at Maclean Showground this Sunday.

The main action starts at 6pm. The Lawrence Rodeo committee has compiled a blockbuster program including the addition of the King Of The River Super League Steer Ride Challenge, with rugby league from Grafton Ghosts, South Grafton Rebels and Lower Clarence Magpies set to fly out of the chutes.

"We're all ready for the showdown at the showground," Lawrence Rodeo president Bruce Green said.

"In the last six months nominations around the place have been back a bit but we're running pretty good.

"Of all seven rodeos they took nominations for over Christmas and New Year, we got the most - five more than Upper Horton."

A total of 22 cowboys have nominated for the open bull ride, with Lawrence's Shane Want and 2014 Jacaranda Rodeo winner Matt Goodwin flying the flag for the locals, up against the likes of seasoned campaigners Carl Green, Clint Glass and Duncan Elks.

Top quality stock with names like Red Rattler and Buck Naked will be sure to keep the cowboys honest.

A lot of competitors will be using the event to fine tune ahead of the ABCRA National Finals at Tamworth on January 19-23, while others will be out to build points for the 2016 season, which started in November.



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