State game personal for Arnold family

11 August 2023|Community News, Sport| Off Comments off on State game personal for Arnold family|

Glenorchy Magpies captain and Tasmanian state team representative Josh Arnold had more than state pride to play for in the recent game against Queensland, as his brother Jordan lined up against him.

The Arnold brothers grew up in Tasmania, but Jordan now plays for the Apsley Hornets in Brisbane.

Pre-game, the two brothers were revelling in the opportunity to represent on a state level and face off against each other.

“The only footy we’ve played together was in the backyard when we were kids, so this is going to be fun,” Josh said.

“This is a great occasion for the family and hopefully we both make them proud.”

Jordan said he was excited to play in the state game at North Hobart Oval but admitted that most of his family were barracking for his brother.

“I expect most of the family will be supporting the home side but hopefully mum cheers for me at some point,” he said.

“It’s great to be here in Hobart playing in this game against Josh and it’s definitely going to be an intense atmosphere.”

In a nail-biting contest played in front of more than 7,000 spectators, Tasmania managed a thrilling comeback win against Queensland, scoring three goals to one in the final quarter to run out winners 9.8.62 to 7.13.55.

Both the Arnold brothers impressed in the midfield.

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