The Townsville Blackhawks have recruited well for season 2017, with a vast array of talent heading to the club for their tilt at the Intrust Super Cup title next year.
Players with NRL experience including former Gold Coast Titans hooker Kierran Moseley and forward Blake Leary from the Sea Eagles will be joined by former Queensland Under 20 representatives Oshae Tuiasau (Gold Coast Titans) and Paul Byrnes (Redcliffe Dolphins) who are looking to regain their best form.
Kierran Moseley and Paul Byrnes are looking find their best form with Townsville.
Coach Kristian Woolf will be needing his new recruits to step up to fill the void being left by the key players who are moving on to pursue opportunities elsewhere, including Intrust Super Cup Second Rower of the Year Rhyse Martin who has signed with the Bulldogs.
Townsville Blackhawks Gains & Losses 2017
Lee Jewitt (Castleford, UK Super League), Sione Lousi (NZ Warriors), Blake Leary (Manly Sea Eagles), Kierran Moseley (Gold Coast Titans), Oshae Tuiasau (Gold Coast Titans), Carlin Anderson (Brisbane Broncos / Ipswich Jets), Paul Byrnes (Redcliffe Dolphins), Josh Hall (Penrith), Jordan Kenworthy (NQ Cowboys NYC), Ross Bella (NQ Cowboys NYC), Ty Carucci (NQ Cowboys NYC), Taha Tutavake (NQ Cowboys NYC)
Moses Pangai (Brisbane Broncos), Rhyse Martin (Canterbury Bulldogs), Corey Jensen (NQ Cowboys), Brenden Santi (Sydney Roosters), Lorenzo Ma'afu (Burleigh Bears), Delouise Hoeter (Norths Devils), Nathan Norford (year off), Conor Carey (Easts Tigers), Lenny Magey (Souths Logan Magpies), Lona Kaifoto (Mackay Cutters) Noel Underwood (retired), Glenn Hall (retired), Matt Bowen (retired)
Where they finished in 2016: third on the ladder (eliminated Week 2 of the finals)
2017 coach: Kristian Woolf
2017 CEO: Justin Wilkins
QRL Media are featuring the gains and losses for the 2017 season for each of the Intrust Super Cup clubs in coming weeks. Stay tuned to QRL.com.au to see all the player movement!
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Easts Tigers Gains and Losses
Souths Logan Magpies Gains and Losses
CQ Capras Gains and Losses
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Burleigh Bears Gains and Losses
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