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FORMER Souths Logan premiership-winning star Mathew Templeman will lead the XXXX Rangers into battle against the NSW Ron Massey Cup representative team at Lismore on Friday night.

Templeman, a try-scorer for Souths Logan in their 2008 grand final win over Ipswich, now plays with Brothers in the Bundaberg competition.

Supporting the experienced centre in a leadership role is classy North Queensland halfback Mitch Seri, the teams vice-captain.

Rangers coach Paul Lowe said his charges had trained strongly this week at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

Theyre really keen, Lowe said.

Theyve really enjoyed the week so far. Obviously the focus is on the performance on Friday.

Theyre just keen to get out there now.

The former Ipswich Jets coach admits he knows little about the NSW team, which is drawn from the Ron Massey Cup competition.

Ive heard that theyve got two really good front-rowers, Lowe said.

The majority of players in Lowes team are from the FOGS Cup competition or local competitions in Brisbane and regional Queensland.

A number of players, including Adam Marr, Jack Joass, Jamie Anderson, McKanah Gibson and Will McNee, have had a taste of Intrust Super Cup this year.

Fridays match at Oakes Oval kicks off at 7.30pm.

XXXX Queensland Rangers team 2013


2. Justin CASTELLARO - Northern


4. Mathew TEMPLEMAN - Central

5. Jack JOASS - Poinsettias

6. Jody HENRY - Poinsettias

7. Mitch SERI - Northern

8. Adam MARR - Poinsettias

9. Will MCNEE - Poinsettias

10.Shaun MALONEY - Poinsettias

11. Rhys COOKE - Central

12. Brad MCKEE - Poinsettias

13. McKanah GIBSON - Poinsettias

14. Kaliova NAUQE - SEQ

15. Jason WARDROP - Central

16. Chris KITCHING - SEQ

17. Seb DAVIES - SEQ

Coach: Paul LOWE

New South Wales (Ron Massey Cup)

Fullback - Don THOMPSON - Cabramatta Two Blues

Wing - Rhys PRITCHARD - The Entrance Tigers

Centre - Alan EISENHUTH - Windsor Wolves

Centre - Cecil MACKENZIE - Wentworthville Magpies

Wing - Sakio DIBECI - Blacktown Workers

Five Eight - Aaron FLUKE - Wentworthville Magpies

Half Back - Jake FITZPATRICK - The Entrance Tigers

Lock Forward - Tim BALDWIN - Mounties

Second Row - Alan MUNRO - The Entrance Tigers

Second Row - Grant LAHEY - Mounties

Prop Forward - Hutch MAIAVA - Windsor Wolves

Hooker - Scott JONES - The Entrance Tigers

Prop Forward - Ryan DALZIEL - The Entrance Tigers

Interchange - Sam AIGA - Western Suburbs Magpies

Interchange - Francis TUIGAMALA - Wentworthville Magpies

Interchange - Soloman LASALO - Wentworthville Magpies

Interchange - Pat MATAELE - Wentworthville Magpies

Coach: Jamy FORBES
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