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THE Ipswich Jets farewelled one of their favourite sons at the end of the 2013 season, with Ian Lacey retiring from the Intrust Super Cup competition.

They have also lost the services of forward Nathaniel Neale, whose impressive performances on the field saw him sign an NRL contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Looking to rebuild, the Jets will pin their hopes on youth.

Kurt Capewell returns to the Jets after a stint playing in the NYC with the Sydney Roosters, while the Ipswich club have also signed a number of young players from the Toowoomba Clydesdales team which played in the FOGS Colts Challenge last season.

Jets snare the two big Bs Brady & Belford

In a further boost, the Jets have today announced the key signings of winger Phil Brady (Dalby) and playmaker Freddie Belford.

An electric finisher, Brady brings sheer speed to the Jets backline, while Belford's signing adds more depth and spark to the halves following Lacey's retirement.

Ipswich Jets:

Gains: Phil Brady (Dalby Diehards), Freddie Belford (Local league), Marmin Barba (Tweed Heads), Hayden Lipp (Toowoomba), Ben White (Toowoomba), Chris Gelhaar (Toowoomba), Ben Reuter (Toowoomba), Jordan Tighe (Northern Pride), Kurt Capewell (Roosters), Scott Ireland (Gladstone)

Losses: Nathaniel Neale (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Khan Ahwang (Burleigh Bears), Jacob Ling (Easts Tigers), Ian Lacey (retired), Jarrod McInally
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