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FORMER Burleigh players Pele Peletelese and Ayden Lee head up the list of player gains for the Bears heading into the 2015 season.

Both players are making the move back from coastal rivals the Tweed Heads Seagulls.

Andrew Vela (Wests Tigers) is another signing who is returning to the Gold Coast, with the former Keebra Park student helping to replenish Burleigh’s forward stocks.

In highly disappointing news for the club, standout fullback Henare Wells injured his ACL while playing touch and is expected to miss the season.


Josh Ailaomai (Illawarra Cutters), Andrew Vela (Wests Tigers), Pele Peletelese (Tweed Heads Seagulls), Ayden Lee (Tweed Heads Seagulls)


Kyle McConnell (North Queensland Cowboys), Sam Meskell (Tweed Heads Seagulls), Dane Clarke (Tweed Heads Seagulls), Nick Harrold (Tugun), Henare Wells (knee – season), Matt Keating (retired), Matt Bell (retired)

Coach: Jim Lenihan

Home Ground: Pizzey Park, Miami

2014 finish: 7th (11 wins, 1 draw, 12 losses)

*Intrust Super Cup Gains and Losses:

Redcliffe Dolphins

Norths Devils