The Central Queensland Capras have aimed to sign quality local talent to strengthen their squad for next season with Matt Minto heading the list of gains for 2015.
Their focus has been to target local players who have left the area and entice them back home to the region. Minto – a Norths Knights junior – will be joined by fellow Rockhampton local Javarn White.
The experienced Russell Aitken, who has played NRL and overseas in France, has also signed and will be a senior figure at the club.
A number of players from the local league have been given the opportunity to make their mark in the Intrust Super Cup competition next year.
The club have strengthened relationships with feeder club Brisbane Broncos and are looking forward to improving their results next year.
Central Queensland Capras
Gains: Matt Minto (Newcastle Knights), Javarn White (Ipswich Jets), Tarrant Mariner (Manly NSW Cup), Russell Aitken (Carcassonne), Josh Mitchell (Canberra), James Munns (Brisbane Rugby), Jarrod Earle (Brisbane Broncos NYC), Nathan Young (Melbourne Storm NYC), Todd Ryan (St George / Illawarra), Fabian Soutar (Queensland Maoris), Gerard Tema (Gladstone Brothers), Corey Milburn (Norths Chargers), Aaron Watson (Gladstone Valleys), Chris Stolk (Gladstone Brothers), Ray Ebsworth (Emerald Tigers)
Losses: Rhys Williams (London Broncos), Brent Crisp (retired), Liam Pickersgill (Brisbane Broncos NYC), Matt Mizzi (Norths Devils), Mitch Hallinan (Souths Logan Magpies), Smith Samau (Brisbane), Tom McKenzie (Newcastle), Arlin Paki (Redcliffe), Marlon Doak (Redcliffe), John Clayton (released), Theeran Pearson (Kurri Kurri Bulldogs)
Coach: Jason Hetherington
Home Ground: Browne Park
2014 finish: 12th (4 wins, 1 draw, 19 losses)
Intrust Super Cup Gains and Losses: