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Intrust Super has reaffirmed its support for Queensland Rugby League’s premier competition, with confirmation today that the fund would extend its sponsorship for a further three years.

Brendan O’Farrell, Intrust Super chief executive officer, delivered the exciting news in front of more than 200 guests at today’s season launch in Brisbane.

“Our organisation is thrilled to be able to extend its partnership arrangement with the QRL until 2018,” O’Farrell said from the Victoria Park marquee room.

“We’re a Queensland-based fund and this is a proud Queensland competition, so to be part of an iconic brand like the QRL is fabulous.”

Having come on board in 2010, the new season marks the sixth year of Intrust Super’s sponsorship.

Intrust Super Cup 2015 kicks off tomorrow when Ipswich Jets host Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the first of seven Round 1 games.

Such is his passion for rugby league and the competition itself, O’Farrell will be one of many keen spectators this weekend.

“It’s such an enjoyable game and I just like getting out there on weekends,” O’Farrell said.

“I’ve noticed over the past couple of years how much the crowds have increased. It’s great that the community can get out there and see top quality football every weekend and this year’s going to be no different”.

QRL chairman Peter Betros formally acknowledged the significance of Intrust Super’s sponsorship renewal.

“It guarantees the future of our competition for the foreseeable future,” Betros said.

“We have a very salivating menu ahead of us this season. We welcome the Townsville Blackhawks into the competition, we welcome the return of the PNG Hunters, and we recognise the new alliance between the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne Storm. The possibilities this year are endless.”