The South East Queensland Division this week named a preliminary squad of 35 players under consideration for its Brisbane Rugby League Poinsettias representative team.
A final team of 19 players will be named on May 31 to participate in the QRL State Carnival on the weekend of June 5-7 at Southport’s Owen Park.
Players are picked from the nine Brisbane-based BRL clubs, and the Poinsettias will meet teams at the Carnival which represent the three QRL Divisions – Central Crows, Northern Marlins and South East Queensland.
The other SEQ team will be selected from Local League A Grade competitions in Ipswich and the Gold Coast, as well as the Brisbane Second Division.
Following the State Carnival, the XXXX Queensland Rangers team is chosen from this carnival to take on a Ron Massey Cup (Sydney) Representative side on July 18 after a week-long training camp.
Brisbane QRL League Manager Shane McNally will guide the BRL team for this commitment. Shane, a former Queensland representative player also won BRL premierships with Easts. His coaching resume includes a stint as Wynnum Manly Seagulls Intrust Super Cup and also the English Super League Club with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
The following players have been named in this preliminary squad.
Poinsettias Team BRL A Grade
Joel Bailey Valleys Diehards
Reece Baker Valleys Diehards
Sam Bielefeld Easts Tigers
Joe Bradley Redcliffe
Marty Cordwell Redcliffe
Brett Coutts Redcliffe
Brandon Downey Easts Tigers
Kieran English Gaters
David Faamita Logan Brothers
Jeriah Goodrich Wynnum Manly Redland City
Andrew Gormley West Brisbane Panthers
Sunia Hala Carina
Hayden Hansen Redcliffe
Ashley Harawira Redcliffe
Brenton Horwood Easts Tigers
Terry Kepu Logan Brothers
Mitch Lollback Wynnum Manly Redland City
Brad Mana Wynnum Manly Redland City
Adam Marr Gaters
Mitchell Moore Wynnum Manly Redland City
Leon Panapa Logan Brothers
Rez Phillips Normanby
Shane Picker Valleys Diehards
Maeli Seve Easts Tigers
Sebastian Sinapati West Brisbane Panthers
Matt Smith Wynnum Manly Redland City
Billy Solah Valleys Diehards
Ono So'oialo Logan Brothers
Stephen Tunnicliffe Gaters
Kyle Van Klaveren Redcliffe
Billy Walters Easts Tigers
Jack Walters Normanby
Kristian Wanka West Brisbane Panthers
Brent Warr Easts Tigers
Ihaka Watene Logan Brothers
*Note: other players may be called up for the team if players become unavailable due to Intrust Super Cup, injury or other commitments.