The Mackay Cutters are set to field a new-look side next season, with incoming coach David Simpson looking far and wide to boost his squad for 2016.
The NQ side have lost some key performers from the 2015 season including Chris Gesch and Cameron Cullen to other Intrust Super Cup clubs; but have actively recruited to fill the void - including signing four players from Canberra club West Belconnen Warriors.
Gains: Leroy Rankin (Tully Tigers), John Papalii (West Belconnen Warriors), Michael Uluakiola (West Belconnen Warriors), Howard Brown (West Belconnen Warriors), John Faletagoai (West Belconnen Warriors), Leonati Feiloakitau-Fetuani (Newtown Jets), Regan Verney (Northern Pride), Jack Creith (Parkes Spacemen), Jacob Pottinger (Muswellbrook Rams), Sam Thorpe (Dubbo Westside), Delayne Ashby (Gold Coast Titans), Nathan Lo Monaco (Newcastle Knights)
Losses: Sam Clune (Penrith Panthers), Justin Tavae (Central Queensland Capras), Corey Cox (released), Matt Hackett (released), Zack Walker (Wests Tigers Mackay), Dean Hall (released), Michael Sio (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Cameron Cullen (Burleigh Bears), Rex Johnson (released), Kayan Davies (released), Ben Jones (released), Aleki Falepaini (Central Queensland Capras), Zac Radel (released), Pulou Vaituutuu (returned to Sydney), Gavin Bennion (Halifax RLFC), Chris Gesch (Redcliffe Dolphins), Rohan Ahern (Whitsunday Brahmans), Phil Salevao (released), Mitch Day (returned to Canberra)
Where they finished in 2015: 8th
2016 coach: David Simpson (replacing Kim Williams)
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