The Northern Pride have looked to strengthen their forward depth, signing some impressive talent to their pack for next season.
Innisfail junior Graham Clark returns to the club from the Canterbury Bulldogs, while prop Will Bugden, who is the son of grand final winning Parramatta Eels prop Geoff Budgen, has made the switch from the Tweed Heads Seagulls.
Fellow prop Darryn Schonig from the North Queensland Cowboys NYC side represented Queensland in this year’s Under 20 interstate match against New South Wales.
Northern Pride Gains and Losses for 2017
Graham Clark (Canterbury Bulldogs), William Bugden (Tweed Seagulls), Brad Lupi (Mackay Cutters), Troy Kapea (Townsville Blackhawks), Bradley Stephen (Innisfail Leprechauns), Shawn Bowen (Mossman Sharks), Connor Jones (Canterbury Bulldogs), Marvin Toko (Ivanhoes Knights), Darryn Schonig (North Queensland Cowboys)
David Murphy (Easts Tigers), Jack Svendsen (Easts Tigers), Linc Port (Easts Tigers), Brayden Torpy (Easts Tigers), Menmuny Murgha (Norths Devils), Rajan Opetaia-Halls (Norths Devils), Greg Miglio (Norths Devils), Luke La Rosa (Mackay Cutters), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (Mounties)
Where they finished in 2016:
2017 coach: Ty Williams (replacing Joe O’Callaghan)
2017 CEO: Greg Dowling
QRL Media are featuring the gains and losses for the 2017 season for each of the Intrust Super Cup clubs in coming weeks. Stay tuned to QRL.com.au to see all the player movement!