The Easts Tigers will be looking to go deeper into September next season after bowing out in Week 1 of the finals this year.
The club have signed some exciting new talent to help them in their cause – and will also be welcoming back some familiar names to the fold with former skipper Steven Thorpe back from the United Kingdom and outside back Jarrod McInally returning from New Souths Wales.
While there a number of fresh faces around the club for the start of the 2017 season, the Tigers will lose experienced skipper Dane Hogan who will head to the Sunshine Coast Falcons to re-join with former Easts coach Craig Ingebrigtsen.
Ex-Warrior Sione Faumuina has been taking part in pre-season training with the Tigers, where he coaches at junior level; but at this stage has not signed on to play.
Easts Tigers 2017 Gains and Losses
Maeli Seve (Norths Devils), Steven Thorpe (Sheffield Eagles, UK), Jarrod McInally (Canterbury Bulldogs), Brayden Torpy (Northern Pride), David Murphy (Northern Pride), Jack Svendsen (Northern Pride), Linc Port (Northern Pride), Conor Carey (Townsville Blackhawks), Jack Creith (Mackay Cutters), Gerard McCallum (Hills District), Shawn Anderson (Gold Coast local league), Andrew Thompson (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
Dane Hogan (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Dane Chang (Norths Devils), Whetu Austin (Sunshine Coast Falcons) Guy Hamilton (released), Jacob Paul (France), Javarn White (released)
Where they finished in 2016: 6th
2017 coach: Scott Sipple
2017 CEO: Brian Torpy (replacing Des Morris)
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!