The Ipswich Jets are hoping to feature in the finals again next season after struggling to back up from a premiership-winning performance in 2015.
In this most recent season, retirements and players leaving to pursue NRL opportunities took their toll on an inexperienced team who finished just outside finals contention.
In 2017, the Jets have retained most of their squad, but will be without dynamic back Carlin Anderson who is heading north to the Blackhawks.
One exciting addition to the Ipswich squad to look out for is fullback Matthew Gibuma from north Queensland.
He was spotted by the Jets playing in the recent Murri Carnival; a player club chairman Steven Johnson has likened to a young Matt Bowen.
Ipswich Jets Gains and Losses
Gains: Luke Capewell (Redcliffe Dolphins), Denzel King (Northern Pride), Jayden Connors (Gold Coast Titans NYC / Grafton Ghosts), Matthew Gibuma (Innisfail Leprechauns), Sig Manu Wigness (Far North Queensland), Isaac Crichton (Sydney Roosters NYC)
Losses: Carlin Anderson (Townsville Blackhawks), David Fa’alogo (retired), Haydan Lipp (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Where they finished in 2016: 9th
2017 coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
2017 CEO: Jason Cubit
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!
Redcliffe Dolphins Gains and Losses
Mackay Cutters Gains and Losses
Norths Devils Gains and Losses
Northern Pride Gains and Losses
Easts Tigers Gains and Losses
Souths Logan Magpies Gains and Losses
CQ Capras Gains and Losses
Sunshine Coast Falcons Gains and Losses
Burleigh Bears Gains and Losses
Tweed Heads Seagulls Gains and Losses
Townville Blackhawks Gains and Losses
Wynnum Manly Seagulls Gains and Losses