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QRL Media speaks to Queensland Residents coach Jon Buchanan ahead of the selected players coming into camp as they prepare to do battle with the best players in the NSW Intrust Super Premiership on Sunday, May 7.

The chance to represent his country with the Australian Junior Kangaroos means halfback Brodie Croft has withdrawn from the team and will be replaced by Townsville Blackhawk Kyle Laybutt. 

The updated XXXX Queensland Residents team is:

1. Jahrome Hughes (Sunshine Coast Falcons) 
2. Jonus Pearson (Redcliffe Dolphins)
3. Tom Opacic (Redcliffe Dolphins)
4.  Scott Doyle (Souths Logan Magpies)
5. Gideon Gela-Mosby (Northern Pride)
6. Billy Walters (Easts Tigers)
7. Kyle Laybutt (Townsville Blackhawks)
8. Ben Spina (Northern Pride)
9. Mitch Cronin (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
10. Nathaniel Neale (Ipswich Jets)
11. Dean Britt (Easts Tigers)
12. Blake Leary (Townsville Blackhawks)
13. Sam Anderson (Redcliffe Dolphins) 
14. Christian Hazard (Redcliffe Dolphins)
15. Mitchell Frei (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
16. George Fai (Souths Logan Magpies)
17. Corey Jensen (Townsville Blackhawks)
18. Joe Boyce (Souths Logan Magpies) 

Coach: Jon Buchanan (Souths Logan Magpies) 

The annual Residents match will take place at Suzuki Stadium on a great day of rugby league that will also see the Mal Meninga Cut and FOGS Under 20s Cup state finals played. Match day details are listed below:

Mal Meninga Cup state final – 10am
FOGS Under 20 Cup state final – 11.50am
XXXX Queensland Residents v NSW Intrust Super Premiership Residents – 1.40pm* (live on Channel 9)

More XXXX Queensland Residents news: XXXX Queensland Residents team announcement