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The three-day Queensland Pacific Island Cultural Carnival at Beenleigh concluded on Sunday, with the annual tournament once again proving a success.

Teams from Cook Islands, Indigenous, Maori, PNG, Samoa, Tokelau, Niue, Tonga and Torres Strait Islands were represented throughout the event with some great games played.

The full results from the carnival can be found here -> QPICC 2017 summary and results

Each nation also acknowledged their Most Valuable Players in each of their age divisions. The winners of these awards are listed below.

Queensland Pacific Island Cultural Carnival 2017 Most Valuable Players

Queensland Cook Island Rugby League

Under 14: Teanau Moeara
Under 16: Carsil Kaivai
Women: Monique Moeara
Men: Chris Chapman

Some Cook Island fans enjoy the event. Photo: QRL Media

Queensland Indigenous Rugby League

Under 14: Norman Duncan
Under 16: Will Monoghan
Under 18: David Quinlon
Women: Maddie Shaw
Men: James Crawford

Nga Hau E Wha Queensland Maori Rugby League

Under 14: Memphis Pakinga
Under 16: Caleb Kerekere
Under 18: Daniel Ticehurst
Women: Kaysha Thompson
Men: Henry Togasia

Queensland Niue Rugby League

Under 14: Chaye Sanelevi
Under 16: Tesi Niu
Women: Heleina Fuiava

Queensland Papua New Guinea Rugby League

Under 14: Joseph Hoerler
Under 16: Martin Pascoe
Under 18: Bobby Tau
Women: Kia Henry
Men: Eli Wickham

The Women's final was played between Samoa and Maori. Photo: QRL Media

Rugby League Samoa Queensland

Under 14: Ezra Matuatia Howe
Under 16: Stanley Jackson
Under 18: Jackson Lio
Women: Kristine Vaalepu
Men: Ramon Filipine

Queensland Tokoua Tonga Rugby League

Under 14: Junior Taungatua
Under 16: Elone Taufa
Under 18: Devontai Seumanutafa
Women: Chante Tamara

South East Queensland Tokelau Rugby League

Women: Ocean Vaine-Pue
Men: Raymond Baira

Torres Strait Island ‘Uncle Steve Mam’ memorial team

Under 14: Ezra Mam

Acknowledgement of Country

Queensland Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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