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Strasser to captain Poinsettias at State Carnival

The South East Queensland Poinsettias squad has been reduced to a final group of 19 to compete at this weekend's QRL State Carnival at Owen Park, Southport.

The Poinsettias team features the best of the BRL A Grade In Safe Hands Cup and will be captained by Panthers halfback Zach Strasser.

West Brisbane Panthers currently lead the In Safe Hands Cup and six of their players will be represented in the 19-man squad.

The Dolphins, who finished runners-up in 2017 and currently sit in second place on the ladder, also have six players in the squad while defending premiers Valleys have three.

The Poinsettias will compete against the QRL's Northern and Central Divisions as well as the other SEQ representative team. The Queensland Rangers team will be selected from the carnival.

2018 QRL State Carnival draw

2018 Poinsettias

1. Brett Kelly - Tigers

2. Kyle Van Klaveren -Panthers

3. Kennedy Pettybourne - Panthers

4. Lenny Magey - Magpies

5. Trai Fuller - Dolphins

6. Reece Braun - Dolphins

7. Zach Strasser (c) - Panthers

8. Rhys Melville - Magpies

9. Tristan Hope - Dolphins

10. Bailey Butler - Dolphins

11. Michael Molo - Panthers

12. Billy Rodgers - Panthers

13. Chris Aiton - Valleys

14. Jack Miers - Valleys

15. Callum Klein - Valleys

16. Jack Peoples - Panthers

17. Benjamin King - Dolphins

18. Jordan Pinnock - Dolphins

19. Jordan Mago - Magpies