Norths will be looking to bounce back into finals contention in 2019, having just finished on the wrong side of the win / loss ratio last season.
The Bishop Park team won 11 games, but lost 12; with their late-season fade-out costing them dearly.
While they have lost the experience of skipper John Palavi to the Tweed Heads Seagulls and crafty hooker Alex Bishop to Souths Logan; the side have recruited strongly.
The Devils will be excited for the season ahead, having signed on some key talents; including returning duo Brendan Frei and David Faamita, PNG Hunters star Nixon Putt and CQ Capras goal-kicking centre Connor Broadhurst.
GAINS: Connor Broadhurst (Central Queensland Capras), Luke Archer, Brad Frith, Jordan Mago (Souths Logan Magpies), Brendan Frei (Sydney Roosters), Shane Pumipi, Joe Bradley (Redcliffe Dolphins), Brad Lupi (Central Queensland Capras), Jayden Baker (Tweed Heads Seagulls), Nixon Putt (PNG Hunters), Stedman Lefau (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Henry Penn (Newcastle Souths).
LOSSES: John Palavi (Gold Coast Titans / Tweed Heads Seagulls), Alex Bishop (Souths Logan Magpies), Dalton Phillips (Sunshine Coast Falcons).
Where they finished in 2018: 8th
Coach for 2019: Rohan Smith
Match: Devils v Bears
Round 1 -
Venue: Bishop Park, Brisbane
Others Gains and Losses for 2019:
*Submissions made by clubs and correct at the time.