Northern Pride are excited for the 2019 Intrust Super Cup season to start, having signed some super talented players to help with their campaign.
After losing experienced captain Ryan Ghietti, gun Brett Anderson, and star forward Darryn Schonig, coach Ty Williams was determined to find players who were the right “fit” for the club, to help the top tier side finish at the top end of the ladder again.
Pride have since locked in experienced utility Maurice Blair, who has spent time at NRL clubs Penrith Panthers, Gold Coast Titans and Melbourne Storm during his football career; he aims to help mentor younger players at the club and “give back to the game that gave him so much”.
Pride have also promoted a bunch of talented under-20 players to their Intrust Super Cup squad, and signed skilful brothers Cameron Torpy, from Cantebury Bulldogs, and Brayden Torpy, from Easts Tigers.
GAINS: Maurice Blair (Hull Kingston Rovers), Evan Child, Steven Tatipata (Northern Pride U20s), Matolu Laumea (Innisfail Leprechauns), Hugh Sedger, Denzel King (Ipswich Jets), Dominic Biondi (Norths Devils), Cameron Torpy (Canterbury Bulldogs), Brayden Torpy (Easts Tigers)
LOSSES: Ryan Ghietti, Brett Anderson, Troy Kapea, Nathan Wales, Graham Clark, Justin Castellaro, Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (Retired), Keelan White (Released), Jonico Hardwick (Rugby Union), Darryn Schonig (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Where they finished in 2018: 4th
Northern Pride: Best of 2018
Coach for 2019: Ty Williams
Match: Pride v Dolphins
Round 1 -
Venue: Barlow Park, Cairns
*Submissions made by clubs and correct at the time.
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