The Queensland Universities team to face NSW Universities in Brisbane next month has been named.
The student Maroons squad features seven players from last year: Matt Butler, Sam Collins, Dylan Haaijer, Declan Morrissy, Dalton Phillips, Josh Rogers and Brayden Torpy.
They will form the core of the Queensland team after being part of the successful side that overpowered NSW Universities 52-12 last year.
Queensland will be hoping for a similar performance in next month’s match – with strong performances to be considered for selection in the Australian Universities squad that will be chosen from this game.
The Australian Universities team will tour Fiji in October and face both New Zealand and Fijian national university outfits.
Former Norths Devils’ Intrust Super Cup coach Mark Gliddon will mentor the side with his assistant Jody Barlow.
The interstate game will take place at Langlands Park on Saturday, May 11 from noon.
Queensland Universities Team 2019
Jack Brock (Central Queensland University)
Matthew Butler (Griffith University)
Ryan Cameron (University of Queensland)
Sam Collins (Queensland University of Technology)
Harrison Graham (Queensland University of Technology)
Dylan Haaijer (TAFE)
Hector Hilberto (University of Queensland)
Josh James (Queensland University of Technology)
Cody McIntosh (Central Queensland University)
Jack Miers (Australian Training Company)
Declan Morrissy (Australian Catholic University)
Jordon Perrins-Phillips (Murray Mallee Training Company)
Dalton Phillips (TAFE)
Tom Rafter (University of Sunshine Coast)
Brock Richardson (All Trades Queensland)
Joshua Rogers (Southern Cross University)
Jake Sparey (Griffith University)
Brayden Torpy (Central Queensland University)
Head Coach: Mark Gliddon
Assistant coach: Jody Barlow
Trainers: Henry I’iga and Paul Hamson
Physiotherapist: Mitch Chad
Team Manager: Trad McLean
Main Photo: Dalton Phillips from last year's Queensland Universities team. Image supplied