Big changes to XXXX Queensland Residents team

NRL duties have forced the XXXX Queensland Residents selectors to update the 2019 team to play New South Wales Residents this Sunday.

Melbourne Storm aligned trio Harry Grant (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Billy Walters (Easts Tigers) and Pat Kaufusi (Easts Tigers) were withdrawn from selection; while Titans and Burleigh back Jesse Arthars has also been withdrawn.

Fresh off scoring two in Townville’s win over the Hunters Zac Santo has been selected to fill the fullback position made vacant by Arthars.

His Blackhawks team mate, forward Temone Power, has also worked his way onto the squad; while Jets half Josh Cleeland will come into the five-eighth role.

Tweed’s Christian Hazard will come onto the bench, with Mitchell Cronin moving into the starting hooker role.

The updated team list is:

XXXX Queensland Residents

  1. Zac Santo – Townville Blackhawks
  2. Richard Kennar – Wynnum Manly Seagulls / Brisbane Broncos 
  3. Delouise Hoeter –  Wynnum Manly Seagulls 
  4. Connor Broadhurst – Norths Devils 
  5. Izaia Perese –  Redcliffe Dolphins / Brisbane Broncos 
  6. Josh Cleeland – Ipswich Jets
  7. Sam Scarlett – Wynnum Manly Seagulls 
  8. Nat Neale – Ipswich Jets
  9. Mitch Cronin – Wynnum Manly Seagulls 
  10. Corey Jensen – Townsville Blackhawks / NQ Cowboys 
  11. Keenan Palasia – Wynnum Manly Seagulls 
  12. Temone Power – Townsville Blackhawks
  13. Tom Gilbert – Townsville Blackhawks / NQ Cowboys 
  14. Christian Hazard – Tweed Seagulls
  15. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui – Sunshine Coast Falcons / Melbourne Storm 
  16. Brett Greinke – Easts Tigers
  17. Darryn Schonig – Sunshine Coast Falcons
  18. Nathan Watts – Redcliffe Dolphins

Coach: Jon Buchanan