The teams for the inaugural Under 16 representative match between Queensland City and Queensland Country have been announced today.
A new addition to the representative calendar in lieu of an interstate game against NSW, this year’s match will provide rising stars of the junior game with the opportunity to represent their regions on QRL grand final day.
City / Country boundaries applied for selection, with the City team selected from Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast; and the Country team picked from the Central and Northern regions.
The match is set to be staged as part of a huge day of rugby league at Dolphin Stadium on Intrust Super Cup grand final day on Sunday, September 29.
Selection was based predominately on performances in this year’s Junior State Championships on the Sunshine Coast, with the QRL opting to name extended squads in an effort to expose as many players as possible to the Queensland representative program.
Where possible, players were selected for the team that most closely resembled their initial involvement in the game as an acknowledgement of the work the regions have done to develop their skills.
Outstanding performances by players in the representative match will be rewarded with selection in the Queensland Under 16 Merit team which will be selected at the conclusion of the game, with players to be presented with maroon jerseys as part of the post-match presentation.
Former Intrust Super Cup player and current QAS Under 16 coach Mick Kennedy will oversee and support both squads.
City will be coached by Brad Davis, while Matt Church takes charge of the Country line-up.
Queensland Under 16 City
|1||Tuvalli Khan-Pereira||Burleigh Heads JRL||SEQ White 1|
|2||Kaleb Ngamanu||Coomera Cutters JRL||QAS 2019|
|3||Orlando Swain||Northern Suburbs Ipswich Tigers||SEQ White 3|
|4||Prinston Esera||Souths Junior Magpies||SEQ White 4|
|5||Jodeci Tirahi||Carina JRLFC||SEQ Green 19|
|6||Ezra Mam||Souths Junior Magpies||SEQ White 6|
|7||Harradyn Wilson||Runaway Bay Seagulls JRL||SEQ Green 7|
|8||Brody Smitka||Helensvale Hornets JRL||SEQ White 8|
|9||Caleb Gould-Waiariki||Runaway Bay Seagulls JRL||SEQ Green 9|
|10||Riley Hall||Fassifern Bombers JRL||SEQ White 10|
|11||Flynn Daniel||Burleigh Heads JRL||SEQ White 12|
|12||JT Manuofetoa||Ormeau Shearers JRL||QAS 2019|
|13||Bailey Martin||Burleigh Heads JRL||SEQ Green 13|
|14||Isaiah Iongi||Aspley Devils RLFC||SEQ White 7|
|15||Daniel Ah Chong||Brothers St Brendans RLFC||SEQ White 13|
|16||Vincent Sefo||Logan Brothers RLC||SEQ Green 8|
|17||Kienan Tempest||Carina JRLFC||SEQ White 11|
|18||Kruz Rimene||Runaway Bay Seagulls JRL||SEQ Green 1|
|19||Jed Bignell||Northern Suburbs Ipswich Tigers||SEQ Green 4|
|20||Leon Te Hau||Wynnum Manly Juniors||SEQ White 5|
Head Coach: Brad Davis
Assistant Coaches: Michael Cahill (SEQ Green), Terry Needham (SEQ White)
Queensland Under 16 Country
|1||Ragarive Wavik||Brothers Townsville JRLC||Northern Marlins 7|
|2||Arthur Miller Stephen||Brothers Bulldogs JRL - Mackay||Northern Marlins 1|
|3||Jesse Page||Coolum Beach JRL||Central Crows 3|
|4||Xavier Chatfield-Mooka||Brothers Townsville JRLC||Northern Marlins 4|
|5||Angus Wright||Southern Suburbs JRL - Toowoomba||Central Crows 1|
|6||Keanu Wright-Dunrobin||Dalby Diehards RLFC||Central Crows 6|
|7||Brayden Paix||Southern Suburbs JRL - Toowoomba||Central Crows 7|
|8||Xavier Va'a||Highfields & District JRL||Central Crows 8|
|9||Shaun Packer||Southern Suburbs JRL - Toowoomba||Central Crows 9|
|10||John Radel||Wests Brisbane (formerly Wandoan)||SEQ White 18|
|11||Brock Priestley||Ormeau Shearers (formerly Litchfield)||SEQ Green 11|
|12||Ieremia Nanai||Western Lions RLFC - Townsville||Northern Marlins 12|
|13||Luke Jack||Burdekin JRLFC||Northern Marlins 13|
|14||Zac Alley||Northern Suburbs Ipswich Tigers (formerly Edmonton)||SEQ White 9|
|15||Paul Bryan||Brothers Bulldogs JRL - Mackay||Northern Marlins 16|
|16||Ethan Cocco||Walkerston Wanderers - Mackay||Northern Marlins 17|
|17||Tyson Stevens||Toowoomba Valleys RLF||Central Crows 13|
|18||Tyler Conroy||Highfields & District JRL||Central Crows 11|
|19||Tyler Keough-Paladin||Tannum / Boyne JRL||Central Crows 10|
|20||Jai Hansen||Brothers Rockhampton JRL||QAS 2019|
Head Coach: Matt Church
Assistant Coaches: Paul Callaghan (Marlins), Mal McMillan (Central Crows)