Former Canberra Raiders forward JJ Collins will line up for Tweed Seagulls this season after making a tough decision to leave the NRL club and return home to Queensland with his young family during the shutdown of the competition early last year.
The Raiders wished Collins nothing but the best for the future and praised his professionalism during his time with the club.
Joining Collins at Tweed this season under coach Ben Woolf is a familiar face in Brayden McGrady, who returns to the Seagulls following a stint with Penrith Panthers.
Earlier this year, McGrady featured for the Gold Coast Titans in their trial match against Burleigh Bears, with the talented centre expected to bring a point-scoring punch with him on the field.
Three former Souths Logan Magpies with Intrust Super Cup experience in Liam Hampson, Luke Burton and Harrison Muller, who played with the premiership-winning Runaway Bay Seagulls in last year's Gold Coast QTOP competition last year, have also signed up for the season.
Tweed Seagulls will kick off their 2021 campaign with a home game against Central Queensland Capras in Round 1.
Match: Seagulls v Capras
Round 1 -
Venue: Tugun RLFC, Tugun
Tweed Seagulls 2021 gains and losses
Gains: JJ Collins (Canberra Raiders), Brayden McGrady (Penrith Panthers), Liam Hampson (Souths Logan Magpies), Luke Burton (South Logan Magpies), Harrison Muller (South Logan Magpies), Faitotoa Faitotoa (Maitland Pickers).
Losses: John Palavi (Burleigh Bears), Jamie Hill (Beerwah - employment opportunity)
*Submissions made by clubs and correct at time of publication.