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BMD Premiership: Full squad lists for 2022

The BMD Premiership season launched this weekend with plenty of talent spread through the teams across the state.

There are eight participating teams this year taking part in the newly-renamed competition and all sides feature a mix of experienced and representative players, including State of Origin and international stars. 

Most clubs will start their season without their NRLW players who are still taking part in the 2021 season of the competition, but many players are expected to filter back into the BMD Premiership competition in coming weeks.

BMD Premiership 2022 squads 

Brisbane Tigers

Brisbane Tigers have snagged the biggest signing of the competition with Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons captain Ali Brigginshaw following in the footsteps of her father Larry to play with the club. The Tigers performed well with a young squad last season and the experience of their core group, plus the addition of other experienced players including Jamie-Lee Lewis, Shenae Ciesiolka and Shellie Long, will have them in the mix for the finals.

Brisbane Tigers squad

Full squad: Ali Brigginshaw, Aliena Faavae, Ashley Nolan, Cassie Ormsby, Chanelle Kohika-Skipper, Ellen Nussey, Eloise Vunakece, Emily Veivers, Grace Griffin, Jamie-Lee Lewis, Janayah Orchard, Jessica Carey, Justine Sou, Kaitlyn Andersen, Keisha-Leigh Coolwell, Keisharn Hala, Kirsten Sutherland, Lavinia Kitai, Lucy Cuppari, Narikah Orchard, Natassja Purontakanen, Nicole Gusman, Shellie Long, Sharday Kelly, Shenae Ciesiolka, Tahlia Marshall, Tanika Marshall, Tara Reinke, Tarleah Fisher-Pearson, Tayla Eldridge, Tegan Spicer

Gains: Ali Brigginshaw (Valleys Diehards / Brisbane Broncos), Aliena Faavae (Casey Warriors), Ashley Nolan (Gatton Hawks), Cassie Ormsby (South Adelaide Bulldogs) , CJ Sims (Cronulla Sharks), Ellen Nussey (Gatton Hawks), Grace Griffin (Valleys Diehards / Gold Coast Titans), Jamie-Lee Lewis (Valley Diehards), Janayah Orchard (Ormeau Shearers), Justine Sou (West Brisbane Panthers), Keisharn Hala (Parkwood Sharks), Lavinia Kitai (Parkwood Sharks), Narikah Orchard (Ormeau Shearers), Natassja Purontakanen (Valley Diehards / St George Illawarra Dragons), Nicole Gusman (Burleigh Bears), Shellie Long (Burleigh Bears / St George Illawarra Dragons), Shenae Ciesiolka (Valleys Diehards / Brisbane Broncos), Tahlia Marshall (Goodna Eagles), Tanika Marshall (Brothers Ipswich), Tara Reinke (Gatton Hawks), Tarleah Fisher-Pearson (Goodna Eagles)

Losses: Leilanbi Avea (Easts Mt Gravatt Eagles), Shekinah Rolland (Gatton), Charlotte Booth (South Sydney Rabbitohs), China Polata (Souths Logan Magpies), Shae-Yvonne (Souths Logan Magpies), Rith Talatonu (Souths Logan Magpies), Tahlia Rolph (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Shanay Taylor (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Kimberley Dore (retired)

Coach: Adrian Vowles

Burleigh Bears

Defending premiers Burleigh Bears will again be a team to beat and will once more boast an impressive squad, despite losing some of their experienced players. One of the biggest changes for the side is in the coaching ranks with Scott Cooke stepping into the role vacated by Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons coach Tahnee Norris. The Bears have always had an imposing forward pack and that will again be the case with Chelsea Lenarduzzi, Tallisha Harden and Millie Boyle, while the squad also features some rising talents in the game who have been part of their Harvey Norman Under 19 squad including Lily Kolc, Sunny Gerrard and Hailey Ormond-Maunsell.

Burleigh Bears squad

Full squad: Chante Temara, Chelsea Lenarduzzi, Dannii Perese (Harvey Norman Under 19), Ebony Laing (Harvey Norman Under 19), Eseta Aho, Grace Granville (Harvey Norman Under 19), Hailee Ormond-Maunsell (Harvey Norman Under 19), Jasmin Kemp, Jayda Lole (Harvey Norman Under 19), Jonel Lavender, Karina Brown, Kori Mavin (Harvey Norman Under 19), Laikha Clark, Lauren Brown, Layne Northey (Harvey Norman Under 19), Liantre Simon-Anderson (Harvey Norman Under 19), Lily Kolc (Harvey Norman Under 19), Millie Boyle, Paige Rogers, River Smalley, Shellie Long, Sunny Gerrard (Harvey Norman Under 19), Tallisha Harden, Tarnisha Lyons, Tiana Raftstrand-Smith (Harvey Norman Under 19), Tyler Birch, Zahara Temara, Ashlee Harvey, Ashlee Quinlan, Ayla Ovari, Codi Dalley, Felice Quinlan, Halle Braybon, Jemima Henry, Shelly Fox, Sophie Buller, Te Ata Moana

Gains: Ashlee Harvey, Ashlee Quinlan, Ayla Ovari, Codi Dalley, Felice Quinlan, Halle Braybon, Jemima Henry, Shelly Fox, Sophie Buller, Te Ata Moana

Coach: Scott Cooke

Impressive rookie Raftstrand-Smith

Central Queensland Capras

Central Queensland product Tamika Upton returns to the region and is a huge signing for the season, joining a group of talented local players who performed well in the statewide competition last year. Coach Amanda Ohl has also signed up a mixed of experienced and hardworking players from the region, with Pani Rupapere returning to Rockhampton after featuring with North Queensland Gold Stars and Springsure’s Jasmine Walters.

Central Queensland Capras squad

Full squad: Keysha Baker, Reeghyn Beardmore, Gemma Brennan, Emmanita Paki, Jessica Powell, Makenzie Reid, Mikayla Roe, Kaliah Kinsey, Bree Spreadborough, Maria Storch, Krystal Sulter, Sharni Upton, Chloe Buttigieg, Kelli Dunlop, Sarah Ingledew, Zeah Lane, Hayley Maddick, Tyla Mitchell, Tylah Phillips, Emily Powell, Pani Rupapere, Caitin Sing, Ta Steere, Tamika Upton, Kristine Vaalepu, Jasmine Walters, Nicole Collins.

Gains: Chloe Buttigieg, Kelli Dunlop, Sarah Ingledew, Zeah Lane, Hayley Maddick, Tyla Mitchell, Tylah Phillips, Emily Powell, Pani Rupapere, Caitin Sing, Ta Steere, Tamika Upton, Kristine Vaalepu, Jasmine Walters, Nicole Collins.

Coach: Amanda Ohl

North Queensland Gold Stars

Made up of players from across the region, the North Queensland Gold Stars are continuing to unearth new talents in the game, many of whom have been playing for either Northern Pride, Mackay Cutters or Townsville Blackhawks in the Harvey Norman Under 19 competition. This season however also sees the welcomed return of some more experienced names including Origin representative Steph Mooka. Last year’s player of the year and current Newcastle Knights NRLW skipper Romy Teitzel returns to lead the side.

North Queensland Gold Stars squad

Full squad: Emily Bella, Madelin Brosnan, Zoe Cook, Kortney Deguara, Rangimarie Edwards-Bruce, Sarah Field, Alisha Foord, Katie Green, Maddison Hegarty, Aerielle Hobbler, Samara Luta, Jordii Mahendrarajah, Emma Manzelmann, Alicia Martin, Stephanie Mooka, Lauren Moss, Jordan Neal, Babetha Nona, Mateeka Nielson, Theophelia Nona Mosby, Jasmine Peters, Shaniah Power, Tiana Power, Rhiannon Revell-Blair, Lauren Sallis, Kayla Shepherd, Elle Stitt, Romy Teitzel, Tahlulah Tillett, Brooke Tongalea

Gains: Aerielle Hobbler (Cairns), Alicia Martin (Central Coast Roosters), Alisha Foord (Townsville), Babetha Nona (Townsville), Brooke Tongalea (Cairns), Elle Stitt (Central Queensland), Emily Bella (Mackay), Jordan Neal (Townville), Kayla Shepherd (Mackay), Kortney Deguara (Mackay), Lauren Sallis (Townsville), Maddison Hegarty (Mt Isa), Madelin Brosnan (Mackay), Steph Mooka (Cairns), Theophelia Mosby Nona (Townsville), Tiana Power (Bowen)

Losses: Deb Barchard, Emma Wood, Esha Nona, Etuina Suavai, Imogen Healy, India MacPhee, Kaiyla Ward, Kya Mooney, Layla Fauid, Riutoto Te Hiko, Priya Deshong, Tamika Bray, Tahina Booth (all released), Kristine Vaalepu (Central Queensland Capras), Pani Rupapere (Central Queensland Capras)

Coach: Gavin Lloyd

Romy Teitzel claims first BHP Premiership Player of the Year

Souths Logan Magpies

After a one-year hiatus, Souths Logan Magpies make their return to the competition and have a young squad keen and eager to play. The team has some players returning from their 2020 squad including Frieda Seu and Queensland Under 19 Maroons player Tyesha Mikaio, while other talents to watch include Sera Koroi and PNG Orchids representative Gemma Schnaubelt.

Souths Logan Magpies squad

Full squad: Frieda Seu (returning player), Tyesha Mikaio (returning player), Kalara Fai (returning player), Sulesa Siauane (returning player), Jasmine Fogavini (returning player), Shae De La Cruz (returning player), Tenneille Boaler (returning player), Chante Bates, Skye Cash, Isabella Coll, Baylee Davies, Zhané Fisher, Ashlee Knight, Sera Koroi, Jhana Magele, Gemma Schnaubelt, Melanie Williams, Oshanis Whakatau (Harvey Norman Under 19), Alexus Pepe (Harvey Norman Under 19), Mackenzie Baty (Harvey Norman Under 19), Rialey Baty (Harvey Norman Under 19), Dilyza Leugaimafa (Harvey Norman Under 19), Sophie Cameron (Harvey Norman Under 19)
*NRLW players yet to be added

Coach: Maia Tua-Davidson

Tweed Seagulls

Tweed Seagulls have had to show plenty of resilience in recent seasons with injuries and border closures causing havoc. However, the squad have been preparing well under new coach Spencer Taplin and are set to be boosted by the return of a number of NRLW players once the competition concludes, with Brisbane Broncos guns Tarryn Aiken and Jada Ferguson, and Gold Coast Titans talents Jessika Elliston, Georgia Hale, Zara Canfield and Brianna Clarke joined by this year’s All Stars Trish Hina Medal winner Jaime Chapman.

Tweed Seagulls squad

Full squad: Georgia Hale, Zara Canfield, Serena Martin, Rona Peters, Jessika Elliston, Lailee Phillips, Kaitlyn Phillips, Alani Sullivan, Elissabeth Ross, Brooke Saddler, Jada Ferguson, Leticia Haas-Quinlan, Tarryn Aiken, Jaimie Chapman, Illarrah Roberts, Brianna Clark, Jetaya Faifua, Ngapoko Kamana, Isabella Lee, Shannon Mato, Carly McGrath, Cobie Jane Morgan, Maddison Shaw, Emma Stockham, Georgia Elliston, Brittany Breayley-Nati, Tamara Clark, Karli Hansen

Gains: Brianna Clark, Jetaya Faifua, Ngapoko Kamana, Isabella Lee, Shannon Mato, Carly McGrath, Cobie Jane Morgan, Maddison Shaw, Emma Stockham, Georgia Elliston, Brittany Breayley-Nati, Tamara Clark, Karli Hansen

Coach: Spencer Taplin

'Same game, our way'

West Brisbane Panthers

In their final season of the competition, the Panthers will be looking to maintain their competitive run which saw them play in the finals last year. Led by captain Julia Robinson and team heart Asi Mafi, the Panthers have also added the talents of Annette Brander to squad as she continues to make her return from an injury-plagued season last year. With their classic of youth and experience, the Panthers will be hard to beat and will push opposition teams every week. 

West Brisbane Panthers squad

Aliya Hura, Annette Brander, Asipau Mafi, Caitlin Moran, Bridget Smith, Caitlyn Taleni, Clare Akauma, Courtney Robinson, Fiona Jahnke, Georgina Tuitaalili, Hannah Larsson, Jailyn To'o, Julia Robinson, Kaieisha Afoa, Lana Sheedy, Lauren Dam, Lauren Kildare, Lily Green, Luisa Sekona, Makenzie Weale, Montanah Best, Rachel Crothers, Sarah Riordan, Sally Tuiala, Shen'e Clements, Stefanie Gallagher, Taimane Levu, Taylor-Adeline Mapusua, Therese Aiton

Gains: Annette Brander (Central Queensland Capras), Taylor Mapasua (Valleys Diehards), Bridget Smith (Goodna), Caitlyn Taleni (Valleys Diehards), Courtney Robinson (rugby union - Ipswich), Luisa Sekona (rugby union - Sunnybank)

Losses: Sara Sautia (Souths Logan Magpies), Sera Koroi (Souths Logan Magpies), Gemma Walker (Souths Logan Magpies), Lillian Kolb (Souths Logan Magpies),Takiyah Nagas (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Acacia Wulf (North Sydney), Ellie Williamson (Wynnum Manly Seagull), Tyesha Mikaio (Souths Logan Magpies), Justine Sou (Brisbane Tigers)

Coach: Craig Green 

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

One of the new teams in the 2022 BMD Premiership, the Wynnum Manly Seagulls are a bit of an unknown entity. One thing is for sure however, the side will be keen to make their mark on the competition and are busting with young talent that has shone for the club in the Harvey Norman Under 19 competition. The club have also signed players with more experience in Patrice Chambers, Takiyah Nagas and Tawana Togo.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls squad

Full squad: Kennedy Harrison-Vahua (Harvey Norman Under 19), Jayda Lofipo (Harvey Norman Under 19), Aria Hudson-Davies (Harvey Norman Under 19), Patrice Chambers, Essay Banu, Takiyah Nagas, Hannah Sorensen (Harvey Norman Under 19), Latoniya Norris, Layne Bennett, Kirra-Lee Muggeridge, Rease Casey, Ange Watego, Liahona Theodore, Crystal Papalii, Kayla Taputoa, Kim Hunt, Tawana Togo, Nikeah Wyles - Togo, Jazmon Tupou-Witchman, Lyrech Mara, Nirada Phonsaya, Shanay Taylor, Madeline Burton, Jayde Herdegen (Harvey Norman Under 19), Tahlia Rolph, Felila Kia (Harvey Norman Under 19), Ellie Williamson, Abigail  Hills, Jacinta Carter (Harvey Norman Under 19), Tahlia  Smith, Emma Barnes (Harvey Norman Under 19), Traevonnah Fisher, Emily Bass, Janaya Chapman, Shaylee Bent, Naomi Samphier

Coach: Ron Troutman 

*Squad lists provided by clubs

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