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Queensland Murri Carnival dates locked in

The Arthur Beetson Foundation Queensland Murri Carnival will take place next month at Moreton Daily Stadium, with plenty of exciting football on the cards.

There is a new development this year, with the carnival allocating an event ambassador for only the second time in its history, with Gold Coast Titans, Queensland Maroons and Australian Kangaroos backrower David Fifita coming on board.

Fifita - who played in the carnival and captained the Queensland Under 16 Murri representative team - follows in the footsteps of Beetson, who fulfilled the ambassador role at the inaugural 2011 event. 

"Being a young fella out of Inala playing in the Murri Carnival at Redcliffe when I was 15 years old, I think it was just a really big opportunity there and I think that's where I first came onto the scene as a young fella and got put in the eyes of some clubs," Fifita said

David Fifita is presented his Queensland Murri Under 16 jersey by Sam Thaiday. Photo: QRL
David Fifita is presented his Queensland Murri Under 16 jersey by Sam Thaiday. Photo: QRL

"I'm really grateful for this opportunity and I can't wait to represent the Arthur Beetson Foundation and moving forward, representing myself and my family."

Kicking off on Tuesday, September 27 and running through to Sunday, October 2, the annual tournament will expand its rugby league pathways to include all underage divisions.

Junior grades will contest for Queensland Merit Team honours, following a ‘possibles versus probables’ selection format.


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The junior carnival for Under 14, Under 16 and Under Boys and Under 15 and Under 17 girls will take place from Wednesday, September 28 until Friday, September 30.

The men's and women's senior fixtures will run from Friday, September 30 until Sunday, October 2. 

With a focus on health and wellbeing, as well a great rugby league, it is a requirement all players must complete a current 715 health check to be eligible to play in the Queensland Murri Carnival.

This event has been sanctioned and endorsed by the QRL as the State Murri Championships and all games will be played under the game rules and guidelines of the QRL. 

More information about the rules of the carnival and how to nominate can be found at the Murri Rugby League website

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