QRL Chairman Peter Betros will announce the 2014 Queensland Residents team during the live broadcast of next Sunday’s Channel 9 match between the Northern Pride and PNG Hunters.
Round 17 of the Intrust Super Cup this weekend will now provide the final opportunity for players to impress Queensland selectors.
The team for next month’s highly-anticipated clash against NSW at Suncorp Stadium will be guided by 2013 Coach of the Year Jason Demetriou, with players from as many as 10 Intrust Super Cup teams still heavily in contention.
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS v IPSWICH JETS Piggabeen Sports on Sunday, June 15 – 2pm Referee: Brett Suttor Head to Head: Tweed 17 Ipswich 7 Twitter: #intrustsupercup #THSvJETS
Tweed Heads prop Damian Sironen will miss two matches after being found guilty of a Grade 2 dangerous throw at last night’s judiciary. But the news was better for teammate Cory Blair earlier in the week, with the tough Tweed back-rower avoiding a one-match ban after entering an early plea to dangerous contact. Blair will now line up for his 50th game for the Seagulls, who host the Ipswich Jets at Piggabeen on Sunday.
ALTHOUGH I have no say in the selections – I am lucky enough to be involved with the Queensland Residents side this year as the assistant coach to Jason Demetriou and I can’t wait.
I have been involved with both the Queensland Under 16 and Under 18 teams during the past few years; so it is great to make the step up and be involved with Jason, who I know from our time in the Super League.
I thought I would give my view on some players who I think may be in contention for selection, bearing in mind I haven’t seen much of sides like the Pride, Tweed, Wynnum and Souths Logan.
THE Tweed Heads Seagulls continued their strong march up the Intrust Super Cup ladder following their 30-16 win over the Norths Devils at Bishop Park on Sunday.
The Seagulls came into the round 15 match having moved into the competition top five the weekend before – in the process displacing the Devils from the top five spot they had held comfortably for a number of weeks.
A tight first half saw the sides go try for try; with the Devils opening the scoring early in front of their home fans. The Seagulls were able to hit back soon after however with Cory Blair crashing over with the successful conversion locking the scores at 6-6.