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QLD Premier Rugby 2020


Frank Row (1)
Norths got the win 31-28 I THINK with some good tries to some very handy wingers. Souths struggled a bit in the line out but were dominant in the scrums.

Ned Stark

Stan Wickham (3)
Anyone know where Carter is with regard to his injury recovery and playing?

UQ have now got the fella that was behind Carter at Wests last year . He played nearly a full game at 10 against GPS and controlled the game quite well and his kicking in general play was very good. Came to UQ for a chance to play 10, maybe he could have stayed at Wests?
I heard at the UQ game on Saturday that UQ tried hard to get him to move across. James Dalgleish is off to Scotland so the 10 jersey is up for grabs. The starting 10 injured his knee in the match but Stewart was starting at 15. I’d imagine he’ll be starting in an Australian Club Championship game on the weekend. It looks like a savvy move for him at this stage.


Geoff Shaw (53)
Easts looked very good on the weekend. Although they lost their starting inside center - can't think of his name right now - very early on. My mail is that he was a gun and will be surely missed.

Easts pack will be very very good, good experienced players without being too old with Sanday, Mowen and Gunn, possibly get Wright back for the finals depending on international duties. Scary.


Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
QRU are doing some good previews on their web site.

Includes new signings. Here are some so far:



Hamish Stewart – Bond University
Sireli Kacilala – Fiji
Michael Palmer – New Zealand
Liam O’Connell – Cork, Ireland
Jed Chapman – GPS
Jangala Bennett – Cronulla Sharks
George Fai – Brisbane Broncos


Garrath Ryan - retired



Connor Vest – Norths (Shute Shield)
Lachlan Stewart – Wests
Hamish Richardson – North Harbour (New Zealand)
Jordan Lenac – GPS
Eric Salesalu – Easts
Josh Birch - Returning from work commitments


Adam Korczyk – Ealing (UK)
Sam Mellor – retired
James Dalgleish – Scotland
Clifton Setu – MMA



Scott Malolua – Souths
Feao Fotuaika – Souths
Alex Casey – Souths
Niven Longopoa – Waikato (New Zealand)


Dan Gorman – retired
Jordan Lenac – University of Queensland
Maaloga Konelio – work commitments
Mitch King – work commitments
DP de Lange – West Harbour


Nick Farr-Jones (63)
Jengala Bennet is back in rugby union!? That’s great news, I imagine he has been in touch with Gilmlore.

George Fai is an interesting sign gong, he is a massive unit, not sure where they will play him.


Allen Oxlade (6)
Students Team to play Sydney Uni this weekend

1. Hamish Richardson
2. Tom Mellor
3. SJ Tamala
4. Ben Paxton-Hall
5. Conor Vest
6. Fergus Lillicrap
7. Pat Morrey
8. Sam Wallis
9. Jordie Lenac
10. Lachie Stewart
11. Sam Edwards
12. TJ Siakasini
13. Josh Birch
14. BJ Oates
15. Kye Oates
16. Cameron Flavell
17. Pat Fepuleai
18. Alex Saaga
19. Tom Van Der Schyff
20. Iopu Aso
21. Nathan Beil
22. Joss van Eeden
23. Jasper Mellish

I count 11 who played in last years Grand Final & 4 U20’s on the bench?


Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member


Franko Abdalla – Souths
Johnson Ioane – Auckland
Charles Makasini – Auckland
Jezzy Ioane – Easts
Puni Ioane – Melbourne
Martin Koorts – Brothers


Moli Sooamalelagi – Sydney
Josh Walker – Russia
Will Feeney – Canada
Tim Sippel – Canada
Ahmu Tuimalealiifano – Sydney


Nev Cottrell (35)
Moli is still playing? I would have thought he would give it away by now with his history of head knocks.

I say this with the deepest of concern for the young man.


Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Tom Jeffries, formerly of the Melbourne Rebels and Nudgee College, will be at Brothers too. Very handy size.


Paul McLean (56)
Staff member
Jasper Mellish straight from school into the Premier squad. He's an impressive youngster, should develop nicely.


Stan Wickham (3)
Mate, there are some great blokes in the lower grades at Souths and I am fairly sure that 4th or 5th grad have won 5 straight premierships. Souths are always fairly competitive in lower grades. As well as a very healthy culture.

Certainly are. Tui Tulili and Rowdy in charge of the 4ths are just a few of the great club people at Souths.


Stan Wickham (3)
That’s two r’s as in Garry.

But jokes aside I think tribe scribes need to understand that there are blokes who are where they are for different reasons

And that’s totally fine . If someone wants to pursue an opportunity it doesn’t necessarily follow that they are a dickhead.

Conversely, those that spend a lot of years at one Club also doesn’t mean that they are ready to be canonised.

"...those that spend a lot of years at one Club also doesn’t mean that they are ready to be canonised." No truer words have been spoken.


Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Bit happening at Sylvan Road.


Gav Luka – Bond University
Josh Casey – Taieri (New Zealand)
Liam Usher – Brothers
Jeremy Skelton – Brothers
Lorenzo Skelton – Brothers
Jeral Skelton – Brothers
Tyrone Pritchard – Easts
Jone Tiko – Easts
Conrad Antonio – Easts
Joel Atkins – Gungalen/Brumbies Academy
Inoke Nalaga – Fiji
Shane Tasi – Norths
John Martin-Stewart – Perth
Josh Phillips – Souths
Tiko Twist Easts – Canberra
Bailey Tautau – Christchurch
Markus Jensen - Easts Tigers rugby league
Youri Petit – France
Eli Moata – Norths Wellington


Liam Dillon – Bond University
Jerry Lynch – Christchurch (New Zealand)
Isaac Henry – Brumbies
Efi Ma’afu – Sunwolves
Liam Mosesley – Southern Districts (Sydney)
Joe Cotton – Souther Districts/Waratahs
Leigh Ireland – Souths


Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member


Matt Connor – Brothers
Enzo Mututi – GPS
Nathan Tweedy – Hong Kong Scottish
Miller Leilua – Souths
Harley Fox – South
Liam Roberts - Souths
Victor Thompson – Caboolture
Bailey Thompson – Caboolture
Falcon Peni – West Harbour
Logan Allen – Harbour Eagles (New Zealand)
Shai Waiperi – Fielding Old Boys (New Zealand)
Sau Leaaetoa – Surfers Paradise
Kinean Snead – Redcliffe Dolphins
Leslie Hills – Sunnybank
Matt Wilshire – Clifton Rugby Club
Mana Cecil – Work
Ken Taviri – Papua New Guinea


Sefa Naivalu – Stade Francais Paris
Duncan Paia’aua – RC Toulonnais
Matt McGahan – Ricoh Black Rams
Connor Chittenden – West Harbour
Jayden Carroll – Easts
Stone Kolio – Retired
Saula Vuaca – Retired
Wilson Enoka – Retired