Mackay Cutters Gains and Losses
GAINS: Paul Byrnes, Ross Bella, Dave Munro, Jordan Kenworthy (Townsville Blackhawks), Marcus Jensen (Townsville Brothers), Otto Wrakonei (Easts Rugby Canberra), Jarrod Brakenhofer (Cootamundra Bulldogs), Tyler Gardiner (Mackay Magpies), Alex Gerrard, Lloyd White (Widnes Vikings), Sala Falelua-Malio (Mt Albert Lions)
LOSSES: Aaron Booth, Bennett Leslie (Easts Tigers), Nicho Hynes, Nathan Saumalu (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Nick Brown, Jordan Grant (Redcliffe Dolphins), Jack Joass (Souths Magpies), Darcy Cox, Jesse Dee, Jared Maguire (MDRL), Tom Murphy, Lona Kaifoto, Johnny Faletagoa’I, Bailey Hartwig, Leoanti Fetuani (Released)
The Mackay Cutters, after finishing last in 2018, have vowed to be back “bigger, better and stronger in 2019” despite losing a good portion of their forward pack and rising star of the game Nicho Hynes.
Tweed Heads Seagulls Gains and Losses
GAINS: John Palavi (Norths Devils), Christian Hazard (Newcastle Knights), Kurtis Dark (Newcastle Knights), Daniel Palavi (New Zealand Pt Chevalier), Kyle Kennedy (Newcastle competition), Stuart Mason (Illawarra Cutters)
LOSSES: Brayden McGrady (Penrith Panthers), Eli Levido (Illawarra Cutters), Tristan Lumley (Dubbo competition), Sam Saville (Burleigh Bears), Hiale Roycroft (released), Sam Meskell (Tugan Seahawks)
After an inconsistent 2018, Tweed Heads will be looking to their new signings - including veteran forward John Palavi and former Queensland Residents gun Christian Hazard - to step up and help them have a more successful 2019.
PNG Hunters 2019 Gains and Losses
Gains: Gairo Kapana, Epel Kapinias (Rabaul Gurias), Shane Haro, Kevin Appo (Pom Vipers), Joe Joshua, Junior Rop (Lae Tigers), Daniel Tapol, Jerry Teme (Hela Wigmen), Brendon Nima, Nick Hasu (Goroka Lahanis), Joe Frank (Waghi Tumbe), Woods Kawage (Enga Mioks), Rex Kaupa (Southern Confederate), Justin Yoka, Jordon Pat (Highlands Confederate), Bland Abavu (Fassifern Bombers), Jack Oii (PRL).
Losses: Stargroth Amean, Wartovo Puara, Willie Minoga (Barrow Raiders), Ase Boas, Watson Boas, Thompson Teteh (Featherstone Rovers), Rahdly Brawa, Edene Gebbie (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Brendon Gotuno (Penrith Panthers), Adam Korave, Muka Peter Kulu, Junior Bobby, Clyde Name, John Andy, Julius Yakopa, Silas Gahuna (Released), Nixon Putt (Norths Devils).
Easts Tigers 2019 Gains and Losses
GAINS: Tom Hughes, Matt Cooper (Newcastle Knights), Curtis Dansey-Smaller (Tweed Heads Seagulls), Josh Fauid (Redcliffe Dolphins), Sam Foster (Townsville Blackhawks), Rhys Jacks (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Aaron Booth, Bennett Leslie (Mackay Cutters), Sam Lavea, Justin Fai, William Samuel (Souths Logan Magpies), Jack Peoples (Norths Devils)
LOSSES: David Tyrrell (Retired), Linc Port (Souths Logan Magpies), Brayden Torpy (Northern Pride), Conor Carey (Featherstone Rovers), Matt Groat (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Anton Iaria (St Mary’s Penrith), Adam Crear, James Salter (Proserpine Brahmans), Michael Egan (West Brisbane Panthers)
Easts Tigers vs Ipswich Jets
1 Matt Cooper 2 Curtis Dansey-Smaller 3 Shane Neumann 4 Tom Hughes 5 Rakheem Auda 6 Rhys Jacks 7 Sam Foster 8 Sam Lavea 9 Aaron Booth 10 John Puna 11 Jake Foster 12 Jarred Tuite 13 Bennett Leslie 14 Josh Ralph 15 Tevita Wolske 16 Jesse Uhlmann 17 Heath Wilson 18 Justin Fai 19 David Pritchard 20 Tom Kenny
Townsville Blackhawks vs Northern Pride
1. Nathan Traill 2 Michael Carroll 3 Levi Dodd 4 Bacho Salam 5 Thomas McCagh 6 Samuel Martin-Savage 7 Shaun Nona 22 Sione Louisi 9 Sam Murphy 10 Daniel Beasley 11 Cody Maughan 12 Ryan Lloyd 13 Kieran Quabba 14 Adam Cook 15 Campbell Duffy 16 Chippie Korostchuk 8 Jayden Stephens 17 Ben Condon 18 TBC 19 Michael Bell
Burleigh Bears vs Tweed Seagulls
1 Kurtis Rowe 2 Troy Leo 3 Sami Sauiluma 4 Josh Berkers 5 Tyronne Roberts-Davis 6 Matt Egan 7 Jamal Fogarty 8 Luke Page 9 Pat Politoni 10 Jack Buchanan 11 Api Noema 12 Daniel Schwass 13 Sam Coster 14 Hayden Hansen 15 Jesse Savage 16 Josh Ailoamai 17 Jeff Lynch