Rugby League 2020 Intrust Super Cup

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The Sunshine Coast Falcons would like to announce Sam Mawhinney as the Falcons Intrust Super Cup head coach for 2020.
https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2019/10/04/falcons-appoint-new-intrust-super-cup-head-coach/

The Mackay Cutters have announced that they have secured the services of NRL-experienced coach Michael Crawley as head coach.
https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2019/10/03/mackay-cutters-announce-new-head-coach/

The PNG Hunters are seeking a highly motivated rugby league head coach to develop strategies, standards and procedures for all aspects of the Intrust Super Cup team.
https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2019/10/02/hunters-seek-new-coach-to-take-them-into-the-future/

The Titans’ new coaching structure for 2020 is now complete, with two-time Intrust Super Cup premiership-winning coach Jim Lenihan to join the Gold Coast’s NRL team as assistant coach for the next three seasons. Burleigh Bears chief executive Damian Driscoll said Lenihan deserved his opportunity in an NRL system, and said his new role with the Titans was a reward for Lenihan’s hard work, and a reflection of the quality of the Intrust Super Cup.
“Jimmy will absolutely be missed. He has been an integral part of the Burleigh Bears for a very long time,” Driscoll said.
https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2019/10/08/lenihan-joins-titans-in-new-coaching-role/

Ipswich Jets' captain of their 2015 premiership-winning Intrust Super Cup side, Keiron Lander, who also lifted the NRL State Championship trophy, will take the reins of head coach in 2020.
https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2019/09/11/ipswich-favourite-named-head-coach-for-2020/

The Easts Tigers have announced Craig Hodges as the club’s head coach for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2019/08/29/easts-tigers-announce-new-coach/

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The Burleigh Bears have announced the appointment of Rick Stone as head coach for the next two Intrust Super Cup seasons.

The two-time Intrust Super Cup premiership-winning coach is no stranger to the Bears, having previously coached over 200 games at the club from 1995 to 2005. In that time Stone lead the club to premierships in 1999 and 2004.

 

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Many Intrust Super Cup players have starred on the international stage during the past few weeks and now players are being put through their paces as clubs re-group for pre-season training.

 

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Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka today announced the appointment of Matthew Church as the new head coach of the PNG Hunters.

 

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The PNG Hunters have named 40-man train-on squad to take part in their pre-season training camp kicking off today (Monday, November 25) in Port Moresby.

 

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Wynnum Manly Seagulls, determined to go one better in 2020, have signed former NRL and Super Rugby star Lachlan Maranta.

The 27-year-old winger and fullback, who most notably spent five seasons at the Brisbane Broncos, brings a wealth of experience to Wynnum Manly's backline.

 

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A 15-year journey around the country and across the globe has led Rick Stone back to where it began as coach of the Burleigh Bears.

Stone led the Bears for more than 200 games between 1995 and 2005, winning premierships in 1999 and 2004 before taking up an assistant coach position at the Newcastle Knights.

He went on to become head coach of the Knights as well as the Fiji national team, before heading to the English Super League to coach Huddersfield in 2016.
In 2019 he coached the Sydney Roosters NRLW team before agreeing to return to Burleigh on a two-year deal earlier this month.

 

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After being named as just the second-ever person to be head coach of the PNG Hunters, Matt Church said he was acutely aware of the historic nature of his appointment and felt honoured to be taking on the role.

Signed on to coach the 2017 Intrust Super Cup premiers for the 2020 and 2021 seasons; Church, who is regarded as one of the best up-and-coming coaches in Queensland, could prove a key signing for a club looking to bounce back from a difficult 2019 season.

 

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Three players – Willie Minoga, John Stanley and Sani Wabo - have chosen not to be part of the 2020 SP Hunters pre-season training squad while Garry Lo has signed on to play in France next year. Dilbert Isaac has an injured back and is awaiting medical clearance before joining camp.

SP Hunters coach Matthew Church gave this update in a Media Release today following the original 40-man squad who have been in training for the past two weeks.

Church has added Tom Moide (Central Dabaris), Steven Bruno (Kimbe Cutters), Israel Steven (Enga Mioks), Casey Dickson (Lae Tigers) and Brendon Gotuno (SP Hunters) to the squad.

 

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Intrust Super Cup premiers the Burleigh Bears and ISC finalists Tweed Seagulls will remain a part of the Gold Coast Titans family after agreeing to an extension of the clubs’ affiliation agreement until the end of 2022.

The agreement ensures that a major component of the Titans’ NRL development pathway remains intact, with the best juniors produced in the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers region able to reach the game’s elite level without ever leaving their own community.

 

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The Queensland Rugby League has today released the draw for the 2020 Intrust Super Cup, with grand final rivals the Burleigh Bears and Wynnum Manly Seagulls to meet in Round 1.

The grand final re-match is locked in for Pizzey Park, providing Burleigh fans with an early opportunity to watch the team begin their premiership defence from close quarters under newly-appointed coach Rick Stone.