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Ipswich Jets are delighted to announce Ben Cross has been appointed in the role of head of football for the club.

Cross has had a vast career within rugby league from playing in amateur grades through to the highest level of professional sport, winning the 2007 NRL premiership with the Melbourne Storm.

Cross won a reserve grade premiership with the Canberra Raiders in 2003, played State of Origin for New South Wales and also represented Australia in the Prime Ministers XII.

Since retiring, Cross has had great success as an assistant coach and head coach, winning the NSW Cup competition and Newcastle premiership competition.

The experienced mentor has also enjoyed success within the NSW Women’s Origin series.
 

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Intrust Super Cup clubs were invited to nominate a sprinter to take part in this year's race, which will take place before kick-off in this year's decider, with not only the incentive of being crowned the fastest player in the statewide competitions, but a handy cash bonus for their clubs as well.

The Bolt will be run over 80 metres between each 10-metre line and the person to cross the line first wins.

All participants will represent their clubs (and squads in the case of the match officials) with pride, and are required to wear their team jersey and teams shorts. One thing they can't wear, however, is running spikes, with race to be run in either runners, football boots or bare foot.

The fastest player will take home $1000, plus a $2500 Gatorade pack for their club.

The Gatorade Bolt will be run at 2.40pm and features some noted speedsters from the Intrust Super Cup and Hastings Deering Colts competitions, including Will Partridge from the 'home team', the Redcliffe Dolphins, and Townsville Blackhawks young gun Daniel Rigano, who will also be cheering on his team mates in the Colts decider earlier in the day.

Gatorade Bolt contenders​

Brisbane Tigers: Jude Saldanha

Burleigh Bears: Luke De Vlieg

Mackay Cutters: Jake Riley

Northern Pride: Mark Rosendale

Norths Devils: Lodoviko Cokanauto

Queensland Rugby League match officials: Byron Cook

Redcliffe Dolphins: William Partridge

Townsville Blackhawks: Daniel Rigano

Tweed Seagulls: Michael White

Wynnum Manly Seagulls: Mathew Lyons

Fans at the Intrust Super Cup grand final were treated to more sporting excellence with the running of the Gatorade Bolt which was taken out by Burleigh Bears flyer Luke De Vlieg. The speedster won $1000, courtesy of Gatorade.

 

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The PNG Hunters have re-appointed Matt Church as coach for the 2022 Intrust Super Cup season.

The Hunters board voted unanimously for Church to remain at the helm for next season after he steered the team through the challenges of 2021 when it was forced to relocate to southeast Queensland due to COVID travel restrictions.

The Hunters have confirmed that the team will return to Queensland throughout 2022 due to the ongoing international COVID travel challenges.
 

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The Townsville Blackhawks have confirmed their five statewide competitions coaches for season 2022.

Earlier this year, it was announced Aaron Payne would be remaining in his role of head coach of the Intrust Super Cup team.

Steve Sheppard will take over the Hastings Deering Colts in 2022, after taking the Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup side to the grand final this year. Sheppard also performed as Payne’s assistant coach.

Townsville Brothers premiership-winning coach Royston Baira will take over charge of the Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup side.

Harvey Norman Under 19 Girls assistant coach Rob Hall will be coach after the departure of Pete Edmonds.

Nathan Norford will stay on as coach of the Cyril Connell Challenge boys.

Blackhawks football operations manager Adrian Thomson said he was pleased with the appointments.
 

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Pat Phelan was named Memorial club player of the year at the recent Souths Logan Magpies awards.

Mam - who started the year in the Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup before progressing into the Intrust Super Cup where he made big splash in the competition - was acknowledged alongside other players in the Cup, Hastings Deering Colts and Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup.

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Jake Elmore, Rory Ferguson, Steve Bretherton, Christian Hazard, Ezra Mam and Ethan Quai-Ward with their awards. Photo: Souths Logan Magpies
 

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Souths Logan Magpies award winners​

Greg Veivers best forward - Hastings Deering Colts: Lance Bagon

Greg Veivers best forward - Intrust Super Cup: Rory Ferguson

Mal Meninga best back - Hastings Deering Colts: Byron Johnson

Mal Meninga best back - Intrust Super Cup: Ethan Quai-Ward

Bill Tyquin most valuable - Hastings Deering Colts: Feao Maka

Bill Tyquin most valuable - Intrust Super Cup: Christian Hazard

Sel Deed Memorial - Colts Player of the Year: Cruise Ten

Beecher Larkin Award: Colin Black

Magpie Ring Award - Hastings Deering Colts: Cruise Ten

Magpie Ring Award - Intrust Super Cup: Cameron Booth

Mick Crocker Award: Jake Elmore

Montgomery Lister club person of the year: Steve Bretherton

Pat Phelan Memorial club player of the year: Ezra Mam
 

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A captain’s effort from Ross Bella this season was rewarded with player of the year honours at the recent Mackay Cutters awards event.

Bella, who recently re-signed with the club, took home the Col Grosskreutz Medal, named after local rugby league identity who had a long and decorated involvement in the game in Mackay as a player and a coach.

The Hastings Deering Colts team did the club proud in season 2021 by making the finals, with their halfback Henri Stocks taking the honours as the team’s player of the year.

A huge supporter of female football in North Queensland in particular, Harvey Norman Under 19 coach Marco Peters took home the club person of the year award.
 

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Mackay Cutters 2021 award winners​

Intrust Super Cup player of the year (Col Grosskreutz Medal): Ross Bella

Hastings Deering Colts player of the year: Henri Stocks

Intrust Super Cup players’ player: Matiu Stone-Dunn

Hastings Deering Colts players’ player: Flynn Camilleri

Intrust Super Cup rookie of the year: Josh Smith

Club person of the year: Marco Peters

*award winners submitted by clubs
 

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Prop William Samuel completed his 2021 season in style, winning the three most honourable awards at the Brisbane Tigers players awards evening on Thursday.

Samuel not only claimed the best and fairest award for the club, but was also named players’ player. The hard-working forward also took home the club’s prestigious Jack Loth Medal.

Brisbane Tigers 2021 award winners​

Intrust Super Cup

Patron’s Best and Fairest: William Samuel
Jack Loth Medal: William Samuel
Players’ player: William Samuel
Rookie of the Year: Haele Finau
Most Improved: Oliver Pascoe
Past players and officials best back: Darren Nicholls
Past players and officials best forward: Mitch Frei

Hastings Deering Colts

Len Conroy Best and Fairest: Haele Finau
Players’ Player: Joshua Colls
Most Improved: Jude Saldanha
Best back: Jonah Glover
Best forward: Simon Pratt
 

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PNG Hunters have announced the re-appointment Scott Barker as CEO for the 2022 season.

Barker has completed his first Intrust Super Cup season as general manager, guiding the Hunters through a challenging year which saw them move operations to Queensland because of COVID restrictions.

PNG Hunters chairman Stan Joyce CSM was pleased Barker would remain at the helm, noting his work during the 2021 season positioned the Hunters well for a strong 2022 return.
 

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South Sydney have signed outside back Isaiah Tass for season 2022.

Tass, 22, is a centre or winger that has previously been part of the full-time squads at the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and Brisbane Broncos in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Tass turned in a strong season in the Intrust Super Cup with the Souths Logan Magpies in 2021, scoring 126 points in 15 games last season. Tass scored nine tries and kicked 45 goals, helping the Magpies reach the second weekend of finals this year.
 

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Jayden Berrell scooped the pool at this year’s Wynnum Manly Seagulls end-of-season presentation, claiming three of the four awards on offer for Intrust Super Cup players.

He took home the player of the year, players’ player of the year and Wynnum Manly Old Boys most diligent player awards, with gun rookie Selwyn Cobbo claiming the supporters award.

He's off to Cronulla next year.
 

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The PNG Hunters 2022 preliminary squad​

Terry Wapi; Solo Wane; Brendan Nima; Gilimo Paul; Judah Rimbu; Ila Alu; Samuel Yegip; Sylvester Namo; Dilbert Isaac; Jordan Pat; Keven Appo; Emmanuel Waine; Wartovo Puara; Norman Brown; Brendon Gotuno; Junior Rau; Benji Kot; Epel Kapinias; Solomon Pokare; Edwin Ipape; Jesse Matthew (Waghi Tumbe); Liam Joseph (Agmark Gurias); Roderock Tai (Lae Snax Tigers); Mark Tony (Lae Snax Tigers); Jamie Mavoko (Lae Snax Tigers); Valentine Culligan (Hela Wigmen); Casey Dickson (Lae Snax Tigers); Tony Worrot (Kimbe Cutters); Kitron Laka (Lae Snax Tigers); Sherwin Tanabi (Lae Snax Tigers); Francis Kembis (Waghi Tumbe); Nathan Tente (Agmark Gurias).
 

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Wynnum Manly Seagulls rake Harrison Graham is soaking up every little bit of his six-week train-and-trial with the Brisbane Broncos.

Three weeks in, Graham, who starred in Wynnum Manly's Hastings Deering Colts premiership-winning team, said he was enjoying his first pre-season with an NRL team.