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2022 HostPlus Cup - Signings and Squads Tracker

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Created 18/11/2021

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7/12/2021

Brisbane Tigers

Gains: Wes Lolo (FC Lézignan XIII), Dray Ngatuere-Wroe (Souths Logan Magpies), BJ Aufaga-Toomaga (Sunshine Coast Falcons), George Fai (Year Off), Jayden Nikorima (Redcliffe Dolphins - Storm Partnership), Ryley Jacks (Melbourne Storm), Bernard Gregorius (Norths Devils), Darius Farmer (Gold Coast Titans), Bacho Salam (Townsville Blackhawks), Tony Pellow (St. George Illawarra Dragons), Manaia Cherrington (Redcliffe Dolphins), Vito Tevaga (Penrith Panthers), Francis Kalisolaite-Tualau, Lucky Ta'avale (both Wynnum-Manly Seagulls), Gerard Beale (St. George Illawarra Dragons)

Losses: Hugh Pratt (Retired), Kea Pere (Burleigh Bears)

Returning Squad: Solomona Faataape, Brayden Torpy, Darren Nicholls, Haele Finau, Joshua Colls, Will Samuel, Oliver Pascoe, Dan Russell, Zak Taibi, Jack Svendsen, Joe Gilmour, Brett Greinke, Zac Croft



Burleigh Bears

Gains: Matiu Stone-Dunn (Mackay Cutters), Kai O'Donnell (Cronulla Sharks), Kea Pere (Brisbane Tigers), Jacob Alick (Souths Logan Magpies)

Losses: Luke Page, Jacob Hind, Josh Berkers, Jack Stockwell (All Retired), Curtis Dansey Smaller (CQ Capras)

Returning Squad: Sam Coster, Guy Hamilton, Api Noema-Matenga, Tristan Powell, Conor Carey, Josh Rogers, Jeff Lynch, Hayden Schwass, Pat Politoni, Taine Tuaupiki, Sami Sauiluma, Reece Summer, Kurtis Rowe, Dylan Kelly



Central Queensland Capras

Gains: Jonus Pearson (Gold Coast Titans), Curtis Dansey Smaller (Burleigh Bears), Ethan O’Neill (Tweed Heads Seagulls)

Losses: Jake Maizen (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Caleb Daunt (Wynnum-Manly Seagulls)

Returning Squad: Aaron Teroi, Bailey Butler, Blake Moore, Caleb Tull, Cooper Marshall, Harrison Leonard, Herman Seumanufagai, Jack Madden, Jack Pattie, Jackson Harris, Jedidiah Simbiken, Jesse Jennings, Lachlan Hubner, McKenzie Yei, Michael Naseri, Nixon Putt, Peyton Jenkins, Radean Robinson, Brandon Clarke, Takai Mokohar, Trey Brown, Tyler Szepanowski, Zev John, Coby Williamson, Peter Rogers, Harley Bateup, Riley Reid, Tiko Hooper, Jamie Hill, Brandon Roberts, Jack White, Sione Veukiso


Ipswich Jets

Gains: Lachlan Cooper (Souths Logan Magpies), Dom Ayoub (Cabramatta)

Losses: Josh Cleeland, Tyson Lofipo, Peter Gubb, Rogan Dean (All Retired), Julian Christian (Northern Pride), Jayden Connors (Wynnum-Manly Seagulls)

Returning Squad: Blake Lenehan, Tyler Coburn, Nat Neale, Ratu Rotavisoro



Mackay Cutters

Gains: Hiale Roycroft (Norths Devils)

Losses: Josh Smith, Rayden Burns (both Canberra Raiders), Jesse Dee (Newcastle Thunder - UK), Jack Quinn (Unknown), Bayley Gill (Featherstone Rovers - UK), Matiu Stone-Dunn (Burleigh Bears)

Returning Squad: Flynn Camilleri, Jake Riley, Sean Mullany, Jack Brock, Tom Irelandes, Luke Webley, Blake Paskins, Hayden Brownsey, Henri Stocks, Ross Bella, Kyle Kennedy, Brandon Finnegan


Northern Pride

Gains: Will Partridge, Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu (both Redcliffe Dolphins), Julian Christian (Ipswich Jets)

Losses: Grant Anderson (Sunshine Coast Falcons)

Returning Squad: Tom Steadman, Ash Little, Denzel King, Adam Hepworth, Shawn Bowen, Lata Fakalelu, Bernard Lewis, Evan Child, Jayden Hodges, Terrence Casey-Douglas, Matt Egan, Ewan Moore, Mark Rosendale, Tom McGrath, Paea Pua, Nick Tui Loso, Chris Ostwald


Norths Devils

Gains:

Losses: Bernard Gregorius (Brisbane Tigers), Hiale Roycroft (Mackay Cutters), Michael Molo (St. George Illawarra Dragons)

Returning Squad: Jack Ahearn, Bryce Donovan, Michael Sio, Jonathan Reuben, Brendan Frei, Jacob Gagan, Connor Broadhurst, Moses Noovao-McGreal


Papua New Guinea Hunters

SP PNG Hunters squad for 2022 Intrust Super Cup season:


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). The new players to the squad are listed with their Digicel Cup teams.

Losses: Jokadi Bire (Medical Retirement)

Note: This 32-man preliminary squad will be trimmed to 26 players in January before the Hunters leave for Queensland.


Redcliffe Dolphins

Gains:

Losses: Jayden Nikorima (Melbourne Storm), Manaia Cherrington (Brisbane Tigers), Ryan Turner (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Will Partridge, Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu (both Northern Pride)

Returning Squad:



Souths Logan Magpies

Gains:

Losses: Karmichael Hunt (Retired), Dray Ngatuere-Wroe (Brisbane Tigers), Lachlan Cooper (Ipswich Jets), Jacob Alick (Burleigh Bears)

Returning Squad: Raiden Fonoti, Kelly Tate, Cruise Ten, Bradley Frith, Fabien Paletua-Kiri, Kobe Tararo, Tyrone Amey, Creedence Toia, Josh James, Jake Elmore, Christian Hazard,



Sunshine Coast Falcons

Gains: Max Bailey (North Sydney Bears), Dan Atkinson, Darryn Schonig (both Melbourne Storm), Jake Maizen, AJ Gudgeon (both CQ Capras), Grant Anderson (Northern Pride), Ryan Turner (Redcliffe Dolphins),

Losses: BJ Aufaga-Toomaga (Brisbane Tigers), Dane Hogan, Todd Murphy, Martin Cordwell (All Retired), Adam Tuimavae-Gerrard (Wynnum-Manly Seagulls),

Returning Squad: Nat McGavin, Jack Wright, Luke Polselli, Patrice Siolo,



Townsville Blackhawks

Gains: Robert Lui (Leeds Rhinos), Edene Gebbie (Wests Tigers)

Losses: Josh Hoffman (Unknown), Bacho Salam (Brisbane Tigers), Sam Hoare, Sione Lousi (both Retired), Kieran Quabba

Returning Squad: Shaun Nona, Kyle Laybutt, Jaelen Feeney, Carlin Anderson, Michael Bell, Aaron Moore, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Moses Meninga



Tweed Heads Seagulls

Gains:

Losses: Ethan O’Neill (CQ Capras)

Returning Squad:



Wynnum-Manly Seagulls

Gains: Adam Tuimavae-Gerrard (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Dredin Sorensen (New Zealand), Sione Hopoate (North Sydney Bears), Caleb Daunt (CQ Capras), Luke Gale (St. George Illawarra Dragons), Jayden Connors (Ipswich Jets), Zac Hosking (Newcastle Knights)

Losses: Jayden Berrell (Cronulla Sharks), Zeb Taia (Retired), Francis Kalisolaite-Tualau, Lucky Ta'avale (both Brisbane Tigers), Jack Campagnolo (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Returning Squad: Ben Farr, Kalolo Saitaua, Delouise Hoeter, Daine Spencer, Lachlan Lee, Tristan Hope, Mathew Lyons, Luke Bateman, Ben Shea, Max Elliott, Tom Farr, Sam Scarlett, Harrison Graham, Matiu Love-Henry, Ryan O'Keefe, Sebastian Winters-Chang, Clayton Mack
 
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Northern Pride have signed Will Partridge (Dolphins), Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu (Dolphins) & Julian Christian (Jets).
 

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Hunters Name Exciting Squad For 2022 Season​


SP PNG Hunters have brought back their leadership core, a powerful group of second-year players and an exciting new batch of proven Digicel Cup players in a strong 32-man preliminary squad for the 2022 Intrust Super Cup season.

Hunters coach Matt Church has today unveiled the squad which features 20 players from the 2021 group that produced moments of brilliance during a testing season while based in Queensland.

Last season’s captain Ila Alu and vice-captain Keven Appo have been named in the squad along with the Hunters’ most capped player in veteran hooker Wartovo Puara Jnr. Samuel Yegip, Edwin Ipape, Sylvester Namo and Benji Kot are among the 2021 rookies back in contention for a second season in Queensland, where the Hunters will be based due to the ongoing uncertainty over travel due to Covid-19.

And six players from Digicel Cup champions Lae Snax Tigers will join their coach Stanley Tepend – now a Hunters assistant coach – among 12 new players to the Hunters squad.

The squad will be trimmed to 26 players in January before the Hunters leave for Queensland.

“We are proud of this squad and excited about the prospects ahead of them in 2022,” Hunters Chairman Mr Stan Joyce CSM said.

“We have spent the off-season making key off-field signings in coach Matt Church and assistant Stanley Tepend and now we can confirm a preliminary squad that has exciting potential across the field.

“This squad blends some of our established and proven Hunters players with some of our best prospects. We’re looking forward to the season.”

Church, Tepend and assistant coach Paul Aiton have been working with the new players in the squad in Port Moresby during this week’s opening to the Hunters pre-season.

“I’m really excited to be back in PNG and in front of the group and welcoming the new players and staff to the Hunters,” Church said.

“I look forward to the returning players arriving and building on our experience together as a group.

“We’ve had the new players in this week, they are all aware that they are competing for spots in the final squad. I’m happy to say they are working hard and are keen to learn.

“A number of players have been impressive in working hard, being consistent, preparing for the rigours of preseason and making sure their bodies are right to get the most out of every session.

“While it is only week one of our season, we have set a higher bar this year. Our preseason intensity is harder, we will ask more of our players and staff and we will quickly find out who wants to earn the right to be a Hunter.”

Puara’s return is a boost to the Hunters, keeping some invaluable experience in the squad after the retirement of his fellow 2017 premiership teammate Enock Maki.

And the new faces, including the group of Lae Snax Tigers who excelled in the Digicel Cup season, have added a fresh new element along with assistant coach Tepend.

“Stanley Tepend joining Paul Aiton and myself on our coaching staff is a huge bonus for our players,” Church said.

“Stanley and I have been in constant contact over my time as Hunters coach, I have been eager to work with him and I’m happy we finally get this opportunity.

“Our performance staff upgraded their qualifications last year, they were also mentored by Jeremy Hickmans in best practice and current systems used at NRL level. As an organisation we have invested in our people to ensure we are doing all that we can to provide the best services for our players to succeed, while continually supporting our staff to up-skill and grow their knowledge and experience.”

SP PNG Hunters squad for 2022 Intrust Super Cup season:
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). The new players to the squad are listed with their Digicel Cup teams.

https://www.pnghunters.com/2021/11/...9mtiNOeamEM8F0YmGIipyIMOHj6hP13duw937FA6cJl3E
 

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CQ Capras ready to turn strong performances of 2021 into results next year​


A former NRL player returns to the club’s ranks and he’s making a big impression, according to head coach Lionel Harbin. Full details here.

Former NRL player Jonus Pearson is returning to the CQ Capras for the 2022 Intrust Super Cup season.
The 26-year-old outside back made his debut with the club in 2015 before joining the Brisbane Broncos the following year.

He went on to play 11 NRL games for the Broncos, 10 with the St George Dragons and two with the Gold Coast Titans.

The former Yeppoon Seagull and St Brendan’s College student is now heading back to the region to bolster the Capras’ ranks.

Pearson joined the squad last week and is already making a big impression, according to head coach Lionel Harbin.

“He’s brought a lot of energy to the group,” Harbin said.

“It’s only been a week but he’s added a lot to our group already with his knowledge and experience.”

The Capras are two weeks into a six-week pre-season block and Harbin is pleased with what he’s seeing.

“We’ve got a good group. They’re all turning up, wanting to work hard, wanting to learn and get better which makes my job easier,” he said.

“We’ve been able to retain a lot of our players which is something that’s been one of the biggest challenges in years gone by.

“Being able to do that has been a big bonus so we’re not starting from scratch and we’re able to build on what we’ve got.”

It’s Harbin’s first year in the top job, taking the reins from Guy Williams who coached this season.

The Capras finished at the bottom of the ISC ladder with one win and two draws, but they were highly competitive in the majority of their games.

Harbin wants to see the team improve on that spirited showing in 2022.

“I know that looking at the table it didn’t look like we had a good year but that result didn’t really represent our performance.

“We put in some really strong performances in 2021 so it’s about turning those performances into results now.

“We just need to make sure we’re doing all the little things well because the little things add up to the big things.

“One thing we are focusing on is our attention to detail in everything we do - whether it’s in the gym, on the training field, our recovery or even doing stuff in the community.

“If we can implement it in everything we do, it will transfer to when we play.”

CQ Capras men’s pre-season squad

Aaron Teroi, Bailey Butler, Blake Moore, Caleb Tull, Cooper Marshall, Curtis Dansey Smaller, Ethan O’Neill, Harrison Leonard, Herman Seumanufagai, Jack Madden, Jack Pattie, Jackson Harris, Jedidiah Simbiken, Jesse Jennings, Jonus Pearson, Lachlan Hubner, McKenzie Yei, Michael Naseri, Nixon Putt, Peyton Jenkins, Radean Robinson, Brandon Clarke, Takai Mokohar, Trey Brown, Tyler Szepanowski, Zev John, Coby Williamson, Peter Rogers, Harley Bateup, Riley Reid, Tiko Hooper, Jamie Hill, Brandon Roberts, Jack White, Sione Veukiso

 

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Bayley Gill (Cutters) has joined Featherstone Rovers.

Ethan Cocco (Cronulla Sharks SG Ball) & Arthur Miller-Stephen (TBC) weren't ISC players.
 

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Norths Devils have signed Sam Lavea (Brisbane Tigers) & Kierran Moseley (Ipswich Jets). Big loss for the Jets, but if Kierran wants to get back into the NRL a better chance at the Devils.
 

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Mackay Cutters have signed Ewan Coutts (Souths Sharks) & Mitch Fogarty (Townsville Blackhawks U21).
 

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Mackay Cutters have signed Kyle Schneider (Parramatta Eels U21).

Norths Devils have signed Brayden McGrady (Tweed Seagulls) & Glenn McGrady (Tweed Seagulls U21).

Townsville Blackhawks have signed Justin Frain (?).
 
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