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2018 NRC Squads Announced

The 2018 National Rugby Championship squads have started to be named with Queensland Country (2017 Champions) and Brisbane City (2014, 2015 Champions) squads being announced.

Most notable are the returns of James Slipper (QLD Country), Quade Cooper and Karmichael Hunt (Brisbane City), who have been in exile at the Reds this season.

Karmichael Hunt hits the ball up for Brisbane City against Melbourne Rising, with Quade Cooper and Samu Kerevi in support


Queensland Country


Richie Asiata - Easts

Taniela Tupou - Reds/Brothers

Kirwan Sanday - Easts

Fred Burke - GPS

Harry Hoopert - Reds/Brothers

Jake Simeon - Souths

James Slipper - Reds/Bond University

James Slipper fends off a tackle from Richie Arnold. QLD Country v Perth Spirit


Alex Casey - Souths

Efi Ma’afu - Wests

Matt Faessler - Brothers


Angus Blyth - Reds/Bond University

Josh Fenner - Sunnybank

Rob Puli’uvea - Wests

Izack Rodda - Reds/Easts

Harry Hockings - Reds/University of Queensland


Angus Scott-Young - Reds/University of Queensland

Liam Wright - Reds/Easts

Caleb Timu - Reds/Souths

Tainui Ford - Bond University

Tom Kibble - GPS

Harry Wilson - Brothers

Sunia Finefeuiaki - Souths


James Tuttle - Reds/GPS

Tate McDermott - Reds/University of Queensland

James Tuttle passes for QLD Country


Hamish Stewart - Reds/Bond University

Teti Tela - Reds/Souths


Duncan Paia’aua - Reds/Norths

Chris Feauai-Sautia - Reds/Souths

Tony Hunt - Norths

Daniel Boardman - Bond University

Taniela Tupou offloads to Duncan Paia'aua. QLD Country v NSW Country

Outside Backs

Izaia Perese - Reds/Easts

Jordy Petaia - Reds/Wests

Jock Campbell - University of Queensland

Filipo Daugunu - Reds/Wests

Joey Fittock - Bond University

Patrick James - Brothers

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Rod Seib (Bond University) Assistant Coach: Moses Rauluni (Souths) Assistant Coach: Michael Todd (QRU / University of Queensland) Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jono Roussetos (Brothers) Team Manager: Nico Andrade (QRU) Physiotherapist: Gina Nelson (QRU / Brothers) Team Doctor: Gary Mitchell (Brothers) Video Analyst: Tom Wainwright (QRU) Media Manager: Brendan Hertel (QRU)

Brisbane City


Feao Fotuaika - Souths

Josh Nasser - University of Queensland

JP Smith - Reds/GPS

Ruan Smith -Reds/GPS

Misioka Timotea - Wests


Brandon Paenga-Amosa (Wallabies allocated player) - Reds/Sunnybank

Andrew Ready - Reds/Easts

Moli Sooaemalelagi - Sunnybank

Andrew Ready returns for Brisbane City


Nathan Den Hoedt - Sunnybank

Jeremiah Lynch -Wests

Zach Moimoi- Bond University

Lukhan Tui (Wallabies allocated player) - Reds/Souths

Jale Vakaloloma - Easts

Lukhan Tui makes a break against Melbourne Rising

Back row

Matt Gicquel- GPS

Michael Gunn - Reds/Easts

Reece Hewat - Reds/Norths

Adam Korczyk - Reds/University of Queensland

Fraser McReight - Brothers

Pat Morrey - University of Queensland

Tuaina Tualima - Sunnybank

Dillon Wihongi - Wests


Scott Gale - University of Queensland

Moses Sorovi - Reds/University of Queensland

Three Halfbacks - Former Red now referee, Nic Berry, Moses Sorovi, and Joe Powell. Brisbane City v Canberra Vikings


Quade Cooper - Reds/Souths

James Dalgleish - University of Queensland


Con Foley - University of Queensland

Matt Gordon- Easts

Samu Kerevi (Wallabies allocated player) - Reds/Souths

Isaac Lucas - Sunnybank

Tautalatasi Tasi - Souths

Samu Kerevi scores for Brisbane City

Outside backs

Lawson Creighton - Brothers

Alex Gibbon - Brothers

Karmichael Hunt - Reds/Souths

Lachlan Maranta - Reds/Wests

Jayden Ngamanu - Reds/Souths

Emori Waqavulagi - Souths

Coaching Staff

Head coach: Mick Heenan (University of Queensland) Assistant coach: Elia Tuqiri (Souths) Assistant coach: Elwee Prinsloo (GPS) Strength and Conditioning coach: Daniel Cooper (QRU) Physiotherapist: Kylie Baldwin (Wests) Team Doctor: Dr Martin Smith (Easts) Video analyst: Innes Strydom (QRU) Team manager: Michael O’Rielley (University of Queensland) Media manager: Tom Kennedy (QRU)

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