QLD INDIGENOUS TO PLAY HAWAII
The Queensland Indigenous Team to tour Hawaii at the end of October have announced a very strong squad that features 7 players who have had NRL contracts and 4 members of the Qld Residents Team. The Indigenous Team will play an Hawaiian Allstars representative squad selected from players in the local region who will have a chance to showcase their talents against a formidable opposition.
The Hawaiian squad has been developed via a series of games that have been played on Oahu over the past month led by Sean Strickland and Rob Marsom, and is expected to feature players whom have already been selected to the USA Tomahawks national team such as Joshua Rice, Jayson Rego, Dusten Umeda, Anthony Sunia, Kelly McGill, Tala Esera, Loto Tagaloa, Leonard Peters, and Vai Notoa.
The Qld team is certain to play brilliant attacking football that will excite the local Hawaiian crowd. The squad is big and fast, an example of the calibre of athlete is Liam Georgetown, who scored over 300 points in the Qld Intrust Super Cup that included a try in each of his last 17 games!
The match will be on Saturday, October 27 with venue and kickoff time to be announced. An exciting tour and game day program is being developed with ful details to be announced soon. The Indigenous squad will be based on famous Waikik Beach, with coaching staff and players engaged in schools and community activities during the tour to help develop rugby league in the region.
The Idigenous Squad will be led by former NRL, Qld and Australian international Tony Currie and be supported by an Aboriginal Dance Troupe that will perform in various locations in Honolulu as part of a sporting and clutural exchange.
QLD Inidegnous Team:
1 Dennis Sandow Barambah RL
2 Liam Georgetown Barambah RL
3 Brendan Marshall Southern Dingoes
4 Donald Malone Barambah RL
5 Benaiah Bowie Argun Warriors
6 Steven Singleton Yarrabah
7 Ian LaceySouthern Dingoes
8 Bobby Nona Argun Warriors
9 Danny Kerr Southern Dingoes
10 Anthony Gadd Barambah
11 Keiron Lander Southern Dingoes
12 Kurtis Lingwood Dock Eidsvold United
13 Rob Apanui Southern Dingoes
14 Andrew Garrett Jnr Yarrabah Seahawks
15 Anthony Flores Southern Dingoes
16 Phil Dennis Southern Dingoes
17 Ricardo Laza Argun Warriors
18 Wes Conlon Purga Wagtails
19 Hugie Stanley Southern Dingoes
20 Geoff Broome Redbacks