The Souths Logan Magpies have cast a wide net in preparation for next season, with their new recruits coming from places as diverse the United Kingdom, Sydney and regional Queensland.
However, former junior and Queensland Under 18 and Under 16 representative Scott Doyle will be coming home to Davies Park with second rower returning from Canberra to the Magpies.
Other notable additions include young Welsh international Ollie Olds from the Ipswich Jets and junior sprint star Jordan Tighe (Cairns).
Unfortunately, injury will prevent one of the Magpies’ more consistent performers in Leon Panapa taking the field, while another stalwart of the 2014 season Darcy Wright has announced his retirement.
The Magpies will also begin their new association with the Brisbane Broncos next season after previously being affiliated with the Canberra Raiders.
Souths Logan Magpies
Gains: Jordan Tighe (Cairns), Scott Doyle (Canberra Raiders), Paul Rokolati (Sydney Roosters), Mitch Hallinan (CQ Capras), Anthony Noa (Goodna Eagles), James Tutuila (University of Gloucestershire, UK), Ollie Olds (Ipswich Jets), Brendan Wall (Marist Brothers), Doug Asiata (Gatton Hawks), Graham Levu (Mounties), Penetaui Kleskovic-Jones (Mounties)
Losses: Darcy Wright (retirement), Leon Panapa (injury), Ono So’oialo (Logan Brothers), Grant Cooke
Coach: Josh Hannay
Home Ground: Davies Park, West End
2014 finish: 10th (10 wins, 14 losses)
Intrust Super Cup Gains and Losses:
BY QRL Media
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the phenomenal talent that will be missed dearly in 2015. Darcy Wright (retirement), Leon Panapa (injury), Ono So’oialo (Transfer to Logan Brothers), Grant Cooke. All four players have contributed greatly to the success of both Intrust Super Cup and FOGS A Grade in the past years. Thank you once again, boys.
MORE INFO, PLAYER BIO’S AND COVERAGE OF SIGNINGS OVER THE COMING WEEKS
Footage: James Tutuila (University of Glousterchire). One of Souths’ exciting gains for 2015