2017 QLD Premier Rugby Season Preview: Norths

By Michael Atkinson After a number of lean years, former GPS Reserve Grade coach Nick Fogarty took the reins at Hugh Courtney Oval in 2015 with the hope turning the club’s fortunes around. Last year he led them to their best season, in terms of wins, in more than a decade (five, for those of you playing at home). It could have quite easily been more if not for a couple of stray kicks and some momentary lapses in concentration. Season 2017 is already shaping up to be better than last, with the whole club applying themselves to a change of attitude and an increase in professionalism, starting at the top with the Premier Grade players. Last year's results: 8th (5 wins, 11 losses) Ins: Tyrone Lefau (Wests), Brad Lacey (Western Force), Tonga Ma’afu (UQ), AJ Campbell (Easts), Shane Tasi (Sunnybank), Elias Power (Easts/NRL Rookie), Che Marion-Fa’alafi (Broncos U20s) Outs: Garreth Ryan (Brothers), Logan Tibbets (Easts) Coaching team: Nick Fogarty – Head Coach; Sio Kite – Ass
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