Former NRL star set for NRC debut against NSW Country


Former Dragons and Broncos forward Lagi Setu has been named to make his National Rugby Championship run-on debut for QLD Country against the NSW Country Eagles in Newcastle on Thursday night.

A former Australian Schoolboy representative, Setu has played 73 NRL matches and will line-up at No.12 for QLD Country tomorrow night.

Not to be outdone, NSW Country have named former QLD Country star Beau Robinson to make his Eagles debut, with Andrew Kellaway, Tom Staniforth and Ed Stubbs also returning to the Eagles starting side for the must win clash.

NSW Country (1-15)

Jarome Vaai, Tom Sexton, Dave Faeo, Sam Lousi, Tom Staniforth, Beau Robinson, Mark Baldwin, Sam Figg, Mitch Short, Jono Lance, Charlie Clifton, Dave Horwitz, Ed Stubbs, Jarome McKenzie, Andrew Kellaway. Reserves: Peter Nau, Dane Maraki, Andrew Collins, Nick Palmer, BJ Edwards, Angus Pulver, Wil Fay, Jack Pennington.

QLD Country (1-15)

Sef Fa’agase, Alex Mafi, Taniela Tupou, Tyrell Barker, Phil Potgieter, Maclean Jones, Conor Mitchell, James Turner, James Tuttle, Dion Taumata, Pierce Fitzgerald, Lagi Setu, Tyrone Lefau, Tom Banks, Elliott Hagen. Reserves: Campbell Wakely, AJ Campbell, Andrew Parker, Sam Reiser, Jack Cornelsen, Scott Malolua, Mack Mason, Matt Gordon.