NRC: 2018 Brisbane City & QLD Country Season Preview

By Michael Atkinson After three seasons near the bottom of the ladder, Queensland Country blew everyone off the park in 2017 to claim “the Toaster” as NRC Champions. Conversely, two-time title holders, Brisbane City, missed the finals for the second straight year. How will each team fare in 2018? Here’s all you need to know. Queensland Country Overview Really, the only change to this year’s set up for Country is the coaching personnel, but, boy, what a change. Former Sunnybank and Brisbane City coach Rod Seib has taken the reins of the defending champions, and is assisted by rookie coach Michael Todd. They have some enormous shoes to fill replacing Brad Thorn and Paul Carozza, but they have the cattle to be more than competitive – so really, the spotlight will be on their ability as coaches at this level if Country don’t feature in the pointy end of the season. Key Player Duncan Paia’aua. He’s the captain and the senior player in the backline. Th
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