NRC: How the 2016 Queensland Country side might look

By Michael Atkinson On the other side of the Queensland NRC coin are the blokes in navy and white, QLD Country. In two seasons, the Country boys have battled for four wins – two in each campaign – but have blooded some of the best young QLD Rugby talent coming through. While Brisbane City have been the glory boys of the NRC, QLD Country have played with plenty of spirit but without a great deal of success. Will 2016 be a different story? Here are the players who could lead them up the ladder. Loosehead Prop: Sef Fa’agase Starting every game of NRC 2015 for QLD Country and playing every game for the Reds in 2016, Fa’agase will be one of the first picked this season. Hooker: Feleti Kaitu’u Alex Mafi shared the hooking role for Country with Saia Fainga’a in 2015, but has spent most of the season on the injury list and with Fainga’a departing QLD Rugby, there is a vacant spot. Kaitu’u has been very strong for GPS all season and possesses a powerful all-round game.
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