Moranbah to host Cutters QRL trial

THE Mackay Cutters will spread the message of rugby league with a trial at Moranbah in the lead-up to the 2011 Intrust Super Cup season.

The match against Brisbane’s Easts Tigers on Saturday, February 26, is one of three the club will play ahead of the season kick-off on the weekend of March 12-13.

BMA is sponsoring the match against the Tigers, after which both teams will stay in Moranbah overnight.

The Cutters’ squad will be in Moranbah for a few days prior to the game for promotions and school visits.

Moranbah Miners president Marco Peters said the trial would be a big day of football, with Moranbah to play premiers Souths in a replay of last season’s Skills Training Cup grand final in a curtain-raiser, along with an under-18 game between the two clubs.

“It’s great to have BMA back on board to support this trial,” Peters said. “It’s something people in Moranbah and the surrounding district look forward to each year.”

The Cutters will also play trials at the Burdekin on Saturday, February 19, against the Cowboys’ under-20 squad, and at Emerald on Sunday, March 6 against Central Queensland Comets.

Meanwhile, the Cutters take another step in the season build-up with a camp this weekend.

Coach Anthony Seibold said the threat of wet weather had kept the camp in the city, starting last night at the Mackay State High School and continuing throughout the weekend with player activities at the school and field sessions at the Junior League grounds.

“We’ve got the whole squad together now, apart from Lewis Balcomb, from Souths Logan, and another outside back who we are yet to sign,” Seibold said.

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