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Norths Devils 2013



[h=1]Andrew Wynyard won't re-invent the wheel when he takes over as Norths Devils' Intrust Super Cup coach[/h]
[*] by: Jacob Grams, Northside Chronicle
[*] From: Quest Newspapers
[*] October 16,

Norths Devils have appointed 2012 Redcliffe Dolphins assistant coach Andrew Wynyard as head coach for the 2013 season.

Wynyard, who masterminded the Dolphins' FOGS Cup grand final win over the Devils in 2011, will take over from Craig Hodges, who has accepted a role as Brisbane Broncos under-20s coach.
Wynyard, who won two premierships with the Dolphins after stints with English Super League club London Broncos and St George-Illawarra in the NRL, said he jumped at the chance to further his coaching career.
"I thought it would be a good challenge for me," he said.
"Personally I'm not going to go there and re-invent the wheel. My job is to hopefully build on the success they had last season."
Norths Devils CEO Mark Murray said an enthusiastic Wynyard would bring some fresh ideas to the club after a successful coaching apprenticeship.

The 37-year-old has worked under Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Griffin, John Dixon and Gary O'Brien, the Devils' Colts coach.
Murray said Wynyard's journey through the coaching ranks was appealing.
"He's done some hard yards and has a good base to coach at this level of footy," he said.
"I think what we did in 2012 has put in a really good base (for Wynyard) and I'm hopeful we'll keep the majority of the squad together."
Devils backrower Chris McLean will be the only absence from the club's pre-season training after being invited to train with the Brisbane Broncos.
The club also stands to benefit from the Broncos' retention of hooker Kurt Baptiste.
The Devils return to the park on November 12. 
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Souths Logan Magpies v Norths Devils at Davies Park on Sunday, March 24 - 3pm

Souths Logan Magpies
1. Ben Henaway 2. Dallas Anderson 3. Nick Doyle 4. David Faamita 5. Luke Archer 6. Phil Dennis (c) 7. Rhys Jacks 8. Mat Pitman 9. Ben Cronin 10. Andrew Edwards 11. Chris Faust 12. Tulson Caird 13. Rez Phillips 14. Ben Thorburn 15. Darcy Wright 16. Sam Gardel 17. Zac Lemburg
Coach: Mark Beaumont

Norths Devils
1. Linc Port 2. Dylan Galloway 3. Namila Davui 4. Joel Bailey 5. Tristian Lumley 6. Matt Smith (c) 7. Gary Riccardi 8. Jarrod Wallace 9.Kurt Baptiste 10. James Geurtjens 11. Chris McLean 12. Brendon Gibb 13. Dan Beasley 14. Angus Cameron 15. Pat McPherson 16. Natthan Cleaver 17. Nathan Lowrie
Coach: Andrew Wynyard

Referee: Robert Gallacher
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #ISC #SLMvDEVILS 


Round 2 Intrust Super Cup Preview
QRL Media
21/03/2013 4:39:11 PM

Davies Park, Sunday, March 24 - 3pm
Referee: Robert Gallacher
Head to Head: Norths 22 Souths Logan 11
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #ISC #SLMvDEVILS

Souths Logan skipper Phil Dennis plays his 150th Cup game on Sunday and he would love nothing more than to celebrate with a win against this week’s opposition the Devils. The Magpies have now gone 10 games without a win (although in that time they have secured two draws) and will be looking to break that run of outs in front of their home crowd.

The Devils however will provide stiff competition and are coming off a strong win over the Ipswich Jets where their young forwards, including Dan Beasley and Chris McLean, were amongst the try-scorers.

Following a week in the FOGS Cup competition, forward Sam Gardel returns to the Intrust Super Cup team and will start from the bench. Broncos back-rower Dunamis Lui has been named on an extended bench for Brisbane’s NRL side and may again re-join the Devils this weekend to further bolster their forward pack.

QRL Media tips: Souths Logan by 2. We’ll tip an upset here and back the Magpies to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at the hands of Easts in round 1. 


Magpies Jump Devils to Claim Upset Win
QRL Media

25/03/2013 10:07:48 AM

A STRONG start which produced two tries in 10 minutes helped the Souths Logan Magpies to their first win of the Intrust Super Cup season, defeating Norths 28-18 at Davies Park yesterday.
While the Devils nearly got themselves off to the perfect start in the opening minutes when they crossed the Magpies' line, a penalty and the ball were instead handed to Souths Logan who made sure they capitalised early.
Always enthusiastic, the Magpies surprised the Devils with their speed and intent early with halfback Rhys Jacks getting the point scoring started for the Magpies, who at one stage in the half found themselves out to an 18-0 lead.
However, the Devils made sure they remained in the hunt before halftime, scoring the next two tries in the 10 minutes before the break, firstly to forward Chris McLean and veteran centre Namila Davui.
The difficult kicking conditions however got the better of the normally reliable goal kicker Joel Bailey, meaning the tries remained unconverted.
Throughout the match, Magpies forward Mat Pitman proved unstoppable on the field, carrying the ball with fierce intent. He applied that same aggression in defence, charging at anything dressed in blue and tackling himself to a standstill.
With Norths carrying the momentum into the second half, there was tension around the ground as the home fans willed the Magpies to hold on to secure an unfancied victory.
Those tensions were heightened when the Devils upped the pressure early in the half, culminating in a try to speedster Daniel Ogden who was a late inclusion after recovering from a pre-season shoulder operation.
With the Devils now a converted try from the lead; off-season recruit Chris Faust once again gave the home side some breathing space as the teams went blow-for-blow on the scoreboard, extending the home sides lead.
But in a game where the final result was never certain, Norths made sure they didnt die wondering, when Brendon Gibb crashed his big frame over the line to see the scores tighten to 22-18 and again it seemed the Devils experience would overrun the plucky Magpies.
However, lanky Souths winger with Dallas Anderson had the final say in the match, putting the ball down in the left-hand corner to score the final try of the afternoon.
Norths kept trying to breach the Souths line until time ran out, with good scrambling defence from Souths continuing to hold them out to secure a savoured victory.
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 28 (Dallas Anderson, Rhys Jacks, Andrew Edwards, Chris Faust, Ben Thorburn tries; Nick Doyle 4 goals) def NORTHS DEVILS 18 (Namila Davui, Gary Riccardi, Chris McLean, Brendon Gibb tries; Joel Bailey goal) at Davies Park 



Norths Devils v Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles at Bishop Park on Sunday, March 31 – 3pm

Norths Devils
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Dylan Galloway 3. Luke Samoa 4. Joel Bailey 5. Tristian Lumley 6. Matt Smith (c) 7. Gary Riccardi 8. Natthan Cleaver 9. Kurt Baptiste 10. James Geurtjens 11. Chris McLean 12. Brendon Gibb 13. Dan Beasley 14. Angus Cameron 15. Pat McPherson 16. Jarrod Wallace 17. Nathan Lowrie
Coach: Andrew Wynyard

Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles
1. Kyle Van Klaveren 2. Dale Middleton 3. Rowan Klein 4. Jye Ballinger 5. Tye Ingebrigtsen 6. Callum Klein (c) 7. Justin Otto 8. Martin Cordwell 9. Jay Lobwein 10. Ryan Hansen 11. Kristian Wanka 12. Sam Bernstrom 13. Peter Gallen 14. Jordan Meads 15. James Boyce 16. Brenton Stonier 17. Zac Litherland
Coach: Dave Cordwell

Referee: Chris Anderson
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #ISC #DEVILSvSCSE 


Round 3 Intrust Super Cup Preview
QRL Media
28/03/2013 4:33:54 PM
Bishop Park, Sunday, March 31 – 3pm
Referee: Chris Anderson
Head to Head: Norths 6 Sunshine Coast 2
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #ISC #NORTHSvSCSE

At home at Bishop Park for the first time since the ground underwent a major off-season refurbishment, the Norths Devils will be looking to bounce back from their surprise loss at the hands of Souths Logan last weekend.

Norths have a strong record against this week’s opponents the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles, and have won the past four games played between the two sides.

The Sunshine Coast have also struggled away from home in recent years, and have not won a game at an away venue since round 21 of 2010 – a run of 22 games. Having fought hard in going down to the Ipswich Jets last week, Sea Eagles coach Dave Cordwell has kept faith with his players and has named an unchanged side for the match.

For the Devils, forward Natthan Cleaver moves from the interchange to the starting side, with Jarrod Wallace coming on to the bench. Centre Luke Samoa – who kicked five goals in the Devils FOGS Cup win last week – comes into the side in the place of Namila Davui.

QRL Media tips: Norths Devils by 8. The Devils would have been disappointed with their start last weekend and will look to come out firing against the Sea Eagles. 


Norths Devils v Burleigh Bears at Bishop Park on Sunday, April 7 - 3pm

Norths Devils
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Dylan Galloway 3. Luke Samoa 4. Joel Bailey 5. Tristian Lumley 6. Matt Smith (c) 7. Gary Riccardi 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Kurt Baptiste 10. Natthan Cleaver 11. Chris McLean 12. Brendon Gibb 13. Dan Beasley 14. Angus Cameron 15. James Geurtjens 16. Mark Vaiao 17. Nathan Lowrie
Coach: Andrew Wynyard

Burleigh Bears
1. Anthony Don 2. Jordan Atkins 3. Blake Morrison 4. James Stuart 5. Hayden Allsop 6. Jordan Rankin 7. Todd Seymour 8. Luke Page 9. Sam Meskell 10. Mark Ioane 11. Darren Griffiths 12. Shane Gray 13. Louis Fanene 14. Sam Irwin 15. Jamie Judge 16. Brendan Hoare 18. Pele Peletelese
Coach: Carl Briggs

Referee: Chris Anderson
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #ISC #DEVILSvBEARS 


Intrust Super Cup Round 4 Preview
QRL Media
4/04/2013 4:25:40 PM

Bishop Park, Sunday, April 7 - 3pm
Referee: Chris Anderson
Head to Head: Burleigh 20 Norths 14
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #ISC #DEVILSvBEARS

This is the first time the Burleigh Bears have started a season with three losses. They sit alone at the bottom of the Intrust Super Cup table but there have been positives to emerge from the opening three defeats, which have all been by six points or less. Former Eel Pele Peletelese is back in the Burleigh side with Blake Morrison moving from the bench into the centres for Jamie Dowling, who is out with a wrist injury. Norths this week named the same 17 but coach Andrew Wynyard may yet be forced to make late changes ahead of the Bishop Park match due to possible NRL call ups. The Devils are coming off back-to-back losses, the most recent against the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles who kicked a late field goal to stun the Devils 17-16 last Sunday. The past six games between these two teams have been won by the home side.

QRL Media tips: Norths Devils by 6. Few would have predicted that these sides would have just the one win between them heading into round 4. There is no need to panic just yet but Sunday’s match is a crucial one for both teams. 


Devils Keep Composure to Hold Out Bears
Kevin Braysher
8/04/2013 8:19:23 AM

THE Burleigh Bears have fallen just short of a remarkable comeback against the Norths Devils at Bishop Park, eventually going down 16-12.

Norths had the majority of the ball and all of the field position in the opening exchanges and took full advantage by scoring three quick tries to lead 16-0 after just 10 minutes.

It looked like the Bears were going to be in for a long day, but to their credit they refused to quit and slowly clawed their way back into the contest.

“I’ve been pretty scathing in the first three weeks but today I couldn’t be prouder of them effort-wise,” Bears coach Carl Briggs said.

“You get games like that sometimes. We were totally dominant for 50 minutes to be totally honest.”

“Norths had a lot of ball in the first half, we soaked that up and came back at them. At the moment with the predicament we’re in, the rub of the green and the bounce of the ball just isn’t going our way.”

Fullback Anthony Don got the Bears on the scoreboard 10 minutes before the break and from there the Bears started to dominate field position.

For the entire second half the Bears pressed the Devils’ line looking for the game-breaking try but Norths refused to let them in.

The Devils defence finally gave way in the 74th minute when halfback Todd Seymour muscled his way into the in-goal, setting up a grandstand finish but it wasn’t meant to be for the Bears as they finished four points short.

The result was the Bears fourth-straight loss to start the season, but coach Briggs was upbeat after the game and believes a win isn’t too far away.

“We’ve set some standards today that will benefit us for the rest of the season,” he said.

“It shows the fighting spirit we’ve got. We were 16 points down and we’ve come back out and haven’t thrown it away like we could have.”

“We are where we are at the moment with wins, but I’ve said all week and we’ve shown it today that there is nothing wrong with the spirit in the camp.

“We’ve just got to keep working hard and it will turn around. I believe it will turn around and when it turns around it will turn around in a big way for us.”

The Bears return to Pizzey Park next week to host the defending premiers Wynnum Manly.

Norths will go in search of their third win of the 2013 when they head to the Central Queensland to play the Capras at Clermont.

The Capras have been one of the surprise packets of the season and came within a whisker of beating Redcliffe last weekend.

But Andrew Wynyard’s Devils should also be confident after snapping a two-match losing streak with yesterday’s hard-fought win over Burleigh.

Dylan Galloway scored two tries for the Devils, who have now moved into fourth spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder.

NORTHS DEVILS 16 (Dylan Galloway 2, Luke Samoa tries; Joel Bailey 2 goals) def BURLEIGH BEARS 12 (Anthony Don, Todd Seymour tries; Jordan Rankin 2 goals) at Bishop Park. 


Norths Devils v CQ Capras at Clermont Sports Ground on Saturday, April 13 - 6pm

Norths Devils
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Dylan Galloway 3. Luke Samoa 4. Joel Bailey 5. Tristian Lumley 6. Gary Riccardi 7. Angus Cameron 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Kurt Baptiste 10. Natthan Cleaver 11. Chris McLean 12. Brendon Gibb 13. Dan Beasley 14. Will McNee 15. James Geurtjens 16. Mark Vaiao 17. Nathan Lowrie
Coach: Andrew Wynyard

CQ Capras
1. Cameron Munster 2. Jackson McEwan 3. Russell Webber 4. Josh Benjamin 5. Jeff Russell 6. Ian Webster 7. Blake Wallace 8. Arlin Paki 9. Darcy Etrich 10. John Clayton 11. Alan Rothery 12. Brent Williams 13. Gavin Hiscox (c) 14. Jonathon Tavinor 15. Sione Tongia 17. Simon Gregory 18. Ben Breckon 19. Michael Esdale 20. James Crombie 21. Reggie Saunders (3 to be omitted)
Coach: Jason Hetherington

Referee: Robert Gallacher
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #ISC #DEVILSvCQC 


Round 5 Intrust Super Cup Preview
QRL Media
11/04/2013 2:57:31 PM

Clermont Sports Ground on Saturday, April 13 – 6pm
Referee: Robert Gallacher
Head to Head: Norths 20 Central 10 Drawn 2
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #ISC #DEVILSvCQC

There is no shortage of confidence in the Capras camp after their eye-catching performance against the Redcliffe Dolphins last week. It took a brilliant last-ditch try and sideline conversion from Redcliffe’s Liam Georgetown to deny the Capras a memorable win. Although the Capras had to settle for a draw, the fact they were able to cross for five tries against a team that held the Tweed to nil the previous week was a massive shot in the arm for the Central Queenslanders. Coach Jason Hetherington has the Capras playing a great attacking style of rugby league at the moment. Hooker Darcy Etrich, halfback Blake Wallace and lock Gavin Hiscox are combining brilliantly and creating endless scoring opportunities for the outside men. The Norths Devils have plenty of firepower at their disposal as well but it’s fair to say their attack hasn’t quite clicked this year. The Devils did run in three early tries against the Burleigh Bears in last week’s win but they were kept in check for the remainder of the clash. Livewire utility Angus Cameron gets a chance to lead the Devils around the park at halfback in the absence of skipper Matt Smith who is overseas attending a wedding. Although their form has been patchy, a Norths victory could lift Andrew Wynyard’s team into the top three.

QRL Media tips: Central Capras by 8. The Capras would love to put on a strong showing for fans at Clermont, which is hosting an Intrust Super Cup game for the first time. 


Gibb Gets Four In Big Devils Victory
QRL Media
14/04/2013 4:07:34 PM

NORTHS forward Brendon Gibb crossed for a career-best four tries as the Devils piled on the points in last night’s Intrust Super Cup victory over the Central Capras in Clermont.

Gibb is perhaps better known for his toughness and high work rate in the middle, but last night he ran like he did in his former junior days as an outside back.

His personal 16-point haul put the Devils on the march to a comfortable 46-26 victory, their third of the 2013 season which is now starting to gather momentum following surprise losses to the Sunshine Coast and Souths Logan.

Along with Gibb, classy Norths hooker Kurt Baptiste was in menacing form.

The Broncos contracted hooker grabbed two tries of his own and had a hand in several others.

The Devils took a 34-10 lead into half-time to have the match firmly in their keeping.

That man Gibb was the first to score upon the resumption of play as the score blew out to 40-10 after 47 minutes.

The Capras were in real danger of slumping to an embarrassing defeat but to their credit they lifted to put a scare through the Devils.

Central scored three-straight tries to close the gap to 14 points with 15 minutes remaining.

But there was no fairytale comeback for the Capras, who simply conceded too many points in the opening half to genuinely threaten.

Norths will now turn their focus to next Saturday’s round six clash against the in-form Mackay Cutters, who beat the Redcliffe Dolphins today to announce themselves as a serious premiership contender in 2013.

The Central Capras have a bye.

NORTHS DEVILS 46 (Brendon Gibb 4, Kurt Baptiste 2, Dylan Galloway, Dan Beasley tries; Joel Bailey 7 goals) def CQ CAPRAS 26 (Joshua Benjamin 2, Jeff Russell, Brent Williams, Simon Gregory tries; Ian Webster 3 goals) at Clermont Sports Ground. 


The form is a bit over the place at the moment 


Is This The Breakthrough Year For Mackay?
QRL Media
21/04/2013 4:32:21 PM

THE Mackay Cutters recorded their third-straight win last night after producing a whirlwind finish to topple the Norths Devils 34-16 at Virgin Australia Stadium.

Courtesy of a Jarrod Wallace double, the Devils hit the front 16-14 after 60 minutes.

But the Cutters turned it on the final stages to grab an impressive round six victory and a share of the competition lead.

Having only made the finals once – back in 2010 under the coaching of Paul Bramley – the Cutters finally appear to be delivering on their promise and loom as a genuine title threat even at this early stage of the season.

Last night, the Cutters controlled the tempo of the first half to lead 14-6 at the break.

The Devils lifted though to put the hosts under pressure, but ultimately the Cutters’ class told in the final 20 minutes of the match.

Norths went into the match without suspended back-rower Chris McLean, one of the Devils' best this year.

Mackay fullback and former Raider David Milne showed his class with two tries, while giant winger Bureta Faraimo chimed in with a fine double of his own in the six tries to three victory.

For the second time in two weeks, Mackay sharp-shooter Liam Taylor booted five goals to keep the scoreboard ticking over nicely for the home team.

The Cutters brought in Cowboys enforcer Ashton Sims and former Melbourne Storm young gun Matt Constantinou before kick off, with the duo replacing Pulou Vaituutuu and Michael Comerford.

Mackay is back at home next weekend for a showdown against the in-form Tweed Heads, while Norths will pick up two competition points courtesy of the bye.

MACKAY CUTTERS 34 (David Milne 2, Bureta Faraimo 2, Curtis Rona, Dean Webster tries; Liam Taylor 5 goals) def NORTHS DEVILS 16 (Jarrod Wallace 2, Namila Davui tries; Luke Samoa 2 goals) at Virgin Australia Stadium. 


Great comp this year.

Mackay looked ordinary against Wynnum a few weeks ago but haven't looked back since. 


Easts(storm)versus Norths(broncos)top two Q Cup teams with Cowboys,says something about recruitment 


Not sure what you mean there Sevens. Norths got 70 put on them. Apart from Sunny Coast the others without NRL based players - Capras and Souths - doing ok, just not consistently, and some with NRL connections not doing so well. 


talking about broncos recruitment compared to other nrl clubs in qcup 


Burleigh if asked would probably say they would be better off without the Titans players who get dropped back each week.The players join the rest of the side for a 40 minute session on Friday night.The club players Burleigh have are probably better than the Titan contracted players who join them on the week end.I think the number who cvome back from the Titans on Friday is around 6 or 7.That means the Burleigh coach has 10/11 from his Qcup squad to train with during the week.I am sure he would prefer to have a full squad to train all week. 


Norths Devils Season 2013 Awards

Cyril Connell Cup – U16’s

Best Back – Keenan Yorston

Best Forward – Michael Molo

Player Of The Year – Lachlan Lanskey

Mal Meninga Cup – U18’s

Best Back – Jayden Nikorima

Best Forward – Kalolo Saitaua

Player Of The Year – Brendan Frei


Best Back – Jake Cannon

Best Forward – Jake Solomone

Player Of The Year – Josh Jaggle

A Grade

Best Back – Michael Lucas

Best Forward – Matt Brown

Player Of The Year – Will McNee

Q Cup

Best Back – Angus Cameron

Best Forward – Natthan Cleaver

Player Of The Year – Daniel Ogden

Bob Bax Award – Most Promising Player – Dylan Galloway

Life Members Award – Best Clubman – Matt Smith

Norths Old Boys Best & Fairest Awards

Colts - Adam Wickens

A Grade - Ben Sullivan

Qld Cup

Back - Daniel Ogden

Forward - Dan Beasley

Player - Matt Smith 


is matt smith injured? saw them today v jets. colts were lucky to win. ref was incompetent. 


Matt Smith overseas - for most (all?) of the season 


Yes, all season. Year off, Gap year!! Travelling I believe 

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