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Titans Sweep 2019 Rep Tournament

Toowoomba Titans. Rep 19
Toowoomba Titans have snared the double at the 2019 Kick It Representative Tournament at Taringa on Sunday.

The reigning mens champions cruised to victory, while the Titans mixed side re-claimed the title from the North Brisbane Sharks in their respective finals.

The clean sweep marks the second time the Toowoomba team has taken the honour and the third occasion it has been done in the tournament’s history.

Toowoomba is tipped to host the 2020 tournament following recent success.


Titans mens ran the table once again to claim their third successive mens championship, defeating North Brisbane Sharks in a hotly contested final.

Representative player Beau Hess was once again the star scoring twice and saving just as many as the Titans ran in five tries to one.

Tries to captain Ben Burstow, Roderick Robertson and Jono Graff sealed the famous win over a gutsy, but fading Sharks outfit.

P-Dub speedster Sam Gadsby scored his sides lone try as the North Brisbane representatives made their first final since 2012.

LGM’s Jackson Patton (3) and Jesse Ripley (3) helped guide their side into the finals, while Joey’s top try scorer Corey Pocock also chipped in with three tries.

The South Brisbane Tigers failed to make the finals for the first time in the competition history.

An early 2-2 draw against the Storm was all in vain as the Titans and Sharks ran in 10 tries to sink their finals hopes. It was the Tigers worst defensive performance to date.

New South Wales Blues representative Jacob McMahon lead his side in scoring with two tries.

Toowoomba Storm brought up the rear and performed admirably baring a heavy defeat to the Titans in the final pool game.

Lead by Martin Baldo, the Storm captain ran in three tries to top his side’s points scoring.

North Brisbane Sharks. Toowoomba Titans.

LIVIN top try scorer – Nicholas Edwards | Toowoomba Titans (6).
Most try assists – Ben Burstow | Toowoomba Titans (2)


Titans mixed secured their second Representative Tournament championship with a fast-finishing 9-4 victory over former mixed titleholders the Sharks.

Boasting a handful of key personnel from their 2018 squad, the Titans ran in six tries to four including three girl tries.

Their path to the finals wasn’t has clear-cut as the mens side.

Two draws in the opening two matches against the Sharks and Tigers aided in their plight to reach the finals.

A 13-2 victory against adversaries the Storm, rubber-stamped their finals spot.

Similarly, the Sharks overcame a gallant Tigers’ side in the final must-win pool game to process to the last dance for the fourth consecutive tournament.

Sam Carmody continued his strong form throughout the day to set up two tries and score two of his own in the final.

Sarah Breydon crossed for two, while the talented Jemma Whitney also scored late to seal the victory.

Early Shark tries to David Cumming and Jake Coolwell were not enough as the Titans overcame the deficit.

LIVIN Top try scorer – Mixed Guys: Isaac Toohey | Tigers (4)
LIVIN Top try scorer – Mixed Girls: Chloe Storm | Sharks (5)
Most try assists: Sam Carmody (3)

Rep 19 Mixed Table. Toowoomba Titans.


Historic LIVIN Legends matches

For the first time the Rep Tournament hosted seperate mens and womens LIVIN Legends matches.

The matches are to create awareness for mental health and depression, while showcasing some of the best players at Kick It.

The Titans and Storm formed the LIVIN Legends Toowoomba side, while the Tigers and Sharks bounded together for Brisbane.

Brisbane Women ran out 3-0 victors over the Toowoomba ladies with two tries to reigning Taringa and Stafford top try scorer Eliza Mooney and Rampage’s Annaleis Tatkovic.

The Toowoomba men faired much better with the boys from the range notching up five tries to one. Beau Hess (2), Ben Burstow Josh Brunner and Alick Gaske all crossed to close out a memorable event.

A special thanks to LIVIN for once again getting involved. All players in the two matches will receive some LIVIN gear. Highlights and videos to come thanks to Share Story.

Rep results and leaderboards
History: 2018 Highlights

 

2019 Rep Teams Announced!

Rep Tournament 2019

The 2019 Kick It Touch Representative Tournament teams have been finalised for the September 29th event at Jack Cook Park, Taringa.

The fourth Rep instalment will feature some of the game’s very best with North Brisbane Sharks Mixed and Toowoomba Titans mens set to defend their titles.

North Brisbane will boast just four faces to the side went undefeated in last year’s mixed bracket with a number of forced changes and departures.

Lead by New South Wales Blues stars Shaun Tupou and Chloe Storm, the Sharks will be looking to make it three Rep victories in four tournaments.

Keys to victory: Attacking focus with girls.
Last year the Sharks girls tallied nine girl tries in the three pool matches lead by Tarni Stabe and Jess Sleep.
Kiara Garbuio and Tiff Hodson will need to fill the void left by Tarni Stabe.

North Brisbane Sharks Rep 19 North Brisbane Sharks Rep 19
The Sharks mens team will be aiming to reach the finals for the first time in three years.

Not since 2012 have they won the mens side of the Rep draw with Joey’s Matthew Allen the lone survivor from the Shaw Road event.

Featuring five new faces from the top four mens sides at the Stafford, their side is in-form and ready to go.

Key to victory: Attack the edges.
Jayden Turnbull and Sam Turnbull combined for four tries and three try assists rucking on the edge, while Jack Woodbridge and Corey Pocock found success using their speed on the wing.
Without Sam Turnbull, they will need to find someone else to carry out this successful formula.


South Brisbane Tigers have seen the highest turnover of players with just eight representative stars from last year’s tournament available for selection.

A whopping 15 players will make their Rep debut with two returning from the 2017 event including mixed captain and reigning leading try scorer at Taringa and Stafford, Eliza Mooney.

New Taringa champions Kickaholics Anonymous dominate selections (with five) including reigning mixed top try scorer Trent Gossner and try assist leader Isaac Toohey.

Key to victory: Rely on team combos.
Nine of the listed 13 players have played in the same team at some point throughout 2019, none more so than Isaac Toohey and Trent Gossner who combined for 21 tries and 20 try assists last season.

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Returning Tiger Jason West will play his third Representative Tournament after making his debut back in 2012, while Corey Smith, Antony Tatkovic and Aaron Tomoana mark the only others to return from last year.

Captain Chris Honnery will make the switch from mixed to mens and lead out the Tigers who have made the mens grand final in the last two years. Aaron Tomoana will vice captain the side for the second time.

Jacob McMahon will look to continue his strong form after making his Blues debut earlier this year.

John Kerr is the only other player with Rep experience after making an appearance in the 2012 State Of Origin for Queensland.

Key to victory: Improve Defence.
The Tigers have allowed 29 tries in their past 8 matches (including grand finals), while scoring just over 3 tries per game.


Toowoomba Titans will look to make it a three-peat in this year’s event after running the table in 2018.

After defeating the South Brisbane Tigers in the previous two grand finals, the experienced Titans’ boys will be ready for the fresh-faced Brisbane teams.

Lead by Queensland Representative Ben Burstow and Jono Graf, they lead an experienced side to Taringa.

Key to victory: Stout Defence. The Titans allowed just 8 tries in last year’s event (which included the grand final). It was a similar result in 2017 with 10 tries allowed.
Strong communication and team combos will once again be on display.

Toowoomba Titans Rep 19

Titans Mixed will be seeking redemption after going down to the Sharks in a hotly contested mixed grand final last year.

Starring a host of long-serving players, they will be lead by Queensland Origin Representatives Kohen Mathiesen and Jasmin Lucas. Kevin Platz and Reegan McCarthy will once again be the focus points with the pair combing for four tries last year’s event.

Key to victory: With up to six new faces, the Titans will be relying on their middles and edges to be in-sync. The return of Jamie Thorburn will help shore up the edges and will assist the girls in scoring some tries.


The Toowoomba Storm will run out onto Jack Cook Park with a much improved side to 2018.

Lead by experienced duo of Martin Baldo and Josh Brunner, their side will be looking to get a win early against the South Brisbane Titans.

Locky Stephson will be the focus point of the Storm attack after starring for the Titans in last years event.

Key to victory: Manufacture points.
The Storm mens side averaged just two tries per game in 2018 with nobody scoring more than one try.
This should be aided with the inclusion of Locky Stephson, who lead the mens competition with three tries throughout the pool matches.

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Rachael Parker will lead out the Storm in what will be a do-or-die match against the Tigers in the first pool match.

Featuring eight new faces, including experienced vice captain Robbie Halliday, the mixed team will need to gel early if they are to make an impact in this year’s event.

Key to victory: Shore up the edge defence.
The Storm mixed side allowed 32 points in three pool games last week, almost half of which were to girl tries.
Take away the easy girl tries and they’re in with a chance.

Stay up to date via the 2019 Representative tournament page.
Re-live the Sharks Mixed and Titans Mens outstanding victories in 2018

2019 Rep Tournament Looms | How to get selected?

Rep Tournament 19
Taringa will host the 2019 Rep Tournament for the third consecutive year on Sunday, September 29th at Jack Cook Memorial Park.

The event will make its fourth appearance in the Kick It Rep calendar showcasing some of the best talent across the venues.

In collaboration with our charity event partner, the LIVIN Legends match concept returns for the first time since 2017.

The fixture will feature seperate Mens and Womens matches for the first time, and include the best players from each of the Rep teams.

Reigning Mixed champions the North Brisbane Sharks will look to fend off the competition with a fresh-faced line up that could consist of up to seven debutants.

While the pressure is on the mixed team to retain, its the mens side who have the most to gain.

2018 Rep tournament.

Jayden Turnbull starts a set for the Sharks, Jack Cook Memorial Park, September 29th, 2018.

The North Brisbane mens team have failed to make the finals in their previous two tournaments.

 

2018 Mens captain Jayden Turnbull is confident is side’s fortunates can turn around with a similar unit for September’s event.

“Its a bit different playing people who we haven’t played with before, its hard to adapt to start

“It a lot quicker. Mixed is quick as well, but (mens) gets tiring at the end of the day

“Lets get out there and have a go.”

The South Brisbane Tigers will come up against a more competitive Toowoomba Storm and North Brisbane side, while the steadfast Toowoomba Titans team remains at the top after clinching back-to-back mens titles.

Tigers’ captain Chris Honnery is confident his side can overcome consecutive heartbreaking grand finals loses and will be able to close out crucial games.

2018 Rep Tournament.

Chris Honnery stars for the Tigers, Jack Cook Memorial Park, September 29th, 2018.

“Its a lot quicker, a lot faster paced, but its a great social event

“Its a great competition, there’s (some) great teams we’ll play against

“Great showcase of skill, but we’re fired up and ready to go

“We’re chasing to take it out. We’re really building for the future, so watch out for us in 2019.”

The Tigers will boast a new-look team with up to five new faces from last years outfit who finished second.

Incumbents Corey Smith, Aaron Tomoana, Harry Elms, Tom Primmer and Antony Tatkovic will form a valuable spine with a host of forced changes.

Former Tigers Tim Mitchell and Jason West are tipped to make their Rep return.

 


What you need to know

Date: Sunday, September 29th.
Venue:
Jack Cook Memorial Park, Taringa.
Address: 40/50 Indooroopilly Road.
Time:
10am – 4pm.
Game duration:
30 minutes (inc half time).
Format:
Round robin, plus finals (1v2).
LIVIN Legends Match: Mens and Womens matches (15 minutes).
Team Kits: Released next week.

 

How do you get selected?

Players who are part of a registered team in 2019 are eligible for Rep selection.

Players will be selected not only based on the skill and performance but also their sportsmanship and commitment to uphold Kick It’s core values when on-field.

Perform for your seasonal team. Our team selectors will be watching all games.

Team Selectors
North Brisbane – Clint Wicks (mixed), Ben Hayes (mens).
South Brisbane – David Sercombe (mixed), Corey Smith (mens).
Toowoomba Titans – Adam Redmond (mixed/mens).
Toowoomba Storm – Adam Redmond (mixed/mens).

Teams will be selected throughout the month of August with squads finalised on September 1st.
Stay up to date via the Rep Day page.


Rep Highlight Reel

2018 Highlights
The Fastest Man in Kick It 
The Fastest Women in Kick It
2017 Toowoomba Titans’ epic grand final win in extra time.
Inaugural LIVIN Legends Match
2012 Highlights

Sharks, Titans Triumph at Rep Tournament!

The North Brisbane Sharks have claimed their second mixed Rep title with a emphatic 7-4 win over 2017 champions the Toowoomba Titans on Saturday.

Team manager, Clint Wicks was the sole survivor from the victorious 2012 Sharks’ side who took out the inaugural Representative Tournament at Wooloowin.

The final shaped as a battle of two undefeated sides as the star-studded Sharks side capitalised on some crucial errors to take an early lead.

Opportunities began to appear for both sides as fatigue crept into the game and thunder storms neared.

It was the Brisbane side that took a 4-1 lead into halftime.

The second half started much the same as the first, with a heavy dose of rucking and kicking into field possession.

A Toowoomba error in their own half swung the momentum towards the Sharks and they never looked back. The scoreline quickly blew out to 7-2 before a late flurry from the Titans was all in vain as time ran out.

Well done to the North Brisbane Sharks – 2018 Representative Tournament Mixed Champions!



The Toowoomba Titans mens side has gone back-to-back with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the South-West Brisbane Tigers.

A stunning 6-5 win in extra time in 2017 set the stage for a mouth-watering final between the two rivals.

It was the Tigers who struck early only to witness a Toowoomba hit-back just moments later.

Some strong defence and rucking up the middle third of the field tested the patience of both teams, in particular with last touch options.

In spite of a some end-to-end play and a handful of errors to end the half, it was the Tigers who took the lead with a controversial try on halftime.

The second half started much the same as the first with a clear ruck-first mentality.

The Titans capitalised on some quality field position and scored off a nifty grubber near the goal line. The game was flipped on its head moments later, as the Titans scooped up a loose ball and scooted 40-metres to score.

The score would remain unchanged for the final six minutes to see a Titans victory.

Well done to Toowoomba Titans – 2018 Representative Tournament Mens Champions!


The Fastest Man & Woman in Kick It
Congratulations to Tarni Stabe and Beau Hess who took out the inaugural Fastest Man and Fastest Woman in Kick It Race

Mens Race
Mixed Race

LIVIN Top Try Scorers
Mens – Locky Stephen (3) , Nicholas Edwards (3) – Toowoomba Titans
Mixed Guys – Locky Stephen (4) – Toowoomba Titans
Mixed Girls – Tarni Stabe (5) – North Brisbane Sharks.

Range Brewing Try Assist Champion
Sean Yorston (3) – North Brisbane Sharks

40/20 Knock Out
A special mention to Matt Langton (Titans) who capped off an outstanding day and won the first 40/20 knock out competition.
Team Photos

Road to Representative Tournament starts now!

2019 Kick it Rep Tournament.

The 2018 Kick It Representative Tournament is just months away with excitement building for the annual Taringa-based event.

Jack Cook Memorial Park (Taringa) will host this year’s tournament on Saturday, September 29th with the very best mens and mixed players from Brisbane and Toowoomba to represent their regions.

2017 mens and mixed champions, the Toowoomba Titans will put it all on the line once again. Can they repeat the heroics of last year’s mens golden point win over the South-West Brisbane Tigers? Can the Titans mixed side go undefeated and pip the North Brisbane Sharks in the final for the second series in a row?

New to the frame is the Toowoomba Storm who will have a multitude of experienced players to choose from at the exisiting Toowoomba venue at USQ.

Teams will be selected in late August, with line ups announced in early September.

The event will also play special importance to what makes Kick It Touch Footy great with the first 40/20 championship. We will also find out who is the Fastest Man and Fastest Woman in Kick It with a historic 8-competitor race.

How you you get selected? 
To get selected, players need to be active Kick It players throughout Winter or Spring seasons and exhibit the core-values Kick It promotes; sportsmanship, honesty and fairness. Team managers will visit teams over the next month to chat to players and captains on selections.

Tournament details:
Date: September 29th.
Venue: Jack Cook Memorial Park, Taringa
Kick-Off: 10am-4pm
Format: 3x (30 minute matches) + finals
Special events: 40/20 championship + Fastest Man and Fastest Woman in Kick It race.
Team announcement: Early September.

For more details, visit the 2018 Representative page.