2020 Rep Cup: Brisbane Teams Announced
The Brisbane teams for the 2020 Rep Cup have been confirmed ahead of the October 18th event.
A host of familiar faces return for the Brisbane Tigers while the North Brisbane Sharks are relatively unchanged from last year’s Rep tournament.
With some rare stability, Sharks team selectors Clint Wicks (mixed) and Ben Hayes (mens) will be hoping to achieve a Sharks’ clean sweep last seen in 2012.
The Taringa-based Brisbane Tigers, lead by prolific try scorers Matt McIver and Eliza Mooney will have plenty of work to do with the biggest roster upheaval since 2017.
The fresh start will be the first step towards improving on last season’s disappointing third (mens) and fourth (mixed) finish.
The Tigers mens team boasts a wealth of Representative and Kick It experience.
2018 Rep stars Matt McIver and Anthony Martin have been included and will lead the side.
Chris Honnery (illness) and Tom Primmer (foot) return to the Rep scene after missing last year’s fixtures.
Primer is coming off an outstanding Autumn season at Taringa where he lead the division 1 competition in both tries (14) and try assists (8).
Aaron Fraser ends his eight-year hiatus from Kick It Rep footy and will make his Tigers debut.
Other Tigers debutants include Bradley Preston (Rampage), Jordan Kropp (Slap Happy) and Jake Harding (New Kicks On The block).
Veterans Aaron Tomoana (pictured) and Corey Smith will make their fifth Rep appearances.
With a key focus on team combos and cohesion, the Tigers will be looking to make their fourth mens finals appearance when October rolls around.
Total caps: 32
Form, youth and energy shape the Tigers mixed side in 2020.
Experienced girls Eliza Mooney and Tammy Haydock lead a team with attacking ability across the park.
The pair have combined for 31 tries in the past two seasons.
Dugongs’ Tim Mitchell (pictured) makes his return to the Tigers after missing last year with a broken hand. He moves from mens to mixed.
Division 2 top try scorer Caolan Geraghty makes his Rep debut after recording 25 tries in seven games.
Team mates Ethan Menchin and Emmie Folan-Murphy also get their first taste at Representative level.
Division 2 try assist champion Lachlan Brennan will run out with team mate and division 2 try leader Riley Wagner.
Key Kickaholics’ Kirk Barber and Trent Gosser will form an energetic and hard-working middle.
Total caps: 28
Speed and stability will hold the North Brisbane Sharks mens team in good stead after falling short in last year’s final.
In a coup for North Brisbane, they’ve only made three changes in Dean Saxvik, Mason Hasselmeyer and 2018 Shark Will O’Keefe included.
Reigning Stafford try leader Jesse Ripley leads a potent cast of try scorers, closely followed by Sam Gadsby (pictured), Jack Woodbridge and Corey Pocock.
The four have combined for 83 tries over the last two seasons in the mens division.
Experienced men Jai Lockrey and Matthew Allen will command the middle, while Jackson Paton and P-Dub’s Bill Chisholm and Matt O’Brien will play a key supporting role.
Total caps: 30
Top talent and strike stand out for the Sharks this year.
Reigning Stafford mixed champions Ballerz are represented by four players who will form the foundation for the side.
Experienced Troopers team mates Chloe Storm and Cameron Webb will help lock down the edges.
Stafford mixed top try scorer Brayden Barrett will look to use his outstanding connection with Jake Coolwell to the Sharks’ benefit.
The pair have combined for 27 tries and 7 assists through six games this season.
Carseldine mens and mixed top try scorers Jarrod Hunter and Shaun Rees bring some crucial strike to the attack. The duo have totalled 27 tries after six rounds of fixtures.
The Sharks most experienced player Jessica Sleep (pictured) will control a team featuring four debutants including prominent girls Rachel Toohey and Amanda Chilcott.
Total caps: 26
Congratulations to all Brisbane players on being selected in the 2020 Representative Cup.
A special thanks to our event sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria, LIVIN, Newstead Remedial Massage, GYG Toowong/Indooroopilly, Range Brewing, Powerstation Co. and Kropp Sport.