The teams for the 2020 Representative Cup are locked in on the eve of the annual event.
The Toowoomba Giants (formally the Titans) will look to defend their mens and mixed title from a year ago.
Join us from 10am at Sunday at Taringa for to Kick It Touch Football Rep Cup!
North Brisbane Sharks
The Sharks have made a host of forced changes due to injuries.
Former Tiger Jason West comes into the mixed team, along with Ben Hayes as the pair look to take advantage of their Joeys and Ballerz combinations.
Also in is 2018 Shark James Arundel, replacing Carseldine teammate Shaun Rees.
The Sharks mens side have made just one change with victorious 2012 Shark Tyrone Lockrey coming in for Dean Saxvik.
Key players: Corey Pocock (mens), Chloe Storm (mixed).
You can’t teach speed and these two have it in spades.
Look for them to represent the Sharks in the fastest man/woman in Kick It races and finish in the top 2.
Also, look for their speed to show up on game day with the duo regularly topping the individual try leaderboard for their seasonal teams.
Both Pocock and Storm have the ability to blow a game wide open.
Where it will be won:
The Sharks mens side boasts 9 players from the top three mens teams.
They will use tempo and quick rucks to get the defence retreating to create space for their outside men.
Critical to the middle is captain Matthew Allen, LGMs leader Jackson Paton and P-Dub’s link-man Bill Chisholm.
If these guys play well, the speed-men on the outside will have a field day.
The same can be said for the mixed team. Expect them to play tight through the middle with the girls to capitalise when attacking inside the opposition’s red zone.
All of the Sharks girls can play in the middle. Not only do they ruck, but they can also put on points.
The Tigers mens side has made one forced changed with Next-Gen Untouchables front-man Matt McIver succumbing to a shoulder injury.
Rampage’s Ben Schofield comes into the side in jersey no.11.
The Tigers mixed team has two new faces in former Blues representative Colby Altman and former Shark Dan Ebert getting the nod.
Kirk Barber and Ethan Menchin both miss out due to ankle injuries.
Key Players: Eliza Mooney (mixed), Aaron Fraser (mens).
Reigning Taringa and Stafford top try scorer Eliza Mooney will have plenty to do if the Tigers gasp the shield in this year’s tournament.
Together with key middles Tim Mitchell and Dan Ebert, the trio will need to set the pace for their quicker outside men and zippy girls.
Expect to see Eliza’s name on the scoresheet if the Tigers run up a score.
The Tigers mens team has a much more balanced contingent compared to that of 2019.
Boasting a number of middle men and stout defenders, expect to see the boys in black dominate the middle third of the field.
2012 Sharks star Aaron Fraser makes his return to the Kick It Rep scene and is a key man.
He will be the link between the middles and outside men with a host of crafty plays and sight of hand.
Coming in short in last years rep day, Storm Men’s have a new and improved quad ready to take out the competition!
Storm are loaded up with speed, agility and experience.
Our speed men, Nathan, Brandon and Justin are in their primes when it comes to putting points on the board!
When in comes to experience and knowledge, Josh, Locky and Marky know how to dismantle the opposition and find the opportunities to dominate!
A team is nothing without a impactful bench and impactful they are.
This team run by their captain Marty are here to make and imprint on the game and are looking to take out the competition in straight sets.
Martin Baldo – Mens Storm captain.
Where it will be won: Locky Stephson.
When an opportunity presents itself, Locky Stephson will be the one to take the right open.
Two years removed from of the best Rep day performances by an individual, he will look to showcase his skills at this year’s event.
Watch his speed and all-round skill to show up on field and on camera.
The Storm need a big performance from their key man in hopes to improve on last year’s fourth placing.
Three years ago the Toowoomba Titans men’s side turned up at the Kickit Rep day for the first time.
That day was the highlight of all my years playing kick It.
After 3 very close, 1 point wins, this group of guys who had known each other for years as fierce rivals found themselves 3 tries behind at halftime in the rep day grand final.
I remember the half time body language. It was game faces on and a strong “we aren’t beaten yet” vibe.
We got those three points back and won it in extra time.
I turned some rivals into mates that day and held up a trophy with my brother at the end.
The guys go back to being rivals all year round until this one day a year when we come back together and play for a team that now mean a lot to all of us.
This year we are “The Giants”. There are some new faces but rest assured the Titans are there and the new guys know what shoes they’re stepping into.
This is a group of guys that know how to get a game won and a great group of mates who love playing for one another.
I reckon we’ve got another one in us.
Ben Burstow (Giants Mens Captain).
Where it will be won: Kevin Platz (mixed), Isaac Parker (mens)
It comes as no surprise that the key men for both Giants teams are the middle men.
Two years ago, Kevin Platz tore all his opponents to shreds as he was the mixed player of the tournament.
Agility and a crisp passing game went unmatched. That could be the case in this year’s tournament.
Isaac Parker is a quiet achiever but has a knack for doing all the dirty work in the middle and often comes up with a try.
Look no further than last year’s State of Origin where he almost got the Blues across the line in a spirited second half performance.
If the Giants make the final, expect Isaac’s fingerprints to be on the game plan.
All scores, results and individual leaderboards are available via the Rep Cup page.
A special thanks to all our event sponsors, Arrivederci Pizzeria, Kropp Sport, LIVIN, Range Brewing, Newstead Remedial Massage and GYG Toowong/Indooroopilly.
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