CQ Player Strength

NRL Players

Name Current Club Town of Origin Representative Other
Travis WADDELL Raiders Proserpine NRL Indigenous Allstars (3) QLD U19s, Hooker 2009 NYC Team of the Year
Ben HUNT Broncos Dingo AUS Schoolboys, QLD U18s,
Josh HOFFMAN Broncos Mackay QLD U18s
Daly CHERRY-EVANS Sea Eagles Mackay AUS (1), QAS Emerging Origin Squad he Year 2011 NRL Premiership, Dally M Rookie of the Year, RLIF Halfback of the Year. 2009 NYC Team of Year. AUS Schoolboys
Dave TAYLOR Rabbitohs Blackwater QLD (4), NRL Allstars (1) Named in Australian Kangaroos Squad, but pulled out due to injury.
Ben BARBA Bulldogs Mackay QAS Emerging Origin Squad, NRL Indigenous Allstars (2) 2011 Leading NRL try Scorer (23)
Brett SEYMOUR Hull FC* Mackay - Signed with Hull FC from NZ Warriors from 2012.
Luke CAPEWELL Broncos Charleville AUS Schoolboys and QLD U17 rep
Scott PRINCE Titans Mt. Isa AUS (4), QLD (5), NRL Indigenous Allstars (3) 2005 NRL Premiership, 2005 Clive Churchill Medal
Jharal YOW YEH Broncos Yeppoon AUS (3), QLD (3), NRL Indigenous Allstars (3) 2011 RLIF Rookie of the Year
Ben RIDGE Titans Yeppon, Roma AUS Schoolboys
Matt SCOTT Cowboys Ilfracombe QLD (8), AUS (5) 2011 RLIF Prop of the Year
Dane NIELSEN Storm Mackay QLD (2)
Antonio KAUFUSI London* Bundaberg QLD (1), AUS (1), Tonga (3) 2012 Signed for SL Club the London Broncos
Maurice BLAIR Storm Maryborough Indigenous Dreamtime team – 2008 RLWC exhibition, Prime Minister’s XIII, QAS Emerging Origin Squad
Neville COSTIGAN Knights Mackay QLD (6), PNG (3) 2010 NRL Premiership
Nick EMMETT Dragons Hervey Bay
Gavin COOPER Cowboys Murgon
Chris SANDOW Eels Cherbourg NRL Indigenous Allstars (1), Indigenous Dreamtime team – 2008 RLWC exhibition AUS Schoolboys
Willie TONGA Eels Cherbourg AUS (11), QLD (7) 75 NRL and 11 rep trys. 2004 NRL Premiership.
Matt BALLIN Sea Eagles Kingaroy QLD (1) 2008 and 2011 NRL Premierships
Jacob LILLYMAN Warriors Richmond QLD (6) State of Origin winner. AUS Schoolboys
Nathan FIEN Dragons Mt. Isa NZ (20), QLD (1) 2008 RLWC winner. 2010 NRL Premiership.
Jamie SIMPSON Storm / Easts Tigers Rockhampton - Made QLD Schoolboys a year after recovering from cancer treatment
Chris MCQUEEN Rabbitohs Kingaroy QAS Emerging Origin Squad 2011 Kangaroos Train on Squad
Tony MARTIN Hull FC* Gladstone - Currently over 305 total First Grade Games from the NRL and ESL. 92 Career Tries. 1999 NRL premiership

*Denotes current ESL (Super League) player.


Name NRL Club/s Town of Origin First Grade Games Representative Other
Gary Larson Bears, Eels Gladstone 250 QLD (24 games), AUS(9) Record for Most consecutive SOO appearances (24)
Jason Hetherington Gold Coast, Bulldogs, Baralaba 133 (+37 SL) QLD (8), AUS (2) Awarded Australian Sports medal for his contribution to Australia’s international standing in the sport of rugby league.
PJ Marsh Eels, Warriors, Broncos Blackwater 158 QLD (4) Represented CQ in 1998, 10 seasons in the NRL and ended with CQ in 2009.
Clinton Schifcofske Crushers, Eels, Raiders Moranbah 234 (+44 SL) QLD (2) Schifcofske ‘s 1,604 points in first grade places him 9th in Australian rugby league’s all time top point scoring list.
Mal Meninga Raiders Monto 166 (+31 SL) QLD (32), AUS (46) Qld playing Legend and the most successful Coach in Origin history.
Sid Domic Broncos, Panthers Rockhampton 92 (+136 SL) – 226 FG Australian Schoolboys 78 Career Try’s. Promising Indigenous Artist and Artist for the NRL Indigenous All-stars Jersey and Gear
Rhys Wesser Panthers, Rabbitohs Rockhampton 218 QLD (4) 129 Career Tries (25 in 2003 – NRL Record for FB).
2003 NRL Premiership
Rod Reddy Dragons, Steelers Rockhampton 237 QLD (1), NSW (13), AUS (16) Member of the Invincibles
Dale Shearer Sea Eagles, Broncos, Gold Coast, Crushers, Roosters, Cowboys Sarina 180 (+14 SL) QLD (26), AUS (21) Most tries in State of Origin (12). Australian Sports Medal for his “outstanding achievement in rugby league. 78 Club Career tries (ARL & SL), plus 25 rep tries. Indigenous Team of the Century
Martin Bella Bears, Sea Eagles, Bulldogs, Cowboys, Gold Coast Sarina 234 QLD (21), AUS (9) Played over 300 club matches, including 3 seasons with Easts Tigers (BRL) and 3 seasons Halifax.
Alan McIndoe Steelers, Panthers Emerald 164 QLD (1), AUS (9) 91 club tries in 10 seasons.Winger in a 40 Year Panthers Legends Team and Illawarra Steelers’ “Team of Steel”
Steve Jackson Raiders, Magpies, Gold Coast Mackay 78 QLD (9) 1989 NSWRL Premiership
Steve Renouf Broncos Murgon 183 (+55 SL) QLD (11), AUS (10) 182 Career Club Tries. 11 tries for Australia.
Broncos 20-year anniversary “best 20”.Indigenous Team of the Century.4 titles with the Broncos. 1999 RLWC Winner
Brett Dallas Bulldogs, Bears Mackay 119 (+156 SL) QLD (10), AUS (5) 153 Club Career tries (13 rep tries). 1995 RLWC Winner. 2002 Challenge Cup Winner
Julian O’Neill Broncos, Reds, Rabbitohs, Cowboys Yeppoon 228 (115+ SL approx) QLD (10) Approx 100+ Club Career tries. 1992 and 1993 NSWRL Premierships. 2002 Challenge Cup winner.
Trevor Gillmeister Roosters, Broncos, Panthers, Crushers Gladstone 231 QLD (22), AUS (3) 1992 and 1993 NSWRL Premierships
Adrian Vowles Gold Coast, Cowboys, Tigers, Charleville 79 (+192 SL) QLD (1), Scotland (3) ‘Arriva Yorkshire Rugby League Dream Team’ (Best ever to have played in West Yorkshire)
Matt Sing Panthers, Roosters, Cowboys Dysart 275 (+41 SL) QLD (24), AUS (15) 159 Career tries in Australia (ranked 5th all time), 1 rep tries and 14 in England. Awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australia’s international standing in the sport of rugby league
Kevin Campion Gold Coast, Dragons, Rams, Broncos, Warriors, Cowboys Sarina 241 QLD (4), Ireland (4) 1998 and 2000 NRL Premierships.One of only five players to play in grand finals for three different clubs (1996, 1998, 2000 & 2002)
Wendell Sailor Broncos, Dragons Sarina 222 QLD (14), AUS (14), NRL Indigenous Allstars (1) Ranked 19thall time with 127 Career tries. 1997, 1998 and 2000 NRL Premierships. 2000 RLWC Winner.Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australia’s international standing in the sport of rugby league. Broncos 20-year anniversary “best 20”.
Steven Bell Storm, Sea Eagles Emerald 172(+49 SL) QLD (5) 94 NRL Tries (113 Career Tries) and 2008 NRL Premiership
Josh Hannay Cowboys, Sharks Moranbah 153 (+17 SL) QLD (2) Holds second most career points (882), (tied) most points in a match (24pts in 2003) and most points in a season (230pts, 10 tries 95 goals in 2003) for the Cowboys
Travis Norton Crushers, Bulldogs, Cowboys Moranbah 207 QLD (5) Lost 1998 and 2005 NRL Grand Finals
John Doyle Cowboys, Roosters Yeppoon 74 QLD (3) Career effected by injury
Stuart Kelly Gold Coast, Eels, Broncos Taroom 182 QLD (3) 50 Club Career tries
Jamie Goddard Gold Coast, Bears, Eagles Mt. Isa 160 QLD (4)
Owen Cunningham Sea Eagles, Cowboys, Eagles Mackay 276 QLD (1)
Darren Fritz Raiders, Steelers, Bears, Magpies Rockhampton 132 QLD (3) Also played a season at Wakefield Trinity
Les Kiss Bears Bundaberg 100 QLD (4), AUS (4) Wing of the Bundaberg Rugby League’s team of the century.
Tony Rea Bears Bundaberg 120(+47 SL) Played 5 seasons at Brisbane Brother s (BRL). Involved with Coaching and Administration at the London RLFC.
Brad Tessmann Roosters, Broncos Kingaroy 61 QLD (5), AUS (1) Played 5 seasons with Souths Magpies (BRL). Currently Chairman of the Central Australia RFL
Paul Bowman Cowboys Proserpine, Yeppoon 203 QLD (12) NQ Cowboys Player of the Year award is named after him. 62 Career tries
Max Anderson Central Queensland QLD (5) 1970-1971 represented Queensland
Russell Bawden Storm, London Broncos Mt. Isa 103(+58 SL) QLD (3)
Henry Bolewski Bundaberg QLD (5) 1913-1915 represented Queensland & Australia
Michael Bolewski Bundaberg QLD (5) 1908-1914 represented Queensland & Australia
Eric Bowe Barcaldine, Rockhampton QLD (7) 1940-1948 represented Queensland.
Cyril Connell Snr Rockhampton QLD (7) 1920-1925 represented Queensland.
Cyril Connell Jnr Rockhampton QLD (24) ,AUS (2) Famous Talent Identification & Recruitment Officer for years for the Brisbane Broncos.
Neville Costigan Broncos, Canberra, Knights, Dragons Mackay 127 QLD (6) , PNG (3)
Steve Crear Rockhampton QLD (10)
Owen Cunningham Manly Sea Eagles, Cowboys Mackay QLD (1)
Duncan Hall Rockhampton QLD (24) ,AUS (22) Named in the ARL Team of the Century
Noel Hazzard Bundaberg QLD (12) ,AUS (13)
Harold Heidke Bundaberg QLD (13) First Brothers in a Qld team – Brother Bill
Bill Heidke Bundaberg QLD (12) ,AUS (4) First Brothers in a Qld team – Brother  Harold
Ray Laird Mackay QLD (19) ,AUS (1) Legend of Central Rugby League – named in the Central Queensland Team of the Century.
Michael Lill Rockhampton QLD (8) 1963-1964 represented Queensland.
Doug McGregor Bundaberg QLD (14) ,AUS (2)
Corey Parker Mackay 238 QLD (4) ,AUS (1) Workhorse player.
Scott Prince Cowboys, Broncos, Tigers, Titans Mt.Isa 256 QLD (5) ,AUS (4) 3 games for Indigenous All Stars
Elton Rasmussen Mackay QLD (15) ,AUS (15)
Col Reynolds Bundaberg QLD (7)
Bill Spencer Bundaberg QLD (28) ,AUS (4) Nicknamed “The Whippet”
Ian Thinee Rockhampton QLD (2)
Tom Tyquin Sarina QLD (16) ,AUS (6)
Carl Webb Broncos, Cowboys, Parramatta Mt. Isa 187 QLD (15) ,AUS (1) 2 games for Indigenous All Stars
Col Weiss Bundaberg QLD (28) ,AUS (3)
John Wittenberg Theodore QLD (9) ,AUS (6)

Future Stars

Name Current Club Town of Origin Representative Other
Sam HOARE Cowboys Rockhampton QLD Independent Secondary School Studying Sports and Exercise Science. Highly rated young forward in the Cowboys Squad
Pat O’HANLON Eels Mackay AUS Schoolboys Played 9 NRL Games in 2011 as a 20 year old. Rated as the “next Nathan Hindmarsh”
Marmin BARBA Eels Mackay QLD U18s 3rd highest 2011 NYC Try Scorer.
Maipele MORSEAU Knights Yeppoon QLD U18s, AUS Schoolboys
Kyle BURKHARDT Panthers Rockhampton QLD U16
Dean BLACKMAN Eels Yeppoon QLD Schoolboys, AIS Highly rated young hooker at the Eels
Felise KAUFUSI Cowboys Bundaberg -
Darcy HORGAN Panthers Harvey Bay QLD U12s and U16s Work with the Panthers on the Prowl Community Development program
Ben JARVIS Tigers Gladstone
Simon GREGORY Panthers Rockhampton QLD U18s
Brendon GIBB Broncos (Norths Devils) Gladstone QLD U19 Played a lot of QLD and NSW Cup also.
Dane GAGAI Broncos Mackay 2010 & 2011 NYC Team of the Year Cousin of fellow Mackay region products Josh Hoffman and Wendell Sailor
Tom HUMBLE Tigers Blackwater - QLD Cup with Northern Pride winning a Premiership and NSW Cup with the Eels in recent seasons (with some NRL games).
` Broncos Rockhampton QLD U18s, AIS, QLD U16, QAS U15 Studying exercise and movement science at university
Rogan DEAN Cowboys Sarina Capricornia
Patrick KAUFUSI Cowboys Bundaberg QLD Schoolboy 2011, QISS team New recruit in 2012
Dan CLARKE Cowboys Longreach QLD U16s, AIS U17s New recruit in 2012
Jack RYCEN Cowboys Rockhampton AUS Schoolboy, QLD U16s, AUS U15 New recruit in 2012
Thorne JOHNSON Cowboys Moranbah QISS team
Brady WILLIAMS Cowboys Clermont QISS team
Daniel LEVI Broncos Gayndah QLD U15
Corey OATES Broncos Baralaba QISS team, QLD U16
Javarn WHITE Titans Rockhampton Capricornia 2011 QCup Player of the Year & Leading Try Scorer (20). Rewarded with 2012 NRL Contract at 23 years old. Played a number of seasons in the NRL U20s (NYC and JF), NSW CUP and QLD Cup.
Sam BERNSTROM Roosters Gin Gin QLD U18s
Michael PARKER-WALSHE Hervey Bay Junior Kiwis, QLD U18s Jan 2012 Requested release from NQ Cowboys. Looking to sign for another NRL Club.
2011 NYC 2nd ranked try scorer (21 tries)
Tyson MARTIN Cowboys Proserpine PNG Kumuls, PNG PM XIII
Sam FOSTER Cowboys Proserpine QLD U18s, AIS U17s Captained the QLD U18 and AIS rep teams
Rhyse MARTIN Roosters Proserpine QLD U18 Schoolboys
Jack MADDEN Tigers Duaringa QISS team 2011 SG Ball
Kurt MANN Knights Longreach QLD U18, QLD U16 18 in 2011
Andrew SHIPWAY Bulldogs Yeppoon / Perth QISS team 2012 SG Ball / NYC
Connor BROADHURST Eels Yeppoon 2012 SG Ball / NYC
Jai INGRAM Dragons Yeppoon ??
Kailem PERKINS Knights Mackay 2011 Played QLD Cup, before being signed by the Knights (NYC)