2011 Northern Pride RLFC season

2011 was the fourth competitive season for the Cairns based Skill360 Northern Pride Rugby League Football Club. They were one of 12 clubs that played in the sixteenth season of Queensland's top rugby league competition, QRL's Intrust Super Cup, with each team playing 11 home games and 11 away games over 25 weeks between March and September.

Northern Pride
Club information
Full nameNorthern Pride Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s)The Pride
Colours Teal, Gold
Founded2007
Websitenorthernpride.com.au
Current details
Ground(s)
CEOChris Sheppard (2011-2013)
CoachDavid Maiden (2010-2012)
CaptainTy Williams (2011-2013)
CompetitionIntrust Super Cup
20112nd
Home jersey
Home colours
Away jersey
Away colours
Records
Premierships2 (2010/2014)
Runners-up1 (2009)
Minor premierships2 (2013/2014)

Pride Oval and Leagues Club on Irene Street, Mooroobool were costing the club about $19,000 a month to run, an unsustainable drain on their funds. Plans to build a multi-million dollar sports facility had been derailed by the GFC, so at the end of 2010 the club sold the facility to Cairns Regional Council for $2.5M.[1] Council agreed to maintain the facility as a sports field for the community and not allow residential development at the site. The Pride were given a six-month lease, and when it expired in May 2011, the club decided not to renew and moved their training sesions back to Jones Park, Westcourt.[2] Pride Oval was leased to CDRL Kangaroos, and became Vico Oval and Kangaroos Leagues Club once again. The Pride's continued to play home games at Barlow Park and the administration offices were at Mann Street.

Foundation captain Chris Sheppard retired after the Grand Final win last year, and was appointed as CEO, replacing John Moore.[3] The new captain was Ty Williams, who began playing rugby league in Innisfail, played for the Cairns Cyclones in QCup, played 151 games for the NRL's North Queensland Cowboys (2002-2010) as a wing, centre and five-eighth, scoring 85 tries, the third-most in club history. He represented Queensland in State of Origin and played for the Indigenous All Stars (2008, 2010).[4] As one of the Cowboy's player allocation, Williams had played six matches for the Pride in 2009 and twelve games in 2010, before retiring from the Cowboys at the end of 2010.[5]

The Pride gained a mascot for home games, 'Rambo the Razorback'.[6] The Round 20 away game against Souths Logan Magpies was relocated from the Magpies home ground in Brisbane to Yusia Ginau Oval, Bamaga on Cape York in an effort to raise money for the Magpies who were struggling to attract crowds at their home venue.[7] Both teams wore special Indigenous themed jerseys and the game attracted 2000 spectators, and was so successful that the following year, QRL introduced the 'Country Week' concept.

The Pride started the year strong, winning the first five rounds. This meant the Pride had not lost a game since Round 13 last year - 17 consecutive wins, a Queensland Cup record, previously held by the Burleigh Bears and North Queensland Young Guns with 16 consecutive wins. Their Round 5 win, 60-10 over the SC Sea Eagles was the biggest winning score in the Pride's history and the first time they had beaten the Sunny Coast. The victory set several club records, including the biggest winning margin in the club's history, the most tries by the Pride in a single game, and the most goals in a single Pride game (Chey Bird, 10).[8] After a draw in Round 6 and a win in Round 7, they were unbeaten after 19 matches. In Round 8 the Pride led the Cutters 12-0 at half-time, but were beater 22-18, their first defeat in eleven months.[9]

The Pride finished the 2011 season in second place, and had a decisive victory in their home Preliminary Final against the Ipswich Jets, but were eliminated after losing the semi-final 26–20 to Tweed Heads Seagulls. Although the Pride were entitled to host the semi-final, the match was scheduled to be televised, and ABC TV still did not have the ability for outside broadcast from FNQ, so the match was played at Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe.[10] This was the second time a Pride home finals game had been moved to Brisbane to accommodate the ABC's lack of flexibility, (the other time was in 2009), and the Pride lost substantial amount of game-day revenue playing in front of a small crowd at a neutral venue.[11]

2011 Season – Skill360 Northern Pride edit

Staff edit

Coaches/Trainers edit

Captains edit

Managers edit

  • Team manager: Rob White
  • Office Manager: Sheron McDougall
  • Club captain: Ben Laity
  • Business development manager: Brock Schaefer
  • Chief executive: Chris Sheppard
  • Chairman: Bob Fowler
  • Board of Directors: Nigel Tillett, Craig Meiklejohn, Anthony Mirotsos, Bob Fowler.

2011 squad edit

2011 player gains edit

Player From League From Club Notes
Ty Williams NRL Telstra Premiership   North Queensland Cowboys
Aidan Day NRL U-20s   North Queensland Cowboys
Luke Harlen NRL Telstra Premiership   Cronulla Sharks
Lancen Joudo NRL Telstra Premiership   Cronulla Sharks
Ryan Ghietti Intrust Super Cup   Redcliffe Dolphins
Mick Wilson Intrust Super Cup   Redcliffe Dolphins
Shaun Nona CDRL   Tully Tigers
Sheldon Powe-Hobbs CDRL   Kangaroos (Cairns) RLFC
Francis Mosby CDRL   Kangaroos (Cairns) RLFC
Luke Saunders CDRL   Southern Suburbs
Davin Crampton Mid West RL   Normanton Stingers
Hezron Murgha Return from injury   Northern Pride
Nathaniel Bowman QRL   Townsville Blackhawks Bowman signed for the Pride, but did not turn up for training.
He reneged on the deal, signing with CQ Comets instead.   [13]

Player losses after 2010 season edit

Player To League To Club
  Chris Sheppard Retired Pride's Captain 2008–2010
  Ryan Stig NRL Telstra Premiership   Newcastle Knights
  Jaiman Lowe NRL Telstra Premiership   South Sydney Rabbitohs
  Rod Griffin Intrust Super Cup   Tweed Heads Seagulls
  Nick Slyney Intrust Super Cup   Redcliffe Dolphins
  Jamie Frizzo Retired   to coach CDRL Ivanhoes Knights
  Chris Riesen CDRL   Brothers Cairns
  Drew Campbell CDRL   Brothers Cairns
  Sonny Rea Rugby Samoa   Samoa national rugby union team
  Kane Manihera
  Quincy To'oto'o-ulugia

2011 Season Launch edit

  • Pre-Season Training: 23 November 2010.
  • Pre-Season Boot Camp: Djarragun Farm in the Goldsborough Valley, 18–19 December 2010. 110 players and coaching staff from all three squads (First Grade, Under-18 and Under-16) attended the boot camp.[14]
  • Corporate launch: 14 March 14, 2011, Cairns Colonial Club, Manoora.
  • Season launch: 12 March 2011, Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns.

2011 Jerseys edit

Special playing strips edit

- The five communities of the NPA Region: Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, New Mapoon and Seisia, the communities are represented on the five dots on the boomerang.
- The five tribes the Traditional Owners of the NPA Region (Anggamuthi, Atambaya, Wuthati, Yadhaykenu and Gudang). The tribes are depicted through the five rivers that stream from the bottom of the boomerang.
- The main centrepiece of the design the Torres Strait Headress (Dhari) traditionally known as a Dhibal, is from Saibai Island, which makes up the majority of the TSI population in the NPA which migrated to the NPA throughout the 1940s. The Dhari as a significant importance in TSI culture, the initiation of young men into warriors, celebrated through dance and ceremonies.
- The boomerang represents the Aboriginal peoples of the NPA, used in hunting and gathering and significant ceremonies

2011 Player awards edit

  • Northern Pride Player of the Year: Jason Roos
  • Most improved player: Ben Spina
  • Best back player: Brett Anderson
  • Best forward player: Luke Harlen
  • Club Person of the Year: Chey Bird
  • Australia Day Awards, 25 January 2011: Senior Sports Person Award: Chris Sheppard

Players selected to represent their country edit

  Mark Cantoni (2011 World Cup Qualifier), 2 appearances.

2011 Player records edit

(Records to end of the 2011 season)

Players selected for the 2011 Queensland Residents team edit

  Brett Anderson
  Hezron Murgha

Players signed to first-tier teams edit

  Luke Harlen signed to the NRL Telstra Premiership's North Queensland Cowboys
  Sheldon Powe-Hobbs signed to the NRL Telstra Premiership's Melbourne Storm
  Mark Cantoni signed to the French RLF Elite One Championship Baroudeurs de Pia XIII (Pia Donkeys)

Trial Matches edit

Pre-season Trial 1
Saturday
19 February 2011
19:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   40 – 8   Innisfail Leprechauns
Tries:
?
Goals:
?
Match Report
Tries:
?
Goals:
?
Billy Slater Oval
(Callendar Park, Innisfail, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Ben Fitzpatrick, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Ty Williams (c), 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Brenton Bowen, 6. Ryan Ghietti, 7. Shaun Nona, 8. Alex Starmer, 9. Lancen Joudo, 10. Aisea Namoa, 11. Noel Underwood, 12. Luke Saunders, 13. Ben Spina
Interchange: 14. Jason Roos, 15. Brett Anderson, 16. Rod Jensen, 17. Mark Dalle Cort, 18. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 19. Francis Mosby, 20. Aidan Day.
Trackson Innisfail Leprechauns:

Pre-season Trial 2
Saturday
26 February 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   4 – 24   NYC NQ Cowboys U-20s
Tries:
Ty Williams 1


Goals:
0
Match Report
Tries:
2 Alex Elisala
1 Zac Santo
1 Nathan Norford
Goals:
4 Kyle Feldt (4 from 4)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Ty Williams, 5. Kalifa Faifai Loa* 6. Ryan Ghietti, 7. Shaun Nona, 8. Alex Starmer, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Ben Spina, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Luke Saunders, 16. Clint Amos*, 17. Noel Underwood, 18. Blake Leary*, 19. Francis Mosby, 20. Luke Harlen, 21. Aidan Day, 22. James Segeyaro*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Rod Jensen (ribs)

Pre-season Trial 3a
Saturday
5 March 2011
17:15 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   42 – 14   TDRL Centrals ASA Tigers
Tries:
?
Goals:
?
Tries:
?
Goals:
?
Rugby Park
(Ayr, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Ben Fitzpatrick, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Nathan Kepa, 6. Ryan Ghietti, 7. Shaun Nona, 8. Aidan Day, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity (c), 11. Luke Harlen, 12. Tom Hancock, 13. Ben Spina.
Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro*, 15. Clint Amos*, 16. Noel Underwood, 17. Mark Dalle Cort
Unavailable: Joel Riethmuller* (signed to North Queensland Cowboys), Rod Jensen (ribs)
Aitkenvale Sporting Association Centrals Tigers:
  • Note: The Pride had hoped to play this trial in PNG against the PNG Kumuls.

Pre-season Trial 3b
Saturday
5 March 2011
19:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   62 – 16   TDRL Burdekin Roosters
Tries:
?
Goals:
?
Tries:
?
Goals:
?
Rugby Park
(Ayr, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird (c), 2. Francis Mosby, 3. Mark Dalle Cort, 4. Ty Williams (c), 5. Brenton Bowen, 6. Clint Amos*, 7. Theeran Pearson, 8. Alex Starmer, 9. Lancen Joudo, 10. Noel Underwood, 11. Jack Cooper*, 12. Luke Saunders, 13. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs.
Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro*, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Davin Crampton, 17. Aidan Day, 18. Ben Spina*, 19. Nathan Kepa.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Joel Riethmuller* (signed to the Cowboys), Rod Jensen (ribs).

Intrust Super Cup matches edit

ROUND 1: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday 19
March 2011
18:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Central Comets   10 – 36   Northern Pride
Tries:
Tyron Haynes 1
Darren Mapp 1



Goals:
Nat Bowman 1
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
2 James Segeyaro*
1 Chey Bird
1 Kalifa Faifai Loa*
1 Joel Riethmuller*
1 Blake Leary*
Goals:
6 Chey Bird
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Ty Williams (c), 5. Kalifa Faifai Loa*, 6. Clint Amos*, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro*, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Jack Cooper*, 17. Alex Starmer.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Rod Jensen (ribs), Mick Wilson (groin), Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (broken nose).
Position Round 1 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
1   Northern Pride 1 1 0 0 36 10 +26 2

ROUND 2: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
26 March 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   29 – 6   Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Tries:
Hezron Murgha 1
Joel Riethmuller* 1
Mark Cantoni 1
Blake Leary* 1
Luke Harlen 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 4
Field goals:
Clint Amos* 1
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Shea Moylan




Goals:
1 Matt Seamark
Field goals:
0
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Player of the Match:
Kennedy's Retravision Man of the Match:
Blake Leary*
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Ty Williams (c), 5. Michael Bani*, 6. Clint Amos*, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Jack Cooper*, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Joel Riethmuller* (signed to North Queensland Cowboys), Rod Jensen (ribs), Mick Wilson (groin), Ben Spina (broken finger, Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (broken nose).
  • Note: The first grade game was preceded by the Cyril Connell Challenge U-16s game and the Mal Meninga Cup U-18s game - the first time all three Pride teams played at the same venue. Previously, the academy teams had played at Jones Park or Pride Oval.
    Bay FM Radio (100.3) commentary team Mike Higgison and Troy Robbins called the match live from Cairns.
Position Round 2 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
1   Northern Pride 2 2 0 0 65 16 +49 4

ROUND 3: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
2 April 2011
15:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Easts Tigers   16 – 26   Northern Pride
Tries:
Kevin Stephensen 2
Matt Zgrajewski 1



Goals:
Matt Minto 2
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Brett Anderson
1 Ty Williams
1 Ryan Ghietti
1 Jason Roos
1 Luke Harlen
Goals:
3 Chey Bird
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Ty Williams (c), 5. Michael Bani*, 6. Clint Amos*, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Rod Jensen, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Joel Riethmuller* (signed to North Queensland Cowboys), Mick Wilson (groin).
Position Round 3 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 3 3 0 0 91 32 +59 6

ROUND 4: Hostplus Cup 2011
Sunday
10 April 2011
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Burleigh Bears   6 – 30   Northern Pride
Tries:
Anthony Don 1




Goals:
Nick Parfitt 1
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
2 Rod Jensen
1 Brett Anderson
1 Ty Williams
1 Ryan Ghietti
1 Alex Starmer
Goals:
3 Chey Bird
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. , 5. Rod Jensen, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer, Clint Amos*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Joel Riethmuller* (signed to North Queensland Cowboys), Mick Wilson (groin), Michael Bani* (ankle).
Late change: Clint Amos* suffered food poisoning on Friday night, so was moved to the bench. Ty Williams was switched to five-eighth.
Position Round 4 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
1   Northern Pride 4 4 0 0 121 38 +83 8

ROUND 5: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
16 April 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   60 – 10   Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles
Tries:
Mark Dalle Cort 2
Mark Cantoni 2
Brett Anderson 1
Rod Jensen 1
Ryan Ghietti 1
Luke Harlen 1
Lancen Joudo 1
Noel Underwood 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 10
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
2 Malcolm Congoo







Goals:
1 Malcolm Congoo
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Will Tupou*, 5. Rod Jensen, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Clint Amos*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Jack Cooper*, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Joel Riethmuller* (signed to North Queensland Cowboys), Mick Wilson (groin)
  • Note: This was the Pride's 17th successive victory – a Queensland Cup record previously held by the Burleigh Bears and North Queensland Young Guns with 16 consecutive wins.
    The Pride set several club records in this game:
    * The biggest winning score in the Pride's history
    * The biggest winning margin in the Pride's history
    * The first time the Pride have ever beaten the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles
    * The most tries by the Pride in a single game
    * The most goals in a single Pride game (Chey Bird, 10)
    * Most consecutive wins in QCup - 17 (Round 14 2010 - current).
Position Round 5 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
1   Northern Pride 5 5 0 0 181 48 +133 10

ROUND 6: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
23 April 2011
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Ipswich Jets   12 – 12   Northern Pride
Tries:
Marshall Chalk 1
Joseph Tomane 1
Goals:
Brendon Lindsay 2
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Joel Riethmuller*
1 Mark Cantoni
Goals:
2 Chey Bird
North Ipswich Reserve
(Ipswich, QLD)
Broadcast live on ABC 1 TV
Referee: Justin Davis
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Rod Jensen, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Clint Amos*, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Jack Cooper*, 17. Ricky Thorby*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Mick Wilson (groin)
Position Round 6 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
3   Northern Pride 6 5 1 0 193 60 +133 11

ROUND 7: Hostplus Cup 2011
Split Round Week 2
Sunday
8 May 2011
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   36 – 28   Redcliffe Dolphins
Tries:
Lancen Joudo 2
Brett Anderson 1
Davin Crampton 1
Blake Leary* 1
Jason Roos 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 6
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
2 Justin Hunt
1 Hayden Topliss
1 Joe Bond
1 Troy Giess

Goals:
3 Liam Georgetown
1 Hayden Topliss
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Nick Kalpakidis
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Jack Cooper*, 17. Ricky Thorby*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Mick Wilson (groin)
Position Round 7 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 7 6 1 0 229 88 +141 13

ROUND 8: Hostplus Cup 2011
Sunday
15 May 2011
15:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Mackay Cutters   22 – 18   Northern Pride
Tries:
Michael Comerford 1
Zac Dalton 1
Clint Amos* 2
Goals:
Liam Taylor 3
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Brett Anderson
1 Blake Leary*
1 Luke Harlen
Goals:
3 Chey Bird
Shark Park
(Milton Street, Mackay, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Rod Jensen, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Jack Cooper*, 17. Ricky Thorby*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Mick Wilson (groin), Ben Spina (called up to play for the North Queensland Cowboys).
  • Note: The Pride and Cutters wore red socks to raise money for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
    This was the Pride's first loss in 11 months.
Position Round 8 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 8 6 1 1 247 110 +137 13

ROUND 9: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
21 May 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   36 – 6   Souths Logan Magpies
Tries:
Chey Bird 1
Rod Jensen 1
Brett Anderson 1
Ty Williams 1
Ryan Ghietti 1
Mark Cantoni 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 6
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Ben Cronin





Goals:
1 Mick Picker
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Rod Jensen, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro*, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Ben Spina, 17. Ricky Thorby*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Mick Wilson (groin)
  • Note: Ty Williams left the field in the second half with a bicep injury.
    The Magpies led 6–0 at half-time, but conceded six tries to nil in the second half.
Position Round 9 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 9 7 1 1 283 116 +167 15

ROUND 10: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
28 May 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   24 – 18   Norths Devils
Tries:
Brett Anderson 1
Mark Dalle Cort 1
Ryan Ghietti 1
Joel Riethmuller* 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 4 (4 from 4)
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Javarn White
1 Daniel Ogden
1Troyden Watene

Goals:
3 Troyden Watene
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird (c), 2. Rod Jensen, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Shaun Nona, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Blake Leary*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Ben Spina, 17. Ricky Thorby*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams (bicep), Mick Wilson (groin)
  • Note: This was a rematch of last year's Grand Final. The Pride's win meant they had now been undefeated at home for 15 consecutive matches.
Position Round 10 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 10 8 1 1 307 134 +173 17

ROUND 11: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
4 June 2011
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Tweed Heads Seagulls   26 – 12   Northern Pride
Tries:
Daniel Bartlett 1
Mitch Zornig 1
Dallas Williams 1
Tevita Latu 1
Tim Glasby 1
Goals:
Nat Bowman 4
Field goal:
Nat Bowman 1
Ian Webster 1
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Chey Bird
1 Davin Crampton



Goals:
2 Chey Bird
Field goal:
0
Piggabeen Sports Complex
(Caramar Drive, Tweed Heads West, NSW)
Broadcast live on ABC 1 TV
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird (c), 2. Rod Jensen, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Shaun Nona, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Lancen Joudo, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Ben Spina
Interchange: 14. , 15. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams (bicep), Blake Leary* (knee), Hezron Murgha (shoulder)
  • Note: Broadcast live on ABC 1 TV with ABC Sport's Gerry Collins, Warren Boland and David Wright – top of the table clash between Tweed Heads Seagulls (won all 10 games so far this season) and the Pride (won 8, drawn 1)
    Alex Starmer played his 50th game for the Pride.
Position Round 11 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 11 8 1 2 319 160 +159 17

ROUND 12: Hostplus Cup 2011
Friday
10 June 2011
19:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   22 – 30   Central Comets
Tries:
James Segeyaro* 1
Davin Crampton 1
Mark Dalle Cort 1
Mark Cantoni 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 3
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
?



Goals:
?
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird (c), 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Shaun Nona, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Ricky Thorby*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Rod Jensen, 16. Ben Spina, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams (bicep)
Position Round 12 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
3   Northern Pride 12 8 1 3 341 190 +151 17

ROUND 13: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
18 June 2011
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Wynnum-Manly Seagulls   30 – 28   Northern Pride
Tries:
Jake Granville 1
Shea Moylan 1
Jason Moon 1
John Te Reo 1
Kurtis Lingwoodock 1
Goals:
Josh Jerome 5
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Hezron Murgha
1 Mick Wilson
1 Ryan Ghietti
1 Lancen Joudo
1 Mark Cantoni
Goals:
4 Chey Bird
BMD Kougari Oval
(Manly West, Brisbane, QLD)
Broadcast live on ABC 1 TV
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird (c), 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Rod Jensen, 6. Mick Wilson, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Ricky Thorby*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Lancen Joudo
Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro*, 15. Ben Spina, 16. Noel Underwood, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams (bicep)
Position Round 13 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
3   Northern Pride 13 8 1 4 369 220 +149 17

ROUND 14: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
25 June 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   32 – 16   Easts Tigers
Tries:
Brett Anderson 4
Hezron Murgha 1
Cory Paterson* 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 4
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Dane Chisholm
1 Fred Pakutoa
1 Lance Morris
Goals:
2 Adam Breen
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Shane Spicer
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird (c), 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Rod Jensen, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Mick Wilson, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Cory Paterson*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Ben Spina
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 16. Noel Underwood, 17. Ricky Thorby*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams (bicep), Davin Crampton (knee)
Position Round 14 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
3   Northern Pride 14 9 1 4 401 236 +165 17

ROUND 15: Hostplus Cup 2011
Friday
8 July 2011
19:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   25 – 25   Burleigh Bears
Tries:
Rod Jensen 2
Ben Spina 1
Luke Saunders 1

Goals:
Chey Bird 4
Field goal:
Hezron Murgha 1
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Nick Parfitt
1 Joe Vickery
1 Shaun Spring
1 Louis Fanenetries
Goals:
4 Nick Parfitt
Field goal:
1 Nick Parfitt
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Chris Butler
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird (c), 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Rod Jensen, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Mick Wilson, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Lancen Joudo, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Ben Spina
Interchange: 14. Luke Saunders, 15. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 16. Noel Underwood, 17. Ricky Thorby*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams (bicep)
  • Note: The Pride wore a special green NAIDOC jersey.
    This was the Pride's second Friday night match this season.
Position Round 15 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
3   Northern Pride 15 9 2 4 426 261 +165 20

ROUND 16: Hostplus Cup 2011
Friday
15 July 2011
19:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles   10 – 20   Northern Pride
Tries:
Mitchell Buckett 1
Wiremu Ratana 1

Goals:
Hughie Stanley 1
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
2 Lancen Joudo
1 Hezron Murgha
1 Mark Dalle Cort
Goals:
2 Chey Bird
Stockland Park
(Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, Kawana Waters, QLD)
Referee: v
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Ben Fitzpatrick, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Chey Bird (c), 4. Rod Jensen, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Mick Wilson, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Luke Saunders, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Ben Spina
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Noel Underwood, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams (bicep), Brett Anderson (shoulder)
Position Round 16 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
3   Northern Pride 16 10 2 4 446 271 +175 22

ROUND 17: Hostplus Cup 2011
Split Round
Saturday
30 July 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   36 – 20   Ipswich Jets
Tries:
Ricky Thorby* 2
Michael Bani* 1
Mick Wilson 1
Ryan Ghietti 1
Jason Roos 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 6
Cairns Post Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
2 Donald Malone
1 Luke Capewell
1 Michael Fisher


Goals:
2 Brendon Lindsay
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Ben Fitzpatrick, 2. Hezron Murgha, 3. Chey Bird (c), 4. Rod Jensen, 5. Michael Bani*, 6. Mick Wilson, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Scott Bolton*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Ben Spina, 15. Mark Dalle Cort, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams (bicep), Brett Anderson (shoulder)
Position Round 17 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 17 11 2 4 482 291 +191 24

ROUND 18: Hostplus Cup 2011
Sunday
7 August 2011
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Redcliffe Dolphins   0 – 14   Northern Pride
Tries:


Goals:
0
QRL Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Ty Williams
1 Ricky Thorby*
Goals:
3 Chey Bird
Dolphin Oval
(Klingner Road, Redcliffe, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Ty Williams (c), 2. Michael Bani*, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Chey Bird, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Mick Wilson, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Scott Bolton*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Ben Spina, 15. Rod Jensen, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Position Round 18 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 18 12 2 4 496 291 +205 26

ROUND 19: Hostplus Cup 2011
Saturday
13 August 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   30 – 10   Mackay Cutters
Tries:
Brett Anderson 1
Mark Dalle Cort 1
Mick Wilson 1
Ryan Ghietti 1
Mark Cantoni 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 5
QRL Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Ben Jones
1 Michael Comerford



Goals:
1 Chad Grintell
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Ty Williams (c), 2. Michael Bani*, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Chey Bird, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Mick Wilson, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Ben Spina, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Rod Jensen, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
  • Note: Chey Bird (playing in the centres rather than his usual position of fullback) scored 5 goals, meaning he has scored 500 points for the club.
Position Round 19 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 19 13 2 4 526 301 +225 28

ROUND 20: Hostplus Cup 2011 - Tropical North Queensland TAFE Shield.
Saturday
20 August 2011
16:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Souths Logan Magpies   44 – 22   Northern Pride
Tries:
Drury Low 2
Andrew Edwards 2
Mitch Cronin 1
Ben Cronin 1
Mark Ioane 1
Goals:
Corey Thompson 6
QRL Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Brett Anderson
1 Mark Dalle Cort
1 Cory Paterson*
1 Ben Laity

Goals:
3 Chey Bird
Yusia Ginau Oval
(Bamaga, Cape York, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Davin Crampton, 2. Michael Bani*, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Chey Bird (c), 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Mick Wilson, 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Ben Spina, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Lancen Joudo, 15. Rod Jensen, 16. Ricky Thorby*, 17. Alex Starmer, Scott Bolton*, Cory Paterson*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Ty Williams
  • Note: This was the first time a Queensland Cup match was played in an Indigenous community. Both teams wore jerseys specially designed for this round. The Pride's was a (Northern Peninsula Area) indigenous jersey designed by Mario Assan.
    The success of this game led to the establishment of QRL's 'Country Week' initiative, where all matches in one round of the QCup competition are played in remote communities.
Position Round 20 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 20 13 2 5 548 341 +207 28

ROUND 21: Hostplus Cup 2011
Sunday
28 August 2011
15:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Norths Devils   22 – 32   Northern Pride
Tries:
Daniel Ogden 2
Dylan Galloway 1
Matt Smith 1



Goals:
Joel Bailey 3
QRL Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Chey Bird
1 Brett Anderson
1 Ty Williams
1 Joel Riethmuller*
1 Cory Paterson*
1 Ben Spina
Goals:
4 Chey Bird
Albert Bishop Park
(Hedley Avenue, Nundah QLD)
Referee: Chris Butler
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Michael Bani*, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Cory Paterson*, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Mick Wilson, 15. Rod Jensen, 16. Ben Spina, 17. Ricky Thorby*.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Position Round 21 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 21 14 2 5 580 363 +217 30

ROUND 22 Hostplus Cup 2011
Friday
2 September 2011
19:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   16 – 10   Tweed Heads Seagulls
Tries:
Michael Bani* 1
Brett Anderson 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 4
QRL Report
Video Highlights
Tries:
1 Nat Barnes
1 Matt King
Goals:
1 Brad Davis
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Michael Bani*, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Ben Spina, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Mick Wilson, 15. Rod Jensen, 16. Aidan Day, 17. Alex Starmer
* = Cowboys allocation.
Position Round 22 – 2011 P W D L For Against Diff Pts
2   Northern Pride 22 15 2 5 596 373 +223 32

2011 Ladder edit

2011 Queensland Cup
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1   Tweed Heads Seagulls 22 20 1 1 578 288 290 41
2   Northern Pride 22 15 2 5 596 373 223 32
3   Souths Logan Magpies 22 15 1 6 555 427 128 31
4   Redcliffe Dolphins 22 14 1 7 514 368 146 29
5   Ipswich Jets 22 11 4 7 560 386 174 26
6   Wynnum Manly Seagulls (P) 22 10 1 11 488 461 27 21
7   Burleigh Bears 22 8 2 12 382 460 -78 18
8   Easts Tigers 22 8 1 13 428 524 -96 17
9   Mackay Cutters 22 8 1 13 369 473 -104 17
10   Norths Devils 22 7 0 15 432 560 -128 14
11   Central Comets 22 7 0 15 425 634 -209 14
12   Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles 22 2 0 20 350 723 -373 4

Northern Pride (regular season 2011) edit

  • Win = 15 (9 of 11 home games, 6 of 11 away games)
  • Loss = 5 (1 of 11 home games, 4 of 11 away games)
  • Draw = 2 (1 of 11 home games, 1 of 11 away games)
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ResultWWWWWDWLWWLLLWDWWWWLWW
GroundAHAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAAH
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20111008022440/http://www.qrl.com.au/
A = Away; H = Home; B = Bye; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Finals Series edit


Finals Week 1 - Preliminary Final
Saturday
10 September 2011
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   30 – 6   Ipswich Jets
Tries:
Chey Bird 1
Jason Roos 1
Rod Jensen 2
Ben Spina 1
Goals:
Chey Bird 5
QRL Preview
QRL Report
Ty Williams interview
Tries:
1 Ian Lacey



Goals:
1 Brendon Lindsay
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Attendance: 3,000+
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Michael Bani*, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Mark Dalle Cort, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Ben Spina, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Mick Wilson, 15. Rod Jensen, 16. Noel Underwood, 17. Alex Starmer

Finals Week 2 - Semi-Final
Saturday
17 September 2011
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Tweed Heads Seagulls   26 – 10   Northern Pride
Tries:
Tim Maccan 2
Nathanael Barnes 1
Tom Merritt 1
Goals:
Brad Davis 5
QRL Preview
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Hezron Murgha
1 Noel Underwood

Goals:
1 Chey Bird
Dolphin Oval
(Klingner Road, Redcliffe, QLD)
Broadcast live on ABC 1 TV
Skill360 Northern Pride: 1. Chey Bird, 2. Michael Bani*, 3. Brett Anderson, 4. Davin Crampton, 5. Hezron Murgha, 6. Ty Williams (c), 7. Ryan Ghietti, 8. Luke Harlen, 9. Jason Roos, 10. Ben Laity, 11. Ben Spina, 12. Mark Cantoni, 13. Joel Riethmuller*.
Interchange: 14. Mick Wilson, 15. Rod Jensen, 16. Noel Underwood, 17. Alex Starmer
Unavailable: Mark Dalle Cort (ankle)

2011 Northern Pride players edit

Pride player Appearances Tries Goals Field Goals Points
  Alex Starmer 16 1 0 0 4
  Ben Fitzpatrick 2 0 0 0 0
  Ben Laity 24 1 0 0 4
  Ben Spina 16 3 0 0 12
  Brett Anderson 22 15 0 0 60
  Chey Bird 17 5 97 0 216
  Davin Crampton 12 3 0 0 12
  Hezron Murgha 16 5 0 1 21
  Jason Roos 24 4 0 0 16
  Joel Riethmuller 19 5 0 0 20
  Lancen Joudo 13 6 0 0 24
  Mark Cantoni 24 8 0 0 32
  Mark Dalle Cort 16 7 0 0 28
  Mick Wilson 12 3 0 0 21
  Noel Underwood 16 2 0 0 8
  Rod Jensen 20 8 0 0 32
  Ryan Ghietti 24 8 0 0 32
  Shaun Nona 3 0 0 0 0
  Sheldon Powe-Hobbs 3 0 0 0 0
  Ty Williams 15 5 0 0 20
Aisea Namoa Trial game 0 0 0 0
Brenton Bowen Trial game 0 0 0 0
Francis Mosby Trial game 0 0 0 0
Nathan Kepa Trial game 0 0 0 0
Theeran Pearson Trial game 0 0 0 0
Tom Hancock Trial game 0 0 0 0

North Queensland Cowboys who played for the Northern Pride in 2011 edit

Cowboys player Appearances Tries Goals Field Goals Points
  Aidan Day 1 0 0 0 0
  Blake Leary 9 4 0 0 16
  Clint Amos 6 0 0 1 1
  Cory Paterson 3 3 0 0 12
  Jack Cooper 6 0 0 0 0
  James Segeyaro 3 3 0 0 12
  Kalifa Faifai Loa 1 1 0 0 4
  Luke Harlen 24 4 0 0 16
  Luke Saunders 2 1 0 0 4
  Michael Bani 10 2 0 0 8
  Ricky Thorby 19 3 0 0 12
  Scott Bolton 3 0 0 0 0
  Will Tupou 1 0 0 0 0

Clint Amos and Will Tupou were switched from being allied to the Northern Pride to the Mackay Cutters after Round 6 as part of the North Queensland Cowboys feeder agreement.

2011 Televised Games edit

In 2011 games were televised by ABC TV and shown live across Queensland through the ABC1 channel at 2.00pm (AEST) on Saturday afternoons. The commentary team was Gerry Collins, Warren Boland and David Wright.

Live Streaming edit

In 2011 the Pride began live-streaming their home games, starting with the last home game of the season (Round 22 against Tweed Heads). For the 2012 season, home games were live-streamed via the Pride website using video distribution service Rivus TV Ltd. Games were free for members to watch, and $5 per game for non-members.[15]

References edit

  1. ^ Ryan, Brad (18 October 2010). "Council saves the day. Impending sale guarantees Pride Oval future". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  2. ^ Piva, Andrew (6 October 2011). "Kangaroos take hold of 'spiritual home'". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  3. ^ Greenwood, Emma (12 November 2010). "Sheppard is new Pride chief". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  4. ^ Round 1 Queensland Intrust Super Cup Preview Archived 3 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine rleague.com, 18 March 2011
  5. ^ "Ty Williams announces NRL retirement". Archived from the original on 1 March 2012.
  6. ^ Petrinec, Melanie (10 August 2011). "Pride's mascot left with head ache". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  7. ^ Piva, Andrew (1 August 2011). "Pride score extra home game at Cape York". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  8. ^ Piva, Andrew (18 April 2011). "Pride focus on next win". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  9. ^ Piva, Andrew (16 May 2011). "Pride cut down by first loss in 19 games". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  10. ^ Piva, Andrew (15 September 2011). "Venue tussle will not change result: Pride chief". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  11. ^ "New TV deal for Cup". Cairns Post. Cairns. 22 February 2012.
  12. ^ Greenwood, Emma (26 October 2009). "Maiden Call-Up. Juniors GM to replace Dunemann". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  13. ^ "The buzz: Unpopular choice". Cairns Post. Cairns. 22 November 2010.
  14. ^ Greenwood, Emma (21 December 2010). "Players seeking Pride and glory: Exhausting boot camp proves to be a rousing success". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  15. ^ "QRL: Pride fans can watch every game via live stream". Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012.

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