2015 Northern Pride RLFC season

2015 was the eighth competitive season for the Cairns based Sea Swift Northern Pride Rugby League Football Club. They were one of 14 clubs that played in the twentieth season of Queensland's top rugby league competition, QRL's Intrust Super Cup, with each team playing 11 home games and 12 away games over 25 weeks between March and August.

Northern Pride
Club information
Full nameNorthern Pride Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s)The Pride
Colours Black, teal and gold
Founded2007
Websitenorthernpride.com.au
Current details
Ground(s)
CEORod Jensen (2015–2016)
CoachJoe O'Callaghan (2015–2016)
CaptainBrett Anderson & Jason Roos
CompetitionIntrust Cup
20156th
Home jersey
Home colours
Away jersey
Away colours
Records
Premierships2 (2010/2014)
Runners-up1 (2009)
Minor premierships1 (2013/2014)

This season the competition expanded to 14 teams with the inclusion of the Townsville Blackhawks.[1] The Blackhawks became the third feeder club to the North Queensland Cowboys, sharing the Cowboy's player allocation with the Pride and Mackay Cutters.

The Pride appointed a new coach after Jason Demetriou moved to the Cowboys. Demetriou had signed a two-year extension with the Pride, making him one of the highest paid coaches in the Intrust Cup, but he decided to take the role in Townsville working with David Furner and John Cartwright as assistant coaches under Paul Green. Pride assistant coach Joe O'Callaghan was promoted to head coach.[2] O'Callaghan had been coach to numerous Academy sides, including the U-20s Central Comets (2007–2008), U-20s Tweed Heads Seagulls (2009), and U-20s Easts Tigers (2012), and had been the Pride's assistant coach for two seasons.[3]

Former Pride player Rod Jensen was appointed Chief Executive, replacing Brock Schaefer who left to take up a senior administrative role at NRL premiers South Sydney.[4] 'Rocket' Rod had previously played wing and centre for the Adelaide Rams, Canberra Raiders and North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL Telstra Premiership, and for the Huddersfield Giants in the English Super League. He joined the Pride in their second season in 2009, and although he retired at the end of the year, he changed his mind and rejoined the club again halfway through the 2010 season, scoring a try in the 2010 Grand Final. Jensen played for the Pride for two more season, before moving to the CDRL Mareeba Gladiators.[5]

The Pride defended their 2014 premiership under new coach Joe O'Callaghan. The team suffered substantial player losses as a result of their successful 2014 season with four players contracted to the NRL Telstra Premiership, two of the North Queensland Cowboys allocated players moving to the Townsville Blackhawks, and Joel Riethmuller retiring.

The club arranged some high-profile trial matches, beating newcomers Townsville Blackhawks, before travelling to Sydney to meet the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiers, South Sydney in the Return to Redfern annual match.[6] Although the Rabbitohs rested some of their star players, the Pride held them to a 20-all draw. The following week the Rabbitohs travelled to England for the World Club Challenge where they beat Super League premiers St Helens R.F.C. 39-0. The Pride returned home to play against QCup heavyweights PNG Hunters. This trail was arranged at the last minute and was something of a consolation for the Pride, who were not scheduled to play the Hunters at home this season. Last year's home game against the Hunters attracted a record crowd, earning the club around $50,000 in gate receipts and sponsorship.[7]

In the regular season the Pride got off to a poor start, losing the first four rounds. Round 1 was a grand final rematch against Easts Tigers, with the Tigers coming out victorious this time. Round 2 was cancelled due to Cyclone Nathan. Round 3 was against newcomers, the Blackhawks, who the Pride had beaten in a pre-season trial. The Blackhawks came to Cairns with three Cowboys players who had played for the Pride last year, and Dan Beasley, who had signed to play for the Pride, then reneged and showed up as the Blackhawks captain. The Blackhawks won 52-10, the Pride's biggest ever home loss and third biggest defeat of all time.

The Pride went on to win 14 games, climbing into the top eight by Round 9. They finished in sixth place, but were eliminated in the first week of the finals, losing 26–54 to the Ipswich Jets, who would go on to win the Grand Final against the new Townsville side.

2015 Season - Sea Swift Northern Pride

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Staff

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Coaches/Trainers

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  • Coach: Joe O'Callaghan.
  • Assistant coach: Shane O'Flanagan
  • Mal Meninga Cup U-18s coach: Dave Scott
  • Cyril Connell Cup U-16s coach:
  • Trainer: Peter Nash
  • Assistant trainer: Deb Gallop.[8]
  • Physiotherapist: Tim Laycock
  • Head conditioner and high performance manager: Ben Fielding
  • Strength and rehab coordinator: Matthew Di Salvo
  • Assistant strength and rehab coordinator: Megan Harding

Captains

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Managers

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  • Team manager: Alan Marsh
  • Administration Manager: Kerri Neil
  • Mascot: Barlow the Lion (Peter Spooner)
  • Chief executive: Rod Jensen
  • Senior consultant: Denis Keeffe
  • Chairman: Bob Fowler
  • Board of Directors: Tony Williamson (sponsorship), John Moore, Rob White (football), Stephen Tillett (community), Fred White (government), Anthony Mirotsos (legal), Gail Andrejic (finance).

2015 squad

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The Pride used 32 players this season. Sixteen players from last year signed with the club again, and four of the Cowboys' allocation players from last season were assigned to the Pride again this year. Twelve new players made their debut this season; eleven were new signings (Bradley Stephen, Codey Kennedy, David Murphy, Dean Mcgilvray, Denzel King, Graham Clark, Keelan White, Luke George, Nathan Wales, Regan Verney and Vaipuna Tia-Kilifi), and one was a new Cowboys allocation player (Lachlan Coote*). Hezron Murgha signed to the Cowboys, but was allocated to the Pride and made 19 appearances in QCup this season.


2015 player gains

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Player From League From Club Notes
Luke George English RL Super League   Bradford Bulls
Vaipuna Tia-Kilifi NRL Telstra Premiership   Penrith Panthers
Denzel King NRL Under-20s   Canterbury Bulldogs
David Murphy NRL Under-20s   Canterbury Bulldogs
Sam Pau NRL Under-20s   North Queensland Cowboys
Graham Clark Intrust Super Cup   Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Regan Verney CDRL   Tully Tigers
Jared Verney CDRL   Tully Tigers
Dean McGilvray CDRL   Atherton Roosters
Eddie Daniel CDRL   Cairns Brothers
Bradley Stephen CDRL   Cairns Kangaroos
Travis Peeters CDRL   Cairns Kangaroos
Nathan Wales CDRL   Edmonton Storm
Codey Kennedy CDRL   Ivanhoes Knioghts
Patrick Kaufusi NRL Telstra Premiership   North Queensland Cowboys
Ben Jeffries English RL Super League   Bradford Bulls Played trial matches, but then left the Pride before the regular season.

Player losses after 2014 season

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The Pride suffered substantial player losses at the end of the successful 2014 season with four players being contracted to the NRL Telstra Premiership, two of the North Queensland Cowboys allocated players moving to the Townsville Blackhawks, and Joel Riethmuller retiring. In addition, coach J.D. resigned to take up a position as assistant coach at the Cowboys.

Player To League To Club
  Shaun Nona NRL Telstra Premiership   Melbourne Storm
  Blake Leary NRL Telstra Premiership   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
  Ben Spina NRL Telstra Premiership   North Queensland Cowboys
  Davin Crampton NRL Telstra Premiership   Gold Coast Titans
  Tyrone McCarthy English RL Super League   Hull Kingston Rovers
  Latu Fifita English RL Kingstone Press Championship   Workington Town

Cowboys no longer allocated to the Pride

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Player To League To Club
  Ricky Thorby* allocated to   ISC Townsville Blackhawks
  Kyle Feldt* allocated to   ISC Townsville Blackhawks
  Robert Lui* allocated to   ISC Townsville Blackhawks
  Matthew Wright* allocated to   ISC Mackay Cutters
  Joel Riethmuller* Retired

2015 season launch

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2015 player awards

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2015 player records

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  • Most Games: Jason Roos (24), Linc Port (24), Sam Obst (24).
  • Most Tries: Linc Port (24)
  • Most Points: Linc Port (118)
  • QRL leading try scorers (2015): Linc Port, 3rd place, (24 tries), Luke George, joint 9th place, (16 tries).
  Ben Spina (c)
  Patrick Kaufusi
  Javid Bowen
  Hezron Murgha

Players signed to first-tier teams

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Player To League To Club
  Graham Clark NRL Telstra Premiership   Canterbury Bulldogs

2015 Sponsors

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2015 Jerseys

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Trial Matches

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Round Opponent Score Date Venue
Intra-Club Trial   Northern Pride ? – ? Saturday, 6 February 2015 West Barlow Park, Cairns
Trial 1   CDRL Indigenous All Stars 38 – 14 Friday, 12 February 2015 Stan Williams Park, Cairns
Trial 2   South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 – 20 Saturday 14 February 2015 Redfern Oval, Sydney
Trial 3   NYC NQ Cowboys U-20s 20 – 30 Sunday 21 February 2015 Barlow Park, Cairns
Trial 4   PNG Hunters 24 – 46 Saturday 27 February 2015 Barlow Park, Cairns
Intra-Club Trial
Saturday
31 January 2015
08:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride 'A'   v   Northern Pride 'B'
Pride Report
West Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: CDRL referee
  • Note: The West Barlow Park hit-out saw the Pride squad split into two teams. The match was adjudicated by a CDRL referee and was played over four-quarters. New coach Joe O'Callaghan got an idea of how his squad will handle the ISC Cup heat. Veteran prop Alex Starmer was given 60 minutes in a promising sign his recovery from last year's hamstring tear. Jared Verney (rolled ankle) and Graham Clark (knee) were the only players to suffer slight injuries. Jordan Biondi-Odo's excellent form makes for an interesting selection conundrum, with experienced five-eight Ben Jeffries suddenly facing a renewed push for the five-eighth role in Round 1. "This is Jordan's third preseason with us and he's been going very well", O'Callaghan said. "He knows there is a really good opportunity in the halves now with us not getting any Cowboys allocations for those positions.

Pre-season Trial 1
Saturday
7 February 2015
18:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   38 – 14   Townsville Blackhawks
Tries:
Sam Pau 1
Ben Jeffries 1
Keelan White 1
Denzel King 1
Menmuny Murgha 1
Dean McGilvray 1
Eddie Daniel 1
Goals:
Jordan Biondi-Odo (5 from 6) 5
Ben Jeffries (0 from 1) 0
Pride Preview
Pride Report
Cairns Post Report
Blackhawks Report
Tries:
1 Tyler Smith
1 Jack Kelleher
1 Mitchell Seri




Goals:
1 Mitchell Seri (1 from 2)
0 Rhyse Matsen (0 from 1)
Stan Williams Park
(Behan St, Manunda, Cairns, QLD)
Referee: Michael Gordon
Touch judges: Peter MacKinnon, Evan Bayliss
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 2. Menmuny Murgha WG 3. Dean McGilvray CE 4. Codey Kennedy CE 5. Sam Pau WG 6. Jordan Biondi Odo FE 7. Ben Jeffries (vc) HB 8. Travis Peeters PR 9. Denzel King HK 10. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (c)PR 11. Graham Clark SR 12. Jack Svendsen SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Unlimited Interchange: 14. Maddie Oosen, 15. Brent Oosen, 16. Nathan Wales, 17. Bradley Stephen, 18. Eddie Daniel, 19. Keelan White, 20. PJ Webb, 21. David Murphy, 22. Lachlan Parmenter, 23. Alex Starmer.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle).
Rested: Brett Anderson, Sam Obst, Jason Roos, Semi Tadulala, Ryan Ghietti, Vaipuna Tia Kilifi, Luke George.
Townsville & District Mendi Blackhawks: 1. Jonathon Reuben, 2. Lenny Magey, 3. Samsen O'Neill, 4. Daniel Pickering, 5. Taylor Welch, 6. Nathaniel Bowman, 7. Mitchell Seri, 8. Tyler Smith, 9. Colin Wilkie, 10. Joe Mua, 11. Jack Kelleher, 12. Corey Jensen, 13. Dennis Tomarchio.
Interchange: 14. Jake McManus, 15. Adam Shaw, 16. Lona Kaifoto, 17. Temone Power, 18. Rhyse Matsen, 19. Matt Martel, 20. TBA, 21. Lestor Hero, 22. Troy O'Neil, 23. Malcom Congoo, 24. Ben Henaway,
Coach: Kristian Woolf.
Rested: Dan Beasley, Neville Costigan, Zach Daly, Jahrome Hughes, Tom Humble, Lorenzo Ma'afu, Lenny Magey, Rhyse Martin, Chris McLean, Anthony Mitchell, Nathan Norford, Samsen O'Neill, Mosese Pangai, Michael Parker-Walshe, Ricky Thorby, Wayne Ulugia.
  • Note: The Pride took a youthful squad into the opening trial match. Ben Jeffries and Alex Starmer were given some match time early in the game, with forward Jack Svendsen and backline speed machine Linc Port also getting a chance to cement positions. Senior players were rested. The game was played in torrential rain which resulted in wet, muddy conditions.
    First-quarter: 10-6, Half-time: 14-10, Three quarter time: 20-10.

Kelleher's try on YouTube
Smith's try on YouTube
Seri's try on YouTube
Pau's try on YouTube
Jeffries's try on YouTube
White's try on YouTube
King's try on YouTube
Murgha's try on YouTube
McGilvray's try on YouTube
Daniel's try on YouTube


Pre-season Trial 2
Saturday
14 February 2015
18:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
South Sydney Rabbitohs   20 – 20   Northern Pride
Tries:
Setefano Taukafa 1
Sam Manuleleua 1
Eden Syme 1
Jordie Hedges 1
Goals:
Jordie Hedges (2 from 4) 2
Rabbitohs Preview
Cairns Post Preview
Cairns Post Preview
Cairns Post Preview
Cairns Post Preview
SMH Report
NRL Report
Cairns Post Report
Tries:
2 Semi Tadulala
1 Brett Anderson
1 Luke George

Goals:
1 Jordan Biondi-Odo (1 from 2)
1 Jared Verney (1 from 2)
Rabbitohs High Performance Centre
(Redfern Oval, Redfern, Sydney, NSW)
Attendance: c. 2000
Referee: Alan Shortall
In Goal Ref: Rickey McFarlane
Assistant Referee: Matt Noyen
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 20. Jared Verney WG 3. Brett Anderson (c)CE 2. Luke George CE 5. Semi Tadulala WG 6. Ben Jeffries FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs PR 9. Jason Roos (c)HK 10. Jack Svendsen PR 11. Graham Clark SR 12. Vaipuna Tia-Kilifi SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Unlimited Interchange: 14. Ryan Ghietti, 15. Travis Peeters, 16. Nathan Wales, 17. Jordan Biondi-Odo, 18. David Murphy, 19. Keelan White, 21. Denzel King, 22. PJ Webb.
* = Cowboys allocation
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Dean McGilvray (stomach virus).
South Sydney Rabbitohs: 1. Damon Goolagong, 2. Setefano Taukafa, 3. Aaron Gray, 4. Darren Millard, 5. Sam Manuleleua, 6. Liam Coleman, 7. Jordie Hedges, 8. Tom Burgess, 9. Scott Sorensen, 10. P J Los'e, 11. Glenn Stewart, 12. John Sutton (c), 13. Ben Lowe.
Interchange: 14. Wartovo Puara, 15. John Olive, 16. Cheyne Whitelaw, 17. Angus Crichton, 18. Tom Hughes, 19. Thompson Teteh, 20. Jack Gosiewski, 22. Clayton Williams, 23. Brock Gray, 24. Niko Roberts, 25. Aaron Booth, 26. Eden Syme, 27. Tulsa Saumamao.
Coach: Michael Maguire.
Unavailable: Greg Inglis and Chris Grevsmuhl selected for the Indigenous All Stars, Dylan Walker selected for the NRL All Stars.
Rested: Kirisome Auva'a, George Burgess, Luke Burgess, Jason Clark, Bryson Goodwin, Tim Grant, Alex Johnston, Luke Keary, Issac Luke, Sione Masima, Cameron McInnes, Chris McQueen, Joel Reddy, Adam Reynolds, David Tyrrell.

Pre-season Trial 3
Saturday
21 February 2015
17:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   20 – 30   NYC NQ Cowboys U-20s
Tries:
Hezron Murgha* 2
Linc Port 1
Brett Anderson 1

Goals:
Javid Bowen* (2 from 4) 2
Cowboys Preview
Cairns Post Preview
Pride Preview
Cairns Post Report
Tries:
2 Akeripa Tia Kilifi
1 Yamba Bowie
1 Gideon Gela-Mosby
1 Sam Smith
Goals:
2 Cooper Bambling (2 from 3)
1 Kyle Laybutt (1 from 2)
Penalty Goal:
1 Cooper Bambling
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Tim Rutherford, David Penna.
Touch judges: Evan Bayliss, Peter MacKinnon.
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 2. Javid Bowen* WG 3. Brett Anderson (c)CE 4. Hezron Murgha* CE 5. Luke George WG 6. Ben Jeffries FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs PR 9. Jason Roos (c)HK 10. Ben Spina* PR 11. Vaipuna Tia-Kilifi SR 12. Jack Svendsen SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Unlimited Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Brent Oosen, 16. PJ Webb, 17. Patrick Kaufusi, 18. Jordan Biondi-Odo, 19. Ryan Ghietti.
* = Cowboys allocation.
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Graham Clark (rib).
North Queensland Cowboys U-20s: 1. Yamba Bowie, 2. Gideon Gela-Mosby, 3. Akeripa Tia Kilifi, 4. Conor Carey, 5. Scott Schulte, 6. Ty Carucci, 7. Cooper Bambling, 8. Viliame Kikau, 9. Brandon Smith, 10. Braden Uele, 11. Coen Hess, 12. Bill Cullen, 13. Kieran Quabba.
Interchange: 14. Cyrus Timo-Latu, 15. David Munro, 16. Andrew Niemoeller, 17. Jordan Kenworthy, 18. Ross Bella, 19. Kyle Laybutt, 20. Sam Smith, 21. Nick Brown, 22. Trey Kemp.
Coach: Todd Payten.

Inaugural 'Total Food Network Challenge'
Pre-season Trial 4
Friday
27 February 2015
19:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   24 – 46   PNG Hunters
Tries:
Vaipuna Tia Kalifi 1
Bradley Stephen 2
Nathan Wales 1




Goals:
Jordan Biondi-Odo (4 from 4) 4
Cairns Post Preview
Cairns Post Preview
Cairns Post Preview
PNG Loop Report
Pride Report
Livestream
Tries:
1 Adam Korave
2 David Lapua
1 Ase Boas
1 Jayjay Garrison
1 Israel Eliab
1 Stargroth Amean
1 Thompson Teteh
Goals:
6 Roger Laka (6 from 8)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Clayton Sharpe.
Touch judges: Peter MacKinnon, Evan Bayliss.
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Jared Verney FB 2. Sam Pau WG 3. Dean McGilvray CE 4. Bradley Stephen CE 5. Menmuny Murgha WG 6. Eddie Daniel FE 7. Jordan Biondi-Odo (c)HB 8. James Tamou PR 9. Denzel King HK 10. Travis Peeters PR 11. Brent Oosen SR 12. PJ Webb SR 13. Keelan White LK
Unlimited Interchange: 14. Maddie Oosen, 15. Codey Kennedy, 16. Lachlan Parmenter, 17. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi, 18. Nathan Wales, 19. Bill Cullen, 20. Broski Emery, 21. Jamie Kerwick.
* = Cowboys allocation
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Graham Clark (rib).
Coach: Shane O'Flanagan.
SP PNG Hunters: 1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Bland Abau, 3. Lawrence Tu'u, 4. Kato Ottio, 5. David Lapua, 6. Israel Eliab, 7. Roger Laka, 8. Enock Maki, 9. Warren Glare, 10. Henry Wan, 11.Willie Minoga, 12. Brandy Peter, 13. Adam Korave.
Interchange: 14. John Ragi, 15. Thompson Teteh, 16. Esau Siune, 17. Jayjay Garrison, 18. Ase Boas, 19. Atte Bina Wabo, 20. Nickson Borana, 23. Wartovo Puara.
Coach: Michael Marum
  • Note: This additional trial match was organised at the last minute after the trial match between the Ipswich Jets and PNG Hunters, scheduled to be played at Ipswich on Saturday 21 February 2015, was cancelled due to Cyclone Marcia.
    The game was the inaugural 'Total Food Network Challenge', sponsored by Total Food Network.
    Half-time 6-16.

Intrust Super Cup matches

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ROUND 1: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Sunday
8 March 2015
13:40 AEST (UTC+10)
Easts Tigers   20 – 12   Northern Pride
Tries:
Mahe Fonua (32') 1
Shane Neumann (37') 1
Donald Malone (44') 1
Tom Butterfield (54') 1
Goals:
Shaun Nona 2 (2 from 4)
Half-time:
10 – 6
Penalties:
8 – 11
Sin Bin:
Joel Romelo (20')
Joel Romelo (65')
Jack Svendsen (20'):
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QRL Report
Cairns Post Preview
Cairns Post Preview
Cairns Post Report
QRL Report
QRL Highlights
Tries:
1 Ben Spina* (26')
1 Patrick Kaufusi (66')


Goals:
2 Jordan Biondi-Ono (2 from 2)
Tap Out Energy Stadium
(Stones Corner, Brisbane, QLD)
Referee: Chris Anderson
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Lachlan Coote* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. CE 4. Hezron Murgha* CE 5. Javid Bowen* WG 6. Jordan Biondi-Odo FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (c)HK 10. Ben Spina* PR 11. Vaipuna Tia-Kilifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Ryan Ghietti, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. Patrick Kaufusi.
* = North Queensland Cowboys allocation (6 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Luke George (hamstring), Ben Jeffries (unavailable), Brett Anderson (thumb).
Easts Tigers: 1. Cameron Munster*, 2. Donald Malone, 3. Shane Neumann, 4. Mahe Fonua*, 5. Richie Kennar, 6. Shaun Nona*, 7. Joel Romelo, 8. Matthew Zgrajewski, 9. Tommy Butterfield, 10. Christian Welch*, 11. Dane Hogan (c), 12. Jake Foster, 13. Troy Giess.
Interchange: 14. Liam McDonald, 15. Francis Tualau, 16. Foisa Peni, 17. Dean Britt*, 18. Liam Tyson.
* = Melbourne Storm allocation (5 players allocated for this match)
Coach: Craig Ingebrigtsen.
  • Note: This first round game was a 2014 Grand Final rematch.<br /.It was broadcast live on GEM with Matthew Thompson, Scott Sattler and Peter Psaltis as the commentary team.
    Sin bin: Joel Romelo (twice), Jack Svendsen.
    This was the Pride debut for Vaipuna Tia-Kilifi and Graham Clark (Pride Players 110 & 111) and North Queensland Cowboys allocation player Lachlan Coote* (Pride Player 109).
Position Round 1 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
11   Northern Pride 1 0 0 1 0 12 20 -8 0

ROUND 2: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
14 March 2015
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   POSTPONED   Sunshine Coast Falcons
Cairns Post Preview
Pride Preview
Pride cancellation notice
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Nick Pelgrave
Touch judges: Peter MacKinnon, Evan Bayliss
  • Note: This match was postponed to a later date as a result of Cyclone Nathan.
Position Round 2 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
12   Northern Pride 1 0 0 1 0 12 20 -8 0

ROUND 3: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Sunday
22 March 2015
13:40 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   10 – 52   Townsville Blackhawks
Tries:
Luke George 1
Linc Port 1






Goals:
Jordan Biondi-Odo 0 (0 from 1)
Javid Bowen* 1 (1 from 1)
Half-time:
4 – 30
Penalties:
10 – 7
QRL Report
Cairns Post Report
Tries:
2 Santo
2 Reuben
1 Thompson
1 Pangai
1 McLean
1 Hughes
1 Hall
1 Tom Humble
Goals:
1 Tom Humble (1 from 4)
5 Lui (5 from 6)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Michael Gordon
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 2. Semi Tadulala WG 3. Javid Bowen* CE 4. Hezron Murgha* CE 5. Luke George WG 6. Jordan Biondi-Odo FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (c)HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Ben Spina* SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Ryan Ghietti, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. Nathan Wales.
* = Cowboys allocation (4 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Ben Jeffries (unavailable), Brett Anderson (fractured thumb), Vaipuna Tia Kalifi (ankle).
Pride Out: Lachlan Coote* (fullback), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row).
Pride In: Luke George (wing), Nathan Wales (bench).
Changes: Linc Port (wing to fullback), Semi Tadulala (centre to wing), Javid Bowen (wing to centre), Ben Spina* (front row to second row), Patrick Kaufusi (bench to front row).
Townsville & District Mendi Blackhawks: 1. Jahrome Hughes, 2. Zac Santo*, 3. Tom Humble, 4. Mosese Pangai, 5. Jonathan Reuben, 6. Robert Lui*, 7. Michael Parker-Walshe, 8. Ricky Thorby*, 9. Anthony Mitchell, 10. Daniel Beasley (c), 11. Glenn Hall*, 12. Rhyse Martin, 13. Neville Costigan.
Interchange: 14. Ray Thompson*, 15. Lorenzo Ma'afu, 16. Chris McLean, 17. Corey Jensen.
* = Cowboys allocation (4 players allocated for this match)
Coach: Kristian Woolf.
  • Note: This match was scheduled to be broadcast live on Channel 9, but because there was the possibility that the game would be moved from Cairns to either Innisfail or Tully, or postponed due to Cyclone Nathan, the match between Tweed Heads Seagulls and Norths Devils was shown instead.
    Dan Beasley had signed a contract to play for the Pride this season, but he reneged and decided to stay in Townsville and play for the Blackhawks.
    Several of the Blackhawks' Cowboy allocations, (Robert Lui, Ray Thompson and Ricky Thorby), had been Pride allocations last year and had played in the Grand Final.
    This was the Pride debut for Luke George and Nathan Wales (Pride Players 112 & 113).
Position Round 3 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
14   Northern Pride 2 0 0 2 0 22 72 -50 0

ROUND 4: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
28 March 2015
16:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Burleigh Bears   18 – 10   Northern Pride
Tries:
Chadburn 1
Jacks 1
Sharp 1
Goals:
Chadburn 3 (3 from 3)
Half-time:
12 – 6
Penalties:
2 – 8
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Luke George
1 Semi Tadulala

Goals:
1 Cameron King* (1 from 2)
Pizzey Park
(Miami, Gold Coast, QLD)
Referee: Tyson Brough
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Luke George CE 5. Semi Tadulala WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Ben Spina* SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Nathan Wales, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (4 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Ben Jeffries (unavailable), Vaipuna Tia Kalifi (ankle), Javid Bowen* (named for the match but then selected to play for the Cowboys.
Pride Out: Javid Bowen (centre), Jordan Biondi-Odo (five-eighth)
Pride In: Brett Anderson (centre), David Murphy (bench)
Changes: Linc Port (fullback to wing), Hezron Murgha (centre to fullback), Luke George (wing to centre), Ryan Ghietti (bench to five-eighth)
I Love Coffee Burleigh Bears: 1. Tyler Chadburn, 2. Kevin Gordon, 3. Jamie Dowling, 4. Connor Broadhurst, 5. Dimitri Pelo, 6. Todd Seymour, 7. Ryley Jacks, 8. Mark Ioane, 9. Nafe Seluini, 10. Pele Peletelese, 11. Lachlan Burr, 12. Jason Chan, 13. Darren Griffiths (c).
Interchange: 14. Tom Rowles, 15. Louis Fanene, 16. Josh Ailaomai, 19. Mitch Sharp.
* = Gold Coast Titans allocation (? players allocated for this match)
Coach: Jim Lenihan
  • Note: This was the Pride debut for David Murphy (Pride Player 114).
Position Round 4 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
14   Northern Pride 3 0 0 3 0 32 90 -58 0

ROUND 5: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
4 April 2015
17:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Ipswich Jets   26 – 22   Northern Pride
Tries:
Barba 2
Valekapa 1
McGrady 1
Seage 1
Goals:
Barba 3 (3 from 5)
Half-time:
26 – 22
Penalties:
3 – 7
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Hezron Murgha*
1 Luke George
2 Javid Bowen*
1 Linc Port
Goals:
1 Cameron King* (1 from 2)
0 Javid Bowen* (0 from 3)
North Ipswich Reserve
(Ipswich, QLD)
Referee: Michael Gordon
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Semi Tadulala CE 4. Luke George CE 5. Javid Bowen* WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Ben Spina* PR 9. Jason Roos (c) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Jack Svendsen, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (5 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Ben Jeffries (unavailable), Brett Anderson.
Pride Out: Brett Anderson (centre), Nathan Wales (bench).
Pride In: Javid Bowen* (wing), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row).
Changes: Semi Tadulala (wing to centre), Jack Svendsen (front row to bench), Ben Spina* (second row to front row).
Ipswich Jets: 1. Carlin Anderson, 2. Marmin Barba, 3. Chris Walker, 4. Nemani Valekapa, 5. Brandon McGrady, 6. Josh Cleeland, 7. Dane Phillips, 8. Josh Seage, 9. Matt Parcell, 10. Rod Griffin, 11. Sam Martin, 12. Kurt Capewell, 13. Keiron Lander (c).
Interchange: 14. Troy O'Sullivan, 15. Kurtis Lingwoodock, 16. Billy McConnachie, 17. Liam Capewell, 18. Gerico Cecil.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (? players allocated for this match)
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
Position Round 5 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
14   Northern Pride 4 0 0 4 0 54 116 -62 0

ROUND 6: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
11 April 2015
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   18 – 16   Redcliffe Dolphins
Tries:
Linc Port 3
Graham Clark 1

Goals:
Cameron King* 1 (1 from 3)
Javid Bowen* 0 (0 from 1)
Half-time:
0 – 12
Penalties:
7 – 2
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Opacic
1 Pumipi
1 Benjamin
Goals:
2 Capewell (2 from 3)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Tim Rutherford
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Javid Bowen* CE 4. Luke George CE 5. Codey Kennedy WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (c) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Brent Oosen LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (4 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Brett Anderson, Ben Spina* (named for the match but then selected to play for the Cowboys.
Pride Out: Semi Tadulala (centre), Ben Spina* (front row).
Pride In: Codey Kennedy (wing), Brent Oosen (lock).
Changes: Javid Bowen (wing to centre), Tom Hancock (lock to bench), Jack Svendsen (bench to front row).
Redcliffe Dolphins: 1. Joe Bond, 2. Oliver Regan, 3. Tristan Lumley, 4. Aaron Whitchurch, 5. Tom Opacic, 6. Evander Cummins, 7. Luke Capewell (c), 8. Charlie Faingaa, 21. Shane Pumipi, 10. Jon Green, 11. Josh Benjamin, 12. Harley Aiono, 13. Trent Richardson.
Interchange: 14. Darcy Etrich, 15. Tom Geraghty, 16. Anthony Cherrington, 17. Reggie Saunders.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (x players allocated for this match).
Coach: Troy Lindsay.
  • Note: This was the Pride debut for Codey Kennedy (Pride Player 115).
Position Round 6 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
14   Northern Pride 5 1 0 4 0 72 132 -60 2

ROUND 7: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
18 April 2015
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   42 – 10   Norths Devils
Tries:
Javid Bowen* 3
Linc Port 1
Semi Tadulala 1
Sam Obst 1
Jack Svendsen 1
David Murphy 1
Goals:
Hezron Murgha* 4 (4 from 5)
Cameron King* 1 (1 from 2)
Ben Spina* 0 (0 from 1)
Half-time:
14 – 10
Penalties:
7 – 4
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Pollock
1 Greinke




Goals:
1 Pollock (1 from 2)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Chris Anderson
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Javid Bowen* CE 4. Dean McGilvray CE 5. Semi Tadulala WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (c) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Ben Spina* LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (5 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Brett Anderson (hand), Luke George (elbow), Codey Kennedy (hip flexor).
Pride Out: Luke George (centre), Codey Kennedy (wing), Brent Oosen (lock).
Pride In: Dean McGilvray (centre), Semi Tadulala (wing), Ben Spina* (lock).
Norths Devils: 1. Luke Pollock, 2. Steve Elliott, 3. Dylan Galloway, 4. Kainga Turner, 5. Rogan Dean, 6. Sam Foster, 7. Sean Yorston, 8. Richard Tuala, 9. Krys Freeman, 10. Francis Molo, 11. Rhett Webster, 12. Brett Greinke (c), 13. Todd Lowrie.
Interchange: 14. Byron Creighton, 15. Max Seumanutafa, 16. Matt Mizzi, 17. Josh Afoa.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (x players allocated for this match).
Coach: Mark Gliddon.
  • Note: This was the Pride debut for Dean McGilvray (Pride Player 116).
Position Round 7 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
9   Northern Pride 6 2 0 4 0 114 142 -28 4

ROUND 8: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Sunday
26 April 2015
12:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   36 – 18   Souths Logan Magpies
Tries:
Linc Port 3
Vaipuna Tia Kalifi 1
Ben Spina* 1
Ryan Ghietti 1
Dean McGilvray 1
Goals:
Hezron Murgha* 4 (4 from 7)
Half-time:
16 – 6
Penalties:
3 – 10
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Tuimavave
2 Doyle



Goals:
3 Doyle (3 from 3)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Nick Morel
Player of the Match: Javid Bowen*
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Javid Bowen* CE 4. Dean McGilvray CE 5. Semi Tadulala WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (c) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Ben Spina* LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (5 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Justin Castellaro (ankle), Alex Starmer (hamstring), Brett Anderson (hand), Luke George (elbow), Codey Kennedy (hip flexor).
Souths Logan Magpies: 1. Josh Damen, 20. Ramon Filipine, 3. Dallas Anderson, 4. Tim Brooks, 5. Matt Trnka, 6. Jack Joass, 7. Oliver Olds, 8. Sam Gardel, 9. Travis Waddell, 10. Andrew Edwards, 11. Scott Doyle, 12. Dan Tamou, 13. Joe Boyce.
Interchange: 14. Herschel Gideon, 15. Phil Dennis (c), 16. Graham Levu, 17. Aotealofa Tuimavave.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (? players allocated for this match)
Coach: Josh Hannay.
Position Round 8 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
9   Northern Pride 7 3 0 4 0 150 160 -10 6

DELAYED ROUND 2: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Sunday
3 May 2015
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   30 – 10   Sunshine Coast Falcons
Tries:
Luke George 2
Cameron King* 1
Bradley Stephen 2
Tom Hancock 1
Goals:
Cameron King* 3 (3 from 3)
Linc Port 2 (2 from 3)
Half-time:
24 – 0
Penalties:
4 – 7
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Tonumaipea
1 Robinson


Goals:
0 Doherty (0 from 1)
1 Robinson (1 from 1)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Clayton Sharpe
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 2. Bradley Stephen WG 3. Luke George CE 4. Dean McGilvray CE 5. Semi Tadulala WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (c) HK 10. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 16. Alex Starmer, 17. David Murphy, 18. Regan Verney,
* = Cowboys allocation (1 player allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Brett Anderson (hand); Codey Kennedy (hip flexor); Hezron Murgha*, Javid Bowen*, Ben Spina* and Patrick Kaufusi (selected for the Queensland Residents side).
Pride Out: Hezron Murgha (fullback), Javid Bowen (centre), Patrick Kaufusi (front row), Ben Spina* (lock).
Pride In: Bradley Stephen (wing), Luke George (centre), Alex Starmer (bench), Regan Verney (bench).
Changes: Linc Port (wing to fullback), Tom Hancock (bench to lock), Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (bench to front row).
Sunshine Coast Falcons: 1. Sam Young, 2. Callum Klein, 3. Hymel Hunt*, 4. Travis Robinson*, 5. Young Tonumaipea, 6. Billy Kitt, 7. Brett Doherty, 8. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs*, 9. Billy Brittain*, 10. Ryan Hansen, 11. Rueben Baillie, 12. Jake Samoa, 13. Johnny Vuetibau.
Interchange: 14. Jay William Lobwein, 15. James Ackerman, 16. Jon Platt, 17. Jordan Ryan, 18. Jye Ballinger.
* = Melbourne Storm allocation (4 players allocated for this match)
Coach: Glen Dreger.
  • Note: This match was due to be played on Saturday 14 April at 5.30 pm but was delayed due to Cyclone Nathan.
    This was the Pride debut for Bradley Stephen and Regan Verney (Pride Players 117 & 118).
Position Round 2 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
9   Northern Pride 8 4 0 4 0 184 170 +14 8

ROUND 9: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Sunday
10 May 2015
14:30 PNG Pacific Time (UTC+10)
Papua New Guinea Hunters   36 – 16   Northern Pride
Tries:
Wera 2
Zeming 1
Boas 1
Puara 1
Ottio 1
Minoga 1
Goals:
Zeming 3
Bland Tony 1
Half-time:
10 – 10
Penalties:
4 – 5
QRL Report
Tries:
2 Luke George
1 Patrick Kaufusi



Goals:
2 Javid Bowen*
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 2. Semi Tadulala WG 3. Javid Bowen* CE 4. Dean McGilvray CE 5. Luke George WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (c) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Regan Verney SR 13. David Murphy LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. Alex Starmer.
* = Cowboys allocation (3 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Brett Anderson (hand), Codey Kennedy (hip flexor), Graham Clark (birth of first child), Bradley Stephen (passport issues), Hezron Murgha* (personal reasons), Ben Spina* (selected for the North Queensland Cowboys).
Pride Out: Bradley Stephen (wing), Graham Clark (second row).
Pride In: Javid Bowen (centre), Patrick Kaufusi (front row).
Changes: Luke George (centre to wing), Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (front row to bench), Tom Hancock (lock to bench), David Murphy (bench to lock), Regan Verney (bench to second row)
PNG Hunters: 1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Bland Abavu, 3. Noel Zeming, 4. Thompson Teteh, 5. Adex Wera, 6. Israel Eliab (c), 7. Ase Boas, 8. Henry Noki, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Esau Siune, 11. Kato Ottio, 12. Brandy Peter, 13. Adam Korave.
Interchange: 14. Roger Laka, 15. Lawrence Tu'u, 16. Willie Minoga, 17. Timothy Lomai, 18. Atte Bina, 19. Edward Goma, 20. David Lapua.
Coach: Michael Marum.
Position Round 9 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
8   Northern Pride 9 4 0 5 0 200 206 -6 8

ROUND 10: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Round 10
16–17 May 2015
Northern Pride   Bye Bye
Venue:
Bye
Note:
Position Round 10 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
7   Northern Pride 10 4 0 5 1 200 206 -6 10

ROUND 11: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
23 May 2015
17:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Wynnum Manly Seagulls   20 – 21   Northern Pride
Tries:
Ogden 1
Eden 1
Frei 1

Goals:
Seamark 3
Penalty Goal:
Seamark 1
Field Goal:
Half-time:
8 – 14
Penalties:
8 – 5
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Luke George
1 Bradley Stephen
1 Sam Obst
1 Tom Hancock
Goals:
2 Hezron Murgha* (2 from 4)
Penalty Goal:

Field Goal
1 Ryan Ghietti
BMD Kougari Oval
(Manly West, Brisbane, QLD)
Referee: Nick Morel
Player of the Match: Sam Obst
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Luke George CE 6. Ryan Ghietti WG 7. Sam Obst FE 8. Jack Svendsen HB 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) PR 10. David Murphy HK 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi PR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock SR 14. Denzel King LK
Interchange: 15. Regan Verney, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 19. Bradley Stephen, 20. Patrick Kaufusi.
* = Cowboys allocation (3 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Ben Spina*, Javid Bowen* and Cameron King* (selected for the North Queensland Cowboys).
Pride Out: Semi Tadulala (wing), Javid Bowen* (centre), Dean McGilvray (centre), Cameron King* (bench), Alex Starmer (bench).
Pride In: Hezron Murgha (fullback), Brett Anderson (centre), Graham Clark (second row), Denzel King (lock), Bradley Stephen (bench).
Changes: Linc Port (fullback to wing), Luke George (wing to centre), Ryan Ghietti (five-eighth to wing), Sam Obst (halfback to five-eighth), Jack Svendsen (front row to halfback), Jason Roos (hooker to front row), Patrick Kaufusi (front row to bench), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row to front row), Regan Verney (second row to bench), David Murphy (lock to hooker), Tom Hancock (bench to second row).
Wynnum Manly Seagulls: 1. Daniel Ogden, 2. Peter Gubb, 3. Matthew Grieve, 4. Mitchell Buckett, 5. Greg Eden, 6. Patrick Templeman, 7. Matthew Seamark, 8. Ben Shea, 9. Alehana Mara, 10. Tim Natusch (c), 11. Aaron Rockley, 12. Brendon Gibb, 13. Mitchell Frei.
Interchange: 14. John Te Reo, 15. Jon Grieve, 16. Tanu Wulf, 17. Olsi Krasniqi.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (x players allocated for this match).
Coach: Jon Buchanan.
  • Note: This was the Pride debut for Denzel King (Pride Player 119).
Position Round 11 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
7   Northern Pride 11 5 0 5 1 221 226 -5 12

ROUND 12: Intrust Super Cup 2015 – XXXX Rivalry Round
Sunday
31 May 2015
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   10 – 12   Mackay Cutters
Tries:
Luke George 1
Jason Roos 1
Goals:
Javid Bowen* 1 (1 from 3)
Half-time:
4 – 6
Penalties:
5 – 6
QRL Report
Tries:
2 Pereira

Goals:
2 Taylor (2 from 2)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Tim Rutherford
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Javid Bowen* CE 5. Luke George WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. David Murphy PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 21. Ben Spina*, 22. Patrick Kaufusi.
* = Cowboys allocation (3 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Semi Tadulala (hamstring).
Pride Out: Denzel King (lock), Regan Verney (bench), Bradley Stephen (bench).
Pride In: Javid Bowen* (centre), Cameron King* (bench), Ben Spina* (bench).
Changes: Luke George (centre to wing), Ryan Ghietti (wing to five-eighth), Sam Obst (five-eighth to halfback), Jack Svendsen (halfback to front row), Jason Roos (front row to hooker), David Murphy (hooker to front row), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (front row to second row), Tom Hancock (second row to lock)
Mackay Cutters: 1. Sam Clune, 2. Jordan Pereira, 3. Tyson Martin, 4. Justin Tavae, 5. Zack Walker, 6. Cameron Cullen, 7. Liam Taylor, 8. Brad Lupi, 9. Michael Sio, 10. Chris Gesch (c), 11. Brenden Treston, 12. Josh Osborne, 13. Aleki Falepaini.
Interchange: 14. Josh Chudleigh*, 16. Joss Boyton, 17. Rory Kostjasyn, 18. Ryan Kinlyside.
* = North Queensland Cowboys allocation (? players allocated for this match).
Coach: Kim Williams.
Position Round 12 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
8   Northern Pride 12 5 6 0 1 231 238 -7 10

ROUND 13: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
6 June 2015
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   24 – 18   Tweed Heads Seagulls
Tries:
Graham Clark 2
Javid Bowen* 1
Linc Port 2
Goals:
Linc Port 2 (2 from 5)
Penalty Goals:
Linc Port 0 (0 from 1)
Half-time:
10 – 18
Penalties:
4 – 4
QRL Report
Tries:
2 Anderson
1 Robinson

Goals:
3 Fogarty (3 from 3)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Clayton Sharpe
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Javid Bowen* CE 5. Luke George WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Ben Spina* LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. Dave Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (5 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Semi Tadulala (hamstring).
David Murphy (front row to bench), Tom Hancock (lock to bench), Ben Spina* (bench to lock), Patrick Kaufusi (bench to front row)*.
Tweed Heads Seagulls: 1. Shaun Carney, 2. Nathanael Barnes, 3. Leva Li, 5. Kalifa Faifai-Loa, 6. Ricardo Parata, 7. Jamal Fogarty, 8. Damian Sironen (c), 9. Sam Meskell, 10. Oliver Percy, 11. Matt Robinson, 12. Dane Clarke, 13. Sam Saville, 14. Blake Anderson.
Interchange: 15. Mark Offerdahl, 16. Matt White, 17. Will Bugden, 18. Etham Price. (Davin Crampton ruled out at the last minute due to a knee injury).
* = Gold Coast Titans allocation (? players allocated for this match)
Coach: Aaron Zimmerle
Position Round 13 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
7   Northern Pride 13 6 0 6 1 255 256 -1 14

ROUND 14: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Sunday
14 June 2015
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Sunshine Coast Falcons   6 – 28   Northern Pride
Tries:
Vunivalu 1



Goals:
Oakes 1 (1 from 1)
Half-time:
0 – 8
Penalties:
6 – 9
QRL Report
Tries:
2 Linc Port
2 Brett Anderson
1 Luke George
1 Semi Tadulala
Goals:
2 Linc Port (2 from 6)
Stockland Park
(Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, Kawana Waters, QLD)
Referee: Tim Rutherford
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Luke George CE 5. Semi Tadulala WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) PR 10. Patrick Kaufusi HK 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi PR 12. Regan Verney SR 13. Ben Spina* SR 14. Cameron King* LK
Interchange: 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy, 18. Alex Starmer.
* = Cowboys allocation (3 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Graham Clark (ankle), Javid Bowen* (dislocated shoulder)
Pride Out: Javid Bowen (centre), Jack Svendsen (front row), Graham Clark (second row)
Pride In: Semi Tadulala (wing), Regan Verney (second row), Alex Starmer (bench)
Changes: Luke George (wing to centre), Jason Roos (hooker to front row), Patrick Kaufusi (front row to hooker), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row to front row), Ben Spina* (lock to second row), Cameron King* (bench to lock)
Sunshine Coast Falcons: 1. Sam Wright, 2. Sam Young, 3. Rueben Baillie, 4. Travis Robinson, 5. Suliasi Vunivalu, 6. David Oakes, 7. Jake Turpin 8. James Ackerman, 9. Jay Lobwein, 10. Ryan Hansen, 11. Jye Ballinger, 12. Jake Samoa, 13. Tom Murphy (c).
Interchange: 14. Brett Doherty, 15. Johnny Vuetiba'u 16. Mboya Adams, 18. Sam Sotogi.
* = Melbourne Storm allocation (x players allocated for this match)
Coach: Glen Dreger.
Position Round 14 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
7   Northern Pride 14 7 0 6 1 283 262 +21 16

ROUND 15: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
20 June 2015
17:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Townsville Blackhawks   42 – 24   Northern Pride
Tries:
Santo 3
Parker-Walshe 2
Hughes 1
Pangai 1
Goals:
Tom Humble 4
Jensen 1
Half-time:
32 – 6
Penalties:
9 – 7
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Hezron Murgha*
1 Brett Anderson
1 Luke George
1 Vaipuna Tia Kilifi
Goals:
4 Linc Port (4 from 4)
Jack Manski Oval
(Golf Links Drive, Kirwan, QLD)
Referee: Nick Morel
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Luke George CE 5. Semi Tadulala WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Ben Spina* LK
Interchange: 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy, 18. Denzel King.
* = Cowboys allocation (4 players allocated for this match)
Pride Out: Regan Verney (second row), Cameron King* (lock), Alex Starmer (bench).
Pride In: Jack Svendsen (front row), Graham Clark (second row), Denzel King (bench).
Changes: Jason Roos (front row to hooker), Patrick Kaufusi (hooker to front row), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (front row to second row), Ben Spina* (second row to lock).
Townsville Blackhawks: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Zac Santo 3. Noel Underwood 4. Kyle Feldt 5. Jonathan Reuben 6. Robert Lui 7. Michael Parker-Walshe 8. Lorenzo Ma'afu 9. Anthony Mitchell 10. Daniel Beasley (c) 11. Glenn Hall 12. Rhyse Martin 13. Neville Costigan.
Interchange: 14. Tom Humble, 15. Corey Jensen, 16. Kelepi Tanginoa, 17. Jack Kelleher.
* = North Queensland Cowboys allocation (? players allocated for this match)
Coach: Kristian Woolf.
Position Round 15 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
8   Northern Pride 15 7 0 7 1 307 304 +3 14

ROUND 16: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
27 June 2015
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   20 – 14   Ipswich Jets
Tries:
Vaipuna Tia Kilifi 2
Linc Port 1
Goals:
Justin Castellaro 3 (3 from 3)
Penalty Goals
Justin Castellaro 1
Half-time:
18 – 0
Penalties:
8 – 4
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Carlin Anderson
1 McGrady
Goals:
2 Carlin Anderson (2 from 2)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Michael Gordon
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Justin Castellaro CE 5. Luke George WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Scott Bolton* PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kalifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 14. Keelan White LK
Interchange: 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. Alex Starmer, 20. David Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (2 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Ben Spina* (rib), Ryan Ghietti (shoulder), Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Cameron King* and Patrick Kaufusi selected for the North Queensland Cowboys.
Pride Out: Semi Tadulala (wing), Patrick Kaufusi (front row), Ben Spina* (lock), Denzel King (bench).
Pride In: Justin Castellaro (centre), Scott Bolton* (front row), Keelan White (lock), Alex Starmer (bench).
Changes: Luke George (centre to wing).
Ipswich Jets: 1. Carlin Anderson, 2. Marmin Barba, 3. Chris Walker, 4. Nemani Valekapa, 5. Brandon McGrady, 6. Josh Cleeland, 7. Dane Phillips, 8. Josh Seage, 9. Landon Hayes, 10. Rod Griffin, 11. Sam Martin, 12. Kurt Capewell, 13. Keiron Lander (c).
Interchange: 14. Fakahoko Teutau, 15. Kurtis Lingwoodock, 16. Billy McConnachie, 17. Gerico Cecil.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (? players allocated for this match).
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker.
Position Round 16 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
7   Northern Pride 16 8 0 7 1 327 318 +9 18

ROUND 17: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
4 July 2015
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   24 – 12   Easts Tigers
Tries:
Linc Port 1
Justin Castellaro 1
Luke George 1
Keelan White 1
Goals:
Justin Castellaro 4 (4 from 4)
Half-time:
10 – 0
Penalties:
6 – 3
QRL Report
Tries:
2 Kai



Goals:
2 Nona (2 from 2)
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Chris Anderson
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 2. Linc Port FB 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) WG 4. Justin Castellaro CE 5. Luke George CE 6. Ryan Ghietti WG 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) FE 10. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs HB 11. David Murphy PR 12. Graham Clark HK 13. Tom Hancock PR 14. Sam Obst SR 15. PJ Webb SR 16. Keelan White LK
Interchange: 17. Brent Oosen, 18. Semi Tadulala, 19. Cameron King*, 20. Jack Svensden.
* = Cowboys allocation (1 player allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Ben Spina* (rib), Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Vaipuna Tia Kalifi and Patrick Kaufusi selected for the North Queensland Cowboys).
Pride Out: Hezron Murgha (fullback), Scott Bolton* (front row), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row), Alex Starmer (bench).
Pride In: PJ Webb (second row), Brent Oosen (bench), Semi Tadulala (bench), Cameron King (bench)
Changes: Linc Port (wing to fullback), Brett Anderson (centre to wing), Luke George (wing to centre), Ryan Ghietti (five-eighth to wing), Sam Obst (halfback to second row), Jack Svendsen (front row to bench), Jason Roos (hooker to five-eighth), Graham Clark (second row to hooker), Tom Hancock (bench to front row), Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (bench to halfback), David Murphy (bench to front row)
Easts Tigers: 1. Donald Malone, 2. Maeli Seve, 3. Whetu Austin, 4. Michael Kai, 5. Brandon Downey, 6. Shaun Nona, 19. Brentt Warr, 8. Foisa Peni, 9. Tommy Butterfield, 10. Liam McDonald, 11. Dane Hogan (c), 12. Jake Foster, 13. Troy Giess.
Interchange: 14. Mathew Pitman, 15. Matthew Zgrajewski, 16. Brenton Horwood, 17. Billy Walters.
* = Melbourne Storm allocation (? players allocated for this match).
Coach: Craig Ingebrigtsen
  • Note: This was the Pride debut for Keelan White (Pride Player 120).
Position Round 17 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
8   Northern Pride 17 9 0 7 1 x x +x 20

ROUND 18: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
11 July 2015
17:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Souths Logan Magpies   17 – 8   Northern Pride
Tries:
Brooks 1
Jacks 1
Waddell 1
Goals:
Joass 2 (2 from 3)
Field Goals:
Waddell 1
Half-time:
10 – 4
Penalties:
3 – 2
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Brett Anderson
1 Justin Castellaro

Goals:
0 from 2
Field Goals:
Tully Showgrounds
(Butler Street, Tully, QLD)
Referee: Jarrod Cole
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Justin Castellaro CE 5. Luke George WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. PJ Webb SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy, 20. Alex Starmer.
* = Cowboys allocation (3 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Ben Spina* (rib), Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Vaipuna Tia Kalifi.
Pride Out: Keelan White (lock), Brent Oosen (bench), Semi Tadulala (bench).
Pride In: Hezron Murgha (fullback), Patrick Kaufusi (front row), Alex Starmer (bench).
Changes: Linc Port (fullback to wing), Brett Anderson (wing to centre), Luke George (centre to wing), Ryan Ghietti (wing to five-eighth), Jason Roos (five-eighth to hooker), Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (halfback to bench), David Murphy (front row to bench), Graham Clark (hooker to second row), Tom Hancock (front row to lock), Sam Obst (second row to halfback), Jack Svendsen (bench to front row).
Souths Logan Magpies: 1. Brandon Khuu, 2. Josh Damen, 3. Dallas Anderson, 4. Scott Doyle, 5. Tim Brooks, 6. Jack Joass, 7. Rhys Jacks, 8. Tikiko Noke, 9. Travis Waddell, 10. Andrew Edwards, 11. Joe Boyce, 12. Dan Tamou, 13. Phil Dennis (c).
Interchange: 14. Jack Anderson, 15. Ben Thorburn, 16. Sam Gardel, 17. Leon Panapa, 18. Ken Levu.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (? players allocated for this match).
Coach: Josh Hannay.
Position Round 18 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
7   Northern Pride 18 9 0 8 1 359 347 +12 20

ROUND 19: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Sunday
19 July 2015
15:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Tweed Heads Seagulls   12 – 24   Northern Pride
Tries:
Anderson 1
Srama 1


Goals:
Anderson 2
Half-time:
6 – 14
Penalties:
8 – 7
QRL Report
Tries:
2 Vaipuna Tia Kilifi
1 Linc Port
1Javid Bowen*
1 Sam Obst
Goals:
1 Justin Castellaro
1 Javid Bowen*
Piggabeen Sports Complex
(Caramar Drive, Tweed Heads West, NSW)
Referee: Liam Kennedy.
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Justin Castellaro CE 5. Javid Bowen* WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Ben Spina* PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. David Murphy LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 20. Patrick Kaufusi.
* = Cowboys allocation (4 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Alex Starmer (shoulder), Cameron King* and Patrick Kaufusi selected for the North Queensland Cowboys).
Pride Out: Luke George (wing), PJ Webb (second row), Alex Starmer (bench).
Pride In: Javid Bowen* (wing), Ben Spina* (front row), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row).
Changes: Patrick Kaufusi (front row to bench), Tom Hancock (lock to bench), David Murphy (bench to lock).
Tweed Heads Seagulls: 1. Ali Grant, 2. Nathanael Barnes, 3. James Wood (c), 4. Kalifa Faifai-Loa, 5. Leva Li, 6. Shaun Carney, 7. Karl Lawton, 8. Matt White, 9. Sam Meskell, 10. Oliver Percy, 11. Matt Robinson, 12. Blake Anderson, 13. Sam Saville.
Interchange: 14. Ricardo Parata, 15. Dane Clarke, 16. Will Bugden, 17. Ethan Price.
* = Gold Coast Titans allocation (? players allocated for this match).
Coach: Aaron Zimmerle.
Position Round 19 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
7   Northern Pride 19 10 0 8 1 383 359 +24 22

ROUND 20: Intrust Super Cup 2015
25–26 July 2015
Northern Pride   BYE
Position Round 20 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
7   Northern Pride 20 10 0 8 2 383 359 +24 24

ROUND 21: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
1 August 2015
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   16 – 4   Burleigh Bears
Tries:
Hezron Murgha* 1
Linc Port 1
Brett Anderson 1
Goals:
Justin Castellaro 2 (2 from 4)
Half-time:
6 – 2
Penalties:
4 – 9
QRL Report
Tries:



Goals:

Penalty Goals:
2 Walters
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Chris Anderson
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Justin Castellaro CE 5. Javid Bowen* WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Ben Spina* LK
Interchange: 14. Cameron King*, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (5 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Alex Starmer (shoulder).
Changes: Ben Spina* (front row to lock), David Murphy (lock to bench), Patrick Kaufusi (bench to front row).
Burleigh Bears: 1. Talor Walters, 2. Connor Broadhurst, 3. Jamie Dowling, 4. Tyron Haynes, 5. Dimitri Pelo, 6. Christian Hazard, 7. Ryley Jacks, 8. Nathaniel Peteru, 9. Kierran Moseley, 10. David Hala, 11. Louie Fanene, 12. Sam Swift, 13. Darren Griffiths (c).
Interchange: 14. Tom Rowles, 15. Ayden Lee, 16. Mitch Sharp, 17. Josh Ailaomai.
* = Gold Coast Titans allocation (? players allocated for this match).
Coach: Jim Lenihan.
  • Note: This was Hezron Murgha's 100th game for the Pride.
Position Round 21 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
6   Northern Pride 21 11 0 8 2 399 363 +36 26

ROUND 22: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
8 August 2015
18:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Mackay Cutters   22 – 26   Northern Pride
Tries:
Clune 1
Pereira 1
Jones 1
Taylor 1
Goals:
Taylor 2
Rawhiti 1
Half-time:
6 – 14
Penalties:
6 – 8
QRL Report
Tries:
2 Javid Bowen*
2 Luke George
1 Sam Obst

Goals:
3 Javid Bowen* (3 from 5)
Virgin Australia Stadium
(Bridge Road, South Mackay, QLD)
Referee: v
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 2. Javid Bowen* WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Semi Tadulala CE 5. Luke George WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. David Murphy SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Ben Spina* LK
Interchange: 14. Keelan White, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. Brent Oosen.
* = Cowboys allocation (3 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Cameron King* (knee operation), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (two match ban for reckless high tackle), Travis Peeters, Denzel King (jaw), Alex Starmer (shoulder).
Pride Out: Hezron Murgha (fullback), Justin Castellaro (centre), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row), Cameron King (bench).
Pride In: Semi Tadulala (centre), Luke George (wing), Keelan White (bench), Brent Oosen (bench).
Changes: Linc Port (wing to fullback), David Murphy (bench to second row).
Mackay Cutters: Mackay Cutters: 1. Sam Clune, 2. Blake Atherton, 3. Ben Jones, 4. Justin Tavae, 5. Buchanan Rawhiti, 6. Cameron Cullen, 7. Liam Taylor, 8. Brad Lupi, 9. Josh Chudleigh, 20. Pulou Vaituutuu, 11. Brenden Treston, 13. Chris Gesch (c), 10. Steve Rapira.
Interchange: 12. Tyson Martin, 15. Joss Boyton, 18. Ryan Kinlyside, 14. Aleki Falepaini, 16. Mitch Day.
* = North Queensland Cowboys allocation (? players allocated for this match)
Coach: Kim Williams.
Position Round 22 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
6   Northern Pride 22 12 0 8 2 425 385 +40 28

ROUND 23: Intrust Super Cup 2015 – Country Week
Sunday
16 August 2015
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Redcliffe Dolphins   34 – 26   Northern Pride
Tries:
Beehag 2
Johnston 2
Brady 1
Green 1
Goals:
Capewell 5 (5 from 6)
Half-time:
10 – 16
Penalties:
7 – 5
QRL Report
Tries:
3 Sam Obst
1 Linc Port
1 Jordan Biondi-Odo

Goals:
2 Jordan Biondi-Odo
1 Linc Port
Billy Slater Oval
(Callendar Park, Innisfail, QLD)
Referee: Jarrod Cole
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha* FB 2. Linc Port WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Justin Castellaro CE 18. Luke George WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Tom Hancock SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Ben Spina* LK
Interchange: 15. Brent Oosen, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy, 19. Jordan Biondi-Odo.
* = Cowboys allocation (4 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Cameron King* (knee operation), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (two match ban for reckless high tackle), Travis Peeters, Denzel King (jaw), Alex Starmer (shoulder).
Pride Out: Javid Bowen (wing), Semi Tadulala (centre), Keelan White (bench).
Pride In: Hezron Murgha (fullback), Justin Castellaro (centre), Jordan Biondi-Odo (bench).
Changes: Linc Port (fullback to wing), David Murphy (second row to bench), Tom Hancock (bench to second row).
Redcliffe Dolphins: 1. Marlon Doak, 2. Josh Beehag, 3. Tom Opacic, 4. Aaron Whitchurch, 5. Curtis Johnston, 6. John Brady, 7. Luke Capewell (c), 8. Charlie Faingaa, 9. Darcy Etrich, 10. Jon Green, 11. Nick Ritter, 12. Harley Aiono, 13. Tyson Cleal.
Interchange: 14. Shane Pumipi, 15. Joe Bradley, 16. Tom Geraghty 19. Taylor Brown.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (? players allocated for this match).
Coach: Troy Lindsay.
Position Round 23 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
6   Northern Pride 23 12 0 9 2 451 419 +32 28

ROUND 24: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Sunday
23 August 2015
14:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Norths Devils   10 – 26   Northern Pride
Tries:
Lucas1
Dean 1



Goals:
Tyson 1 (1 from 2)
Half-time:
4 – 6
Penalties:
7 – 9
QRL Report
Tries:
2 Linc Port
1 Justin Castellaro
1 Sam Obst
1 Vaipuna Tia Kilifi
1 Tom Hancock
Goals:
1 Justin Castellaro (1 from 6)
Yusia Ginau Oval
(Bamaga, Cape York, QLD)
Referee: Liam Kennedy
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 2. Luke George WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Justin Castellaro CE 22. Javid Bowen* WG 6. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Brent Oosen LK
Interchange: 14. Jordan Biondi-Odo, 15. Tom Hancock, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy.
* = Cowboys allocation (2 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Hezron Murgha* (one match ban for lifting tackle), Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Cameron King* (knee operation), Travis Peeters, Denzel King (jaw), Alex Starmer (shoulder), Ben Spina* (named for the team and then selected to play for the North Queensland Cowboys.
Pride Out: Hezron Murgha (fullback), Ben Spina* (lock).
Pride In: Javid Bowen* (wing), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row).
Changes: Linc Port (wing to fullback), Tom Hancock (second row to bench), Brent Oosen (bench to lock).
Norths Devils: 1. Luke Pollock, 2. Michael Lucas, 3. Joel Bailey, 4. Ryan Millard, 5. Rogan Dean, 6. Dan Murphy, 7. Liam Tyson, 8. Matt Mizzi, 9. Byron Creighton, 10. Billy Solah, 11. Kristian Wanka, 12. Brett Greinke, (c) 13. Krys Freeman.
Interchange: 14. Will McNee, 16. Rhett Webster, 20. Dylan Smith, 17. Josh Afoa.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (? players allocated for this match)
Coach: Mark Gliddon.
Position Round 24 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
6   Northern Pride 24 13 0 9 2 477 429 +48 30

ROUND 25: Intrust Super Cup 2015
Saturday
29 August 2015
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Northern Pride   46 – 18   CQ Capras
Tries:
Linc Port 4
Luke George 2
Vaipuna Tia Kilifi 1
Tom Hancock 1
Jordan Biondi-Odo 1
Goals:
Javid Bowen* 5 (5 from 9)
Half-time:
42 – 6
Penalties:
5 – 4
QRL Report
Tries:
1 Ainsworth
1 Randall
1 Smith


Goals:
2 Allen
1 Webster
Barlow Park
(Severin Street, Parramatta Park, QLD)
Referee: Jarrod Cole
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 5. Luke George WG 3. Brett Anderson (co-captain) CE 4. Javid Bowen* CE 22. Semi Tadulala WG 20. Ryan Ghietti FE 7. Sam Obst HB 14. Jordon Biondi-Odo PR 9. Jason Roos (co-captain) HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK
Interchange: 15. Brent Oosen, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy, 18. Keelan White.
* = Cowboys allocation (2 players allocated for this match).
Unavailable: Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Cameron King* (knee operation), Travis Peeters, Denzel King (jaw), Alex Starmer (shoulder).
Pride Out: Justin Castellaro (centre), Jack Svendsen (front row).
Pride In: Semi Tadulala (wing), Keelan White (bench).
Changes: Javid Bowen (wing to centre), Jason Roos (hooker to front row), Patrick Kaufusi (front row to hooker), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (second row to front row), Brent Oosen (lock to bench), Jordan Biondi-Odo (bench to lock), Tom Hancock (bench to second row)
CQ Capras: 1. Reece Baker, 2. Jake Ainsworth, 3. Dan Randall, 4. Sam Smith, 5. Tarrant Mariner, 6. Matt Minto, 7. Mark Johnstone, 8. Gerard Tema, 9. Ian Webster, 10. Gavin Hiscox, 11. Tyson White, 12. Rajan Opetaia-Halls, 13. Guy Williams (c).
Interchange: 14. Corbyn Kilday, 15. Nathan Young, 16. Josh Johnston, 17. Josh Mitchell, 18. Dean Allen.
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (? players allocated for this match).
Coach: Lionel Harbin.
Position Round 25 – 2015 P W D L B For Against Diff Pts
6   Northern Pride 25 14 0 9 2 523 447 +76 32

2015 ladder

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Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1   Townsville Blackhawks 25 19 3 1 2 870 363 +507 43
2   Papua New Guinea Hunters 25 18 3 2 2 718 487 +231 42
3   Ipswich Jets 25 16 7 0 2 700 502 +198 36
4   Wynnum Manly Seagulls 25 16 7 0 2 623 440 +183 36'
5   Easts Tigers 25 13 8 2 2 632 428 +204 32
6   Northern Pride 25 14 9 0 2 523 447 +76 32
7   Redcliffe Dolphins 25 10 12 1 2 671 574 +97 25
8   Mackay Cutters 25 10 12 1 2 547 497 +50 25
9   Burleigh Bears 25 10 13 0 2 401 674 -273 24
10   Tweed Heads Seagulls 25 9 13 1 2 510 585 -75 23
11   Sunshine Coast Falcons 25 7 15 1 2 452 599 -147 19
12   Souths Logan Magpies 25 7 15 1 2 506 664 -158 19
13   Norths Devils 25 5 16 2 2 420 727 -324 16
14   Central Queensland Capras 25 1 22 0 2 330 882 -552 6

Northern Pride (regular season 2015)

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  • Win = 14 (9 of 11 home games, 5 of 12 away games)
  • Loss = 9 (2 of 11 home games, 7 of 12 away games)
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Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20120916041305/http://www.qrl.com.au/
A = Away; H = Home; B = Bye; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; P = Postpone

Finals Series

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The Queensland Cup reverted to a six-team finals format in 2015.

Elimination FinalsMajor / Minor Semi-finalsPreliminary FinalGrand Final
1  Townsville261  Townsville20
2  PNG Hunters123  Ipswich32
3  Ipswich542  PNG Hunters12
6  Northern Pride263  Ipswich28
3  Ipswich44
5  Easts18
4  Wynnum Manly24
5  Easts32


Finals Week 1 – First Elimination Semi-final
Sunday
6 September 2015
13:35 AEST (UTC+10)
Ipswich Jets   54 – 26   Northern Pride
Tries:
Carlin Anderson 2
Matt Parcell 2
Marmin Barba 1
Josh Cleeland 1
Dane Phillips 1
Keiron Lander 1
Billy McConnachie 1
Goals:
Carlin Anderson 9
Half-time:
24 – 16
Penalties:
2 – 6
Tries:
3 Brett Anderson
1 Javid Bowen*
1 Ben Spina*




Goals:
3 Justin Castellaro (3 from 5)
North Ipswich Reserve
(Ipswich, QLD)
Referee: Peter Gough.
Sea Swift Northern Pride: 1. Linc Port FB 2. Hezron Murgha* WG 3. Brett Anderson (c)CE 4. Justin Castellaro CE 18. Javid Bowen* WG 20. Ryan Ghietti FE

7. Sam Obst HB 8. Jack Svendsen PR 9. Jason Roos (c)HK 10. Patrick Kaufusi PR 11. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi SR 12. Graham Clark SR 13. Tom Hancock LK

Interchange: 14. Jordon Biondi-Odo, 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, 17. David Murphy, 22. Ben Spina*.
* = Cowboys allocation (4 players allocated for this match)
Unavailable: Regan Verney (fractured eye socket), Sam Pau (broken leg), Cameron King* (knee operation), Travis Peeters, Denzel King (jaw), Alex Starmer (shoulder).
Pride Out: Semi Tadulala (wing), Luke George (wing), Brent Oosen (bench), Keelan White (bench)
Pride In: Hezron Murgha (wing), Justin Castellaro (centre), Jack Svendsen (front row), Ben Spina* (bench)
Changes: Javid Bowen (centre to wing), Jason Roos (front row to hooker), Patrick Kaufusi (hooker to front row), Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (front row to second row), Tom Hancock (second row to lock), Jordan Biondi-Odo (lock to bench)
Ipswich Jets: 1. Carlin Anderson, 2. Marmin Barba, 3. Richard Pandia, 4. Nemani Valekapa, 5. Brendon McGrady, 6. Josh Cleeland, 7. Dane Phillips, 8. Josh Seage, 9. Matt Parcell, 10. Rod Griffin, 11. Fakahoko Teutau, 12. Kurt Capewell, 13. Keiron Lander (c).
Interchange: 15. Kurtis Lingwoodock, 16. Billy McConnachie, 17. Liam Capewell, 22. Sam Martin.
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
* = Brisbane Broncos allocation (x players allocated for this match)
  • Note: First Elimination Semi-final: 3rd place Ipswich Jets v 6th place Pride.
    This match was broadcast live on Channel 9 with Matthew Thompson, Scott Sattler and Peter Psaltis as the commentary team.

2015 Northern Pride players

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Pride player Appearances Tries Goals Field Goals Pts
  Alex Starmer 5 0 0 0 0
  Bradley Stephen 2 3 0 0 12
  Brent Oosen 6 0 0 0 0
  Brett Anderson 16 8 0 0 32
  Codey Kennedy 1 0 0 0 0
  Dave Murphy 22 1 0 0 4
  Dean McGilvray 4 1 0 0 4
  Denzel King 2 0 0 0 0
  Graham Clark 22 3 0 0 12
  Jack Svendsen 22 1 0 0 4
  Jason Roos 24 1 0 0 4
  Jordon Biondi-Odo 6 2 4 0 16
  Justin Castellaro 8 3 15 0 42
  Keelan White 4 1 0 0 4
  Linc Port 24 23 11 0 114
  Luke George 18 16 0 0 64
  Nathan Wales 2 0 0 0 0
  PJ Webb 2 0 0 0 0
  Patrick Kaufusi 21 2 0 0 8
  Regan Verney 4 0 0 0 0
  Ryan Ghietti 24 1 0 1 5
  Sam Obst 24 8 0 0 32
  Semi Tadulala 12 3 0 0 12
  Sheldon Powe-Hobbs 24 0 0 0 0
  Tom Hancock 24 4 0 0 16
  Vaipuna Tia-Kilifi 18 8 0 0 32

North Queensland Cowboys who played for the Pride in 2015

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Cowboys player Appearances Tries Goals Field Goals Pts
  Ben Spina* 15 3 0 0 12
  Cameron King* 16 1 7 0 18
  Hezron Murgha* 19 3 10 0 32
  Javid Bowen* 15 10 13 0 66
  Lachlan Coote* 1 0 0 0 0
  Scott Bolton* 1 0 0 0 0

2015 Televised Games

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Channel Nine

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In August 2012 as part of the historic $1 billion five-year broadcasting agreement with Nine and Fox Sports, the Australian Rugby League Commission confirmed that Intrust Super Cup matches would be televised by Channel 9 until 2018. One match a week is shown live across Queensland at 2.00pm (AEST) on Sunday afternoons on Channel 9 (or GEM), on WIN Television (RTQ) in regional areas and on Imparja Television in remote areas. The match is also broadcast in Papua New Guinea on Kundu 2 TV. The 2015 commentary team was Peter Psaltis, Scott Sattler and Mathew Thompson.

In 2015 the Pride appeared in three televised games:

The Round 3 match against the Townsville Blackhawks from Barlow Park, Cairns was scheduled to be broadcast, but Channel Nine was concerned about the impacts of Cyclone Nathan and so the match between Tweed Heads Seagulls and Norths Devils was shown instead.

References

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  1. ^ "QRL announces Townsville's entry". 10 September 2014.
  2. ^ "O'Callaghan confirmed as new coach". Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  3. ^ O'Neill, Rhys (20 October 2014). "Steady as we Joe". Cairns Post. Cairns.
  4. ^ "Northern Pride have appointed Rod Jensen as their new CEO".
  5. ^ "Northern Pride". QRL. 2010. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
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