Who is the fastest man in rugby league in Queensland – Marmin Barba, perhaps?
However no discussion about this topic would be complete without mentioning names like Marlon Doak, Marco Delepena or Maeli Seve. Toowoomba rugby league fans will have the opportunity to decide for themselves this weekend as the Velocity All Stars being their exciting brand of rugby league to the Nine Seven Rugby League Toowoomba 9’s.
The All Stars will have plenty of experience for the big games at the end of the tournament, captain Maeli Seve is a regular Intrust Super Cup player who played in the 2013 Grand Final for Easts and captain/coach Tye Ingebrigsten lead his Hervey Bay Seagulls to the 2015 Bundaberg Rugby League Grand Final in only his first season in charge.
While The All Stars are traditionally not the biggest or most exciting team in a 9’s tournament coach Kim Ingebrigsten said that they are normally the smartest and best all round footy side.
“We will look to utilise the speed of Doak, Turner and Joey Burchell off the back of controlled position and possession” He said.
It is a formula that has proven to be successful, with the All Stars winning the two previous tournaments they have entered, the 2014 Deception Bay 9’s and the 2015 Redcliffe 9’s.
The early favourites to take the trophy this time are the two Fijian teams – the Saru Dragons and the Nadroga Knights, however the All Stars will be looking to their potent combination of big game experience, youth, football smarts and speed to ensure they make an impact.
The tournament kicks off at Toowoomba’s Clive Berghofer Stadium on Saturday morning and promises to be an exciting and action packed two days.
Velocity All Stars – Toowoomba 9’s 2015
1. M Doak
2. J Burchell
3. M Seve (C)
4. M Delepena
5. K Turner
6. C Horne
7. T Seymour
8. R Hansen (VC)
9. J Mitchell
10. J Vaueitbau
11. J Thompson
12. T Ingebrigtsen
13. J Johnston
14. S Young
15. W Austin
16. G Gauser
Coach – K Ingebrigtsen
Manager – B Marshall
Trainer – C Fallon
Strapper – G Hines
League Safe – C Hughes
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