The QCCS Mackay cutters are pleased to announce the signing of four players from the Mackay District Rugby League community.

Magpies trio Nikko Roberts, Gareth Moore, Neville Morrison and Proserpine’s Whitsunday Brahmans Tim Bennett have all secured 2017 contracts. All four played in the 2016 grand final which was won by eventual premiers Magpies.

Coach Sheppard said “It just shows the quality of the local competition, it also shows there’s a pathway to ISC level. These four are looking to challenge themselves at the next level and don’t have to leave the area to do so.”

“The majority of our QCCS Cutters U20’s squad has also come through the MDRL A grade competition, this gives them a good grounding for the new statewide U20’s comp knowing they can mix it with men.”

All players are two weeks into pre-season and are hoping they can do enough to earn selection in the first trial.