GC Sides Come Together for 2013 Connell/Meninga Cup
The management of the Gold Coast’s Mal Meninga and Cyril Connell Cup sides has been drastically changed effective immediately.
In the past, two Gold Coast teams have competed in both the under 16s (Connell Cup) and under 18s (Meninga Cup) representative competitions played throughout South East Queensland in March & April.
One of those teams would be managed by the GCJRL as the Vikings while the other would play under the Titans brand.
From next season onwards both Gold Coast sides playing in the Connell/Meninga Cup will be controlled by a management committee set up by the South East Division of the Queensland Rugby League and play under the Vikings brand.
The committee includes stakeholders from the GCRL, GCJRL, GC Titans, Keebra Park, Palm Beach Currumbin and of course the QRL South East Division.
What this means is that the process of selection, training and playing in the competition will be controlled by the one entity rather than segregating resources like in the past.
All the players who would have been eligible in the past will still be available for selection now, however the spread of talent will be more even across the two teams as they are representing one body, not competing against each other.
Please find below teams selected for the Cyril Connell and Mal Meninga Train on squads
Last updated 26/09/2012
Cyril Connell Viking's Under 16's
The 2012 Cyril Connell Cup Results
Teams consist of:
Gold Coast Viking's Gold and Green
Sunshine Coast Falcons
Competition commences on:
Round 1- 3rd March Vikings vs West Panthers (Win 18-10)
Round 2- 10th March Vikings vs Wynnum Manly Seagulls (Loss 28-24)
Round 3- 17th March Vikings vs Souths Logan Magpies (Win 30-26)
Round 4- 24th March Vikings vs East Tigers (Loss 32-12)
Round 5- 31st March Vikings vs Redcilffe Dolphins (Win 32-22)
Round 6- 7th April Vikings Green vs Vikings Gold (40-18)
Round 7- 14th April Vikings vs Norths Devils (40-12)
Semi Finals- 21st April Townsville Stingers 26 Def Gold Coast (Gold) 16
Finals- 28th April 2012 Souths Logan Magpies 32 Def Townsville Stingers 26
National Final- 12th May 2012
(Winner of the Cyril Connell Cup will play winner of the SG Ball Cup for the National Title)
Please click link for selected players in the U16 Queensland Team