The 2020 season never got off the ground, and now the anticipation surrounding the return of rugby league in the Western Rams region is building.
After a slow start through October and November, the player transfer market is heating up, and all the switches, new arrivals and shock departures are hard to keep track of, we understand.
So, to make life easier, we've got all the moves - in, out and sideways - for every club in both Group 11 and Group 10 right here in the one place.
(We'll update this list as the off-season progresses)
COACH: Brent Wood
- IN: Bailey Hartwig (Forbes), Benny Cokanasiga, Dennis Spathis, Jacob Kennedy (Muswellbrook), Jack Creith, Connor Farrer
- OUT: Kyle Mawhinney, Aaron Mawhinney, Cooper Neilsen, Jay Slavin (Belconnen United), Harrison MacGregor (Cessnock)
COACH: Cameron Greenhalgh
COACH: Justin Toomey-White (captain-coach).
- IN: Colt Ure (Macquarie Raiders), Harry Kempston (CYMS), Corey Cox (CYMS), Derick Peachey.
- OUT: Travis Waddell (Goondiwindi), James Stanley (CYMS), Dave Dryden, Aidan Ryan (retired)
After COVID-19 forced all play this season to be abandoned there’s already plenty of excitement about #Group11 in 2021.— Nick Guthrie (@Nj_Guthrie) December 17, 2020
The draw was realeased today and the return of the All Stars match and a number of other rep games has also been confirmed.https://t.co/lTyLtOfYei
COACH: Shawn Townsend
- IN: Josh Toole (Macquarie Raiders), James Stanley (Wellington), Jack Smith (Tugun Seahawks), Brydon Ramien (Toukley), Craig McLean (Macquarie)
- OUT: Jack Kavanagh (Macquarie Raiders), Claude Gordon (Bathurst Panthers), Jack Quinn (Mackay Cutters), Tony Pellow (Wests Devils), Bayden Searle, Isaac Thompson (Windsor Wolves), Noah Ryan (Western Suburbs Magpies), Wade Kavanagh, Byron Warren (Central Newcastle)
COACH: Alex Ronayne (captain-coach)
COACH: Ryan Richardson and Chad Jacobson
- IN: Luke Thompson (Peak Hill), Kurt Fuller, PJ Stanton, Alexander Marr, Blake Richardson (Forster Tuncurry), Darryl Cubby (Nyngan)
- OUT: Trent Jacobson (Trangie)
COACH: Jeremy Smith (captain-coach)
- IN: Ngatokorua Dawson (Coogee Dolphins), Peni Botiki (Hills Bulls), Guy Thompson (Cessnock), Ben Baker (Easts Campbelltown), Jake Hawkins (Singleton United), Baden Carney (Binnaway), Brett Taylor (Dapto), Kiyan Shaw (Central Newcastle)
- OUT: Darryl Cubby (Narromine)
COACH: Graeme Osborne
- OUT: Greg Behan (Oberon), Lochlan Piper (Terrigal), Corey Willmott (Dora Creek), Keelan Bresac (Bathurst Panthers).
COACH: Jack Littlejohn (captain-coach)
- IN: Clay Priest (Canterbury Bulldogs)
- OUT: Nick Harvey (Dubbo Macquarie), Ryan Leggett (Old Bar), Tom Shearman (Dunedoo Swans).
COACH: Doug Hewitt (captain-coach)
- IN: McCoy White (Bathurst St Pat's), Bradyn Cassidy (Cowra), Abel Faifua-Lefaosu (Oberon), David Sellers (Oberon), Claude Gordon (Dubbo CYMS), Corey Kennedy (Glen Innes), Keelan Bresac (Lithgow Workies).
- OUT: Josh Starling (Thirroul), Noah Griffiths (Newcastle Knights)
BATHURST ST PAT’S
COACH: Zac Merritt (captain-coach)
- IN: Sione Naufahu (Wentworthville), Mitch Browne (Cowra Magpies).
- OUT: Traie Merritt (Forbes), McCoy White (Bathurst Panthers)
COACH: Daniel Mortimer (captain-coach)
- IN: Jack Buchanan (Cowra), Jack Nobes (Cowra).
- OUT: Emmanuel Rodriguez (Canowindra), Ryan Griffin (Goulburn City Bulldogs).
COACH: Willie Heta (captain-coach)
- IN: Toby Westcott (North Sydney Bears), Ryan Manning (Aquinas Colts), Saul Houma (Wagga Kangaroos).
- OUT: Steven Widders (Newcastle), Corey Brown (South Newcastle)
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