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Murri Rugby League Team
Club information
Full nameArthur Beetson Queensland Murri Rugby League Team
Nickname(s)Murries
Founded2012; 9 years ago (2012)
Murri Rugby League Team
Uniforms
First colours
Team results
First international
Queensland Murri 72–10 United States USA Tomahawks
Biggest win
Queensland Murri 72–10 United States USA Tomahawks
Biggest defeat
 Māori 46–22 Queensland Murri

The Murri Rugby League Team is a representative side for Indigenous rugby league players that play in the annual Queensland Murri Rugby League Carnival.

History

Arthur Beetson Foundation Murri tour of Hawaii

Queensland Murri's faced the USA Tomahawks at Honolulu in 2012, The game was played at Kaiser Stadium with a high school gridiron game played as curtain raiser. The Murri side was selected from the Murri Carnival in Ipswich 2012 with a few of the players were Queensland Cup players likes of Brendon Marshall, Donald Malone, Ian Lacey, Keiron Lander & Kurtis Lingwoodock the side was coached by NRL star, Cory Paterson . They traveled with members of the Jaran Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Company in a unique exchange between the three cultures in rugby league and culture.[1]

Year Queensland Murri vs USA Tomahawks
Winners Score Runners-up
2012
Queensland Murri
72–10 USA Tomahawks

Arthur Beetson Foundation Murri tour of New Zealand

In October 2013, a Queensland Murri representative side toured New Zealand to play A New Zealand Maori team in a two-game series. The Maori side won the first game 48–18 at Davies Park, Huntly. The second game was played at Puketawhero Park, Rotorua and was won by the Maori side, 32–16.[2]

Year Queensland Murri vs New Zealand Maori
Winners Score Runners-up
2013  Māori New Zealand Maori 40–18
Queensland Murri
2013  Māori New Zealand Maori 32–16
Queensland Murri

Queensland Murri vs New Zealand Māori 2014

The Deadly Choices Men QLD Murri Representative Team played against touring NZ Maoris on Saturday 18 October at BMD Kougari Oval

Year Queensland Murri vs New Zealand Maori
Winners Score Runners-up
2014  Māori New Zealand Maori 46–22
Queensland Murri

Arthur Beetson Foundation Murri Tour of Fiji

In October 2014 the Queensland Murri representative side toured Fiji. They played 2 games against the Vodafone Cup winners, Fair Trade Makoi Bulldogs and Fiji residents, the side featured third-grade club (mix between QLD Cup squad and local A-Grade) players in Queensland.

Year Queensland Murri vs Fiji Residents
Winners Score Runners-up
2014 Makoi Bulldogs 20–16
Queensland Murri
2014
Queensland Murri
14–12 Fiji Fiji Residents

2014 squad

Queensland Murri
2014 Squad Coaching staff
  •  1 Menmuny Murgha FB
  •  2 Marlon Doak WG
  •  3 Bradley Stephens CE
  •  4 Brendon Marshall CE
  •  5 Ronald Conlon WG
  •  6 Sean Yorston FE
  •  7 Steven Singleton HB
  •  8 Bill McConnachie PR
  •  9 Rex Johnson HK
  • 10 Matt Bon PR
  • 11 Tristian Lumley SR
  • 12 Joel Marama SR
  • 13 Noel Underwood LK
  • 14 Brandon Cubby
  • 15 Marmin Barba WG, FB
  • 16 Philip Vinson
  • 17 George Jarrett PR, SR
  • 18 Nathan Gaulton
  • 19 Morris Hodges
  • 20 Kepa Sabesio




Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


Major sponsors

See also

References

  1. ^ BeejayB (20 October 2012). "Jets honoured to tackle indigenous tour". BeejayB. The Queensland Times. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  2. ^ "League: Maori beat Murri Queensland". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 22 November 2015.