Diehards omitted from Queensland Cup

From QRL press release Friday 19 November: THE Board of the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) has today determined that the 2005 Queensland Cup season will be contested by the following 11 clubs:

Burleigh Bears Central Comets Easts Tigers Ipswich Jets North Qld Young Guns Norths Devils Redcliffe Dolphins Souths Logan Magpies Toowoomba Clydesdales Tweed Heads Seagulls Wynnum Seagulls

Eight of the 11 clubs listed remain from the competition?s inauguration in 1996, with Burleigh carrying an unbroken record since being admitted in 1997.

From the 2004 season, the only club not participating in 2005 will be Brothers Diehards.

While the QRL acknowledges the rich history associated with the organisation, the club?s inability to meet specified guidelines has resulted in this situation.

Avenues remain open for the club to apply to be part of lower grade competitions in the South East Division.

A draft draw for the Queensland Cup will be released in coming weeks, following which the participating clubs will be consulted.

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