Under 19 Team Change


Forward Ben Matterson has been called into the 2006 XXXX Queensland Under 19 team, replacing Paoa Faamita of the Bulldogs.

Faamita has been suspended for one game by the NSWRL judiciary for use of knees in a club match last weekend.

His replacement Matterson represents the Norths Devils club and was a member of their 2005 premiership Colts side.

Coming from an athletics background, Matterson was raised on Stradbroke Island before moving to the Newcastle district in his teens and playing junior football for Central Charlestown.

He returned to Queensland and played his first recognised senior football with Wavell State High and the Norths Devils.

XXXX QUEENSLAND UNDER 19 - 2006 The side to play New South Wales Under 19 at Telstra Stadium, Sydney, Wednesday 24 May. This match is the curtain raiser to the State of Origin fixture between New South Wales and Queensland.

1. Jackson NICOLAU Norths Devils 2. Denan KEMP Toowoomba Clydesdales 3. Junior SAU Canberra Raiders 4. Will CHAMBERS Norths Devils 5. Israel FOLAU Norths Devils 6. Joel MOON Toowoomba Clydesdales 7. Michael BOND Aspley Devils 8. David TAYLOR Toowoomba Clydesdales 9. Nathan STRUDWICK Toowoomba Clydesdales 10. Isaac SCHWENKE Norths Devils 11. Scott BOLTON North QLD Young Guns 12. Lagi SETU St George Illawarra Dragons 13. Keiron LANDER Aspley Devils

14. Mark OFFERDAHL Manly Sea Eagles 15. Rodney GRIFFIN Balmain Tigers 16. Charlie FETOAI Aspley Devils 17. Ben MATTERSON Norths Devils

Coach: Wayne TRELEAVEN