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#61 G Las D

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

Rest assured CQ Rugby League fans, we are patient and committed so we will not give up the fight for our own NRL Club in CQ.


From the tenor of this thread, that much is clear.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:15 AM

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

CQ NRL BID RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF QRL CENTRAL DIVISION PROGRAMS FOR 2012/2013

The CQ NRL Bid has renewed its sponsorship of the QRL Central Division for 2012/2013. The sponsorship helps fund the highly successful Holiday Camps run in Rockhampton and also includes front-of-jersey sponsorship of the U/13s, U/14s and U/16s CQ Capras junior teams.
The sponsorship comes despite recent disparaging comments from the QRL’s Central Capricorn Region that was aired on WIN News two weeks ago. CQ NRL Bid CEO said that while the comments had jeopardised the sponsorship renewal, the CQ NRL Bid did not want vital grassroots development to be impaired.

“The CQ NRL Bid did receive assurances from the QRL Central Division that the recent comments were not representative of the Division’s views and attitudes towards the Bid. The meeting with the QRL Central Division was very productive and we feel confident the two organisations can work closely together to achieve positive outcomes for rugby league into the future.” Keeffe said.

QRL Central Division Chairman Michael Borland agreed with Keeffe that the future looked bright for rugby league in the region.
“The comments were regrettable. The CQ NRL Bid has seen fit to continue this vital sponsorship that is so beneficial to the juniors in the Central Queensland region. The CQ NRL Bid has the full unequivocal support of the QRL Central Division in their quest for an NRL team in our region.”

The CQ NRL Bid is committed to progressing rugby league in Central Queensland through its suite of Grassroots Program including the QR National Schools Program, the QR National Scholarship Program and the CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Program. In addition the CQ NRL Bid provides vital sponsorships to local league organisations and in-kind sponsorships to local clubs throughout CQ.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:22 AM



CEO, Denis Keeffe, on Fox Sports News today.

QLD's economy isn't stronger than NSW, hmm that's a new one. Some of the biggest companies in the world and Australia are on board already

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:18 AM

The Spot Light – Junior Development Success and Mal for Immortal

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:22 AM

RUGBY LEAGUE TALENT APLENTY IN CQ

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:15 AM

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Many future U20s players when we get a licence

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:19 AM

Young Willy gets helping hand

Michelle Curran | 26th September 2012 11:23 AM
PROUD parents John and Robyn Mohr, from Clermont, watched as their 14-year-old son, William, spoke at a press conference in his honour at CQ Leagues Club.

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PROUD parents John and Robyn Mohr, from Clermont, watched as their 14-year-old son, William, spoke at a press conference in his honour at CQ Leagues Club.

They had travelled to Rockhampton to collect their son following a four-day CQ NRL Bid junior development squad training camp at Rockhampton Grammar School.

Fortunately, the Mohrs could sit in on yesterday's press conference to hear their son had become the first recipient of the new CQ Pentag-Nidera Sports and Education Bursary. "This is the part I like ... that the bursary will be a big help for mum and dad," John Mohr chuckled, pointing at the information sheet about the bursary.

As part of the bursary, the Mohr family receives substantial financial assistance towards sports and educational costs throughout the year, which William said would be very useful.

"It will help me a fair bit with travel. I live in basically the middle of nowhere and it is not always cheap to get around...every day it takes me two hours to travel to my school Marist College in Emerald, and then two hours back again. I'm pretty excited to receive this award," said William, who plays in the forwards for the under-13 team.

William is one of five children who have grown up on the Mohr farm 50km out of Clermont. He started playing league at the age of seven because his older brother played, and he has grown into a promising competitor.

Leading grain company Pentag-Nidera recently approached the CQ NRL Bid team, expressing their desire to help one of the junior boys whose family lived on the land, CQ NRL Bid business and community development manager Walson Carlos said.

"William immediately came to mind. He's a constructive player and also very humble.

"We've been keeping an eye on him for a while, he's made the Queensland under-13 side and he's a good kid, from a good family," Carlos said.

Meanwhile, the four-day camp in Rockhampton was very successful. Mohr said both the under-13 and under-14 squads trained several times and were well prepared for next month's southern tour.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:24 AM

CLERMONT’S WILLIAM MOHR AWARDED CQ PENTAG-NIDERA SPORTS & EDUCATION BURSARY


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he's a QLD U13 player and must say I was only out at Clermont about 3 weekends ago and it is quite small and indeed in the middle of the bush basically so would be a lot of travelling and time.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

Camp full of aspiring league stars

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CENTRAL Queensland fans just can't get enough of rugby league.
This week, Rockhampton Grammar School is hosting this year's biggest CQ NRL Bid-sponsored Queensland Rugby League Mod Camp, with more than 110 kids taking part.

"We run these programs every year throughout the state, and this one in Rocky is definitely the biggest one we've had all year," QRL education development officer and camp manager Dominic Draper said.
In the four years the camps have been up and running, enrolment numbers at the Rockhampton camp have doubled.
"We have a waiting list of kids wanting to attend and I was still getting phone calls from people when the camp started on Tuesday," Draper said.
Children from Longreach, Barcaldine, Emerald, Blackwater, Springsure, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Marlborough, Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast have enrolled in the four-day camp.
Its focus is on the development of rugby league players aged between 10 and 12.
"So far, the kids are having a great time. We are doing drills, learning new skills, learning about rugby league and what it is like to spend time away from mum and dad," Draper said.
CQ NRL Bid business and community development manager Walson Carlos said the CQ NRL Bid was very happy to be major sponsor of such an important event for grassroots development of rugby league in the region.
"The CQ NRL Bid is committed to developing the grassroots of rugby league in Central Queensland and I want to commend the QRL, and in particular Dominic Draper and his team, for providing this wonderful opportunity for the young players to enjoy some fun footy activities in their holidays," Carlos said.
The Bid is committed to advancing rugby league in CQ through the QR National Schools Program, the QR National Scholarship Program and the CQ NRL Bid Junior Development Program.

It also sponsors local league organisations and clubs throughout CQ.



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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:47 AM

Nine boss keen for NRL expansion

Michelle Curran | 28th September 2012 10:01 AM





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TYING up two-and-a-half hours of Channel 9 boss David Gyngell's time was a coup for CQ NRL Bid campaigners Denis Keeffe and Geoff Murphy.

Channel Nine Network chief executive David Gyngell (right) can see the value of another Queensland team.
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TYING up two-and-a-half hours of Channel 9 boss David Gyngell's time was a coup for CQ NRL Bid campaigners Denis Keeffe and Geoff Murphy.

The CQ NRL Bid chief executive and chairman were on a recent mission in Sydney to discuss NRL expansion and the inclusion of a Central Queensland-based team with Gyngell.

Having arrived an hour early for their meeting at Channel 9's Willoughby office, they were just getting comfortable when the receptionist approached the pair.

"She asked who we were, and we were suddenly ushered into his office straight away ... he is such a busy man and to sit down with him for two-and-a-half hours was very encouraging," Keeffe said on his return to Rockhampton.

"Gyngell had a fair bit to say about it, and where a team should go. He is an absolute rugby league nut."

The Rockhampton pair were buoyed by Gyngell's support of expansion and the addition of another Queensland team to the present 16-team NRL competition.

"Many people have got it into their heads that NRL expansion was off the cards for the next five years following last month's $1 billion broadcasting agreement with Nine and Fox Sports," Keeffe said.

"But Gyngell said that was just the assumption people had made because it was not mentioned in the announcement. He also said expansion was not brought up at all during negotiations for the TV deal, but it was something he could not overlook."

Of particular interest to Gyngell, was the ninth game in the NRL draw which, through Australian anti-siphoning laws, would have to be shown on Free-to-Air TV (Channel 9).

"The idea of scheduling a local Queensland derby for this ninth game was appealing to him. Derby games between the Broncos, Titans and Cowboys always rate off the scale in Queensland.

"Queenslanders consume rugby league at a rate like no other, and with so many Sydney-based teams already in the competition, it made sense to Gyngell to include another Queensland team in the mix - which would also provide variety," he said.

An Ipswich-based team or a team in Gosford were also viable options for Gyngell. These teams posed serious competition to a Central Queensland team, despite the fact a team in CQ was likely to prove as popular with the public as the North Queensland Cowboys.

During the same visit to Sydney, Keeffe and Murphy also met Fox Sports chief executive Patrick Delany.

"A 17-team competition appealed to Delaney ... Fox Sports would not get any extra games in their TV coverage, but they would most likely see subscriptions increase, with supporters wanting to watch their new team - especially for away games," Keeffe said.

The strategic importance of expansion from 16 to 18 teams for the NRL was also raised at the meetings with Gyngell and Delany.

"The heartland of the game needs to be secured against the expansion ambitions of the AFL.

"The AFL have published their expansion plans and these plans include another AFL team located in the rugby league heartland of regional Queensland. A CQ NRL team would lock up the east coast of Australia for the NRL for generations and effectively block the AFL in regional Queensland," he said.

The next six months are crucial for the CQ NRL Bid.

"The plan is due out late this year or early 2013, and we could know by then if we have a team in the competition," Keeffe said.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

Jump on board and let's get a team

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CQ NRL Bid Gladstone director Peter White urges everyone who wants to see a local team playing in the national league to get online.
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THE CQ NRL Bid set a target of 100,000 members, which they hoped to reach by the end of the year.
Membership is just over 40,000, which prompts the question: have you become an online member yet?
Earlier on in the year, bid chief executive Denis Keeffe said he wanted at least 10,000 of those 100,000 members to come from Gladstone.
CQ NRL Bid Gladstone director Peter White encourages the Gladstone public to embrace the project.
White said that apart from the obvious economic and social benefits that having a Central Queensland-based NRL club will have, there would also be an enormous benefit to local junior and senior rugby league players, as they would have a direct path to the best rugby league competition in the world.
"Not only that, but they will be able to remain in their own region with the supporting network of their own family and friends," he said.
"That is a huge plus for our players and something which at the moment is non-existent."
White said support was great at the moment and he knew everyone really wanted to see the CQ NRL bid be granted a licence.
"I think a lot of people, however, are unwilling to allow themselves to believe that it could really happen," he said.
"I understand this.
"However the best way that people can assist in ensuring that it will happen is to get online and become a member. It's free and it is vitally important.
"I urge anyone who really wants to see and experience our own NRL team to take two minutes of their time and show their support."

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

eep the faith in bid

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HAVE faith, it will happen.
That's the message CQ NRL Bid chief executive Denis Keeffe wants to get across.
After Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant's recent comments to The Queensland Times and other outside speculation on NRL expansion after the Nine and Fox Sports recent broadcasting announcement, Keeffe said he wanted to let people know that they should hold the line.
"This thing's not going away," he said.
Keeffe said it was only a week and half ago that he and bid chairman Geoff Murphy spoke to Channel 9 boss David Gyngell and Fox Sports chief executive Patrick Delany in Sydney, at which time neither party had ruled out the advantage of additional teams.
He said Gyngell believed there needed to be another Queensland team in the league sooner rather than later.
Both Gyngell and Delany were on stage when the broadcasting announcement was made, so their support was nothing to shrug off.
"I haven't had anything confirmed by John Grant," Keeffe said.
"I am very confident that we have made a compelling argument. It's business as usual for us."
Keeffe said a team in CQ was likely to prove as popular with the public as the North Queensland Cowboys, and nothing should be assumed until NRL's strategic plan was finalised.
The NRL Commission's board will meet on Friday, when the expansion issue and the strategic plan will be discussed.
ARLC media manager John Brady said he would not pre-empt the meeting's result.
"The strategic plan will be discussed at the meeting and we'll be closer to it at that point, but there is no set time frame for the release of the plan," Mr Brady said.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:52 AM

CQ NRL bid on the agenda


TICK tock. Tick tock.
Decisions at a NRL Commission board meeting today could bring a timeline and criteria for expansion of the league.
However, don't hold your breath for an announcement by the end of the day.
That is how CQ NRL Bid chief executive officer Denis Keeffe thinks.
The board meeting today will discuss the NRL Commission's strategic plan, of which any future expansion would be part.
"Some of the things in the strategic plan have already been implemented," Keeffe said.
He said any decision at the meeting could be weeks before being announced publicly as there were a number of bodies to report to.
"I think they will set some criteria and timelines," Keeffe said.
Meanwhile, the bid's development squads will head to Brisbane on Wednesday to play against Marsden State High School.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:00 AM

Murphy green with envy Wowed by NFL fans
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CQ NRL BID: Central Queensland NRL Bid chairman Geoff Murphy is still reeling from an incredible experience that would cause sports fans to turn green with envy.
Murphy returned to Rockhampton on Monday following a trip to the United States, where he caught up with Mark Murphy, chief executive and president of the Green Bay Packers' franchise.
"Mark (Murphy) invited me to sit in the executive box at Lambeau Field to watch the fourth round match against the Saints.
The executive committee are a really nice bunch of people and they really lay it on for you in the box," Murphy said.
While the crowds piled into fill the 73, 094 capacity stadium in Green Bay, people dressed in Packers' memorabilia partied in the streets surrounding the Green Bay venue, which was closed off to traffic.
"They keep partying until well after midnight...it was only early on in the season - football is like religion to the Green Bay fans," Murphy said.
"Before kick off, four air force jets flew overhead, and the 300 piece Wisconsin Brass Band performed - they also played at halftime and again at fulltime. They say they are the best brass band in the States, and they were magnificent."
The game was a close one, with the Green Bay Packers narrowly defeating the New Orleans Saints by a point - thrilling the droves of fans that had flocked to the Packers' home ground.
While Murphy prefers watching rugby league, he was starting to understand gridiron, especially after one of the executive members spent some time explaining the rules to him.
Earlier this year, Murphy met the Packer's CEO/President in Wisconsin, where he clinched a "sister club" agreement with the NFL's most successful franchise.
During that visit, Mark Murphy agreed to come to Rockhampton for Central Queensland's first match in the NRL.
Last month's visit to Wisconsin was to develop the relationship established in January and the opportunity to attend the Packers' game and experience the passion of NFL fans, was the highlight of his trip, Geoff Murphy said.
He added the Packers' franchise was inspirational, and one of his major aims was to duplicate what the Green Bay Packers had done to become so successful.
"The similarities with Green Bay and Rockhampton is amazing - meat packing is the major industry, Green Bay have a population of around 100,000 - Rockhampton has 120,000 people...even our surnames are the same which is ironic," Geoff Murphy said referring to the Packer's CEO.
"We could learn a lot from them."
During Murphy's visit to America, he also took a tour of Cowboys Stadium, the impressive home ground for the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. The stadium, which seats 80,000, opened in 2009 and cost US$1.3 billion to complete.
"The four sided TV screen was worth US$40 million alone...when you compare the stadium to the one we would build here in CQ, which would seat 20000 people for AU$150-160 million, it is absolutely mind-boggling."
Meanwhile, Murphy and the CQ NRL Bid team are waiting for the NRL Strategic Plan to be released before February, when they will learn if NRL expansion will go ahead.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:06 AM

The CQ NRL Bid's South-East Junior Development tour begins on Wednesday, the two squads fly down early Wednesday morning than leave Saturday afternoon (having the opportunity to do a recovery session and tour at GC Titans Centre of Excellence).

Match Times:

Thursday, 18th October, 2012

1.30pm – U/13s CQ NRL Bid v Marsden SHS
2.30pm – U/14s CQ NRL Bid v Marsden SHS

Friday, 19th October, 2012

2.00pm – U/13s CQ NRL Bid v Keebra Park SHS
3.00pm – U/14s CQ NRL Bid v Keebra Park SHS

For non-Qlders (Keebra Park are probably the strongest rugby league school in QLD and obviously GC Titans territory, while Marsden are one of the stronger Brisbane schools and in Logan so "Western Corridor bid" but atm anyone's area really)

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:33 AM

Good luck to both CQ NRL teams

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:19 AM

NRL dream alive among CQ NRL junior squads
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RUGBY LEAGUE: "Remember, you are Central Queensland. Be proud."
Rockhampton's Jack White and his team mates were left to ponder CQ NRL Bid chairman's Geoff Murphy's words on leaving the city's airport yesterday , destined for Brisbane.
White, part of the CQ NRL Bid junior development squad, listened intently as the chairman saw the 13s and 14s teams off, ahead of their four-day South-East tour.
The teams will play two games of league each, against teams from top football schools, Brisbane's Marsden State High School today , and Gold Coast's Keebra Park State High School tomorrow .
The 14-year-old St Brendan's College student was part of the inaugural junior development program 13s team last year, and this year will line up as half back for the 14s team, who have had a positive build-up to the tour.
"We've had a really good preparation - we were in camp a few weeks ago here in Rockhampton where we trained over four days. The teams were picked on how we trained and performed at the camp," White said.
The camp was hugely beneficial for the development squad, who has expanded this year to include both a 14s and 13s contingent, coached by Lionel Harbin and Sid Domic respectively.
"I picked up a lot of new things, the squad bonded really well - a lot of us knew each other already from last year so that helped," White added.
That tight bond, and a strong, hard-working forward pack will be the 14s artillery against their opposition.
While the CQ teams are not sure what to expect from Marsden SHS, they are anticipating a tough, physical encounter from Keebra Park, who the 13s played last year.
"Keebra Park gave us a hard time last year, they have some big boys down there, but I think our boys will do well and give them a good run for their money," White said.
The CQ 13s team received a big reality check last year when Keebra Park exploded out to a 20-0 lead, but CQ fought their way back to win, 20-28, boosting the squad's confidence.
CQ NRL Bid business and community development manager Walson Carlos, who flew to Brisbane yesterday with the squad reiterated Keebra Park would be a challenge physically, but CQ should match them with speed and agility.
"Keebra Park is one of the best (if not the best) rugby league schools in Queensland which has seen players such as Benji Marshall and Ben Te'o come out of their programme. They have a great rugby league programme which filters down through the grades," Carlos said.
The dream of having a CQ NRL team was very much alive in the development squad, he added.
"If we are to have a CQ NRL team in two, three or four year's time, these kids will be coming into their prime, and we would love to see them go on and play at in the 20s, or NRL level," he said.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:28 AM

CQ NRL juniors stun bigger team
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RUGBY LEAGUE: Skipper Conrad Green steered the CQ NRL Bid junior development 13s team to a stunning 34-10 win over Marsden State High School in Brisbane today.
The pivot took control of his troops who stunned a bigger, more physical Marsden State High School team in the opening match of their four day south east tour.
CQ gradually ground the Brisbane opponents down with their fast pace and ran seven tried to Marsden's two tries.
Centre Ben McGowan and wing Tyson Curtis scored two tries a piece while William Mohr, Dawson Cross and Mitchell Downie also ran in a try each.
Meanwhile, Hayden Tanna scored the opening try in the 14's match against MSHS with Caleb Tull converting it. MSHS replied with a try but trailed by two after missing the conversion.
CQ wing Jackson Weir scored out wide to extend their lead to 12-4 when Tull booted another conversion before Marsden ran in a soft try before half time leaving the score at 12-8.
The hosts scored another try after half time to hit the lead with the teams battling over possession for the rest of the half until Marsden found space out wide to score a converted try which sealed the victory 20-12.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

CQ NRL Bid Juniors front up to drilled Keebra Park talent
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RUGBY LEAGUE: Central Queensland NRL Bid Junior Development 14s bounced back from a loss in their opening game on tour, to draw 16-16 with a top class Keebra Park team.
The 13s and 14s ticked off the main aim of their four day South East Queensland tour today (Friday), when they played the renowned league school, and matched them.
In Thursday's match against Marsden State High School, the 14s were out muscled by the students going down 20-12, but coach Lionel Harbin could not fault the boys' attitude and the effort they put into the game.
Today (Friday) they stepped up against the Gold Coast school with an enviable rugby league programme that has produced players such as Benji Marshall and Ben Te'o.
Both sides traded early tries, with five eighth Jacob O'Shea scoring first for CQ off the scrum. Josh Jackson put CQ in front early in the first half but Keebra Park fought back to tie up the scores 12-12 just before halftime.
The two sides were evenly matched in the second half, with both teams defending well and taking chances when they got the ball. With three minutes to go, the score was still 12-12, until Coby Gibbs ran in a try for the visitors.
The lead was short-lived however, when Keebra Park replied to even up the scores again in the dying minutes of the game.
Meanwhile, the 13s lost their second game of the tour, going down to Keebra Park, 16-8.
It was a top effort from the side who beat MSHS in Brisbane on Thursday, 34-10. The undefeated Keebra Park side which had plenty of size, maintained their undefeated record this year.
Development and community development manager for the CQ NRL Bid Walson Carlos said he and the staff could not be anymore prouder of the boys, who fronted up against well-drilled, bigger sides.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:23 PM

CQ NRL Bid major announcement

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THE CQ NRL Bid has late today called a press conference for a “major announcement” this Friday.

“The most significant announcement for the CQ sporting landscape in decades,” the release reads.

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