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The Whites will be back with the John I. Dent Cup scheduled to start on July 18 following a likely trial against Uni-Norths on July 11.
It is not known if Queanbeyan can play at Campese given that there may be crowd restrictions still in place.
The composition of the competition is also up in the air with some doubts about the colts with a couple of clubs indicating that they may be unable to field an under 20’s and whether a fourth grade would be viable under the current conditions.
Coach Sam French has plenty to think about before the shortened season kicks off. Several new faces have added to the mix with half Kadin Te Nana, prop Kemble Frost (pictured) speedster George Morseau and a returning Danny Matthews all pushing for first grade.
Te Nana has played provincial rugby in New Zealand with South Canterbury and Frost played for Samoa in the under 20’s World Cup in Italy in 2015. He moved to Queanbeyan from Singleton where his coach Steve Merrick rated as the best prop going around.
Morseau joins the Whites from Easts and before that Royals. He may well be the quickest player in the competition which is a credit to the high-level cuisine that he enjoys at his rental.
Frost is a heavy lifter with Abs Façade along with a trim and taunt Andy Fahey who has completed a stint in the army.
Two of the youngest and fittest, Zane Marolt and Becs Seeto, are expected to blossom in 2020. Both are in the Academy squad and both have great potential. Throw in other Brumby hopefuls, Fred Kaihea, Davea Teoteo and Zeph Tuinona and the side must be competitive.