Turn to Me in Round 25

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


This weekend’s Round 25 match against the Redcliffe Dolphins will be dedicated as the Turn to Me round in support of raising awareness for male depression. There have been many tragedies of young men gone too soon in our game recently.

We all must be willing not only to start a conversation about mental health in our game and help those in need turn to a coach, a player, a mate – we also must listen. This is the central message the QRL are endorsing in this year’s annual Turn to Me round (Round 25, August 29-30) which is once again proudly supported by beyondblue.

To help promote the Turn to Me message; each Intrust Super Cup club have received t-shirts, wristbands and posters to distribute amongst their fans, while all players will be joined by the referees in wearing blue socks. Blue represents a “clearing of skies after turbulent times” and symbolises the round’s support of beyondblue*.

beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation and a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.

beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with depression, anxiety and related disorders and their carers, to bring together expertise and provide tools and resources.

For information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatments and where to get help, visit www.beyondblue.org.au, call the beyondblue info line on 1300 22 4636 (local call cost from a landline), or email infoline@beyondblue.org.au



The Townsville and Districts Mendi Blackhawks will take to the field at Jack Manski Oval on Sunday at 1:40pm for the final time this year. The last home game of the season is set to be a blockbuster day of football and entertainment with preliminary matches beginning at 10:30am and the NQ Warriors Cheerleaders set to perform at half time.

The Preliminary matches will see both the Minor and Major Townsville & Districts Rugby League Under 18 Semi Finals contested in front of the local crowd. The Minor Semi between Western Lions and Brothers will kick off at 10:30am and the Major Semi between Herbert River and United Suburbs will take place at 12pm.

The Mendi Blackhawks this week welcome back in form fullback Jahrome Hughes and interchange forward Chris McLean from injury, and Glenn Hall from NQ Cowboys duty. Kyle Feldt’s hat trick on return for the Cowboys has meant that the classy finisher has kept his spot in the NRL side, with Ray Thompson also receiving a call to return to the NRL following Michael Morgan’s sidelining due to an ankle injury.

The home side will be facing a Redcliffe side with nothing to lose as they narrowly missed out on the top 6 following a loss to Easts in Round 24. The Mendi Blackhawks will have an opportunity to wrap up the Minor Premiership with a win but it won’t be an easy job with the Dolphins side containing plenty of experience.

Steering the Dolphins around will be former NRL player Luke Capewell and he will lead a team containing Broncos players Tom Opacic, Jon Green and Aaron Whitechurch, as well as the experienced Charlie Faingaa leading the middles.

Coach Kristian Woolf is preparing for a tough test, “I see this game as the perfect way to finish the season against a strong team and a proud club who will be at their best to finish the year on a good note.

“It will certainly be a challenge and one that will bring out the best in our players.”

Townsville Blackhawks: 

  1. Jahrome Hughes

  2. Zac Santo

  3. Tom Humble

  4. Rhys Matsen

  5. Samsen O’Neill

  6. Robert Lui

  7. Michael Parker-Walshe

  8. Lorenzo Ma’afu

  9. Anthony Mitchell

  10. Daniel Beasley (c)

  11. Glenn Hall

  12. Kelepi Tanginoa

  13. Neville Costigan

  14. Corey Jensen

  15. Chris McLean

  16. Rhyse Martin

  17. Lenny Magey