Austbrokers Canberra CRC TOTY: Coach

In our final Team of the Year segment we pick who will coach the side we have already selected.

Coach: Steve & Scott Naughton (Yass Magpies)

Having narrowly missed a playing spot in our Team of the Year, the Naughton brothers get named as coach due to their fantastic achievements this past season.

Not picked by many as serious contenders at the start of the season, Yass quickly caught the attention of their opponents.

Although Yass finished sixth in 2016, Yass recruited well and performed strongly as they finished third in their second season back in the Austbrokers Canberra CRC.

The Naughton brothers were duly rewarded at the McIntyre Medal Awards Night as they picked up the Don Furner Sr Shield.

Contenders: Terry Campese (Queanbeyan Blues), Justin Giteau (Tuggeranong Bushrangers), Ash Barnes(Woden Valley Rams), Aaron Gorrell (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)

Full Team of the Year:

1. Ryan McQueen (West Belconnen Warriors)
2. Brendon Taueki (Queanbeyan Blues)
3. Willie Peace (Yass Magpies)
4. Cleve McGhie (Woden Valley Rams)
5. Jedidiah Simbiken (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)
6. Brent Crisp (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)
7. Terry Campese (Queanbeyan Blues)
8. Josh Ayers (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)
9. Josh Mitchell (Tuggeranong Bushrangers)
10. Sam Sotogi (Yass Magpies)
11. Tori Freeman-Quay (West Belconnen Warriors)
12. Michael Cullen (Queanbeyan Blues)
13. Aisea Taholo (Queanbeyan Kangaroos)


14. Quinlyn Cannon (Tuggeranong Bushrangers)
15. Connor Brebner (West Belconnen Warriors)
16. Mike Uluakiola (Tuggeranong Bushrangers)
17. Ron Leapai (Woden Valley Rams)


Coaches: Steve & Scott Naughton

Photo: R.S. Williams