The Queanbeyan Kangaroos will be looking to improve on last season as they chase their fourth premiership under head coach Aaron Gorrell.
The coach, who is entering his tenth season at the club, has a new look spine at his disposal with local juniors such as Tre Williams and Lachlan Cooper returning to the club.
Incumbent halves partners Brent Crisp and Derek Hay have both left the club but the core of the side that has been successful in recent seasons remains.
With a young spine at the club, the performances of veteran forward Josh Ayers will be important as they find their feet.
Having previously played at prop for the Kangaroos, Ayers shifted to the edge in 2018 as he shed 23kg in his bid to win his first premiership.
Ayers has been an outstanding performer over many years and will be a key figure once again in 2019.
“I’m really excited with the number of young blokes we have in our squad. I don’t really want to single anyone out. We have a great bunch of exciting kids with a lot of talent and enthusiasm which we have lacked the last few years” – Aaron Gorrell
Gains: James Ulrich, Lachlan Cooper, Tre Williams, Sione Afemui, Gideon Afemui, Reeion Murray
Losses: Brent Crisp, Joshua Hitchins, Derek Hay