Ladies and gentlemen do I have an offer for you!
This Red has been produced by arguably Australia’s greatest current vintner of the modern age and is both ready to enjoy now and will only get better with age that.
This years’ robust Red has been created from that blend of fine young players that set your rugby palette on fire last year and, to provide even greater texture and depth to the squad, a mixture of mature, seasoned and new players have been added.
This blend will ensure that any players spoiled by injury will not distract from the overall season performance.
Last year’s seasoning combined with this blending is expected to provide greater body up front that may be a bit too abrasive for some unseasoned competition on the market. However, the blend still promises to deliver on that creativity and lively finish that people craved last year.
There have been rumours that the competition may also find some greater resistance in the mid-field after a serious amount of work in Wallaby land but that is a question for the season to deliver.
The loss of a key NZ ingredient was unfortunate, however the hushed tones in which one of his replacements are being talked about lead the reviewers to believe that something special may have been found in the long term.
The vintner Link has created an atmosphere in QLD that only the best will do. The competition within this squad has intensified this year’s Red and there are whispers already that this output will exceed last year’s surprise package of the season.
So ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to join the QLD bandwagon and enjoy savouring this year’s Red.
The 2011 QLD Reds are:
Forwards: Albert Anae, Ben Daley, Saia Faingaa, Liam Gill, James Hanson, Scott Higginbotham, Greg Holmes, James Horwill (c), Leroy Houston, Van Humphries, Ed Quirk, Radike Samo, Jake Schatz, Guy Shepherdson, Rob Simmons, James Slipper, Lei Tomiki, Adam Wallace-Harrison
Backs: Will Chambers, Quade Cooper, Rod Davies, Anthony Faingaa, Will Genia, Michael Harris, Peter Hynes, Digby Ioane, Ben Lucas, Luke Morahan, Dom Shipperley, Kimami Sitauti, Ben Tapuai.