By Wayne Heming of AAP
BRISBANE, Jan 29 AAP - Rebel St George forward Gorden Tallis was
one of three new faces in Brisbane's first grade squad of 25
players submitted today to Super League officials.
A destructive running forward who gained notoriety as an impact
player off the bench with St George, Queensland-born Tallis walked
out on the ARL-aligned Dragons last year to link with the Super
League Broncos this season.
St George won a court order preventing Tallis and three other
players, Jason Stevens, Paul Stevens and Nathan Brown, from playing
for any club other than St George. But Tallis has continued to
train with the Broncos.
His counter legal challenge against St George, lodged with the
NSW Industrial Court, is due to start next month.
Brisbane today included Tallis along with Samoa's George Harder
and Tongan recruit Peter Tanginoa in its squad of 25 submitted to
Super League in Sydney.
A Brisbane spokesman said Tallis would make his debut for the
Broncos - as on on-field runner - in Brisbane's first official
Super League trial against the Western Reds in Perth on February
International winger Wilie Carne, who was involvved in several
incidents during a difficult 1995 season, was one of the 25 graded
Brisbane have a total of 86 players on its books, 25 of them
registered with Super League, 40 as U-19s and 21 as U-17s and
another nine which have been farmed out to Brisbane clubs.
The Super League squad is: Alan Cann, Willie Carne, Tonie
Carroll, John Driscoll, Andrew Gee, Brett Green, George Harder,
Michael Hancock, Chris Johns, Allan Langer, Glenn Lazarus, Darren
Lockyer, John Plath, Steve Renouf, Steele Retchless, Peter Ryan,
Wendell Sailor, Darren Smith, Gorden Tallis, Peter Tanginoa, Brad
Thorn, Ben Walker, Kevin Walters, Kerrod Walters, Shane Webcke.
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