South Grafton Rebels assemble hit squad for Group 2 season
LOOK out Tooheys New Group 2. The South Grafton Rebels are coming for you.
It might still be three and a half months until the new season kicks off, but the Rebels have been busy plotting their premiership tilt.
They have a new top dog, with Dallas Waters in charge of the clipboard, and have already secured the signatures of some of the region's best gamebreakers.
The first of their latest big three signings is former Lower Clarence Magpies centre Andrew Kapeen.
Kapeen was consistently one of the Magpies best, and on his day could create tries from nothing.
Experience against the club's new opposition and blockbusting runs are just two reasons why forward Blair Blanchette is a key signing.
The former Coffs Comet left the premiership-winning side to link with the Rebels a few weeks ago, and is keen for the new challenge.
The third, and potentially biggest, signing is that of Dan Randall.
Randall played for the Waters-coached premiership-winning Magpies in 2009, before stints at the Melbourne Storm and Central Queensland Capras.
He returned home for family reasons and played for Northern United, and the sizeable centre was one of the first to get in touch with Waters.