Former NRL talent would be big boost for Killarney Cutters

Likely Killarney Cutters player Nick Parfitt shows his style for Burleigh in a 0-all draw against Wynnum in Queensland Cup rugby league in 2010.
Likely Killarney Cutters player Nick Parfitt shows his style for Burleigh in a 0-all draw against Wynnum in Queensland Cup rugby league in 2010. Scott Powick / SMP Images

THE Killarney Cutters could field a former NRL player for the first time in this season's Border Rugby League competition.

Coach Neil Parfitt said his son Nick Parfitt, who played six NRL games for the Brisbane Broncos, was seriously considering a link with the Cutters.

"Nick rang me this week and said he would talk to a mate who might travel with him to games," Neil said.

Nick, 27, played centre and fullback in six seasons on the Broncos books playing mainly for feeder club, the Toowoomba Clydesdales, in the Queensland Cup competition.

He represented Queensland Country and Queensland Residents and joined the Gold Coast Titans/Burleigh Bears in 2007 where he was a team-mate of former Warwick junior Brett O'Farrell at Burleigh.

Nick is still the highest try scorer in the Queensland Cup, now the Intrust Super Cup which started in 1996.

"Nick had a year off footy in 2012 and now lives at Loganholme and works for a sports management group in Brisbane," Neil said.

"He has just decided he wants to enjoy the game rather than be committed to full-time rugby league like he has been for the past decade.

"Nick and wife Jemma are expecting their second child this year; they already have a two-year-old son Lennox."

The Cutters coach admitted it would be exciting to coach his own son.

"I coached Nick in Maryborough as a 14, 15 and 16-year-old before he was grabbed by the Broncos," Neil said.

"The players and committee are keen for Nick and his mate to play with the Cutters and happy they will do their own training in Brisbane and only come for games."

Neil is hoping former Toowoomba Clydesdales forward Josh Hancock will return to his hometown team, the Cutters, in 2013.

The Cutters will start training on January 29 at Charlie Andrews Oval at 6pm.

There will be a road run on the first night with prizes on offer followed by a sausage sizzle and sign-on.

Information from the coach on 0400 710 696.


Qld Cup Stats

Leading points scorers

Nick Parfitt - 1421

Greg Bourke - 1150

Reggie Cressbrook - 1089

Brad Davis - 1066

Liam Georgetown - 1060

Leading try scorers

Nick Parfitt - 113

Ryan Cullen - 112

Nathanael Barnes - 105

Heath Egglestone - 99

Shane Perry - 95

*Comp started in 1996

Topics:  border rugby league killarney cutters nick parfitt nrl rugby league

Busy time for police on Cunningham Highway

Police were on scene at the accidents.

Police busy with accidents and a drink drive charge on highway

Fire fighters battle house fire in Southern Downs region

Fire appliances are on scene at Glen Aplin.

Fire fighters battle house fire at Glen Aplin

Weather perfect for today's Heavy Horse Day at Yangan

Heavy horse action down the years.

Weather perfect to heavy horse day

Local Partners

Australia Day Award nominations now open

ALL those who know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Warwick community is encouraged to nominate them for an Australia Day Award.

Former Split Enz front man Tim Finn finds new niche

Singer Tim Finn has written the music for theatre production Ladies in Black.

Musician finds his way to theatre

Former Warwick State High student is second

Victorian rider and former Warwick High student Lee Kimber (right) goes for his beast at the Warwick Rodeo.

Former Warwick High student to compete in national finals

13 things to do on the Southern Downs this weekend

Darcy Meek (left) is the early leader in parkrun on Saturday before being first man home.

Photo Gerard Walsh / Warwick Daily News

Here's a list of 13 things to do this weekend.

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015

Eddie Redmayne's stage fright on latest Harry Potter film

Actor Eddie Redmayne stars in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Actor felt like kid again when he got to film with a wand

Salma Hayek: 'Trump planted story because I turned him down'

Actor Salma Hayek is the latest woman who says U.S presidential nominee Donald Trump acted inappropriately.

Salma Hayek latest woman to accuse Trump of misconduct

Brisbane snake catcher shows who's the Boss

Brisbane snake catcher Julia Baker returns in season two of Snake Boss.

Hit show Snake Boss is back for another season

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track