READY TO GO: Sunshine Coast Falcons product Riley Moore will line up for the Gympie Devils tonight.
READY TO GO: Sunshine Coast Falcons product Riley Moore will line up for the Gympie Devils tonight. Warren Lynam

SQUADS: New-look Gympie Devils debut tonight at Jack Stokes

RUGBY LEAGUE: Gympie Devils president Mitch Hillcoat says he hasn't seen numbers so strong at the club in years as the club releases squads for tonight's Round 1 action.

Former Sunshine Coast Falcons Colts coach Michael Buckley takes command of the A-grade side in their first tilt against the Nambour Crushers, while the reserves and the Colts bring strong line-ups of their own.

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Hillcoat said the Round 1 games would be an exciting watch for local spectators.

"Our numbers have been unreal, they haven't looked this good since about 2012 or 2013 when we had some very strong finals sides,” he said.

"It would be great for the community to get down to Jack Stokes and get behind the club, it's definitely going to be an exciting year.”

Hillcoat praised Buckley's professionalism and experience around the squad since his move to the region.

The Devils' under-18 and reserves have their own matches against play Nambour, but the inaugural women's trial match against Maroochydore was cancelled after the Sunshine Coast side double-booked a match with the Hervey Bay Seagulls.

The women's side play their first season match against South Burnett on April 6.

Damian Forde-Hurrell, Falcons. Western Mustangs vs Sunshine Coast Falcons, Hastings Deering Colts. Sunday, 8th Apr 2018.
Damian Forde-Hurrell, Falcons. Western Mustangs vs Sunshine Coast Falcons, Hastings Deering Colts. Sunday, 8th Apr 2018. Nev Madsen

Gympie Devils at Jack Stokes Oval, Round 1 - Saturday, March 23

3.30pm: U18 - Gympie v Nambour

5pm: Reserve grade - Gympie v Nambour

6.30pm: A-grade - Gympie v Nambour

A GRADE LINE-UP

1. Jacob Houghton

2. Joe Chapman

3. Dakota Tolhurst

4. Rueben Olive

5. Blake Bella

6. Riley Moore

7. Jake Harney (c)

8. Matt Moessinger

9. Damian Forde-Hurrell

10. Ian Naylor

11. Daniel Robinson

12. Jake Leitch

13. Joseph Bruce Curran

INTERCHANGE: 14. Beau Condon, Lachlan Garrels, 16. Kalium Freeman, 17. Tim Wyvill.

RESERVES: 1. Nick Charlton, 2. Jake Ahern, 3. Dale Jerome, 4. Brodyen Davey, 5. Tristan Lewis, 6. Max Carlton, 7. Mitch Davis, 8. Jarrod Tramacchi, 9. Mason Mglone, 10. Grant Ianson, 11. Hayden Johnston, 12. Sam Franks, 13. Kadison Millard 14. Gilmore Levi, 15. Daniel Head, 16. Dylan Davey, 17. Dominic Sauer, 18. Daniel Lewis, 19. Steven English

UNDER-18: 1. Joel Flack, 2. Marcus Vautier, 3. Matt Pearce, 4. Matt Geary, 5. Zac Moye, 6. Paddy Hoult, 7. Ben Buggy, 8. Brayden Anderson, 9. Sam Brennan, 10. Brayden Mclay, 11. Charlie Garrat, 12. Brayden McGrath, 13. Darcy Cartwright, 14. Eddy Bambling, 15. Josh Dean, 16. Joe Bell, 17. Chris Venn