I note that both papers are carrying a story about a clean out of the QLD squad from last year by new coach Mal Meninga. Five Broncos from the 2005 team plus Chris Flannery have been omitted and replaced by young players from around the place. There are plenty of centres in the squad so Bell is no lay down misere to play but good early season form may see him pressing for inclusion. Good for Manly too that his signing sees him recognised for rep duty - we need more players of this calibre to join the club. QUEENSLAND SQUAD Shaun Berrigan, Steve Bell, Matt Bowen, Paul Bowman, Petero Civoniceva, Neville Costigan, Michael Crocker, Josh Hannay, Ashley Harrison, Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Dallas Johnson, Darren Lockyer, Nate Myles, Steve Price, Scott Prince, Ben Ross, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Tim Smith, Brent Tate, Willie Tonga, Johnathan Thurston, Carl Webb, Rhys Wesser, Ty Williams.