Kurtis McDonald picked in Queensland Rangers squad for match against NSW Pioneers

Kurtis McDonald in action for the Gold Coast Vikings representative side.
Kurtis McDonald in action for the Gold Coast Vikings representative side.

Moree-born Kurt McDonald has added to his impressive rugby league resume, being selected in the Queensland Rangers squad.

Having already represented the Gold Coast Titans udner-20s and the Tweed Head Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup, he's now in his first season with the Tugun Seahawks in the QTOP A Grade competition on the Gold Coast.

McDonald was selected in the South East Queensland representative side that competed in the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) State Championships, and from there was selected in the Rangers squad as 18th man.

The Rangers will take on the NSW Pioneers in Brisbane on Sunday, June 30, where they will look to back up their 46-16 win in the corresponding fixture last year.

The centre will now train with the squad and be ready in case any player in the top 17 succumbs to an injury.

"I'm surprised but I've been playing footy for a while now. I guess I'm happy," McDonald said.

"It's all good, but it'd be better if I was playing.

"In saying that, I've been told it all depends on luck, but they've used the 18th man for the last four years."

"It's always nice to hear about Moree boys getting a bit of a go," McDonald said.

The Rangers squad will enter a week-long training camp on the Gold Coast on June 26.