Bundaberg, Gympie and Torbanlea begin to play

In the 1890s the Maryborough representative team continued to play intercity matches. For example, in 1896 the Maryborough team travelled to Brisbane for a match against a Brisbane representative team which resulted in a tight game (4-3 to Brisbane). 

The 1890s also brought interest from other Towns in the region. In 1893, a Gympie representative team played a match against a Brisbane team which resulted in a 4-1 defeat. The Gympie team was captained by G. O’Malley. A few years later in 1896, the small mining town of Torbanlea team appeared to have formed a team, playing multiple intercity games against Bundaberg and Rockhampton. The Bundaberg team appears to have been formed around this time as well, going to to play matches throughout the late 1890s. The Howard Rovers also emerged at this time, playing matches against the neighbouring towns such as Maryborough