The Intrust Super Cup kicks off this weekend, and it has been a long time coming since the Burleigh Bears beat the Redcliffe Dolphins in the big game at Suncorp Stadium last September.

The 2017 season picks up where it left off in 2016 with a replay of that very game at Dolphin Oval on Sunday afternoon giving the TV viewer at home their first taste of the season.

Redcliffe will be looking for revenge after the Bears beat them twice in the finals, including the big game.

It’s not the first game though, as the season begins on the Sunshine Coast between two sides Easts Tigers and the Sunshine Coast Falcons who will be fighting for places in the finals and their players fighting for places in the Melbourne Storm side.

Up north the Foley Shield (an historic local competition including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay) will be played for in 2017, and Mackay host Northern Pride in the first game. A little further south the Central Capras will be looking to keep on improving on 2016 as they take on the excitement machine PNG Hunters.

Onto Sunday’s games, and two Brisbane sides go head to head at Davies Park when Wynnum visit Souths Logan. On the other side of the river Norths Devils welcome the Townsville Blackhawks. Down at Piggabeen Tweed Heads take on the Ipswich Jets.

Nothing But League have a dedicated Intrust Super Cup Match Centre where you can get the teams for the weekend, find out the scores and everything in between. Follow the  above to find out more on the specific games.

Throughout the season you can keep up to date with the Intrust Super Cup with the Nothing But League Match Centre.

 

Intrust Super Cup Round 1 Tips from the Team

How much of an expert are our experts? Find out and follow our tips below. This year we have no less than the CEO of Intrust Super Brendan O’Farrell and Channel Nine’s expert commentator Scott Sattler.

Brendan O’Farrell – CEO Intrust Super

Sunshine Coast Falcons
Northern Pride
PNG Hunters
Redcliffe Dolphins
Ipswich Jets
Souths Logan Magpies
Townsville Blackhawks

Scott Sattler – Channel 9 and Penrith Legend

Easts Tigers
Northern Pride
PNG Hunters
Redcliffe Dolphins
Souths Logan Magpies
Ipswich Jets
Townsville Blackhawks

Dan White – Northern Queensland Contributor

Easts Tigers
Northern Pride
PNG Hunters
Redcliffe Dolphins
Wynnum Seagulls
Ipswich Jets
Townsville Blackhawks

Matt Crowhurst – Tigers TV

Sunshine Coast Falcons
Mackay Cutters
Central Capras
Redcliffe Dolphins
Tweed Heads Seagulls
Wynnum Seagulls
Norths Devils

Shannon Meyer – Contributor

Sunshine Coast Falcons
Mackay Cutters
PNG Hunters
Redcliffe Dolphins
Souths Logan Magpies
Ipswich Jets
Townsville Blackhawks