Round 3 of this year’s Intrust Super Cup is the XXXX rivalry round.
This week sees the match-up between last year’s Grand Finalists, and a bunch of great rivalries from North Queensland to Central, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Intrust Super Cup Round 3 Preview
SATURDAY 1:10pm – TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS v BURLEIGH BEARS
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XXXX Rivalry Round kicks off at Piggabeen between the two Gold Coast rivals. Burleigh have an impressive 2 from 2 to start the 2018 season, Tweed are at the other end of the ladder. This clash in Round 6 last year provided the first win for Burleigh up to that. It will be a different story for the Bears on Saturday.
Last Year – Burleigh 22 Tweed Heads 16 — Tweed Heads 22 Burleigh 30
Tweed Heads Seagulls
1. Alex Grant 2. Kiah Cooper 3. Ryland Jacobs 4. Brayden McGrady 5. Tevita Folau 6. AJ Brimson 7. Eli Levido 8. Tristan Lumley 21. Sam Meskell (c) 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave 12. Hiale Roycroft 13. Tony Matautia 15. Jordan Aiono-Fatu 18. Sam Saville 20. Jenan Parrish 22. Jarrod Morfett 14. Beau Cordtz 17. Kia Sands 19. Lindon McGrady
1. Kurtis Rowe 2. Tyronne Roberts-Davis 3. Sami Sauiluma 4. Jamie Dowling 5. Henare Wells 6. Dallas Wells 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Luke Page (c) 9. Pat Politoni 10. Dylan Kelly 11. Hayden Schwass 12. Blake Leary 13. Sam Coster 14. Jai Whitbread 15. Josh Ailaomai 16. Christopher Law 17. Matthew Robinson
SATURDAY 5pm – EASTS TIGERS v IPSWICH JETS
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The Tigers just got home against Mackay Cutters in what was an entertaining game. Ipswich always entertain and returned to the days of old in their impressive win over Townsville Blackhawks last weekend. Rumours continue about PNG International Thompson Teteh joining the Jets, which would have made for an outstanding three-quarter line up with Marmin Barba back.
Last Year – Ipswich 20 Easts 22 — Easts 24 Ipswich 20
1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Linc Port 3. Kea Pere 4. Conor Carey 5. Jarrod McInally 6. Joseph Bond 7. Brayden Torpy 8. Dave Tyrrell 9. Chris Ostwald 10. Patrick Kaufusi 11. Jake Foster (c) 12. Ash Little 13. Jarred Tuite 14. James Salter 15. Anton Iaria 16. Jack Anderson 17. Harley Aiono 18. Harry Pondekas
1. Michael Purcell 2. Marmin Barba 3. Pio Seci 17. Rory Humphreys 5. Wes Conlon 6. Julian Christian 7. Dane Phillips 8. Tyson Lofipo 21. Kierran Moseley 10. Nat Neale (c) 11. Ben White 12. Seb Pandia 13. Ben Shea 4. Sam Caslick 9. Jayden Connors 14. Denzel Burns 16. Rowan Winterfield
SATURDAY 6pm – MACKAY CUTTERS v CENTRAL CAPRAS
A Central Queensland rivalry on Saturday as the Cutters look for their first win of the year, while the Capras are hoping to get a win over their nearest rivals for a change. The Cutters responded well to the first week thumping by Townsville with a very competitive showing against Easts in Brisbane last weekend. More luck with goal kicking may have seen them be victorious. Central did beat Easts in the first round, but were soundly beaten by Norths in Rockhampton last round.
Last Year – Capras 22 Mackay 38 — Mackay 38 Capras 20
1. Yamba Bowie 2. Kurt Wiltshire 3. Nathan Saumalu 4. Blake Atherton 5. Johnny Faletagoa’i 6. Nicho Hynes 7. Kyle Laybutt 8. Sam Hoare (c) 9. Josh Chudleigh 10. Nicholas Brown 11. Bennett Leslie 12. Kellen Jenner 13. Jardine Bobongie 14. Jayden Hodges 15. Mitchell Dunn 16. Lona Kaifoto 17. Jordan Grant 18. Leonati Feiloakitau-Fetuani
1. Zeik Foster 2. Ken Tofilau 3. Connor Broadhurst 4. Nathan Bassani 5. Chanel Seigafo 6. Blake Goodman 7. Aaron Teroi 8. Bill Cullen 9. Billy Gilbert 10. Phil Nati 11. Jerry Key (c) 12. Dave Taylor 13. James Hill 15. Tyson White 16. Brad Lupi 17. Luke George 18. Vic Halfpenny 19. Aaron Flanagan 20. Peter Rogers
SATURDAY 6pm – TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS v NORTHERN PRIDE
After smashing Mackay in their first game, the Blackhawks were grounded last weekend by a very good Jets outfit, proving they are beatable on their day. The Northern Pride accounted for the 2017 premiers reasonably comfortably in Cairns last weekend, but playing the Blackhawks in Townsville is no reward.
Last Year – Pride 18 Townsville 28 — Townsville 32 Pride 10
1. Carlin Anderson 2. Jonathon Reuben 3. Shaun Hudson 4. Kalifa Faifai-Loa 5. Michael Carroll 6. Jaelen Feeney 7. Zach Docker-Clay 8. Francis Molo 9. Krys Freeman 10. Rod Griffin 11. Jake Marketo 12. Andrew Niemoeller (c) 13. Joe Boyce 14. Jordan Kenworthy 16. Ross Bella 17. Temone Power 22. Sione Lousi
1. Jack Murphy 2. Murray Taulagi 3. Brett Anderson 4. Enari Tuala 5. Shawn Bowen 6. Jordan Biondi-Odo 7. Jake Clifford 8. Darryn Schonig 9. Ryan Ghietti 10. William Bugden 11. Tom Hancock 12. Nathan Wales 13. Graham Clark 14. Connor Jones 15. Aidan Day 16. Emry Pere 17. Troy Kapea 18. Justin Castellaro 19. David Murphy 20. Colin Wilkie
SUNDAY 3pm – WYNNUM SEAGULLS v REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS
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XXXX Rivalry Round heads to the Bayside with Wynnum Seagulls and Redcliffe Dolphins to compete for the Bayside Herald Cup. Redcliffe are yet to win a game so far in 2018 and find themselves in rare territory towards the bottom of the Intrust Super Cup ladder. Wynnum were on track for a perfect start to the season until a Falcons comeback was sealed with a late field goal. The Seagulls will be hoping to inflict a rare third straight loss to start the season for Redcliffe.
Last Year – Wynnum 0 Redcliffe 24 — Redcliffe 12 Wynnum 13
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Patrick Templeman 2. Peter Gubb 3. Jeriah Goodrich 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Daniel Ogden 6. Shaun Nona 7. Michael Dobson 8. Ngarima Pita 9. Mitch Cronin 10. Max Elliott 11. Patrick Carrigan 12. Til Vea 13. Mitch Frei (c) 14. Jayden Berrell 15. Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard 16. Salesi Funaki 17. Payne Haas 18. Alex Barr
1. Tony Tumusa 2. Jonus Pearson 3. Jeremy Hawkins 4. Moses Pangai 5. Joshua Beehag 6. Manaia Rudolph 7. Cameron Cullen (c) 8. Sam Anderson 9. Hugh Pratt 10. Nathan Watts 11. Scott Schulte 12. Jamil Hopoate 13. Samson Graham 14. Toby Rudolf 15. James Taylor 16. Tom Geraghty 17. Sheldon Pitama
SUNDAY 3pm – SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES v NORTHS DEVILS
This is the clash of the weekend based on ladder position in the traditional Sunday afternoon time slot. Norths two good wins against Tweed Heads and the Capras have them sitting on top of the Intrust Super Cup ladder after two rounds, but this week’s opposition the Magpies should prove a tougher test.
Last Year – Magpies 42 Norths 22 — Norths 18 Magpies 19
Souths Logan Magpies
1. Corey Allan 2. Cameron Booth 3. Marion Seve 4. Scott Doyle 5. Lenny Magey 6. Guy Hamilton 7. Sam Scarlett 8. George Fai 9. Jordan Scott 10. Sam Lavea 11. Simi Fatafehi 12. Brendon Gibb 13. Patrick Mago 14. Bradley Frith 15. Phil Dennis (c) 16. Uiti Baker 17. Thomas Flegler 20. Rhys Melville
1. Jack Ahearn 2. Paul Ulberg 3. Gehamat Shibasaki 4. Chevi Ellis 5. Samuel Wright 6. Gary Riccardi 7. Todd Murphy 8. Sam Tagataese 9. Alex Bishop 10. Oshae Tuiasau 11. Moses Noovao-McGreal 12. Michael Sio 13. John Palavi (c) 14. Calum Gahan 15. Carne Doyle-Manga 16. Hemi Mullen 17. Guy Williams 18. Iain Riccardi 19. Danny Kerr
SUNDAY 3pm – SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS v PNG HUNTERS
The XXXX Rivalry Round finishes up in the best possible way, the 2017 Grand Final rematch. Those that were at Suncorp Stadium last September will never forget the atmosphere and the pain of that loss could stir the Falcons into another big performance against the Hunters. They have the edge having beaten the Hunters three times in a row on the Sunshine Coast now, and last years 38-14 was particularly impressive, although PNG had the last laugh.
Stargroth Amean has been named back at fullback allowing Adex Wera to return to the centres. A bit more reshuffling in the forward pack as the Hunters look to avoid a second straight defeat in 2018. They seem to be missing the Albert brothers just a little in 2018, and why wouldn’t they after their efforts last year.
They need to turn around a poor record on the Sunshine Coast. The Hunters haven’t won at the Sunshine Coast Stadium since 2014, but at least have last year’s Grand Final win to show for their efforts elsewhere.
The Hunters will find it hard, but they can still rely on captain and five eighth Ase Boas, who scored another fine try against the Pride and is rich point scoring form. The more you see of Ase Boas, the more the thought is that he could easily compete in the NRL if given the chance.
Importantly, Willie Minoga remains in the centres.
Last Year – Falcons 38 Hunters 14 — Hunters 12 Falcons 10 (Grand Final)
Sunshine Coast Falcons
1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Matt Soper-Lawler 3. Justin Olam 4. Jye Ballinger 5. Alex Copelin 6. Kurt Aldridge 7. Brentt Warr 18. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 10. Lachlan Timm 11. Dane Hogan (c) 12. Christopher Lewis 13. Harrison Muller 14. Jacob Hind 15. Liam McDonald 16. Louis Geraghty 17. Lachlan Roe 19. Connor Donehue
1. Stargroth Amean 2. Wawa Paul 3. Adex Wera 4. Willie Minoga 5. Brendon Gotuno 6. Ase Boas (c) 7. Watson Boas 8. Moses Meninga 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Dilbert Issac 11. Nixon Putt 12. John Andy 13. Rahdly Brawa 14. Charlie Simon 15. Ila Alu 16. Silas Gahuna 17. Mekenzie Yei 18. William Mone 19. Junior Rau 20. Patrick Morea
Week 3 Predictions
Brendan O’Farrell from Intrust Super and former Queensland Origin star Adrian Vowles join us for 2018.
BRENDAN O’FARRELL – CEO, INTRUST SUPER
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Souths Logan Magpies
SHANNON MEYER – ISC WRITER
Souht Logan Magpies
Sunshine Coast Falcons
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