State of Origin Game One is done and dusted, and that means rugby league can go back to the bread and butter of the weekly fixtures like this week’s Intrust Super Cup Round 14.
On the theme of State of Origin, the players for the Intrust Super Cup are up for selection in the Residents Team to play NSW Residents as a Curtain Raiser for the big game in Sydney.
So players will be trying to put on a show, and regain some Queensland pride if they are selected.
The run down of all things Intrust Super Cup Round 14 awaits.
Intrust Super Cup Round 14 PREVIEW
SATURDAY 1:10pm – BURLEIGH BEARS v NORTHERN PRIDE
VIEW: Channel Nine @ 1pm
The weekend kicks off with the Channel Nine cameras rolling, and they have picked up a decent game for the viewers at home. It features the table topping Burleigh Bears, who are undefeated at home in 2018, and flying even higher after Round 13 as they extended their lead on top of the Intrust Super to 4 points. The Northern Pride are in form too, having won four of their last five games, against finals contenders Redcliffe, Norths and an impressive win over Souths Logan which featured plenty of points. In fact both teams scored 46 points to win last weekend. The Pride’s record isn’t as great away from home this season, but their recent form should mean this will be a decent game to follow.
- Kurtis Rowe 2. Troy Leo 3. Sami Sauiluma 4. Henare Wells 5. Tyrone Roberts-Davis 6. Dallas Wells 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Luke Page (c) 9. Pat Politoni 10. Jai Whitbread 11. Hayden Schwass 12. Blake Leary 13. Sam Coster 14. Matt White 15. Toby McIntosh 16. Josh Ailaomai 17. Matthew Robinson 18. Joe Greenwood 19. Jess Savage
- Jack Murphy 2. Murray Taulagi 3. Brett Anderson 4. Javid Bowen 5. Gideon Gela-Mosby 6. Jordan Biondi-Odo 7. Jake Clifford 8. William Bugden 9. Ryan Ghietti (c) 10. David Murphy 11. Tom Hancock 12. Nathan Wales 13. Graham Clark 14. Troy Kapea 15. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs 16. Darryn Schonig 17. Emry Pere 18. Connor Jones 19. Justin Castellaro 20. Shawn Bowen 21. Aidan Day
SATURDAY 5pm – SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS v SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES
The big news for this match is the return of Sandor Earl after an injury in pre season. It is some effort if he makes it onto the field, and a feel good story for rugby league. He deserves a decent crack, considering he seems to be the only one who was shunned after the Dank debacle.
After finally getting home in a close one last weekend against the Devils, the Falcons will be hoping to double down on the much needed home win this weekend against the Ipswich Jets. They needed to as the Sunshine Coast’s win moved them within 2 points of the Top 6, and in a group of 6 teams within two points of each other. The Magpies themselves are in group of three teams in second place, they were outright but the Northern Pride stung them last weekend.
This game will no doubt provide some of the Queensland Residents team. And for Justin Olam, a chance to jump up the Melbourne Storm Three Quarter queue with Young Tomumaipea leaving for mission work.
- Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Matt Soper-Lawler 3. Justin Olam 4. Christopher Lewis 5. Khan Ahwang 6. Caleb Daunt 7. Rhys Jacks 18. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 12. Lachlan Timm 11. Dane Hogan (c) 10. Jacob Hind 13. Liam McDonald 14. Harrison Muller 15. Lachlan Roe 16. Sam Burns 17. Jordan Brown
Souths Logan Magpies
- Corey Allan 2. Benaiah Bowie 3. Marion Seve 4. Dan Russell 5. Paul Rokolati 6. Guy Hamilton 7. Sam Scarlett 8. George Fai 9. Travis Waddell 10. Thomas Flegler 11. Brendon Gibb 20. Patrick Mago 13. Phil Dennis (c) 14. Jordan Scott 15. Simi Fatafehi 16. Daniel Tamou 17. Sam Elliott
SATURDAY 5pm – TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS v EASTS TIGERS
This has the potential for being the match of the round, with Townsville flying high in equal second, and the Easts Tigers finally putting a few good results together with their massively talented team. The Tigers have now won two in a row, after a really poor run of results before, and they have easily beaten the Minor Premiers PNG Hunters at home and Wynnum Seagulls away in the past weekends. Townsville in Townsville is a different challenge, especially given the Blackhawks current run of five straight wins at home. Easts have won just two of six on the road, but did beat Townsville home and away last year.
- Zachary Santo 2. Jonathon Reuben 3. Levi Dodd 4. Ty Carucci 5. Kalifa Faifai-Loa 6. Jaelen Feeney 18. Sam Martin 8. Cade Maloney 9. Krys Freeman 10. Rod Griffin 11. Jake Marketo 12. Andrew Niemoeller (c) 13. Temone Power 15. David Munro 16. Ross Bella 19. Brent Woolf 22. Sione Lousi
- Scott Drinkwater 2. Linc Port 3. Conor Carey 18. Cheyse Blair 5. Jarrod McInally (c) 6. Billy Walters 7. Brodie Croft 8. Matthew Groat 14. Ollie Olds 10. Brett Greinke 11. Michael Egan 12. Patrick Kaufusi 13. Jack Svendsen 9. Chris Ostwald 15. Ash Little 16. Kelma Tuilagi 17. Harley Aiono 19. Brayden Torpy 20. Anton Iaria 21. Harry Pondekas
SATURDAY 6pm – TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS V CENTRAL CAPRAS
Tweed Heads super run of wins came to an end last weekend at Dolphin Oval, as Redcliffe gave them a small reality check with a 42-16 win. Prior to that, Tweed Heads had won 6 in a row, after a start to the season that saw them winless and last after 6 rounds. These two teams fought it out for the wooden spoon last season, with Tweed Heads jumping out of last spot on the last weekend of the year by beating eventual premiers PNG Hunters. The stats are on the side of the Seagulls, as they have won 13 of the past 14 clashes between these two sides.
Tweed Heads Seagulls
- Shaun Carney 2. Ryland Jacobs 3. Koni Hurrell 4. Brendan Elliot 5. Talor Walters 6. Lindon McGrady 7. Kane Elgey 16. Leilani Latu 9. Eli Levido 10. Cheyne Whitelaw (c) 11. Ryan Simpkins 12. Tristan Lumley 13. Maia Sands 8. Jarrod Morfett 14. Sam Meskell 15. Jack Cook 17. Hiale Roycroft 18. Tony Matautia
- Zeik Foster 2. Junior Kirisome 3. Connor Broadhurst 4. Nathan Bassani 5. Chanel Seigafo 6. Maipele Morseau 7. Blake Goodman 8. Brad Lupi 9. Aaron Teroi 10. Bill Cullen 11. Jerry Key (c) 12. Dave Taylor 13. Jamie Hill 14. Darcy Davey 15. Dave Cowhan 16. Peter Rogers 17. Luke George
SUNDAY 2pm – NORTHS DEVILS v REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS
Brisbane’s northside rivalry resumes on Sunday afternoon at Bishop Park as Norths take on Redcliffe. It’s been a while since this clash was played with both teams in the Top 6, Norths just holding onto 6th place after a run of four losses in a row halting the momentum of a great start to 2018. Their home record is pretty impressive though, having won four of the last five, the only loss a surprise one to the Cutters.
Redcliffe themselves had a lean run not long ago, but two straight wins leading into this weekend makes them the form side, and they currently sit second with the competition’s best for and against. Three of their three-quarter line have played for the Broncos this year, and that will give them the advantage over the Devils, despite Norths having arguably the more superior halves pairing.
- Jack Ahearn 2. Namila Davui 3. Luke Pollock 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Chevi Ellis 6. Troy Dargan 7. Todd Murphy 8. Oshae Tuiasau 9. Dalton Phillips 10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 11. Moses Noovao-Mcgreal 12. Brandon Lee 13. John Palavi (c) 14. Alex Bishop 15. Carne Doyle-Manga 16. Riley Leota 17. Guy Williams
- Tony Tumusa 2. Jonus Pearson 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Tom Opacic 5. Jeremy Hawkins 6. Bryce Donovan 7. Cameron Cullen (c) 8. Nathan Watts 9. Jake Turpin 10. Sam Anderson 11. Jamil Hopoate 12. Aaron Whitchurch 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Moses Pangai 15. James Taylor 16. Tom Geraghty 17. Hugh Pratt
SATURDAY 3pm – WYNNUM SEAGULLS v IPSWICH JETS
Is this the weekend that the Wynnum Seagulls break through for a much needed home win? Fans in the Chook Pen and around BMD Kougari will certainly be hoping so, as the Seagulls are yet to win at home this season and were on the end of a big loss to their local rivals Easts last home game. Wynnum did have a good win last weekend in Mackay, so just need to transfer that road form in two points at home.
Ipswich have been in and out of the Top 6, and currently lie 7th, but are equal on points with 6th. The Jets aren’t going a great deal better on the road with just wins from six games so far, but they have beaten Wynnum twice in the last two meetings at Kougari.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. Mitch Cronin 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Edward Burns 6. Patrick Templeman 7. Jayden Berrell 8. Alex Barr 9. Mitchell Moore 10. Max Elliott 11. Salesi Funaki 12. Til Vea 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Kalolo Saitaua 15. Mitch Frei (c) 16. Lachlan Lee 17. Keenan Palasia
- Wes Conlon 2. Marmin Barba 3. Pio Seci 4. Sam Caslick 5. Richie Pandia 6. Julian Christian 7. Dane Phillips 8. Tyson Lofipo 15. Kierran Moseley 10. Nat Neale (c) 11. Ben White 12. Seb Pandia 13. Ben Shea 14. Jayden Connors 16. Huskie Teutau 17. Rory Humphreys 20. Rowan Winterfield 9. Isimeeli Hafoka 19. Mitch Carpenter
SUNDAY 3pm – PNG HUNTERS v MACKAY CUTTERS
The revival of the Hunters form was short lived as they were comprehensively outplayed against the Easts Tigers last weekend, but hopefully for the Hunters a return to the National Football Stadium will bring back the winning ways. The Hunters are still without captain and chief playmaker Ase Boas, and despite the combined talents of Watson Boas and Charlie Simon, it still doesn’t make up for the loss in the captain’s premiership quality. Stanton Albert returns to the stating side at prop, and another big man Moses Meninga, has been included in the extended squad.
Mackay may well down at the bottom of the Intrust Super Cup ladder, but that position hides the fact that they have been reasonably competitive in 2018, and are certainly capable of an upset. You could argue they have the superior halves combination, and there’s not much in the other areas also. Of course the Cutters don’t have a Willie Minoga.
- Adex Wera 2. Junior Rau 3. Thompson Teteh 4. Willie Minoga 5. Brendon Gotuno 6. Charlie Simon 7. Watson Boas 8. Enock Maki 9. Wartovo Puara (c) 10. Stanton Albert 11. Nixon Putt 12. Mekenzie Yei 13. Rahdly Brawa 14. Patrick Morea 15. Ila Alu 16. Dilbert Issac 17. Edene Gebbie 18. Moses Meninga 19. William Mone 20. Julius Yakopa
Coach: Michael Marum
- Jack Joass 2. Yamba Bowie 3. Nathan Saumalu 4. Kurt Wiltshire 5. Blake Atherton 6. Nicho Hynes 7. Cooper Bambling 8. Jordan Grant 9. Jayden Hodges 10. Nicholas Brown 11. Mitchell Dunn 12. Shane Wright 13. Thomas Murphy 14. Sam Murphy 15. Jesse Dee 16. Brenden Treston 17. Johnny Faletagoa’i 18. Lona Kaifoto
Week 14 Predictions
Brendan O’Farrell from Intrust Super and former Queensland Origin star Adrian Vowles join us for 2018.
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS
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