MACKAY CUTTERS 38
Tries: Yamba Bowie (10m), Nathan Saumalu (19m), Aaron Booth (24m), Yamba Bowie (45m), Jordan Pereira (48m), Cooper Bambling (50m), Braden Uele (79m)
Goals: 5 Conversions
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS
Tries: Samuel Saville (36m)
Goals: 1 Conversion
Both sides were soundly beaten on the opening weekend and it may come down to the home side using the home ground advantage to come away with the first points of the season.
Who to Look Out for: After a quiet match, Cooper Bambling will need to step up for the Cutters if they want to move up the ladder this season. Co-Captain for the Seagulls Damian Sironen will also have to lift if the Seagulls are to gel as a team as the season progresses.
How they will win:
From the highlights of their matches, it is hard to see where each team will find a path to victory. The back five of the Cutters should be able to provide some life to their game, and it is the pack of the Seagulls that should be able to provide them with the options needed to head home with the points.
A hard match to pick, so I will be favouring the home side to sneak it home by a couple. Cutters to win by 2.
1. Jack Joass 2. Yamba Bowie 3. Setaimata Sa (c) 4. Jordan Pereira 5. Nathan Saumalu 6. Nicholas Hynes 7. Cooper Bambling 8. Gareth Moore 9. Aaron Booth 10. Braden Uele 11. Andrew Davey 12. Lona Kaifoto 13. Nicholas Brown 14. Jake Eden 15. Jacob Pottinger 16. Jack Blagbrough 17. Johnny Faletagoa’i 18. Isaac Richardson
Coach: Steve Sheppard
Tweed Heads Seagulls
1. Lindon McGrady 2. Adam Barnes 3. Talor Walters 4. James Toole 5. Regan Ogle 6. Sionetakapautolo Alofi 7. Michael Burgess 8. Carne Doyle-Manga 9. Samuel Meskell (c) 10. Damian Sironen (c) 11. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave 12. Samuel Saville 13. Nicholas Harrold 14. Morgan Boyle 15. Edward Pettybourne 17. William Johnstone 18. Shane Gillham 19. Kaleb Bernard
Coach: Aaron Zimmerle
2016 R8 Tweed Heads 37 Mackay 24
2016 R22 Mackay 30 Tweed Heads 10
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