MACKAY CUTTERS 22
Tries: Braden Uele (6m), Jordan Pereira (18m), Yamba Bowie (40m), Braden Uele (68m)
Goals: Nicholas Hynes 3 Conv
WYNNUM SEAGULLS 18
Tries: Jack Goodsell (26m), Mitchell Buckett (52m), Travis Burns (57m) Mitchell Cronin (72m)
Goals: Travis Burns 1 Conv
BY DANIEL WHITE
Wynnum Manly saw off a fast start from their namesakes and finished with a comfortable victory. The Cutters came up to Townsville and were mercilessly massacred by a Blackhawks set on domination. It was not pretty for the Cutters faithful. Can the Cutters bounce back, or will the Seagulls inflict more pain for the rebuilding Cutters?
Who to look out for:
The Cutters will be looking for the same effort but a better result from their forward pack. Braden Uele ran in a four pointer and they will look for the big prop to repeat the effort so they can get some points on the board. Generate the go-forward and then get the backs to finish it off.
For Wynnum Manly it will be in the engine room that they will have to break the Cutters open. The Blackhawks exposed the Cutters pack, and it would be a poor coach that did not try and exploit the opportunity of opening up those raw wounds. Expect Mitchell Frei and Alex Barr to be tasked with creating doubt and havoc as Wynnum Manly push for their fourth win on the trot.
How will they win:
The Seagulls had the gameplan for victory handed to them by the Blackhawks. A ten try pounding with tries coming from charges through the middle and then finishing out the game over the tired Cutters has given Wynnum Manly the way, now all they need to do is match the efforts and desire.
For the Cutters They need to forget last weekend even happened. Some games are best left never watched and that was one of them. They know that the Seagulls will be looking to do the same and they know that they will need to come out hard and fast to shake up the Seagulls and get them to not try and follow their gameplan. If they let them settle, the game will be over by half time.
So many times, you have seen a team get pounded one week and then turn it all around the following match. I do not believe it will happen for the Cutters this week (maybe next). Wynnum Manly to win by 10+.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. David Mead 4. Mitchell Buckett 5. Jack Goodsell 6. William Brimson 7. Travis Burns 8. Aaron Rockley 9. Jayden Berrell 10. Stedman Lefau 11. Alex Barr 12. Mitchell Frei (c) 13. Brendon Gibb 14. Mitchell Cronin 15. Ngarima Pita 16. Salesi Funaki 17. John Te Reo
Coach: Adam Brideson
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 (c) 12. Lona Kaifoto 13. Nicholas Brown 14. Jake Eden 15. Jacob Pottinger 16. Isaac Richardson 17. Johnny Faletagoa’i 18. Alexander Farrell
Coach: Steve Sheppard
R10 Wynnum 62 Mackay 16
R20 Mackay 28 Wynnum 10
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