CENTRAL CAPRAS 30
Tries: Tony Tumusa (4m), Gavin Hiscox (8m), Jack Kavanagh (41m), Maipele Morseau (52m), Ayden Cooper (65m)
Goals: Tony Tumusa 4 Conv, 1 Pen
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 16
Tries: Sam Meskell (29m), Brayden McGrady (70m), Brayden McGrady (74m)
Goals: Michael Burgess 2 Conv
BY DANIEL WHITE
Tweed Heads went down in the battle of the Gulls and are currently holding the bottom of the ladder, for them the only way is up, but they will need to start Saturday against the Capras. The Capras will head in after a surprise victory over the Burleigh Bears. Their three try second half set up their victory and they will have to shake the rust off the boots to get the conversions happening to make it easier.
Who to look out for:
Both sides scored off left side backline plays and so the focus will be how James Wood handles the move into Right centre after a successful weekend on the left wing. For the Capras the left-wing Chanel Seigafo who ran in two tries including the match winner. Will Wood and Folau be able to shut down the attacks, will they be able to open up their own gaps to take the win?
How they will win:
For the Seagulls to take this game, their best path will be through the forwards. Damien Sironen will need to lead his pack through or over the Capras, if they are to stamp their authority over this game. After a slow start, it is normally up to the pack to lift and give the rest of the team the direction required to muscle up and fight out for the victory.
For the Capras it will be the opposite. They will need to contain the pack of the Seagulls and then use their speed to cut them up later in the half and game to finish over the top of the tiring big men. Gavin Hiscox was my player to watch for last week and it was the leadership and the effort of the forwards that led to the opportunities out wide to finish of the Bears.
At home for the second game in a row should let the Seagulls be settled in and ready for the upcoming conflict. The Capras are having their first away game and so they will be less fatigued than other sides heading in to round four, but I do not think it will be enough. Seagulls to open their account with a 2-point win.
Tweed Heads Seagulls
1. Talor Walters 2. Tevita Folau 3. James Wood 4. James Toole 5. Brayden McGrady 6. Lindon McGrady 7. Michael Burgess 8. Shane Gillham 9. Samuel Meskell (c) 10. Damian Sironen (c) 11. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave 12. Sam Carson 13. Samuel Saville 15. Nicholas Harrold 16. Dane Clarke 17. William Johnstone 18. Morgan Boyle 20. Mackenzie Reid
Coach: Aaron Zimmerle
1. Tony Tumusa 2. Ken Tofilau 3. Samuel Smith 4. Junior Kirisome 5. Chanel Seigafo 6. Reece Baker 7. Jack Madden 8. Matthew Groat 9. Krys Freeman 10. Oliver Percy 11. Ayden Cooper 12. William Cullen 13. Gavin Hiscox (c) 14. Maipele Morseau 15. Phillip Nati 16. Jack Kavanagh 17. Aleki Falepaini
Coach: Kim Williams
R9 Tweed Heads 38 Central 4
R19 Central 16 Tweed Heads 18
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