The Seagulls of Wynnum comprehensively answered which team is the better Seagulls team in 2017, with a big 46-8 win over Tweed Heads for their second Flockbuster win of the season.
Wynnum had previously only won once since Round 3, and Tweed Heads were coming into the game on two straight wins, so the 46-8 score line is some surprise, and it could have been worse with Wynnum only kicking 4 of their 9 conversions.
The damage was done in the first half as Wynnum scored five tries to lead 24-0, and by the time fullback Daniel Ogden had scored his third and hooker Jayden Berrell the second of his double it was the 54th minute and Wynnum were 40-0 to the good. Tweed Heads finally got on the board four minutes later, but that and one more try in the 73rd minute were purely consolation, and leaves them rooted to the bottom of the Intrust Super Cup ladder. Wynnum keep up with the Top 6 chasing pack.
WYNNUM SEAGULLS 46
Tries: Daniel Ogden (10m), Daniel Ogden (23m), Peter Gubb (26m), Jayden Berrell (32m), Jack Goodsell (35m), Jeriah Goodrich(44m), Daniel Ogden (52m), Jayden Berrell (54m), Aaron Booth (67m)
Goals: Aaron Booth 4/9 Conv, 1/1 Pen
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 8
Tries: Peter Lee (58m), William Johnsone (73m)
The second instalment of the wonderfully named Flockbuster is on this weekend between the two Seagulls sides in Wynnum and Tweed Heads.
The Seagulls from just over the border will be looking for revenge after Wynnum won the first clash in Round 3. Both sides will be looking for drier conditions, as the clash earlier in the season was played in torrential rain on Stradbroke Island.
Last Time Out:
Tweed Heads are the form side heading into the clash, as they are currently on a two game winning run. Whilst that might sounds like anything special, it is worth noting that prior to Round 12 they had just one other win for the 2017 season. And they have beaten Redcliffe Dolphins no less.
Wynnum were close enough against Mackay last weekend, but missed conversions keep them in the game in Mackay. They last won in Round 11, and before that it was the first of the Flockbusters or 2017 in Round 3 when they tasted victory.
Who to Look Out For:
Phoenix Hunapo. The Samoan Rugby Sevens star was supposed to be playing for the Bradford Bulls in the UK this season, but when a visa issue delayed his start and ultimately stopped him from joining the club, he has settled with the Tweed Heads Seagulls.
He also represented New Zealand at the 2015 Touch Football World Cup. Current Warriors gun Shaun Johnson was another who came through touch football. Whether Phoenix Hunapo ends up at the same heights will be worth keeping an eye on, starting this weekend.
How They Will Win:
The Halves. Tweed’s Michael Burgess was great in the upset win over Redcliffe, and with the assistance of the lively Lindon McGrady will have more in attack. Wynnum will be missing the experience of Travis Burns and Matt Seamark. That’s a lot of experience missing from a starting squad.
Tweed Heads are in the better form, and will make it three in a row. But it will be close as a lot of good rivalries are.
Tweed Heads by 6.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. Jeriah Goodrich 4. Alex Barr 5. Jack Goodsell 6. William Brimson 7. Aaron Booth 8. Aaron Rockley 9. Jayden Berrell 10. Ngarima Pita 11. Brendon McBryde 12. Mitch Frei (c) 13. Max Elliott 14. Mitchell Moore 15. Salesi Funaki 16. Stedman Lefau 17. Tanu Wulf
Coach: Adam Brideson
Tweed Heads Seagulls
1. Phoenix Hunapo 2. David Sheridan 3. James Wood 4. John Olive 5. Peter Lee 6. Lindon McGrady 7. Michael Burgess 8. Carne Doyle-Manga 9. Samuel Meskell (c) 10. Ben Nakubuwai 11. Tristan Lumley 19. Eddy Pettybourne 13. Nicholas Harrold 12. Dane Clarke 15. Samuel Saville 16. Agnatius Paasi 17. William Johnstone
Coach: Aaron Zimmerle
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