The Wynnum Seagulls followed on from their big win in the previous round over the Tweed Heads Seagulls, with a hard earned 16-6 win over the Norths in Sunday’s only fixture.
It didn’t take the home team long to have the home fans in the Chook Pen happy, as PNG international crossed in the first two minutes. They followed that up in the 25th minute with a try to Stedman Lefau.
Down 10-0 at the break, Norths came out with plenty of intent and had a lot of ball and chances to peg back the Seagulls. But as often happens when a side has all the chances to score and doesn’t the opposition break their spirits with a try of their own, and this happened when Wynnum’s Daniel Ogden crossed for the team’s third try. It brought the Wynnum fullback within one try of the all time Intrust Super Cup/Queensland try scoring record.
Norths scored a consolation try in the 72nd minute, but it was too late to mount a genuine challenge to the Seagulls. The win sees Wynnum overtake the Devils into eighth, but Norths still have a bye to come.
WYNNUM SEAGULLS 16
Tries: David Mead (2m), Stedman Lefau (25m), Daniel Ogden (57m)
Goals: Aaron Booth 2/3 Conv
NORTHS DEVILS 6
Tries: Michael Lucas (72m)
Goals: Hayden Lipp 1/1 Conv
The only Intrust Super Cup game in Brisbane this weekend is on the bayside as Wynnum welcome for the Norths Devils for the round’s only Sunday clash.
No surprise that the TV cameras will descend on BMD Kougari Oval, and the Wynnum side have a great chance to put on a show. Same too for former NRL star Chris Sandow who will have an opportunity to show his wares on TV again.
Last time out:
The Wynnum Seagulls had the second instalment of their Flockbuster rivalry with the Tweed Heads Seagulls and it resulted in just their second home win of the year. But what a win. The led 28-0 at half time, extended that to 38-0 during the second half before finishing up 46-8 winners.
Norths got caught up in the Ben Hunt show last weekend at North Ipswich Reserve as the home side Ipswich led 38-4 at the 60 minute mark and went on to win 44-24. That extension of Norths’ scoring is a hope for them this weekend. They crossed for 4 tries in 14 minutes to show what they are capable of, however tries are a little easier when the opposition are up by 32 points.
Who to look out for:
Fullback Daniel Ogden is just three tries from breaking the all time Intrust Super Cup / Queensland Cup try scoring record. If the Seagulls run hot again this weekend, he’ll be a chance as he cross for a triple last weekend.
One good fullback deserves another, and there is genuine excitement to see Joe Bond named at fullback. A real excitement machine previously for the Dolphins, a horror injury put a premature end to his 2016 campaign. Let’s hope the players who almost broke into the Broncos a few years back can relive his best years where he was one of the best in the game.
How they will win:
Chris Sandow will attract many this weekend, as a lot of rugby league fans will be wondering how his new rugby league life is going. Having watched the game against the PNG Hunters, there is certainly moments of quality showcasing his old skill, whether he can sustain it throughout the 80 minutes is a question worth watching for. If he can Norths can beat the Seagulls.
Backing Chris Sandow to have a blinder and feed their quality backline like try scoring machine Delouise Hoeter and previously mentioned Joe Bond.
Norths by 8.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. Jeriah Goodrich 4. David Mead 5. Jack Goodsell 6. William Brimson 7. Aaron Booth 8. Aaron Rockley 9. Jayden Berrell 10. Ngarima Pita 11. Alex Barr 12. Mitch Frei (c) 13. Max Elliott 14. Mitchell Moore 15. Salesi Funaki 16. Stedman Lefau 17. Tanu Wulf
Coach: Adam Brideson
1. Joe Bond 2. Michael Lucas 3. Delouise Hoeter 4. Luke Pollock 5. Javarn White 6. Gary Riccardi 7. Chris Sandow 8. Francis Molo 9. Danny Kerr 10. James Taylor 11. Jarryd Dodd 12. Matiu Love-Henry 13. Jai Arrow 14. Jack Miers 16. Tama Koopu 17. David Faamita 19. Dylan Smith
Coach: Mark Gliddon
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