The two most recent premiers meet at Pizzey Park and the Bears are following the path of the Jets as they struggle to back up after their premiership.
Ipswich are going the better of the two sides currently, sitting just outside the top 6 and have won six of the last 8 games, and those two losses have come against the current top two sides. They don’t have the added bonus of Ben Hunt like their previous game in Round 14 against Norths, but their side is still very capable of beating the Bears.
Burleigh are on four wins for 2017 with their Gold Coast rivals Tweed Heads and lie second last on the ladder. They did Jamal Fogarty back last round, the halfback who led them to the 2016 title and a win against Central last round, but his graduation to the Titans has seen them lose a key player.
It will be great to see the Jets and their ad lib style of rugby league back on TV on Sunday afternoon.
2017 result – Ipswich 18 Burleigh 12
1. Henare Wells 2. Kurtis Rowe 3. Sami Sauiluma 4. Connor Broadhurst 5. Troy Leo 6. Dallas Wells 7. Harrison Siejka 8. Luke Page 9. Christopher Law 10. Matt White 11. Jamie Dowling (c) 12. Dylan Kelly 13. Sam Coster 14. Lorenzo Ma’afu 15. Hayden Schwass 16. Darren Griffiths 17. Jes Malcolm
Coach: Jim Lenihan
1. Wes Conlon 2. Michael Purcell 13. Marion Seve 4. Nemani Valekapa 5. Richard Pandia 6. Chris Ash 7. Dane Phillips (c) 8. Mitch Carpenter 9. Luke Capewell 10. Nat Neale 21. Jesse Roberts 12. Seb Pandia 22. Tyson Lofipo 3. Ben White 11. Sam Martin 15. Lachlan Roe 16. Huskie Teatau 17. Josh Seage
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
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