The Townsville Blackhawks proved they love playing the Tweed Heads Seagulls after they had yet another huge win over the Tweed side at Piggabeen.
Heading into the game the overall for and against was 170-38 and now sits at 220-46 after just 5 meetings. It stands at 98-26 this season.
The Blackhawks ran in 10 tries in total, and speed machine Jonathon Reuben grabbed himself four of those, three in the first half and the fourth in the second half restarted the slaughter for the Seagulls. Jordan Drew scored a double, and one try and five goals see Carlin Anderson at the top of the point scoring ladder.
The Blackhawks scored 6 tries in the first half, but the Seagulls got the first score of the game, which was a 4th minute penalty. it was to be their only score of the first half.
Despite trailing 30-2 at half time, Tweed Heads came out and scored first after the break, and held on until the 61st minute before letting Townsville in again. That opened the floodgates for the Blackhawks who ran in 4 tries in 19 minutes to seal the huge win.
The win sees Townsville overtake the Magpies into fifth place on the ladder, the loss see Tweed Heads remain last and having a large negative to their already bulging season for and against.
TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS 50
Tries: Jordan Drew (11m), Carlin Anderson (18m), Jonathon Reuben (23m), Davin Crampton (27m), Jonathon Rueben (38m), Jonathon Rueben (39m), Jonathon Rueben (61m), Ty Carucci (66m), Jordan Drew (74m), Blake Leary (77m)
Goals: Carlin Anderson 5/10 Conv
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 8
Tries: Michael Burgess (45m)
Goals: Lindon McGrady 1/1 Conv, 1 Pen
Tweed Heads welcome the Blackhawks with confidence this weekend after prevailing in the Intrust Super Cup’s toughest away trip and against the competition leaders no less in PNG Hunters in Port Moresby. Throw in the fact that they had beaten the previous competition leaders in Redcliffe a few weeks ago at Piggabeen and the Seagulls have more chance than what would appear on paper.
Townsville, such a dominant force in the Intrust Super Cup since their arrival in 2015 find themselves lying just sixth currently, but they have had a recent upturn in form. Either side of 20-20 in Mackay they have beaten Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast at home. But in general it has been their home form which has dropped in 2017, as they are 3/4 on the road in South East Queensland so far this season.
Townsville like playing Tweed Heads too. They are 4/4 at all locations and have a mighty for and against of 170-38.
2017 Result – Townsville 48 Tweed Heads 18
Tweed Heads Seagulls
1. Phoenix Hunapo 2. James Toole 3. James Wood 4. Jackson Clarke 5. Peter Lee 6. Lindon McGrady 7. Michael Burgess 8. Carne Doyle-Manga 17. William Johnstone 10. Ben Nakubuwai 11. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave 12. Tristan Lumley 13. Nicholas Harrold 9. Samuel Meskell (c) 14. Damian Sironen 15. Shem Vaoa 16. Dane Clarke
Coach: Aaron Zimmerle
1. Carlin Anderson 2. Samsen O’Neill 3. Temone Power 4. Ty Carucci 5. Jonathon Reuben 14. Kierran Moseley 7. Michael Parker-Walshe 8. Daniel Beasley 9. Anthony Mitchell (c) 22. Oshae Tuiasau 11. Blake Leary 12. Andrew Niemoeller 13. Jordan Kenworthy 15. Kieran Quabba 16. Sione Lousi 17. Ross Bella 19. Sam Foster
Coach: Kristian Woolf
|Piggabeen Sports Complex|
|1 Carramar Dr, Tweed Heads West NSW 2485, Australia|