Intrust Super Cup Round 7

Northern Pride v Norths Devils at Barlow Park on Saturday – 5.30pm

The reigning premiers Northern Pride finally broke their winless start to 2015 with a win against the Redcliffe Dolphins at home last weekend.

Their opponents Norths went down to competition front runner Ipswich last start, and losing their regular halfback to South Sydney  in the NRL won’t increase their chances of breaking their 4 game run of losses.

The Pride will be hoping that the hat trick hero from last weekend Linc Port will surface again this weekend with more multiple tries to make it two wins in a row, and jump off the bottom of the ladder. It looks a likely outcome given the current form of either side.

Prediction: Pride by 12

Odds: Pride $1.70 – Norths $2.15
Last year’s result: Pride 52-18

Northern Pride: 1. Hezron Murgha 2. Linc Port 3. Javid Bowen 4. Luke George 5. Codey Kennedy 6. Ryan Ghietti 7. Sam Obst 8. Jack Svendsen 9. Jason Roos (c) 10. Patrick Kaufusi 11. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi 12. Graham Clark 13. Ben Spina 14. Cameron King 15. Tom Hancock 16. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs 17. David Murphy

Coach: Joe O’Callaghan

Norths Devils: 1. Luke Pollock 2. Steve Elliott 3. Dylan Galloway 4. Kainga Turner 5. Rogan Dean 6. Sam Foster 7. Sean Yorston 8. Richard Tuala 9. Krys Freeman 10. Francis Molo 11. Rhett Webster 12. Brett Greinke (c) 13. Todd Lowrie 14. Byron Creighton 15. Max Seumanutafa 16. Matt Mizzi 17. Josh Afoa

Coach: Mark Gliddon

Ipswich Jets v Burleigh Bears at North Ipswich Reserve on Sunday, April 19 – 1.40pm (Live on Ch 9)

The Jets are currently flying (pardon the pun) in this year’s Intrust Super Coach with 5 wins in a row, and will fancy their chances to make it six against the Bears who lost a tight game right at the end  against Easts last weekend.

They have their regular backline on duty for the game, including the big names like Marmin Barba and Chris Walker, so one would think there is plenty of points in the game on Sunday if not a home side victory. The Bears have their own fast man in the side with Kevin Gordon.

It all points to a home win, and plenty of entertainment for the viewers at home.

Prediction: Ipswich by 2

Odds: Ipswich $1.33 – Burleigh $3.30
Last Year: Burleigh 50-12

Ipswich Jets: 1. Carlin Anderson 2. Marmin Barba 3. Chris Walker 4. Nemani Valekapa 5. Brandon McGrady 6. Josh Cleeland 7. Dane Phillips 8. Josh Seage 9. Matt Parcell 10. Rod Griffin 11. Sam Martin 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Keiron Lander (c) 14. Troy O’Sullivan 15. Kurtis Lingwoodock 16. Billy McConnachie 17. Liam Capewell 18. Gerico Cecil

Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker

Burleigh Bears: 1. Tyler Chadburn 2. Zach Mackay 3. Jamie Dowling 4. Connor Broadhurst 5. Kevin Gordon 6. Todd Seymour 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Mark Ioane 9. Christian Hazard 10. Pele Peletelese 11. Ayden Lee 12. Jason Chan 13. Darren Griffiths (c) 14. Tom Rowles 16. Louis Fanene 17. Josh Ailaomai 20. Mitch Sharp 21. David Hala

Coach: Jim Lenihan

Redcliffe Dolphins v Townsville Blackhawks at Dolphins Oval on Sunday – 2pm

Townsville make the journey south to take on a Redcliffe Dolphins side which are struggling for wins in 2015. They are also struggling for wins at home with a run of losses at Dolphin Oval now extended to 6. The arrival of the competition leader on a run of 4 wins in a row including some big 40+ scores won’t make breaking that run easy.

Talking about easy, the Blackhawks made football seem that way last Sunday as they raced to a 34-0 lead away to the Magpies. Their eventual 46-20 win was their first in South East Queensland.

Redcliffe have replaced the injured Joe Bond with Kyle van Klaveren to leave the excellent halves combination as is, but with their rich bounty of Cowboys contracted players lining up for Townsville, it is hard to see anything other than another win for Townsville.

Prediction: Townsville by 14

Odds: Redcliffe $5.25 – Townsville $1.16
Last Year: N/A

Redcliffe Dolphins: 1. Kyle Van Klaveren 2. Martin Hatfield 3. Tristan Lumley 4. Aaron Whitchurch 5. Tom Opacic 6. Evander Cummins 7. Luke Capewell (c) 8. Charlie Faingaa 21. Shane Pumipi 10. Jon Green 11. Josh Benjamin 12. Anthony Cherrington 13. Trent Richardson 14. Darcy Etrich 15. Tom Geraghty 16. Harley Aiono 17. Taylor Brown

Coach: Troy Lindsay

Townsville Blackhawks: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Zac Santo 3. Tom Humble 4. Mosese Pangai 5. Kyle Feldt 6. Robert Lui 7. Michael Parker-Walshe 8. Ricky Thorby 9. Ray Thompson 10. Daniel Beasley (c) 11. Glenn Hall 12. Rhyse Martin 13. Neville Costigan 14. Anthony Mitchell 15. Lorenzo Ma’afu 16. Noel Underwood 20. Jonathon Rueben

Coach: Kristian Woolf

PNG Hunters v Mackay Cutters at Kalabond Oval, Kokopo on Sunday – 2.30pm

The PNG Hunters are back at home after two weeks on the road that yielded two losses, and they will be happy to be back at Kokopo where they are unbeaten in their only two games thus far in 2015.

That undefeated home record will be tested against equal competition leaders Mackay, who have an undefeated run of their own of 5 games in total, and have disposed of Central and Wynnum on the road this year already.

Somehow the odds favour the Hunters, whose local support and home record may be a factor, however they don’t quite look the same dynamic side that took them to sixth last season and won so many fans. Can they turn it around against a side on such a good run, this week we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Prediction: PNG by 4.

Odds: PNG $1.60 – Mackay $2.35
Last Year: PNG 24-16

PNG Hunters: 1. Stargroth Amean 2. David Lapua 3. Noel Zeming 4. Thompson Teteh 5. Adex Wera 6. Israel Eliab (c) 7. Atte Bina 8. Henry Noki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Kato Ottio 12. Brandy Peter 13. Timothy Lomai 14. Roger Laka 15. Lawrence Tu’u 16. Willie Minoga 17. Oti Bland Tony 18. Edward Goma 19. Adam Korave

Coach: Michael Marum

Mackay Cutters: 1. Sam Clune 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Mitch Day 4. Justin Tavae 5. Buchanan Rawhiti 6. Cameron Cullen 7. Liam Taylor 8. Brad Lupi 14. Michael Sio 20. Pulou Vaituutuu 11. Tyson Martin 12. Kelvin Nielsen 13. Chris Gesch (c) 10. Ryan Kinlyside 15. Brenden Treston 16. Josh Chudleigh 17. Josh Osborne 18. Joss Boyton 19. Gavin Bennion 21. Alex Farrell

Coach: Kim Williams

Tweed Heads Seagulls v Souths Logan Magpies at Piggabeen Sports Complex on Sunday – 3pm

Both sides clash in northern NSW coming off losses in Round 6. The home side the victim of another surprise Sunshine Coast win, and Souths Logan who fought back well after being blown away by the Blackhawks in the first half.

Souths Logan fight back gives them some momentum to take into this week against Tweed, who haven’t looked the same side since their halfback Elgey was promoted to the Titans.

Tweed do have a backline full of Queensland Cup experience and tries, and that looks the standout difference between the two sides, and will probably be enough for the Tweed to return to the winner’s circle.

Prediction: Tweed by 20.

Odds: Tweed $1.25 – Souths Logan $4.00
Last Year: Tweed 32-16

Tweed Heads Seagulls: 1. Shaun Carney 2. Nathanael Barnes 3. James Wood (c) 4. Matt Parata 5. Kalifa Faifai Loa 6. Ricardo Parata 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Damian Sironen 9. Matt Srama 10. Oliver Percy 11. Matt Robinson 12. Dane Clarke 13. Blake Anderson 14. Jai Ingram 15. Sam Saville 16. Mark Offerdahl 17. Jake Leary 18. Hemi Mullen

Coach: Aaron Zimmerle

Souths Logan Magpies: 1. Dylan Taikato-Simpson 2. Samisoni Vaioleti 3. Dallas Anderson 4. Tim Brooks 5. Matt Trnka 6. Josh Damen 7. Jack Joass 8. Sam Gardel 9. Herschel Gideon 10. Andrew Edwards 11. Scott Doyle 12. Dan Tamou 13. Travis Waddell 14. Phil Dennis (c) 15. Joe Boyce 16. Graham Levu 17. Aotealofa Tuimavave 18. Rez Phillips 19. Kailem Perkins

Coach: Josh Hannay















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