ROUND 10 | Intrust Super Cup Preview

Welcome to the Intrust Super Cup Round 10 Preview, which is the second half of last week’s four games that made up Round 9.

There are just 6 teams in action this weekend, but like last weekend, a lack of quantity will no doubt not affect the quality.

The first game sees Redcliffe make their first TV appearance of the year as the Northern Pride fly in from Cairns. Later on Saturday the resurgent Tweed Heads Seagulls take on the Ipswich Jets at Piggabeen.

Sunday’s only game is on the bayside at Wynnum, which sees the Seagulls welcome a Hunters side desperate for an away win.

Only three games, but plenty to play for up and down the ladder. Stand by for the  Intrust Super Cup Round 10 Preview.

This preview is dedicated to a good friend Graham, a great man, and the best company one could hope for at a Intrust Super Cup game.


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This is the first game for the Pride without big name recruit Todd Carney, who has returned to Sydney, but fear not the form of Jake Clifford has seen him named in the extended Cowboys squad of late, and Jordan Biondi-Odo is a very good player who will certainly do the job for the Pride. So nothing lost in the halves, which is good coming up against the vastly experience Cameron Cullen and the promising Josh Fauid.

Redcliffe saw their 5 game winning run ended at North Ipswich Reserve last time out, so will be very keen to get back to winning ways, a decent enough win will see them climb into the top three. Talking of number three, Redcliffe’s Kotoni Stagg has been a revelation for the Dolphins in 2018, and he is just two points behind the competition’s highest scorer Guy Hamilton who played in the first half of the split round last weekend.

It’s hard to see anything other than a Dolphins win this weekend, but Mackay’s effort at Bishop Park last weekend proves just how competitive this competition is. The Pride have yet to beat a Brisbane based side this year.

Last Year – Pride 16 Redcliffe 40


Redcliffe Dolphins

1. Tony Tumusa 2. Jonus Pearson 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Scott Schulte 5. Jeremy Hawkins 6. Joshua Fauid 7. Cameron Cullen (c) 8. James Taylor 9. Sheldon Pitama 10. Sam Anderson 11. Toby Rudolf 12. Jamil Hopoate 13. Samson Graham 16. Aaron Whitchurch 14. Tom Geraghty 15. Nathan Watts 17. Hugh Pratt 18. Trai Fuller

Northern Pride

1. Jack Murphy 2. Murray Taulagi 3. Brett Anderson 4. Javid Bowen 5. Enari Tuala 6. Jake Clifford 7. Jordan Biondi-Odo 8. William Bugden 9. Ryan Ghietti (c) 10. David Murphy 11. Tom Hancock 12. James Clark 13. Graham Clark 14. Darryn Schonig 16. Troy Kapea 17. Emry Pere 15. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs 18. Nathan Wales 19. Connor Jones 20. Shawn Bowen



All of a sudden the Tweed Heads Seagulls are looking like a potential Top 6 team, with wins over Mackay, Easts and Wynnum, and that form and promise in general has seen two of their better players getting a go in the NRL with the Titans. This week AJ Brimson joins Mosese Fotuaika from last week to get a first taste of the NRL. As good as it is for the players, it makes their match against Ipswich that little bit tougher, missing two of their better players. Still plenty of talent left of course, with Kane Elgey still named to lead the Seagulls around Piggabeen and Brendon Elliot at fullback.

Ipswich upset the Redcliffe Dolphins last time they played, and have won three of their last four to sit just inside the Top 6, and can cement that by beating Tweed Heads this weekend. However for all their excitement, and weapons in the backline like Marmin Barba, the Jets have the fourth worst attack, and will have to do it without their electric try scorer Michael Purcell too.

Last Year – Tweed Heads 6 Ipswich 34  —  Ipswich 40 Tweed Heads 14


Tweed Heads Seagulls

1. Brendan Elliot 2. Ryland Jacobs 3. Kiah Cooper 4. Brayden McGrady 5. Shaun Carney 6. Lindon McGrady 7. Kane Elgey 8. Leilani Latu 9. Sam Meskell 10. Cheyne Whitelaw (c) 11. Manuel-Liolevave 12. Ryan Simpkins 13. Maia Sands 15. Jack Cook 17. Shane Gillham 14. Eli Levido 16. Jarrod Morfett 18. Regan Muir 19. Tony Matautia

Ipswich Jets

1. Wes Conlon 2. Marmin Barba 3. Pio Seci 4. Sam Caslick 5. Richie Pandia 6. Julian Christian 7. Dane Phillips 8. Tyson Lofipo 21. Kierran Moseley 10. Nat Neale (c) 11. Ben White 12. Seb Pandia 13. Ben Shea 9. Jayden Connors 15. Huskie Teutau 16. Rowan Winterfield 17. Rory Humphreys 19. Mitch Carpenter




This is a crunch game for both sides, but especially the PNG Hunters who need a win this weekend to avoid sitting bottom of the Intrust Super Cup after 10 rounds. They only have two wins at home this season, and no points on the road, unlike their winning 2017 campaign where away wins were key to their minor premiership. The big squad news is the return of Thompson Teteh to the side, providing some real firepower in the centres. Lining up alongside Willie Minoga gives the Hunters the experience that some fans have been crying out for. There is a real familiar look about the Hunters line up with the Boas brothers back in the halves together, and premiership hooker Wartovo Puara back in the number 9. We’ll see if the well known faces will improve the away form.

PNG couldn’t hope to be meeting a better side to break an away duck, as the Wynnum Seagulls are winless in 4 home games so far in 2018. Not there is anything wrong with the Wynnum line up – their backline is surely a match for the Hunters, nor have the Seagulls disgraced themselves  going down in tight games to the Seagulls and Falcons and led competition leaders Burleigh at half time in their most recent fixture.

One side without a home win, the other without an away win. There’s a good outcome awaiting someone on Sunday afternoon.

Last Year – Hunters 28 Wynnum 22


Wynnum Manly Seagulls

1. Patrick Templeman 2. Peter Gubb 3. Jeriah Goodrich 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Daniel Ogden 6. Shaun Nona 7. Michael Dobson 8. Junior Pita 9. Mitch Cronin 10. Stedman Lefau 11. Patrick Carrigan 12. Til Vea 13. Mitch Frei (c) 14. Mitchell Moore 15. Max Elliott 16. Lachlan Lee 17. Alex Barr 18. Edward Burns

PNG Hunters

1. Adex Wera 2. Junior Rau 3. Thompson Teteh 4. Willie Minoga 5. Butler Morris 6. Ase Boas (c) 7. Watson Boas 8. Enock Maki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Dilbert Issac 11. Nixon Putt 12. Ila Alu 13. Rahdly Brawa 14. Charlie Simon 15. Baundo Aba 16. Silas Gahuna 17. Julius Yakopa 18. William Mone 19. Brendon Gotuno 20. Patrick Morea


Week 10 Predictions

Brendan O’Farrell from Intrust Super and former Queensland Origin star Adrian Vowles join us for 2018.








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