ROUND 8 | Intrust Super Cup Preview

Intrust Super Cup Round 8 throws up an intriguing bunch of clashes, with the pick of the bunch on the Sunday between Townsville and Souths Logan, and the traditional Anzac clash between Burleigh and the PNG Hunters.

Saturdays games see every home team start outsiders, so there’s room for a couple of home upsets. Perhaps it could be Mackay beating Tweed Heads in the TV battle of second last v last, or maybe the Central Capras could go back to back against Wynnum in Rockhampton. Easts take on Norths, Redcliffe visit Ipswich, and the Sunshine Coast fly up to the Cairns in the other Saturday clash against the Northern Pride.

For Sunday the home outsider trend reverses for the clashes in Burleigh and Townsville. The game in Townsville is a tight one on paper between two in-form top 6 sides, the other match up at Pizzey Park sees the Hunters attempt to get their first away win against the table topping Burleigh Bears.


Intrust Super Cup Round 8 PREVIEW

VIEW: Channel Nine @ 1pm

The big news for this made for TV clash is the return of Kane Elgey to the Tweed Heads Seagulls. The Titans five eighth has taken some of the blame it seems from their loss to the Cowboys, so Elgey will be forced to impress in a Seagulls jersey again to get back into the big time. He has a lot to work with in the backline with the McGrady brothers, and the electric AJ Brimson in the back, and a side on the up now, with the side on a run of two straight wins after going win-less in the first five rounds. Mixed results for the Cutters of late, with a fine upset at Ipswich followed up with a resounding home loss to Redcliffe last weekend. They currently sit bottom on 4 points with the Tweed Heads Seagulls only one place above on points difference. Likely that at least one of these teams will be bottom after the weekend.

Last Year – Mackay 28 Tweed Heads 6


Mackay Cutters

1. Yamba Bowie 2. Kurt Wiltshire 3. Nathan Saumalu 4. Blake Atherton 5. Johnny Faletagoa’i 6. Nicho Hynes 7. Jack Hickson 8. Sam Hoare 14. Jayden Hodges 10. Jordan Grant 11. Mitchell Dunn 15. Lona Kaifoto 13. Thomas Murphy (c) 12. Bennett Leslie 16. Nicholas Brown 17. Jardine Bobongie 18. Jesse Dee

Tweed Heads Seagulls

1. AJ Brimson 2. Ryland Jacobs 3. Kiah Cooper 4. Brayden McGrady 5. Tevita Folau 6. Lindon McGrady 7. Kane Elgey 13. Cheyne Whitelaw (c) 9. Sam Meskell 10. Leilani Latu 11. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave 12. Tristan Lumley 14. Ryan Simpkins 15. Maia Sands 17. Rex Johnson 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Tony Matautia 17. Eli Levido 18. Hiale Roycroft



Redcliffe are on a roll now, they have won five in a row and have climbed to third on the ladder, and three of those wins have been on the road against Easts, Wynnum and Mackay. A good sign for their trip to North Ipswich Reserve on Saturday. Ipswich have won two from three at home this season, but slipped up at home last home game against Mackay. However, they did secure a good away win at the Falcons last weekend on the Sunshine Coast.

Last Year – Redcliffe 28 Ipswich 20


Ipswich Jets

1. Michael Purcell 2. Marmin Barba 3. Pio Seci 17. Rory Humphreys 5. Wes Conlon 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 4. Sam Caslick 9. Jayden Connors 15. Huskie Teutau 16. Rowan Winterfield 19. Mitch Carpenter

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. Tom Geraghty 15. Nathan Watts 17. Hugh Pratt 25. Trai Fuller



This should be a great clash between two sides with ambitions on possibly meeting again in September, and going on 2018 form it is easy to see Norths making it, and Easts always seem to be thereabout for September contention. Easts record has not been the greatest at home this season, they have lost against Ipswich and Redcliffe, so a flying Norths Devils will provide a big test. The Tigers also were beaten at Piggabeen by Tweed Heads. Norths also lost last weekend, and fell from first to fourth on points difference after a competitive showing in Townsville. But they beat Burleigh in the top of the table clash, so capable of beating the big sides.

Last Year – Easts 32 Norths 36  —  Easts 34 Norths 12 (Country Week)


Easts Tigers

1. Joseph Bond 2. Linc Port 3. Maeli Seve 4. Cheyse Blair 5. Jarrod McInally 6. Brayden Torpy 7. Ollie Olds 8. Ash Little 9. Chris Ostwald 10. Brett Greinke 11. Jake Foster (c) 12. Adam Crear 13. Jack Svendsen 14. Heath Wilson 15. Anton Iaria 16. Jack Anderson 17. Harley Aiono 18. Jarred Tuite 19. James Salter 20. Jesse Uhlmann

Norths Devils

1. Jack Ahearn 2. Paul Ulberg 3. Gehamat Shibasaki 4. Gary Riccardi 5. Luke Pollock 6. Troy Dargan 7. Todd Murphy 8. Sam Tagataese 9. Mikaere Beattie 10. Oshae Tuiasau 11. Moses Noovao-Mcgreal 12. Guy Williams 13. John Palavi (c) 14. Iain Riccardi 15. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 16. Carne Doyle-Manga 19. Calum Gahan



Jahrome Hughes returns to action for the Falcons this weekend after injuring himself for the Storm in a pre season trial, it could be just the spark they need to get their 2018 campaign into full swing. They actually have more wins on the road this year (two at Wynnum and Mackay) than home this season, so a trip to Cairns shouldn’t worry them. What could worry them is the halves, if Todd Carney puts it all together. His partner Jake Clifford has been great for the Pride. The Pride have the best defensive record in the competition despite losing 4/7, but their attack is second last. Both teams are on 3 wins and 4 losses, so a loss could see the losing side cut adrift of the Top 6.

Last Year – Pride 10 Falcons 22  —  Falcons 37 Pride 16


Northern Pride

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

Sunshine Coast Falcons

1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Alex Copelin 3. Matt Soper-Lawler 4. Jye Ballinger 5. Justin Olam 6. Brentt Warr 7. Rhys Jacks 18. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 10. Lachlan Timm 11. Dane Hogan (c) 12. Christopher Lewis 13. Jacob Hind 14. Lachlan Roe 15. Liam McDonald 16. Sam Burns 17. Louis Geraghty 19. Harrison Muller



The Capras got their third win of the season in emerald last weekend, as a late Dave Taylor try grabbed victory over the Northern Pride, and they will fancy their chances of a win at home against the Wynnum Seagulls this weekend. They have hit and miss form at home in 2018, they have beaten beat Easts and Ipswich, were in a winnable position against Burleigh but lost, and were well beaten by Norths. Wynnum led 12-0 at half time against the Bears last weekend, but were unable to withstand the second half onslaught and went down to the competition leaders. The Seagulls problems don’t appear to be on the road, as their two wins for 2018 have been on their travels, although only as far as Suzuki Stadium and Suncorp Stadium.

Last Year – Wynnum 22 Capras 34  —  Capras 18 Wynnum 36


CQ Capras

1. Zeik Foster 2. Junior Kirisome 3. Connor Broadhurst 4. Nathan Bassani 5. Chanel Seigafo 17. Maipele Morseau 7. Blake Goodman 6. Jerry Key (c) 9. Aaron Teroi 10. Oliver Percy (c) 11. Dave Cowhan 8. Bill Cullen 13. Jamie Hill 14. Darcy Davey 15. Brad Lupi 16. Phil Nati 12. Dave Taylor

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

1. Patrick Templeman 2. Peter Gubb 3. Edward Burns 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



This is the annual Anzac weekend clash between Burleigh and the PNG Hunters, which also doubles this year as the match ups of the two most recent Intrust Super premiers. Burleigh is looking the most likely of the two sides to add another title to their record, as the currently lead the competition after just one loss. The Hunters meanwhile are having much less fun, especially on the road, where they have lost all 4 games, News from PNG is that Thompson Teteh will return to the Hunters squad, and that will be an exciting addition for those calling for more experience in the Hunters line up, and the former Redcliffe centre will still be a very handy player to have and to help the next wave of Hunters through.

Last Year – Burleigh 6 Hunters 42  —  Hunters 20 Burleigh 12


Burleigh Bears

1. Toby McIntosh 2. Troy Leo 3. Sami Sauiluma 4. Jamie Dowling 5. Justin Tavae 6. Christopher Law 7. Josh Rogers 8. Luke Page (c) 9. Pat Politoni 10. Matt White 11. Hayden Schwass 12. Blake Leary 13. Sam Coster 14. Ben Hannant 15. Dylan Kelly 16. Josh Ailaomai 17. Joe Greenwood

PNG Hunters

1. Adex Wera 2. Junior Rau 3. Wawa Paul 4. Butler Morris 5. Brendon Gotuno 6. Charlie Simon 7. Watson Boas 8. Enock Maki 9. Silas Gahuna 10. Baundo Aba 11. Nixon Putt 12. Ila Alu 13. Rahdly Brawa 14. Patrick Morea 15. Mekenzie Yei 16. Adam Korave 17. Dilbert Issac 18. Julius Yakopa 19. Willie Minoga 20. William Mone



The last game of the weekend is arguably its finest, with two teams in the top 6 and in form. Townsville have turned around their ordinary start to the year with a trio of wins, and they were able to defeat ‘then’ competition leading Norths Devils at home in last weekend. Another high-flying Brisbane team come knocking at Jack Manski Oval, and the Souths Logan Magpies are only one spot below the top after a drought breaking win over the PNG Hunters in Port Moresby. Some very good players in both sides, some with genuine hopes for Queensland Residents selection.

Last Year – Townsville 6 Magpies 22


Townsville Blackhawks

1. Jonathon Reuben 2. Levi Dodd 3. Shaun Hudson 4. Jordan Drew 5. Kalifa Faifai-Loa 6. Zach Clay 7. Jaelen Feeney 8. Francis Molo 9. Krys Freeman 10. Rod Griffin 11. Jake Marketo (c) 12. Andrew Davey 13. Temone Power 16. Joe Boyce 17. Cade Maloney 22. Sione Lousi 19. Brent Woolf

Souths Logan Magpies

1. Corey Allan 2. Benaiah Bowie 3. Marion Seve 4. Scott Doyle 5. Paul Rokolati 6. Guy Hamilton 7. Sam Scarlett 8. George Fai 9. Travis Waddell 10. Sam Lavea 11. Simi Fatafehi 12. Brendon Gibb 13. Patrick Mago 14. Jordan Scott 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Daniel Tamou 15. Phil Dennis (c) 18. Dan Russell



Week 8 Predictions

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



MACKAY CUTTERS to beat Tweed Heads Seagulls
IPSWICH JETS to beat Redcliffe Dolphins
NORTHS DEVILS to beat Easts Tigers
NORTHERN PRIDE to beat Sunshine Coast Falcons
CENTRAL CAPRAS to beat wynnum Seagulls
BURLEIGH BEARS to beat PNG Hunters
TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS to beat Souths Logan Magpies



TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS to beat Mackay Cutters
REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS to beat Ipswich Jets
EASTS TIGERS to beat Norths Devils
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS to beat Northern Pride
CENTRAL CAPRAS to beat wynnum Seagulls
BURLEIGH BEARS to beat PNG Hunters
TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS to beat Souths Logan Magpies



MACKAY CUTTERS to beat Tweed Heads Seagulls
IPSWICH JETS to beat Redcliffe Dolphins
NORTHS DEVILS to beat Easts Tigers
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS to beat Northern Pride
WYNNUM SEAGULLS to beat Central Capras
BURLEIGH BEARS to beat PNG Hunters
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES to beat Townsville Blackhawks



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