The Gurgler’s Look at the Queensland Cup / Intrust Super Cup Round 16

Round 16 of the Queensland Cup aka Intrust Super Cup kicks off on Saturday afternoon, and as ever we have a few thoughts and vital information for you to follow the fun.

THIS WEEK’S INTRUST SUPER CUP PREVIEW BROUGHT TO YOU BY THIS WEEK’S QUEENSLAND CUP LEGEND – GRANT FLUGGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S GAMES in 25 WORDS OR LESS

Easts Tigers v Northern Pride @ Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park – Kick Off – Saturday 3pm

Replay of the 2014 Grand Final – and will make the lower reaches of the top 6 interesting if the Pride win.

Townsville Blackhawks v Sunshine Coast Falcons @ Jack Manski Oval – Kick Off – Saturday 4pm

2 losses in a row is unfamiliar territory, as is Jack Manski Oval for the Falcons as they play in Townsville for the first time. Willie Minoga is in.

Central Capras v Burleigh Bears @ Browne Park – Kick Off – Saturday 6pm

Capras scored their only 2015 win against the Bears. That wasn’t this year’s table topping Burleigh though. But they have also surprised them earlier in this season too.

Redcliffe Dolphins v Mackay Cutters @ Dolphin Oval – Kick Off – Sunday 1:40pm

TV Cameras show the new Dolphin Oval for the first time. Last placed Mackay have a new coach – will he bring new luck?

Tweed Heads Seagulls v Souths Logan Magpies @ Piggabeen – Kick Off – Sunday 2pm

Midfield battle for two teams hoping to stay in touch with top 6. Hopefully a lot drier than last weekend.

Norths Devils v PNG Hunters @ Bishop Park – Kick Off – Sunday 3pm

Can the Hunters start winning again on the road. Devils on a high from Bundaberg win.

The full preview is with our friends at Nothing But League. Catch up with it all here.

 

PNG CORNER

THE HUNT FOR PNG OCTOBER

The PNG Hunters are back in South East Queensland, and there’s no better way to warm up than seeing the boys from PNG lighting up Bishop Park this Saturday.

PNG have now won three in a row courtesy of a generous run at home, but the competition’s best home record means little if you can’t get it done on the road, especially given the travels that await the Hunters each year. They won three of their four away, but have struggled since. The international break also halted their progress.

Norths had a good win last weekend in Bundaberg and return to familiar territory this weekend, and have been much stronger in 2016, so will provide a quality contest for the Hunters. It also provides a quality old style location close to most places in Brisbane for some Sunday afternoon football.

If you can’t get to the game, then tune in wherever you are via live stream courtesy of the QRL.

PNG Hunters Team Round 16

1. Oti Tony (Bland Abavu) 2. Justin Olam 3. Noel Zeming (c) 4. Thompson Teteh 5. Adex Wera 6. Ase Boas 7. Watson Boas 8. Enock Maki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Edward Goma 12. Adam Korave (c) 13. Brandy Peter 14. Warren Glare 15. Atte Bina 16. Tuvi Lepan 17. Stargroth Amean 18. Henry Noki 19. Butler Morris 20. Benjamin Hetra

Coach: Michael Marum

 

GAMBLETRON 3000

Our selections

EASTS TIGERS to beat Northern Pride
TOWNSVILLE to beat Sunshine Coast -8.5 start v Sunshine Coast
CENTRAL +12.5 start v Burleigh
REDCLIFFE to beat Mackay
TWEED HEADS to beat Souths Logan
PNG HUNTERS to beat Norths

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Overall Odds

Easts Tigers  $       1.45 (-6.5)  $       1.90
Northern Pride  $       2.75 (+6.5)  $       1.90
Townsville Blackhawks  $       1.35 (-8.5)  $       1.90
Sunshine Coast Falcons  $       3.20 (+8.5)  $       1.90
CQ Capras  $       4.25 (+12.5)  $       1.90
Burleigh Bears  $       1.22 (-12.5)  $       1.90
Redcliffe Dolphins  $       1.16 (-16.0)  $       1.90
Mackay Cutters  $       5.25 (+16.0)  $       1.90
Tweed Heads  $       2.35 (+4.5)  $       1.85
Souths Logan Magpies  $       1.58 (-4.5)  $       1.95
Norths Devils  $       2.50 (+5.5)  $       1.90
PNG Hunters  $       1.53 (-5.5)  $       1.90

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

TV GAMES

SUN 1:30PM – CH9/WIN – Redcliffe Dolphins v Mackay Cutters

LIVE STREAMS

SAT 4PM – Easts Tigers v Northern Pride
http://thetigers.com.au/tigertv-live/

SUN 3PM – Norths Devils v PNG Hunters
http://www.qrl.com.au/interactive/live-stream.html

 

TEAM LISTS

Round 16 teams from the QRL website.

 

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH SCORES GALORE

The QRL’s Live Scores site.

 

WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEKEND?

SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 26 Easts Tigers 6

Townsville Blackhawks 12 IPSWICH JETS 24

Mackay Cutters 18 NORTHERN PRIDE 22

NORTHS DEVILS 40 Central Capras 24

Tweed Heads Seagulls 4 BURLEIGH BEARS 36

PNG HUNTERS 18 Wynnum Seagulls 4

The full review that we contribute some stuff for is at Nothing But League.

 

TABLE

Team P W D L B F A +/- Pts
Burleigh Bears 15 11 1 3 0 430 314 116 23
Redcliffe Dolphins 13 9 0 4 2 356 204 152 22
PNG Hunters 14 10 0 4 1 317 251 66 22
Townsville Blackhawks 15 10 1 4 0 456 247 209 21
Easts Tigers 14 8 1 5 1 355 284 71 19
Sunshine Coast Falcons 14 7 1 6 1 275 270 5 17
Northern Pride 14 7 0 7 1 323 293 30 16
Souths Logan Magpies 14 5 2 7 1 337 356 -19 14
CQ Capras 14 6 0 8 1 296 414 -118 14
Norths Devils 14 5 1 8 1 304 388 -84 13
Ipswich Jets 15 6 0 9 0 332 377 -45 12
Wynnum Manly Seagulls 14 5 0 9 1 316 361 -45 12
Tweed Heads Seagulls 14 5 0 9 1 257 394 -137 12
Mackay Cutters 14 1 1 12 1 272 473 -201 5

 

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