Intrust Super Cup Round 11 Preview featuring Ipswich v PNG Hunters

Here's the Intrust Super Cup Round 11 full of our thoughts on the round and best bets and odds. Plus an extended preview of the PNG Hunters v Ipswich Jets

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Welcome to our preview of the Intrust Super Cup Round 11. There’s 7 great games on offer, but for us it is all about Ipswich v PNG Hunters.

The PNG Hunters visit to North Ipswich Reserve is the one fixture that is circled first when the QRL releases the draw, and the anticipation is high. No other game this weekend, this season, or in rugby league anywhere this year promises so much entertainment and great rugby league.

Elsewhere, Redcliffe face Norths in a great top 6 clash between two in form sides and a local derby for both clubs. And the TV game looks a goodun too.

Here is our weekly preview of all that will happen in the Intrust Super Cup Round 11.

Intrust Super Cup Round 11 Preview of Games in 25 words or so.

Ipswich Jets v PNG Hunters at North Ipswich Reserve
Saturday, May 20 – 3.05pm

Our first game circled in draw, read more in PNG Corner.

Sunshine Coast Falcons v Mackay Cutters at Sunshine Coast Stadium
Saturday, May 20 – 4.30pm

Sunshine Coast going very nicely, Mackay toughed it out against Redcliffe without result last weekend.

Townsville Blackhawks v CQ Capras at Jack Manski Oval
Sunday, May 21 – 1.40pm

A rare TV game in Townsville as they welcome the Capras after another shock home loss last weekend to Souths Logan. Central need to win soon to remain a finals prospect.

Souths Logan Magpies v Northern Pride at Davies Park
Sunday, May 21 – 2pm

Beat Townsville last weekend, so bring on another North Queensland side. Pride won last weekend in a match where just one try was scored for each side.

Burleigh Bears v Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Pizzey Park
Sunday, May 21 – 2pm

Previous recent champions struggling. Burleigh won just the two games so far, Wynnum just three, those were the first three rounds.

Redcliffe Dolphins v Norths Devils at Dolphin Park
Sunday, May 21 – 2pm

Local Derby, and Norths will fancy their chance of an upset after knocking off Easts away last weekend, and have also beaten the Hunters in PNG this year too.

Tweed Heads Seagulls v Easts Tigers at Piggabeen Sports Complex
Sunday, May 21 – 2pm

Could this be the upset of the round? Easts have won one of their last three, but Tweed Heads just one all season.

Intrust Super Cup Round 11 BROADCAST GAMES

Ipswich v PNG Hunters – via QRL Live Stream – Saturday 3pm
Townsville v Central – Channel 9 – Sunday 1:30pm

Intrust Super Cup Round 11 BETTING / TIPPING

What’s better than watching the Intrust Super Cup? Having a little side wager on the action, and we the odds and our tips for the weekend ahead.

This weekends Odds

Ipswich $2.35 PNG $.60 – Ipswich +4 start
Sunshine Coast $1.22 Mackay $4.30 – Mackay +12.5 start
Townsville $1.26 Central $3.85 – Central +10.5 start
Burleigh $2.08 Wynnum $1.75 – Burleigh +2 start
Redcliffe $1.35 Norths $3.20 – Norths +8.5 start
Souths Logan $1.35 Pride $3.20 – Pride +8.5 start
Tweed Heads $3.70 Easts $1.28 – Tweed Heads +10 start

Odds courtesy of William Hill


PNG to win
Sunshine Coast to win
Townsville -10.5 start
Burleigh to win
Redcliffe to win
Souths Logan -8.5 start
Tweed Heads +10 start

$1 multi “pays” $37


At the beginning of the year we tried to let al rugby league fans know about  the PNG Hunters tour of SEQ games in 2017, and now the PNG Hunters will be in Ipswich this weekend, and we’ll be there. So should you.

There isn’t a game that has the potential to provide entertainment like the Hunters v Jets.

The Ipswich Jets under the Walker brothers reign have their ad hoc, featuring loads of ball movement, short kick offs and many variations of the usual dross rugby league serves up from time to time. Alone they are great to watch, without being joined by our favourite sporting team.

PNG Hunters are also different, with a more Pacific Nation feel to their game, but that is why the fans and neutrals love their admission into the Intrust Super Cup.

Combine these two and a cracker of a game awaits. If the rains holds off.

Unfortunately there is no Willie Minoga. A real shame, as his two week suspension has ruled him out of our two most important games of the season. Firstly he missed the Kumuls Test win over the Cook Islands, which also meant we lost the chance for him to show his incredible gifts to the rugby league world. Now he won’t be playing when we head to the one game we’ve been looking forward to all season. He really is doing hard time missing out on these two games.

Hard to predict the outcome, as these sides are hard to predict on field, but we still think the Hunters will get home, on the back of an extra week break, and Ipswich’s poor home record.

PNG Hunters Team for Ipswich clash this weekend

1. Stargroth Amean 2. Bland Abavu  3. Israel Eliab 4. Adex Wera 5. Wawa Paul 6. Ase Boas (c) 7. Watson Boas 8. Wellington Albert 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Nixon Putt 12. Row David Loko 13. Stanton Albert 14. Silas Gahuna 15. Rahdly Brawa 16. Enock Maki 17. Moses Meninga 18. Ishamel Baikawa 19. Muka Peter Kalu 20. Butler Morris

Coach: Michael Marum



We contribute Match Reports and more to Nothing But League and they have an excellent Intrust Super Cup Match Centre which has  full previews and reviews, and a ladder.

If you need to know more, head to the Nothing But League Intrust Super Cup Match Centre.

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Max has no time for long bios, he has only time for sport and then more sport. Each week he tries to sum up what sport has tickled the collective fancy of The Gurgler.

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