Whilst the NRL allows its competition to go to sh!t for the next couple of months whilst it focuses on Origin instead of selling jerseys, the Intrust Super Cup Round 12 has a full round of action and a great bunch of games.
6 of the Top 7 are all facing off against each other, and one of them includes the great modern clash of the PNG Hunters v Townsville.
There’s some games in SEQ this weekend for those looking for a game of rugby league to watch this weekend, and given the Broncos are playing tomorrow in New Zealand, and the NRL isn’t that great this week or for the next many weeks, there’s never been a better time to get to an Intrust Super Cup game. Cheap entry, cheap beers, and football of a surprising quality.
Enough daydreaming, onto our preview of the Intrust Super Cup Round 12.
Intrust Super Cup Round 12 Preview of Games in 25 words or so.
Ipswich Jets v Wynnum Manly Seagulls at North Ipswich Reserve on Saturday – 3pm
Wynnum got a much needed first win since Round 3 last weekend, Ipswich could have beaten Hunter if they held onto the ball.
Mackay Cutters v Burleigh Bears at BB Print Stadium Mackay on Saturday – 6pm
Mackay have toughed it out against Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast away in consecutive weeks, Burleigh at home should be easier. Should.
CQ Capras v Northern Pride at Browne Park on Saturday – 6pm
Capras were robbed last weekend in Townsville, the Pride need to rob Central of two points to stay in touch with Top 6.
Tweed Heads Seagulls v Redcliffe Dolphins at Piggabeen Sports Complex on Sunday – 1.40pm
First v last, and Redcliffe looking very good for a 2017 title tilt. Tweed Heads unlikely to get their second win for the season this weekend.
PNG Hunters v Townsville Blackhawks at National Football Stadium on Sunday – 3pm
Always a great game between the two newcomers to the competition. Willie Minoga returns.
Norths Devils v Sunshine Coast Falcons at Bishop Park on Sunday – 3pm
Sunshine Coast sit just one points behind the competition leaders, but Norths will be a tricky foe this weekend.
Easts Tigers v Souths Logan Magpies at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park on Sunday – 3pm
Close geographically, close on the ladder. Souths Logan affected by supplying Broncos players, Easts don’t have the same problem.
Intrust Super Cup Round 12 BROADCAST GAMES
Sun 1:40pm – Channel 9 – Tweed Heads v Redcliffe Dolphins
Intrust Super Cup Round 12 BETTING / TIPPING
WHAT ARE THE ODDS FOR THIS WEEKEND
IPSWICH $1.80 WYNNUM $2.00 – Wynnum +1.5 start
MACKAY $1.55 BURLEIGH $2.45 – Burleigh +4.5 start
CENTRAL $1.70 PRIDE $2.15 – Pride +2.5 start
TWEED HEADS $3.20 REDCLIFFE $1.35 – Tweed Heads +8.5 start
EASTS $1.55 SOUTHS LOGAN $2.45 – Souths Logan +4.5 start
NORTHS $2.75 SUNSHINE COAST $2.75 – Norths +6.5 start
PNG $1.45 TOWNSVILLE 2.75 – Townsville +6.5 start
THE GURGLER ROUND 12 SELECTIONS
IPSWICH to win
MACKAY to win
CENTRAL to win
REDCLIFFE -8.5 start
EASTS to win
PNG to win
SUNSHINE COAST to win
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PNG HUNTERS CORNER
We were there at North Ipswich Reserve last weekend and saw a very good performance from the PNG Hunters. A performance that has them looking good for finals football at a minimum.
We shared our thoughts on the Ipswich v PNG Hunters game here with the 4 Pointers from the big clash.
This week it is the big clash with the Townsville Blackhawks, a side that is struggling at the moment, but less so away than at home. Although Townsville have never beaten the Hunters in ONG.
Big news is that Willie Minoga returns from suspension. Just s shame he missed the all important Kumuls v Cook Islands clash and the Ipswich game we went to. I guess we’ll just have to catch up on Grand Final day.
THIS WEEK’S TEAM v TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS
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. Willie Minoga 13. Stanton Albert 14. Silas Gahuna 15. Rahdly Brawa 16. Enock Maki 17. Moses Meninga 18. Brandy Peter 19. Ishamel Baikawa 20. Butler Morris
NOTHING BUT LEAGUE MATCH CENTRE
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.