Welcome to our weekly look at the Intrust Super Cup Round 14, and there’s plenty to stick around for too.
We didn’t provide a look at the Intrust Super Cup Round 13 due to one of the following reasons. We believe the number 13 is too unlucky to do a preview, or we ran out of time.
Great games ahead this weekend, with Redcliffe and Easts, and the PNG Hunters v Souths Logan Magpies the pick of the games. And the Flockbuster between the two Seagulls sides in Wynnum and Tweed Heads.
And the small matter of a million dollar NRL star playing in the Intrust Super Cup.
The much publicised move of Ben Hunt to play for the Ipswich Jets this weekend will bring a lot of new eyes to the game, but hopefully they check out more than the fallen Broncos player. There’s so much more to offer.
And we try and have a quick look at it all below.
Intrust Super Cup Round 14 Match Previews in 25 Words or So
Ipswich Jets v Norths Devils at North Ipswich Reserve – Saturday 3pm
All about Ben Hunt. But there’s also Chris Sandow. And the much lesser known Michael Purcell. All eyes will be on North Ipswich Reserve.
Burleigh Bears v CQ Capras at Pizzey Park – Saturday 4pm
Burleigh need to keep winning as their Gold Coast rivals are now on equal wins. A loss could see them last. Central not much further ahead.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Tweed Heads Seagulls at BMD Kougari Oval – Saturday 6pm
The second edition of the Flockbuster. Wynnum won a rain soaked first clash on Stradbroke Island, Tweed Heads looking for a third straight win.
Mackay Cutters v Townsville Blackhawks at BB Print Stadium Mackay – Saturday 6pm
Townsville may be back on track with a win over Redcliffe. Mackay also won last weekend, their fifth for the season and one more than all of 2016.
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Northern Pride at Sunshine Coast Stadium – Sunday 1.40pm*
Tough gig for the Pride against an in form Falcons. Will be missing Ryley Jacks who did well for the Storm on Thursday night.
Redcliffe Dolphins v Easts Tigers at Dolphin Oval – Sunday 2pm
Redcliffe have now lost two in a row after leading the comp, and if Easts win it’s three straight losses and they drop behind the Tigers.
PNG Hunters v Souths Logan Magpies at National Football Stadium – Sunday 3pm
Two top sides in a great clash in Port Moresby. Hunters will need to be wary of a dangerous Magpies side, but are in comp best form.
Intrust Super Cup Round 14 BROADCAST GAMES
Sun 1:40pm – Channel 9 – Sunshine Coast Falcons v Northern Pride
Intrust Super Cup Round 14 BETTING / TIPPING
WHAT ARE THE ODDS FOR THIS WEEKEND
IPSWICH $1.70 NORTHS $2.15 – Norths +2.5 start
BURLEIGH $1.55 CENTRAL $2.45 – Central +4.5 start
MACKAY $2.75 TOWNSVILLE $1.45 – Mackay +6.5 start
WYNNUM $1.80 TWEED HEADS $2.00 – Tweed Heads +1.5 start
SUNSHINE COAST $1.28 NORTHERN PRIDE $3.70 – Pride +10 start
REDCLIFFE $1.55 EASTS $2.45 – Easts +4.5 start
PNG HUNTERS $1.35 SOUTHS LOGAN $3.20 – Souths Logan +8.5 start
THE GURGLER ROUND 12 SELECTIONS
IPSWICH to win
CENTRAL + 4.5 start
TOWNSVILLE to win
TWEED HEADS to win
SUNSHINE COAST to win
REDCLIFFE to win
PNG HUNTERS to win
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PNG HUNTERS CORNER
The PNG Hunters are flying, on top of the Intrust Super Cup ladder heading into Round 14, and in red hot form. A winning run of 6 games, and the world is a good place.
They will be asked a big question this weekend by the Souths Logan Magpies who have been impressive so far in 2017, and they pushed the Hunters earlier in the season. In fact the Magpies had a sideline conversion after the siren to draw but missed.
PNG saw off a valiant effort from the Norths Devils last weekend, in a good test against a strong opposition away from home. The win was their sixth from seven away from Port Moresby in 2017, a vast improvement on their woeful away form last season. One could argue it further proves their finals credentials where it is debatable whether they will get a home final if they finish in the top 2 where they currently sit. Hopefully the QRL don’t do the same as they did in 2015.
Great to have Gurgler favourite Willie Minoga back, and in the centres. It means more Minoga time on the field.
THIS WEEK’S TEAM v SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES
1. Stargroth Amean 2. Bland Abavu 3. Israel Eliab 4. Willie Minoga 5. Adex Wera 6. Ase Boas (c) 7. Watson Boas 8. Wellington Albert 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Nixon Putt 12. David Loko 13. Stanton Albert 14. Silas Gahuna 15. Rahdly Brawa 16. Enock Maki 17. Moses Meninga 18. Brandy Peter 19. Lawrence Tu’u 20. Karo Kauna Jr.
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.