All the teams are back for Intrust Super Cup Round 16 and so is our quick look at the weekend ahead.
Despite only being the three games, there was still plenty of interest from the games in Round 15, the most being the last placed Tweed Heads Seagulls defeat of the 1st placed PNG Hunters in PNG. Who’d have thunk it.
There’s plenty of good match ups this weekend, and we have a taste of all of it from Intrust Super Cup Round 16 below.
Intrust Super Cup Round 16 Match Previews in 25 Words or So
Northern Pride v PNG Hunters at Barlow Park on Saturday – 5:35pm
Pride need a win to move away from last place, Hunters beaten by last placed Tweed Heads last weekend. PNG haven’t won in Cairns yet.
CQ Capras v Easts Tigers at Browne Park on Saturday – 6pm
Easts going along nicely in Top 6, Central going OK but need to turn good performances into wins.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Sunshine Coast Falcons at BMD Kougari Oval on Saturday – 6pm
Wynnum on a two game winning streak and face a Falcons side who could be Storm affected.
Burleigh Bears v Ipswich Jets at Pizzey Park on Sunday – 1.40pm
Ipswich don’t have Ben Hunt this time, and should win the battle of the two most recent premiers.
Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins at Davies Park on Sunday – 2pm
Game of the round 3rd v 4th, and two sides the Broncos rely heavily upon for reinforcements.
Tweed Heads Seagulls v Townsville Blackhawks at Piggabeen Sports Complex on Sunday – 2pm
Can the Tweed knock off another competition heavyweight? Perhaps. But with a 4/4 record with for and against at 170-38 Townsville look strong.
Norths Devils v Mackay Cutters at Bishop Park on Sunday – 3pm
Norths have lost 5 in a row, Mackay have beaten the team who beat the Devils in Brisbane already this time. Upset for Cutters?
Intrust Super Cup Round 16 BROADCAST GAMES
Saturday 5:35pm – Northern Pride v PNG Hunters – QRL Live Stream
Sun 1:40pm – Channel 9 – Wynnum Seagulls v Norths Devils
Intrust Super Cup Round 16 BETTING / TIPPING
WHAT ARE THE ODDS FOR THIS WEEKEND?
NORTHERN PRIDE $3.20 PNG HUNTERS $1.35 – Pride +8.5 start
CENTRAL $2.75 EASTS $1.45 – Central +6.5 start
WYNNUM $2.25 SUNSHINE COAST $1.65 +3.5 start
BURLEIGH $2.45 IPSWICH $1.55 – Burleigh +4.5 start
SOUTHS LOGAN $2.15 REDCLIFFE $1.70 – Souths Logan +2.5 start
TWEED HEADS $2.75 TOWNSVILLE $1.45 – Tweed Heads +6.5 start
NORTHS $1.65 MACKAY $2.25 – Mackay +3.5 start
THE GURGLER ROUND 15 SELECTIONS
PNG HUNTERS to win
CENTRAL +6.5 start
SUNSHINE COAST to win
IPSWICH to win
REDCLIFFE to win
TOWNSVILLE -6.5 start
MACKAY to win
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PNG HUNTERS CORNER
WOW. Very few would have seen last weekend’s shock loss to the last placed Tweed Heads Seagulls coming, and the fortress that used to be National Football Stadium doesn’t seem quite as daunting. A shame too because the Hunters have a good run of home game to finish the season. Whilst it is only a couple of losses so far in 2017, they were also lucky to get away with a win over Souths Logan as well.
At least the away record has improved, and it will want to against the Northern Pride, as the Hunters are yet to beat the Pride in Cairns. Losses in 2014 and 2016 combined with no game in Cairns in 2015 means the Hunters haven’t won in Cairns during the season since their arrival in 2014.
But they have enough quality across the pack, surely more than the struggling Northern Pride, but that could have been said for last weekend.
One to watch for PNG fans isn’t necessarily from the Hunters but the Pride winger Gideon Gela-Mosby. He is a possibility for the Kumuls at the end of the season’s World Cup, and what platform to impress than against the Test coach. As a Hunters and PNG fan, we hope he plays well, but not well enough to win the Pride the game.
THIS WEEK’S TEAM v NORTHERN PRIDE
- Stargroth Amean 2. Bland Abavu 3. Israel Eliab 4. Adex Wera 5. Wawa Paul 6. Ase Boas (c) 7. Watson Boas 8. Muka Peter Kalu 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Nixon Putt 12. Rahdly Brawa 13. Stanton Albert 14. Silas Gahuna 15. Willie Minoga 16. Lawrence Tu’u 17. Brandy Peter 18. Karo Kauna Jr. 19. Butler Morris
Coach: Michael Marum