Another big weekend ahead for the Intrust Super Cup Round 17 where a big rugby league name makes his Intrust Super Cup debut.
Nate Myles will make the quickest drop from Queensland State of Origin to Intrust Super Cup, and will be an extra highlight in what is the game of the round as Easts Tigers take on the Sunshine Coast.
Elsewhere there is a Grand Final replay at Pizzey Park between Burleigh and Redcliffe. Given their respective positions of fourth last and third this would appear an easy Redcliffe win, but the Bears are coming into the game on the back of thrashing Ipswich 44-0.
The of the Intrust Super Cup Round 17 sees a reversal of Round 1, and a chance at revenge for all those clubs who tasted early defeat.
Intrust Super Cup Round 16 Match Previews in 25 Words or So
IPSWICH JETS v TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS @ North Ipswich Reserve – Saturday 3pm
Both teams were hammered last weekend by 44 and 42 points, but at Tweed Heads got some points on the board. Ipswich did have a big away win in the Round 1 meeting.
EASTS TIGERS v SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS @ Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park – Saturday 5pm
2nd v 4th, two quality Melbourne feeder sides go head to head, and now with added Nate Myles.
WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS v SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES @ BMD Kougari Oval – Saturday 6pm
Wynnum flogged at home by Mackay last weekend, can they bounce back against a strong Souths Logan side. A Mapgies win will make it hard for any other side to make the top 6.
NORTHERN PRIDE v MACKAY CUTTERS @ Barlow Park – Sunday 1.40pm*
Pride led until the 72nd minute against table topping Hunters, Mackay flogged Wynnum in Brisbane, a quality all North Queensland clash awaits the TV audience.
BURLEIGH BEARS v REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS @ Pizzey Park – Sunday 2pm
Grand Final replay, and 3rd placed Redcliffe already took revenge in Round 1, but after Burleigh’s 44-0 win last weekend have they turned the corner in time for finals?
PNG HUNTERS v CQ CAPRAS @ National Football Stadium – Sunday 3pm
The Hunters grinded out a win in Cairns last weekend and welcome the Capras in Port Moresby. They will be wary of what happened last time a lowly placed club arrived.
TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS v NORTHS DEVILS @ Jack Manski Oval – Sunday 3pm
Norths have lost 6 in a row, Townsville are coming back into their best form. Tough gig, but Norths have won in PNG this year.
Intrust Super Cup Round 17 BROADCAST GAMES
Sat 5pm – TigersTV – Easts Tigers v Sunshine Coast Falcons
Sun 1:40pm – Channel 9 – Northern Pride v Mackay Cutters
Intrust Super Cup Round 17 BETTING / TIPPING
WHAT ARE THE ODDS FOR THIS WEEKEND?
IPSWICH $1.55 TWEED HEADS $2.45 – Tweed Heads +4.5 start
EASTS $2.40 SUNSHINE COAST $1.57 – Easts +4 start
WYNNUM $2.35 SOUTHS LOGAN $1.60 – Wynnum +4 start
PRIDE $2.40 MACKAY $1.57 – Pride +4 start
BURLEIGH $3.00 REDCLIFFE $1.39 – Burleigh +8 start
PNG $1.25 CENTRAL $4.00 – Central +10.5 start
TOWNSVILLE $1.22 NORTHS $4.25 – Norths +12.5 start
THE GURGLER ROUND 17 SELECTIONS
IPSWICH to win
SUNSHINE COAST to win
SOUTHS LOGAN to win
PRIDE +4 start v Mackay
REDCLIFFE to win
PNG HUNTERS to win
TOWNSVILLE to win
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PNG HUNTERS CORNER
A good hard fought win against the Northern Pride last weekend, only taking the lead in the 72nd minute, but are just the type of wins you need to prepare for the finals. A quick review of the game we did for Nothing But League is here.
There’s still room for improvement, and they get that chance against the Central Capras in Port Moresby this weekend. Whilst the Hunters have a great record at home to Central, including some big wins, they will also be wary of their last adventure at home to the last placed Tweed Heads Seagulls. That day they went down 14-10 after being behind 14-0 at half time.
Great news as Willie Minoga returns to the centres, as he did in Round where he scored the winning try in Rockhampton. A strong side has been named given the names on the extended bench that could potentially be cut. With the Sunshine Coast facing a tough game against Easts on Saturday night, this is a big chance to open up a gap on the second placed Falcons with a win for them and a loss for their rivals.
THIS WEEK’S TEAM v CENTRAL CAPRAS
- Bland Abavu 2. Stargroth Amean 3. Israel Eliab 4. Willie Minoga 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. Brandy Peter 14. Silas Gahuna 15. Wellington Albert 16. Karo Kauna Jr. 17. Stanton Albert 18. William Mone 19. Enock Maki 20. David Loko
Coach: Michael Marum