Rd 21 - Intrust Super Cup update

It was a bad week in the Intrust Super Cup for the Aquis Titans feeder clubs with Burleigh and Tweed both suffering losses.

In a packed-house at Pizzey Park for Old Boys Day, the Burleigh Bears suffered a heart-breaking 25-24 loss to the Northern Pride.

The Bears shot-out to a 24-6 lead early in the second-half but were unable to halt the comeback from a determined Pride outfit who were playing to keep in-touch with the top-six.

Pride scored three unanswered tries to level the match up at 24-all going into the final ten minutes of the contest to ensure a thrilling finish for the big-crowd.

Both teams had their opportunity to take the win and the Bears looked to have done so when centre Sami Sauiluma crossed in the corner but were denied the try as he was ruled to have gone into touch.

On the back of this, the Bears gifted Pride a penalty which put them in prime position to take the one-pointer and pivot Jordan Bioni-odo calmly plotted the field-goal to give his side the emphatic victory.

Bears coach Jim Lenihan said he is hoping the team will take some lessons from the loss coming into the back-end of the regular season.

“We’ve got to be able to ice a game better at the end. Straight after halftime we got out to 24-6 and then we struggled and went through a patch where we made a lot of errors and gave them a lot of opportunities,” he said.

“That’s going to happen sometimes, but we’ve got to learn to defend our errors better.

“Whether the loss was a good thing for us or not; it’s not a bad thing to get off a seven game winning streak because at some point it’s going to stop, and the damage right now wasn’t all that massive.

“Hopefully we can take some lessons out of it and take it into the game against PNG next week.”

Despite the loss, the Bears still hold onto their spot atop the competition ladder with a one-point lead over the Redcliffe Dolphins.

Meanwhile at BMD Kougari Oval it was a battle of the Seagulls with the Wynnum Manly side coming away with the 34-14 victory over Tweed.

Tweed started the match the stronger of the sides and opened the scoring but back-to-back tries by Wynnum Manly saw Aaron Zimmerle’s men go into the break trailing 12-8.

Wynnum Manly come out of the blocks in the second-half and posted three tries in eight minutes to shoot out to an unattainable 28-8 lead before finishing the contest with a try on the buzzer for the 34-14 win.

In a good sign for Tweed, rising centre Brian Kelly made his Queensland Cup debut and managed to score a try for the side.

With the loss the Seagulls fall to 12th position on the ladder to sit seven points out of the top-six.

NORTHERN PRIDE 25 (S Hudson, C Hess, C Wilkie, L George tries; K Ahwang 4 goals; J Biondi-Odo field goal) def BURLEIGH BEARS 24 (H Schwass, K Rowe, J Fogarty, J Lynch, J Ailaomai tries; J Fogarty 2 goals)

WYNNUM MANLY 34 (D Wallace, D Ogden, J Te Reo, M Cronin, P Templeman, N Harrold tries; M Seamark 5 goals) def TWEED SEAGULLS 14 (J Clarke, B Kelly tries; S Meskell 2, D Hewitt 1 goals)

Intrust Super Cup Ladder:

 

 

Team

P

W

D

L

B

F

A

+/-

Pts

1

 

Burleigh Bears

20

15

1

4

1

606

437

169

33

2

 

Redcliffe Dolphins

19

14

0

5

2

550

293

257

32

3

 

PNG Hunters

19

13

0

6

2

441

333

108

30

4

 

Townsville Blackhawks

20

13

1

6

1

600

341

259

29

5

 

Easts Tigers

19

10

2

7

2

463

406

57

26

6

 

Sunshine Coast Falcons

20

10

1

9

1

415

386

29

23

7

 

Souths Logan Magpies

20

9

2

9

1

505

516

-11

22

8

 

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

19

9

0

10

2

435

447

-12

22

9

 

Ipswich Jets

20

9

0

11

1

476

477

-1

20

10

 

Northern Pride

19

8

0

11

2

396

437

-41

20

11

 

CQ Capras

19

6

1

12

2

388

608

-220

17

12

 

Tweed Heads Seagulls

19

6

0

13

2

345

560

-215

16

13

 

Norths Devils

20

6

1

13

1

428

590

-162

15

14

 

Mackay Cutters

19

3

1

15

2

374

591

-217

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