It was one win and one loss for Titans affiliate clubs in the Intrust Super Cup round 1 over the weekend.
Burleigh Bears v Souths Logan Magpies
A 36-20 loss wasn’t the result the Burleigh Bears were chasing in their season opener against Souths Logan Magpies on Sunday afternoon.
An almost drowned Davies Park saw the Bears struggling to stay afloat, while the classy home side rose to the occasion.
“The other team played better there is no doubt about it,” Bears coach Rick Stone said.
“They were more controlled in the wet than we were and their playmakers managed the game better than we did.
“As a team, we didn’t quite combine and build the pressure that we we’re looking for.”
Tweed Heads Seagulls v CQ Capras
A second half lift in intensity saw the Tweed Seagulls fight back from a 12-point half-time deficit to beat a physical Central Queensland Capras 28-18 at Tugun on Saturday.
The Capras, with no NRL-aligned players, rattled a Seagulls side that included seven Gold Coast Titans with their aggressive defence, spoiling tactics, hard straight running and controlled kicking game during the first 40 minutes.
Despite the Seagulls being first on the scoreboard through a barge-over try by newcomer JJ Collins in the fifth minute, the Capras dominated the rest of the first session, scoring three converted tries as the Seagulls were put out of stride by the Capras’ relentless aggression and intensity.
Tweed made a string of unforced errors to gift the Capras possession as they ran with a strong wind at their backs.