The Wolf went 4/6 in Round 21 of the Intrust Super Cup and will be looking to build on that momentum as we approach the finals with four rounds remaining.
|Match (Time AEST)||Tips|
|Mackay v Tweed Heads
|Best Bet: Mackay -4.5 ($1.90)|
|CQ Capras v Souths Logan
|Best Bet: Souths Logan -6.5 ($1.90)|
|Easts v Redcliffe
|Best Bet: Redcliffe -4.5 ($1.90)|
|Norths v Wynnum Manly
|Best Bet: Wynnum Manly -6.5 ($1.90)|
|Northern Pride v Townsville
|Best Bet: Northern Pride +8.5 ($1.90)|
|PNG v Burleigh
|Best Bet: Burleigh +2.5 ($1.90)|
Mackay Cutters v Tweed Heads Seagulls
Tweed won this corresponding match 37-24 in Round 8 and will have to be at their best if they want to replicate the result. The Cutters raced out to a 14-0 lead over the Blackhawks last week before going down 16-14 in a very gallant effort. Meanwhile, Tweed were extremely disappointing in their 34-14 thumping at the hands of Wynnum Manly. Both sides are very inconsistent but the home side should take plenty of confidence from their performance against the Blackhawks and get the job done at home.
CQ Capras v Souths Logan Magpies
The Capras will be fresh off the bye, while the Magpies will be looking to bounce back after their 48-12 hammering by the Falcons last week. The Capras won 28-16 back in Round 8 but the Magpies will be strengthened by the return of Joe Ofahengaue and Herman Ese’ese who will both add plenty of starch to the forward pack. The Magpies form had been pretty good before the Falcons defeat and will be keen to to make amends here. Magpies to cover.
Easts Tigers v Redcliffe Dolphins
Redcliffe bridged the gap to one point to the Burleigh Bears with a dominant 60-16 victory over the Devils last week. There’s no questioning that the Tigers will be a tougher assignment, especially coming off the bye. The Dolphins won a nailbiter 28-26 when these sides clashed in Round 8 and the Dolphins will come out all guns blazing with the minor premiership there for the taking with the Bears facing a tough road trip to PNG. Too much strike power in the Dolphins side with Zach Strasser and Darren Nicholls calling the shots. Jack Ahearn is a huge inclusion at fullback as well for the Dolphins.
Norths Devils v Wynnum Manly Seagulls
The end of the season can’t come fast enough for the Devils who were embarrassed 60-16 by the Dolphins last week. Wynnum Manly had a strong 34-14 win over Tweed and find themselves only one point outside of the Top 6. The Seagulls have more to play for and should be too strong for the disappointing Devils.
Northern Pride v Townsville Blackhawks
The Northern Pride caused one of the upsets of the season when they defeated the table-topping Bears 25-24 last week. Special mention goes to Ben Spina who played 80 minutes in the front row racking up 147 metres from 19 runs and made 41 tackles. It was a shaky performance at best for the Blackhawks who limped across the line 16-14 over the Cutters and will need to be better against the Pride. The Blackhawks won this corresponding clash 26-13 earlier in the season and will be looking for yet another big game from Broncos bound Moses Pangai who scored the match-winner last week. The Wolf thinks the Pride have one of the most underrated packs in the comp with the likes of Spina, Coen Hess and Jack Svendsen and thinks the 8.5 start might be too much for the Blackhawks to cover.
PNG Hunters v Burleigh Bears
It will be arguably the match of the round when the 3rd placed Hunters host the 1st placed Bears. The Hunters maintained their unbeaten record at home this season when they edged the Jets out 18-16 on the back of a penalty goal. Meanwhile, the Bears received a wake-up call in their shock 25-24 loss to the Pride and another loss here will could see the Dolphins leapfrog them into top spot. The Bears won 20-18 over the Hunters in Round 8 and with the minor premiership on the line, The Wolf can’t see the best attacking side in the competition letting the opportunity slide. PNG to suffer their first loss at home this season.