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Benaiah Bowie - Intrust Super Cup Round 20 - Burleigh Bears V Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Pizzey Park, Burleigh. 2.00pm Sunday July 20, 2014. PHOTO: Scott Powick - SMP IMAGES.COM

Seagulls triple success secures a maiden Club Championship

IT WAS a perfect day for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls last Sunday when all three grades posted victories at BMD Kougari Oval to help them claim their first ever Club Championship award.

The Intrust Super Cup team defeated the PNG Hunters 28-10 late in the afternoon to complete the triple treat for the home side – which began with two closely-fought results earlier that day.

In the FOGS Cup game, the Seagulls managed to hold on for a 20-18 win against the Norths Devils, while it was the goal kicking from halfback Josh Bowen-Bowyer that proved the difference in the FOGS Colts Challenge match against the Dolphins – with the Gulls claiming the 24-22 win.

Following the completion of the match against the Hunters; all three grades sang the club song in the Chook Pen surrounded by their loyal supporters as they celebrated their communal success.

Now the focus of all three teams will turn towards putting in strong performances in the upcoming run to finals.

Spotless have been long-standing sponsors of this award, dating back to at least 1989. The trophy will be presented to the club at this year’s QRL Gala Dinner.

According to rugby league historian Mike Higgison; this is the first time the Seagulls have won the Club Championship since it officially started in 1931. Wynnum Manly joined the competition in 1951 and have come second on numerous occasions over the years.

They now join Ipswich, Burleigh and Tweed Heads as one-time winners – but have a lot of work ahead of them to catch Norths and Valleys, who have both won the award on 15 occasions.

Download this weekend's FOGS Cup and FOGS Colts Challenge team lists here.

Looking to this weekend’s action, the Seagulls FOGS Cup side will host Carina while the third-placed Colts team will have a bye – moving them above the fourth-placed Sunshine Coast and fifth-placed Tweed Heads Seagulls – with all teams currently sitting on 31 points.

The Falcons will host Tweed Heads on Saturday in what should be a good match-up, while Norths Devils (30 points) will also feature in another intriguing game – when they play the Dolphins at Bishop Park on Sunday.  

In the FOGS Cup – the Devils will play on Saturday and travel to Briggs Road in Ipswich to take on the Jets, where a win would see them overtake their hosts for a spot in the top four.

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