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Week 1 Finals Preview

TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS v IPSWICH JETS
Piggabeen Sports Complex, Sunday, September 7 - 2pm
Referee:
Clayton Sharpe
Head to Head:
Tweed Heads 18 Ipswich 7
Head-to-Head Finals: Tweed 1 Ipswich 0 (KO Final 2007, Tweed 40 def Ipswich 14 (Piggabeen)
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#intrustsupercup #THSvJETS #09Sizzles
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The Seagulls secured the right to host this elimination final against Ipswich in the final minute of last week’s game and will hope their home ground advantage keeps them in this year’s finals race. The Jets have not beaten Tweed Heads south of the border in their past 13 attempts. Both teams have named unchanged sides – however, Aaron Zimmerle will be forced into at least one change, with Cory Blair accepting a two-match ban for a dangerous throw. He will be a significant loss, having made a game high 17 runs for 180 metres for his team in Tweed’s 26-22 win over the Cutters last week. If he passes a fitness test on his hamstring, Tom Merritt could come in at fullback for Jahrome Hughes (shoulder); while prop Reg Saunders has served a three-game suspension and could come into contention. This will be a game of milestones with Tweed co-captain James Wood to play his 200th Cup game; making him the 12th player to do so and the sixth to play 200 for a single club. Jets half Dane Phillips (Eas/SL) will also lace the boots for his 100th Cup game. This will also be the final game for a competition stalwart – with both clubs farewelling key players. Jets centre Brendon Marshall (152 games; 59 tries; 50 goals; overall 336 points) and Seagulls co-captain Matt King (190 games for Tweed {231 overall including Souths Logan}, 37 tries, 3 goals, 1 FG, overall 155 points) have announced their intention to retire at the end of the season.

Tweed Heads Seagulls: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Ricardo Parata 3. Luke Dumas 4. James Wood (c) 5. Blake Anderson 6. Jamal Fogarty 7. Michael Burgess 8. Oliver Percy 9. Matt King (c) 10. Damian Sironen 11. Ayden Lee 12. TBA 13. Sam Saville 14. Sam Irwin 15. Chris Piper 16. Trent Richardson 17. Pele Peletelese

Ipswich Jets: 18. Marmin Barba 2. Kurt Capewell 3. Nemani Valekapa 4. Brendon Marshall 5. Carlin Anderson 6. Josh Cleeland 7. Dane Phillips 8. Kurtis Lingwoodock 9. Troy O`Sullivan 10. Rod Griffin 11. Liam Capewell 12. Sam Martin 13. Keiron Lander (c) 14. Billy McConnachie 19. Wes Conlon 21. Rob Worsley 22. Matt Parcell


WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS v EASTS TIGERS
BMD Kougari Oval on Sunday, September 7– 2pm* (Live on Channel 9/WIN/NBN) 
Referee:
Peter Gough
Head to Head: Wynnum 18 Easts 18 Drawn 1
Head-to-Head Finals: Easts 2 Wynnum 0 (2004 Preliminary Final, Easts 50 def Wynnum 24 Langlands; 1997 Qualifying Final Easts 14 def Wynnum 8 Kougari)
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Livestream: http://www.qrl.com.au/interactive/live-stream.html
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If last weekend’s final round thriller was a taste of things to come, then this Sunday’s qualifying final between Wynnum Manly and Easts shapes as another mouth-watering contest. A 78th minute try secured the 18-14 victory for the bayside team last weekend; and in doing so, assured them of a home final. The Seagulls have had the Tigers’ measure in recent times, having lost only three of the past 14 matches between the two sides. In saying this however, Easts enter the finals having won their past seven away games, and after last weekend’s nail-biting performance, the side will be confident in their chances of turning things around and securing a win. Key to this goal is the inclusion of fullback Cameron Munster, who returns from a one-game suspension in place of Eddie Tautali. Tom Butterfield might have to wait to play his 50th game for Easts (and his 129th overall having previously played for Redcliffe) as he is battling a hamstring injury, with Liam Tyson taking his place at hooker. Felise Kaufusi and Donald Malone have been added to an extended bench. However, it has been reported that Mitch Garbutt is out of the match with a groin injury in a big blow to the side. Wynnum have made only one change to last weekend’s side, naming Alehana Mara to start over Jake Granville; however Granville has not been named for the Broncos this weekend and will likely be a late inclusion. Meanwhile, Tigers coach Craig Ingebrigtsen will hope to celebrate his 50th game as coach with an important victory.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls: 1. Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. Matt Grieve 4. Mitchell Buckett 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Ben Cronin 7. Matthew Seamark 8. Tanu Wulf 9. Alehana Mara 10. Timothy Natusch (c) 11. Jon Grieve 12. Graham Clark 13. Mitchell Frei 14. John Te Reo 15. Chris McLean 16. Stephen Coombe 17. Dylan Smith

Easts Tigers: 1. Cameron Munster 2. Jarrod McInally 3. Shane Neumann 4. Hymel Hunt 5. Richie Kennar 6. Jacob Fauid 7. Cody Walker 8. Steven Thorpe (c) 9. Liam Tyson 10. TBA 11. Dane Hogan 12. Troy Giess 13. Jacob Ling 14. Liam McDonald 15. Matthew Zgrajewski 16. Kenny Bromwich 17. Joel Romelo 18. Felise Kaufusi 19. Donald Malone

** FOGS Cup - Elimination Final

Easts Tigers v Norths Devils at BMD Kougari Oval on Sunday, September 7 - 12noon

Easts Tigers: 1. Maeli Seve 2. Dane Chang 3. Jacob Paul 4. Nick Obodin 5. Michael Kai 6. Jack Joass 7. Billy Walters 8. Liufau Hala 9. Geoff Holcombe 10. John Puna 11. Luke Lavelle (c) 12. Dwayne Craft 13. Tom Ingersole 14. Kurt Hatfield 15. Joshua Everett 16. Tom Price 17. James Salter 18. Jye Ballinger

Norths Devils: 1. Eli Wickham 2. Keiran English 3. Shaun Tupou 4. Garrick Harding-Smith 5. Rogan Dean 6. Jody Henry 7. Kane Zalewski 8. Brendan Tailford 9. Chris Ostwald 10. James Geurtjens 11. Josh Jaggle 12. Brad McKee 13. Matt Brown (c) 14. Tom O'Connor 15. Liam Herrington 17. Rhett Webster 18. Anthony Cheng 

** FOGS Colts Challenge

Elimination Final:

 

Tweed Heads Seagulls v Sunshine Coast Falcons at Piggabeen Sports on Sunday, September 7 – 12noon

Tweed Heads Seagulls: 1. Macauley Dawson 2. Jesse Greenway 3. Zac Young 4. Rory Humphrys 5. Jayde Williams 6. Nathan Wilson 7. Zac O'Brien (c) 8. Nathan Portelli 9. Matt Applebee 10. Lachlan Roe 11. Jackson Briskey-Luscombe 12. Jonty Van De Scheur 13. Joe Wegert 14. Ari McCarthy 15. Jerome Veve 16. Evander Guttenbeil 17. Cameron Kelleher

Sunshine Coast Falcons: 1. Sam Wright 2. Aaron Clode 3. Travis Long (c) 4. Rohan Messer 5. Steve Tolo 6. Daniel Cooper 7. David Oakes (c) 8. Matthew Saunima'a 9. Dalton Harry 10. Clinton Eastell 11. Michael Gilmour 12. Liam Pedroni 13. Richie Anae 14. Ryan Northover 15. Costner Lemafa 16. Paul Smith 17. Devlin Long 18. Zac Sutton

Qualifying Semi Final

Redcliffe Dolphins v Wynnum Manly Seagulls at BMD Kougari Oval on Sunday, September 7 – 10.15am

Redcliffe Dolphins: 1. Josh Beehag 2. Lui Tusa 3. Sam Leach 4. Rinsma Saueha 5. Joshua Kerr 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Mitchell Wilson 8. Nathan Watts 9. Hayden Hansen (c) 10. Andrew Hoggart 11. Kahi Harawira 12. Richard Skelton 13. Tyson Cleal 14. Joshua Marshman 15. Joshua Rudolph 16. Jeremy Skelton 17. James Webster 

Wynnum Manly Seagulls: 1. Josh Bowen Bowyer 2. Riva Pati 3. Braydon Mitchell 4. Junior Taefu 5. Sheldon Bobbert 6. Joel Delaney (c) 7. Will Brimson 8. Rhys Melville 9. Lachlan Tate 10. Brad Mana 11. Jackson Schaffer 12. Tyler Butler 13. Brandon Smith 14. Nick Bainbridge 15. Dominic Timoteo 16. Brannagh Corcoran 17. Jaylan Mawer 18. Joseph Burchell