Wynnum held to draw; Magpies celebrate first win
The Wynnum Manly Seagulls are still undefeated – but were halted in their winning run last weekend by the Easts Tigers who came home strongly to record a 22-22 draw.
The Seagulls held a 16-6 lead at the halftime break, and were also the first to score in the second – going out to a 22-6 lead.
However, the Tigers staged a spirited comeback with firstly Sam Cocker, then Shaquille Gafa crossing to make it 22-18 with only three minutes to go.
An exciting final few moments of the match ensued with the Tigers throwing all they could at the Gulls – and eventually second row forward Jack Schaffer came up with the four-pointer to give his team a share of the competition points.
Last Sunday, the Souths Logan Magpies celebrated their opening win of the season – recording a close 36-34 win over the Tweed Heads Seagulls.
The Gulls had lead for much of the game – but were beaten on the bell by their feathered rivals who were able to land one more conversion in a match that saw both teams cross for six tries apiece.
Dan Russell scored a double for the Magpies, while Josh Bowen’s boot was trues – kicking six goals.
This Sunday, Souths Logan will travel to Toowoomba to take on a Clydesdales side who were beaten 30-10 by the Sunshine Coast – while at BMD Kougari Oval it will be the battle of the Seagulls with Wynnum Manly at home to Tweed Heads.
Redcliffe won their fifth match in six outings last weekend and this weekend will play at home at Dolphins Oval against the Tigers. Josh Rudolph scored a double for his side in their 36-6 win over Norths last Sunday.
Round 8’s sole Saturday game will see the unrelenting Burleigh Bears host the Devils. This game pits the competition leaders against the bottom-of-the-ladder Norths.
Devils coach Craig Kennedy will no doubt be willing his charges to embrace this game as not only a team challenge – but also a personal one for players to test themselves against some of the best in the competition.