Round 13 of the In Safe Hands Cup gets underway this weekend with some sides having players out on representative duties for the XXXX Queensland Rangers.
Ipswich and Valleys journey out to Laidley’s Recreation Reserve with a desperate Jets outfit on the hunt to regain their form.
The Tigers savaged Ipswich last Friday night at Suzuki Stadium leaving them sitting in sixth place, under a cluttered leader board. The Jets come up against a rested Valleys side who are two points above them in fifth on 26 points.
Valleys were outstanding against Wynnum Manly at Kougari Oval in Round 11 before their bye, with a 32-6 win led by Haydan Lipp who will not be there this weekend due to Rangers duties. However, they have a settled halves combination now in Aaron Clode and Rowan Klein. The Jets also have a six and seven taking the park who are familiar to each other’s game in Mikaere Beattie and Chastyn Conners.
Ipswich held off the Dolphins 36-28 in their last win in Round 10 and while Mark Bishop’s trademark poker face suggests all is well; they will need to be at their best against Valleys to stay in touch with the top five.
The rampaging Tigers host Wynnum Manly tomorrow in a top of the table shootout. The Tigers have amassed a five-game winning streak. Some of those results have had Easts put 50 or more on the scoreboard, with not all of those points coming from out wide. Forwards Andrew Thompson and Tekina Vailea know how to get across the line.
The Seagulls also have big men who are racking up meat pies. Brad Mana, John Te Reo and Corey Davis are matching it with prettier Seagulls out wide in the try scoring department. Wynnum Manly, once out on their own at the top of the table, have been joined by Easts and Redcliffe after the Seagulls second straight loss to the premiers Redcliffe last week, despite leading 12-6 at halftime.
Logan Brothers coach Steve Bretherton will still have mixed emotions after last week’s draw with the Panthers. The Brethren were outstanding against the quality side that the Panthers rolled out at Kev McKell Oval last Saturday.
Brothers are up against Redcliffe who returned to the winners circle last week, however, Bretherton has momentum on his side and Redcliffe’s Daniel Green is well aware, it is always a tough day at the office against LJ Waddups and his men. Green has the dynamic Mitch Wilson returning from his sojourn to the top grade to take on Waddups in what is shaping as a beauty at Davies Park on Sunday.
In Safe Hands Cup - Round 13 (June 24-25, 2017) team lists
Ipswich Jets v Valleys Diehards at Laidley Recreation Reserve on Saturday, June 24 – 3pm
1. Ono So’Oialo 2. Bernard Mosby 3. Raymond Baira 4. Isimeeli Hafoka 5. Rendy Mam-Gibuma 6. Chastyn Bowen 7. Mikaere Beattie 8. David Tahavalu 9. Peter Whittaker 10. Hugh Sedger 11. Tu’u Maori 12. Nathan Gaulton 13. Denzel King 14. Jayden Connors 15. Anthony Komboi 16. Warren Glare 17. Sui Denva James Coach: Mark Bishop
1. Andrew Lancaster 2. Dane Chang 3. Matt Paulo 4. Greg Miglio 5. Tom Collins 6. Aaron Clode 7. Rowan Klein 8. Tama Koopu 9. Chris Aiton 10. Mattias Hemuli 11. Ryley Kajewski 12. Liam Herrington 13. Troyden Watene 14. Joe McKenna 15. Paul Ivan 16. Rajan Opetia-Halls 17. Jacob Kelly
Coach: Don Gailer
Easts Tigers v Wynnum Manly at Suzuki Stadium on Saturday, June 24 – 3pm
1. Adrian Henley 2. Michael Pouhila 3. Maeli Seve 4. Jack Schafer 5. David McKenna 6. Brayden Torpy 7. James Salter 8. Gene Ropoama 9. Charles Burchell 10. Andrew Thompson 11. Michael Egan 12. Tekina Vailea 13. Brandon George 14. Brett Ferguson 15. Mason Pakai 16. Frank Fualema 17. Matt Richards
Coach: David Krause
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1.Benaiah Bowie 2. Christian Mika 3. Mitchell Buckett 4. Mitchell McMillan 5. Hayden Crowley 6. Paora Kemp 7. Ben Cronin 8. Josh Hoffman 9. John Te Reo 10. Ben Shea 11. Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard 12. Brendon McBryde 13. Brad Mana 14. Kelly Tate 15. Billy Solah 16. Corey Davis 17. Andrew Clayton 18. Cody McIntosh
Coach: Ron Troutman
Logan Brothers v Redcliffe Dolphins at Davies Park on Sunday, June 25 – 12.15pm
1. Evander Cummins 2. Paul Rokolati 3. Nick Doyle 4. Matt Parata 5. Kieran Battelley 6. Cameron Boga 7. LJ Waddups 8. Reece Summer 9. Jack Walters 10. Jordan Mago 11. Darcy Sims 12. Leon Panapa 13. Ben Faulkner 14. Kalolo Saitaua 15. Ambrose Fenn 16. Mitch Hallinan 17. Otu Talakai
Coach: Steven Bretherton
1. Kyle Van Klaveren 2. Josh Beehag 3. Sonny Munroe 4. Sam Leach 5. Shaun Rees 6. Mitch Wilson 7. Jack Ahearn 8. Nathan Watts 9. Sheldon Pitama 10. Ben King 11. Jaz Nahu-Main 12. Nick Ritter 13. Agassi Stowers 14. Joe Bradley 15. Josh Rudolph 22. Shane Pumipi 17. Rinsma Saueha
Coach: Daniel Green
West Brisbane Panthers – bye