ROUND 17 - INDIGENOUS ROUND
This weekend, the Queensland Rugby League and the Major Competitions are acknowledging the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the game by celebrating a number of key anniversaries with the Indigenous Round.
Prepared in conjunction with the QRL’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, all home clubs will broadcast a special message outlining some important milestones.
Significant milestones to be recognised during Indigenous Round:
- 50-year anniversary of the 1967 Referendum
- 25-year anniversary of the Mabo Judgement
- 20-year anniversary of the Torres Strait Islander flag
- 20-year anniversary of the 1997 Bringing Them Home report
These events are significant milestones in Indigenous and Australian history, and as such should be represented in an appropriate manner throughout our game.
The QRL is cognisant of the significant contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have contributed to the building of our game.
A number of clubs, including the Northern Pride, Mackay Cutters, CQ Capras, Souths Logan Magpies, Townsville Blackhawks and Ipswich Jets will be wearing specially-designed jerseys to help celebrate the round.
Game-by-game statistics are listed below:
IPSWICH JETS v TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS
North Ipswich Reserve on Saturday, July 1 - 3pm
Referee: Ben Watts
Head-to-Head: Tweed 19 Ipswich 12
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #JETSvTHS
Last time they met: Round 1, 2017 – Ipswich Jets 34 def Tweed 6 (at Piggabeen Sports Complex)
Ipswich have won five of the past six games between these two sides.
Ipswich have won five of their past six home games against Tweed Heads.
Ipswich have won three of their past four home games.
Tweed Heads have won two of their past three away games.
This will be the 100th Cup game for Jets hooker Luke Capewell (previously with Easts and Redcliffe).
This will be the 50th game for Ipswich for forward Josh Seage (figure includes the Intrust Super Championship final in 2015).
EATS TIGERS v SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS
Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park on Saturday, July 1 - 5pm
Referee: Michael Gordon
Assistant Referee: Tyson Brough (50th game)
Head-to-Head: Easts 10 Sunshine Coast 5 Drawn 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #TIGESvSCF
Melbourne Storm have stated Nate Myles will make his return from an elbow injury via feeder side Easts Tigers in the Intrust Super Cup this weekend.
Last time they met: Round 1, 2017 – Sunshine Coast 7 drew Easts 7 (at Sunshine Coast Stadium)
Easts have won the past six games between these two sides at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park.
Easts have lost their past two home games.
Sunshine Coast have won six of their eight away games this year.
WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS v SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES
BMD Kougari Oval on Saturday, July 1 - 6pm
Referee: Chris Anderson
Head-to-Head: Wynnum 29 Souths Logan 11 Drawn 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #WYNvSLM
Last time they met: Round 1, 2017 – Wynnum 17 def Souths Logan 4 (at Davies Park)
Souths Logan have won five of their away games this year.
Seagulls back Daniel Ogden requires one more try to equal Nathanael Barnes as all-time leading try scorer in the Intrust Super Cup (135).
NORTHERN PRIDE v MACKAY CUTTERS
Barlow Park on Sunday, July 2 – 1.40pm*
Referee: Jarrod Cole
Assistant Referee: Nick Pelgrave (50th game)
Head-to-Head: Pride 15 Mackay 5
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #PRIDEvMC
Last time they met: Round 1, 2017 – Pride 24 def Mackay 4 (at BB Print Stadium)
The Pride have won the past four and six of the past seven games played between these two sides.
The Pride have lost four of their past five home games.
Mackay's 52-4 victory over Norths Devils last week was their biggest ever win and it was their most points for.
BURLEIGH BEARS v REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS
Pizzey Park on Sunday, July 2 - 2pm
Referee: Adam Gee
Head-to-Head: Redcliffe 25 Burleigh 21 Drawn 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #BEARSvPHINS
Last time they met: Round 1, 2017 – Redcliffe 26 def Burleigh 8 (at Dolphin Oval)
Redcliffe have won the past five and seven of the past eight games between these two sides at Pizzey Park.
Burleigh have won their past two home games.
Redcliffe have won only one of their past four away games.
PNG HUNTERS v CQ CAPRAS
National Football Stadium on Sunday, July 2 - 3pm
Referee: Nick Morel
Head-to-Head: PNG 4 Central 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #PNGvCQC
Last time they met: Round 1, 2017 – PNG 22 def Central 16 (at Port Moresby)
PNG's loss against Tweed Heads in Round 15 was only their third loss in their past 36 home games (across National Football Stadium and Kokopo).
TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS v NORTHS DEVILS
Jack Manski Oval on Sunday, July 2 - 3pm
Referee: Tim Rutherford
Head-to-Head: Townsville 4 Norths 0
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #TSVBvDEVILS
Last time they met: Round 1, 2017 – Townsville 18 def Norths 16 (at Bishop Park)
Townsville have three wins and a draw from their past five home games.
Norths have lost their past six games, with their last win coming in Round10 over Easts Tigers 36-32.
Winger Michael Lucas requires one more try to move to second on Norths Devils all time Cup try scorers list, passing Steve Bell and Kevin Carmichael on 45. Daniel Ogden has the most with 77.
After scoring four tries in last weekend’s win over Tweed Heads, Townsville winger Jonathon Reuben maintains his spot at the top of the Intrust Super Cup Leading Try Scorers ladder with 23. The next closest is fellow Blackhawks back Carlin Anderson with 14.
*Statistics provided by Brad Tallon