Intrust Super Cup Round 10 preview
It may be a shortened round, but there are some in-form teams going head-to-head in important Round 10 matches.
Redcliffe Dolphins v Northern Pride
Dolphin Stadium on Saturday, May 12 – 1.10pm
Live Channel 9 QLD broadcast from 1pm
Head-to-Head: Pride 15 Redcliffe 4
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #PHINSvPRIDE
- Both teams are coming into this game having had a Round 9 bye. The Dolphins lost to the Jets in Round 8, while Tweed Heads had a big win over the Mackay Cutters.
- In a remarkable stat, the Dolphins have lost all seven games between these two sides played at Dolphin Stadium.
- However, Redcliffe have won three of the past four games played between the two sides.
- This will be Pride’s first game since star off-season recruit Todd Carney left the club due to family reasons. Jordan Biondi-Odo will partner Jake Clifford in the halves.
- Pride are chasing their 150th Cup win in their 248th game. They have drawn three matches and lost 95.
- This will be the 150th game for Pride stalwart Ryan Ghietti. That figure includes the inaugural Intrust Super Championship triumph in 2014.
- This will be the 50th game for Redcliffe for forward Tom Geraghty and his 76th overall, including his time at the Falcons.
- This will be the 100th Cup game for referee Michael Gordon. The Gold Coast referee’s association member made his Cup debut in 2012, and made his first appearance as an NRL touch judge last year.
Tweed Heads Seagulls v Ipswich Jets
Piggabeen Sports Complex on Saturday, May 12 – 1.30pm
Head-to-Head: Tweed Heads 19 Ipswich 13
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #THSvJETS
- This promises to be intriguing match-up with both teams in good form – coming into this game with strong wins in Round 8.
- The Jets have had the better of the duels in recent times and have won six of the past seven games – including the past three played at Piggabeen.
- However, the Gulls have found touch in recent times following a poor start to the season and have won two of their past three home games.
- Ipswich have won two of their past three away games.
- While Tweed Heads still have the services of Titans half Kane Elgey, they will be without young gun AJ Brimson who has been called up to make his NRL debut for the Gold Coast NRL side.
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Wynnum Manly Seagulls v PNG Hunters
BMD Kougari Oval on Sunday, May 13 – 3pm
Head-to-Head: PNG 5 Wynnum 2
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #WYNvPNG
Live Stream: Seagulls TV
- This is an important game for two sides who have been struggling to find consistent winning form.
- The Hunters have won the past four game played against the Seagulls.
- However, Wynnum Manly have won two of the three games played against the Hunters at BMD Kougari Oval
- This is in contrast to their recent home form where they have lost their past five and seven of their past eight games.
- This has been a poor losing streak for the Hunters who have lost their past four games, equalling their worst ever losing run in 2014. They have lost their past six away games.
- Fan favourite the Freight Train Willie Minoga will play hiis 100th Cup game. The Hunters utility previously spent a season with the Blackhawks.
- This match will mark the return to the Hunters of centre Thompson Teteh. His inclusion will be a great asset to an inexperienced Hunters side.
- Assistant Referee Wyatt Raymond will make his Cup debut, making him the 65th person to referee in this grade. At 21 years of age, the Townsville Referee’s Association member is youngest referee to officiate in the Intrust Super Cup.
*Statistics by Brad Tallon
NOTE: The livestreams linked in this preview are not official QRL productions.