Round 14 starts with a bang on Saturday, with Channel 9 viewers in for a treat when the top-of-the-table host a Northern Pride side who have hit good form.
Burleigh Bears v Northern Pride
Pizzey Park on Saturday, June 9
Live on Channel 9 QLD – broadcast from 1pm
Head-to-Head: Pride 12 Burleigh 6 drawn 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #PRIDEvBEARS
- The top-of-the-table Bears host the fifth-placed Pride, and both each have been entertaining their fans in recent weeks with good results.
- Both sides scored 42 points in their Round 13 win last weekend.
- In the head-to-head stakes; the Pride have won the past two and three of the past four games played between the two sides.
- The Bears have won eight of their past nine games played at Pizzey Park
- The Pride have lost three of their past four away games.
- Pride forward Troy Kapea will miss this game having taken an early guilty plea to a Careless High Tackle charge.
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Souths Logan Magpies
Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday, June 9 – 5pm
Head-to-Head: Souths-Logan 12 Sunshine Coast 6 Drawn 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #SCFvSLM
- The Sunshine Coast's win over the Magpies in the 4v5 final last year was first time the Falcons had a home win over Souths Logan since 2012.
- Despite being in good form overall, the Magpies have lost their past two and three of their past four away games
- This will be the 100th Cup game for Souths Logan Magpies hooker Travis Waddell. All his matches have been for the club, making him fourth player to play 100 Cup games for the Magpies.
- The Melbourne Storm have announced Sandor Earl will make his return to the playing field with the Falcons. More here > --> Earl's comeback journey continues
Townsville Blackhawks v Easts Tigers
Jack Manski Oval on Saturday, June 9 - 5pm
Head-to-Head: Easts 3 Townsville 2 Drawn 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #TSVBvTIGES
- The Tigers won both games against the Blackhawks last year, including claiming their first win in three games at Jack Manski Oval.
- Townsville however are in good form and home and have won their past five games there.
- Easts have struggled on the road so far this year and have lost four of their six away games this year.
- This is set to be the 50th Cup game for Townsville back Zac Santo. Previously with Mackay, be returned to NQ only a few weeks ago following a stint with the NZ Warriors.
Tweed Heads Seagulls v CQ Capras
Browne Park on Saturday, June 9 – 6pm
Head-to-Head: Tweed 22 Central 7 Drawn 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #THSvCQC
- The Seagulls hot streak ran out last weekend against the Dolphins, but they will be hoping to bounce back this week again CQ – a team they have a good record against. Tweed Heads have won 13 of the past 14 games played between these two sides.
- The only CQ win in this time was last year at Robina when they played before a Titans game. While their last loss to CQ was on the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads have a strong record at home and have won the past eight games between these two sides at Piggabeen. Central's only win there was in 2003.
- The stats are hard to overcome for the visiting Capras, with Tweed have won their past four and five of their past six home games as they mounted their recent charge off the bottom of the ladder.
- The Seagulls are without forward Lamar Manuel-Liolevave for this game after he took an early guilty plea for a Dangerous Contact charge.
Norths Devils v Redcliffe Dolphins
Bishop Park on Sunday, June 10 - 2pm
Head-to-Head: Redcliffe 31 Norths 12 Drawn 2
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #DEVILSvPHINS
- The Dolphins have gotten the better of Norths to win their past six games played; including the past two played at Bishop Park.
- Norths have lost their past four games, slipping from second place on the ladder to sixth.
- The Devils however are in good nick at home and have won four of their past five games at Bishop Park this year.
- Redcliffe though are in similarly good form at home and have won four of their past five away games.
- Both teams will feature milestone men this Sunday, with it being the 50th Cup game for both Redcliffe winger Jonus Pearson (previously with Central Queensland) and Devils forward Oshae Tuiasau, who in the past played for Tweed Heads and Townsville.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Ipswich Jets
BMD Kougari Oval on Sunday, June 10 – 3pm
Head-to-Head: Wynnum 22 Ipswich 19 Drawn 3
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #WYNvJETS
Livestream: Seagulls TV
- The Seagulls posted a key win last weekend and come up against and Ipswich side who will be looking to make a statement after suffering a big loss last weekend.
- The Jets have won the past two and three of the past four games played between these two sides (including the past two at BMD Kougari Oval).
- This doesn’t bode well for Wynnum Manly who have lost their past seven home games.
- Ipswich have found the going tough away from home this year, winning only two of their six away games this year.
- The leading try scorer in the competition’s history, Wynnum’s Daniel Ogden now requires only two tries to become the first player to score 150 Cup tries. He has so far played 187 games.
- Seagull Jayden Berrell was named at halfback for this game, but he will have to be replaced after taking a one-match ban after an early guilty plea to a dangerous throw charge.
PNG Hunters v Mackay Cutters
National Football Stadium on Sunday, June 10 – 3pm
Head-to-Head: PNG 4 Mackay 1 Drawn 2
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #PNGvMC
- Mackay travel to PNG this week, with both teams struggling to find consistent form.
- The Cutters have only recorded one win over the Hunters – that was at home in 2014.
- The Hunters have two wins and a draw against Mackay in matches played at home.
- In their past 11 home game results, the Hunters have recorded nine wins, the draw against Mackay and one loss (Souths Logan in Round 7 this year) in their last 11 home games.
- The Cutters are hoping to claim their 100th Cup win the competition in their 242nd game.
*Statistics by Brad Tallon
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