Intrust Super Cup hot tips

The Intrust Super Cup tipping game is underway, with Round 1  kicking off Saturday.

Star tippers Annette Brander, Ben Ikin, Brent Tate, Jeff 'The Hornet' Horn, Joel Gould, Meg Ward, Peter 'Salty' Psaltis and Petero Civoniceva will compete with fans every week for the title of champion tipper.

Tipping is free to join and there’s more than $7000 worth of prizes up for grabs, including Maroon Memberships. Let the fun begin!

Star tippers 

Annette Brander

Annette Brander, who hails from Caboolture, started playing rugby league in 2010 and debuted for Queensland and the Harvey Norman Jillaroos in 2014. The St George Illawara Dragons NRLW star barracks for Sunshine Coast Falcons and Souths Logan Magpies. 

Annette Brander in action for Queensland.
Annette Brander in action for Queensland.

Ben Ikin

Ben Ikin, on the QRL Board as an Independent Director, is passionate about fostering the future of the game. Ikin, who played 17 Origin games for Queensland and two Tests for Australia, is an Ipswich Jets man. “My golf caddie is one of the head coaches there,” he laughed, referencing Ben Walker. 

Brent Tate

Brent Tate, who played rugby league for Australia and 23 games for the Queensland Maroons, played for the Redcliffe Dolphins before signing with Brisbane Broncos. The Roma-born talent, who also played for New Zealand Warriors and North Queensland Cowboys during his career, continues to follow the Intrust Super Cup and his beloved Dolphins. 

Brent Tate in action for the Queensland Maroons. Photo: NRL Images
Brent Tate in action for the Queensland Maroons. Photo: NRL Images

Jeff 'The Hornet' Horn

Aside from rugby league, there are a few things and people synonymous with Queensland; there's XXXX, Paul "Fatty" Vautin, Budgy Smugglers, cane toads and the one and only Jeff 'The Hornet' Horn. The winning boxer loves sport and is looking forward to testing his Intrust Super Cup knowledge against those ingrained in the game.  

Joel Gould 

Joel Gould, who has been writing about rugby league for 27 years, is the Queensland correspondent for NRL.com and a diehard Ipswich Jets supporter. Gould, or simply ‘Gus’ to those who know him best, will be tipping the Jets each week so that he can continue to look the Walker brothers in the eye.

Meg Ward

Meg Ward started playing rugby league in 2017 and had meteoric rise in the game to the Harvey Norman Jillaroos that same year. The RAAF firefighter, who played for Queensland in 2018 and was part the Brisbane Broncos' NRLW premiership-winning side, is a keen Souths Logan Magpies supporter. 

Meg Ward at a Queensland training session. Photo: NRL Images
Meg Ward at a Queensland training session. Photo: NRL Images

Peter 'Salty' Psaltis

Commentator extraordinaire Peter Psaltis, who will be calling Intrust Super Cup games for his eighth season this year, is proud to be the only rugby league commentator able to correctly pronounce Intrust Super Cup player Tino Faasuamaleaui’s name when calling a game. Psaltis insists he doesn't have a bias toward any team, but everyone knows he is an Easts Tigers man. 

Petero Civoniceva

Petero Civoniceva, who played a whopping 33 games for the Queensland Maroons, is a huge fan of the Intrust Super Cup - in particular, the Redcliffe Dolphins. The Australian and Fijian international reckons the Dolphins will be hard to beat in 2019.  

Petero Civoniceva in action for Australia. Photo: NRL Images
Petero Civoniceva in action for Australia. Photo: NRL Images

Round 1 hot tips

Star tipper Tigers v Cutters Falcons v WM Seagulls Pride v Dolphins Jets v Blackhawks Seagulls v Hunters Magpies v Capras Devils v Bears 
Annette Brander Tigers Falcons Dolphins Blackhawks Hunters Magpies Bears
Ben Ikin Tigers Falcons Pride Jets Hunters Magpies Devils
Brent Tate Tigers Falcons Dolphins Blackhawks Hunters Magpies Devils
Jeff Horn Tigers WM Seagulls Pride Blackhawks Seagulls Magpies Bears
Joel Gould Tigers WM Seagulls Pride Jets Seagulls Magpies Bears
Meg Ward Tigers WM Seagulls Dolphins Jets Hunters Magpies Devils
Peter Psaltis Tigers WM Seagulls Pride Jets Seagulls Magpies Bears
Petero Civoniceva Tigers Falcons Dolphins Blackhawks Hunters Magpies Bears