Hastings Deering Colts Round 9 preview

Hastings Deering Colts action will take place across the state this weekend with a new venue also preparing to host the state’s rising young Under 20 talent.

The round of action will kick off 12.30pm on Saturday at Piggabeen Sports Complex with the Tweed Seagulls hosting the Norths Devils.

The club will have their Intrust Super Cup game take place after this match, with both older grades looking to head to Wynnum on Sunday to support their Under 18 side in this year’s Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup grand final.

In the Colts competition, both Tweed and Devils will be looking to continue their fine form with Tweed having only lost two games this season (against Townsville in Round 2 and Burleigh in Round 3) and the Devils falling to their first loss last weekend against the Pride.

The Ipswich Jets v CQ Capras match will be played at the Central Queensland town of Woorabinda as part of a big day in the community - the first time the town has hosted this grade of football.

In another first, the club's Cup sides will play later in the afternoon, while a number of other family friendly activities are also scheduled to take place.

On the field, the Jets will be aiming to secure their second season win; while the Capras are hunting win number three after posting good results in Round 5 against the Tigers and Round 6 against the Western Mustangs. 

Saturday’s third game will see the Mustangs hosting the Blackhawks as they aim to secure their first win.

Coach Eugene Seddon told Western Mustangs Media it was good to be back home after their draw had them on the road for some tough games in recent weeks.

At 2pm on Saturday, the Dolphins too will be after their first win of the season when they welcome the Burleigh Bears to Dolphin Stadium. It will be a challenge for Andrew Wynyard’s team against the third-placed Bears, but their home fans will no doubt be cheering on their efforts.

In Saturday’s final game, it will be a northern derby between the Mackay Cutters and the Northern Pride. The visitors are yet to lose a game and are in terrific form across the board; but the Cutters will be hoping to aim up and test themselves against the ladder leaders.

The Hastings Deering Colts action kicks off early on Sunday morning with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls at home to Easts Tigers in what will be a big day of football at BMD Kougari Oval. Both sides sit in the top eight and are coming into this game with a win, so it should be a good matchup.

Round 9’s final game will see the Souths Logan Magpies at home against the Sunshine Coast. The Falcons claimed their fourth win of the season in their last match against the Cutters, while the Magpies – who have two wins so far this season – fell just short against Wynnum Manly in their last match.

With all teams having a bye next weekend during the NRL Magic Round and Sunday’s Mother’s Day celebrations; the players and coaches will be aiming to head into Round 10 well rested and with the momentum of a win behind them.