Tweed Seagulls secured their third consecutive victory with a hard-fought 16-4 win over the Easts Tigers at Langlands Park.
Match: Tigers v Seagulls
Round 10 -
Venue: Langlands Park, Brisbane
The Seagulls were boosted by the return of Gold Coast Titans contracted player Ryley Jacks.
It was a match-up of the Jacks brothers with Ryley's older brother Rhys lining up at halfback for Easts Tigers.
Christian Hazard was strong early on for Tweed, providing a real spark from dummy half and making plenty of meters.
First try to Tweed was scored by Ryland Jacobs off a lovely flat pass from Jacks.
Fresh off his strong game for the XXXX Queensalnd Residents last weekend, Brett Greinke come to the fore in the opening exchanges for the Tigers, bending the line and making strong meters in attack.
Tigers powerhouse forward Tyrone Amey crashed over for his third try of the season in the 32nd minute, to put the Tigers within six.
Tweed went into the half-time break with a 10-4 lead.
Ioane Seluli and John Palavi were arguably the best for Tweed in the opening half.
Play resumed in the second half with Tigers looking for points.
Billy Walters tried his best to spark something for the home side, opting to run the ball on fifth.
Tweed remained solid in defence, holding the Tigers out.
Easts were awarded a penalty with 16 minutes remaining, yet failed to find touch.
The error proved costly for the Tigers, with Treymain Spry crossing for his second try of the match a minute later.
Easts were their own worst enemy in the final 10, coughing up the ball with several handling errors.
Lindon McGrady put the icing on the cake, kicking a penalty goal on fulltime to give Seagulls a 12-point win, with Tweed claiming their third straight victory.
Tweed Seagulls coach Ben Woolf was proud of the effort by his team.
“Our priority was getting to the end of our sets and aiming up defensively” Woolf said.
“I think we did that in the second half. I think the boys really dug deep today.
“I would have liked our attack to be a bit better in the second half.
“We definitely had a few opportunities to score more points.
“Obviously Jacksy (Ryley Jacks) hasn’t played footy in a month, which made it a bit harder, but overall I thought it was a great effort.
“We’ve probably got a bit to work on for next week and we’ve just got to keep building those combinations.. which has been tough with our halves combinations changing week to week.
“We got the job done today and it was a great effort by the boys.”
Match: Pride v Seagulls
Round 11 -
Venue: Vico Oval, Cairns
Tweed Seagulls will head North next week to take on the Northern Pride in Cairns.