With just four rounds left in the SEQ Women's Division 1 regular season, the Tweed Seagulls are playing for their season when they play the Burleigh Bears this Saturday afternoon.
Six teams are still in contention to play finals football in congested race for the top four.
Currently in sixth place and four points adrift of Souths and Brothers who are in equal fourth, one more loss will likely spell the end of the Seagulls’ first season in the Division 1 competition.
Tweed have already made a successful transition in the top grade, picking up three wins so far this season including a rousing 22-18 win over defending champs Burleigh back in Round 4.
They’ve also uncovered some great talent, including breakout star halfback Tarryn Aiken who at just 20-years-old and in her first season of senior rugby league has been snapped up the Brisbane Broncos to play in the 2019 NRLW premiership, while Jessika Elliston made her debut for Queensland in last week’s State of Origin.
A maiden finals appearance would be the cherry on top of a big year for the club, but standing in their way are a Burleigh team with a point to prove.
The Bears were the most heavily represented club in State of Origin, with four players running out for the Maroons and one for New South Wales.
They are the four-time defending premiers and currently sit third, but they too are not guaranteed a spot in the finals at this late stage of the season.
A loss to Easts in Round 9 when their representative stars were unavailable could prove costly, as they are on 23 competition points, just one ahead of Souths and Brother.
Defeat at the hands of Tweed could see them drop as low as fifth should results go against them this week and it would make a crucial top-two finish incredibly difficult.
Other Round 11 clashes see Brothers Ipswich at home to Toowoomba while ladder leading Wests Brisbane Panthers host Souths Logan Magpies. Second placed Easts have the bye.
SEQ Women's Division 1 Round 11
Wests Brisbane Panthers v Souths Logan Magpies – Saturday, June 29 at Kev McKell Oval, 1.30pm
Brothers Ipswich v Toowoomba Valleys – Saturday, June 29 at North Ipswich Reserve, 2.30pm
Tweed Heads v Burleigh Bears – Saturday, June 29 at Pizzey Park, 4pm (venue change due to wet weather)
Easts Tigers – bye
|1||Wests Brisbane Panthers||144||27|
|4||Souths Logan Magpies||88||22|
|6||Tweed Heads Seagulls||-60||18|