Tigers face Valleys as they chase fourth straight win

After three straight wins, the Easts Tigers are aiming for four, which would put them another step closer towards securing a finals berth.

This weekend, they line up against Valleys Diehards in Round 13 of the In Safe Hands Cup.

West Brisbane remain at the top of the ladder and along with the Diehards and Seagulls look certain to play finals with eight rounds remaining.

The Tigers’ run of wins has them on the verge of wrapping up their spot as well, while the Magpies and Dolphins need to get on winning streaks to keep their seasons alive.

Easts Tigers v Valleys Diehards – Saturday July 6 at WJ Scott Park - 3pm

Easts will host the Diehards at Holland Park on Saturday, with Valleys looking to hold on to the all-important top two position.

The Tigers were always in control last week against the Magpies (44-16) while Valleys did enough against the Seagulls (30-18) at Emerson Park.

Easts have plenty of trying-scoring potential in winger Curtis Dansey-Smaller plus front row meat pie lover Justin Fai, while the Diehards boast chalk magnets Luke Archer and Jordan Riki.

Valleys are looking for back-to-back wins and are hoping to stay in touch with the Panthers in the top two, while Easts are looking to distance themselves from the fifth placed Souths Logan.

The Diehards won the Round 3 clash 32-22 at Langlands Park, while Easts turned the tables at Emerson Park in Round 8.

West Brisbane Panthers v Wynnum Manly Seagulls – Saturday, July 6 at Frank Lind Oval - 4.30pm

West Brisbane once again are at home against the Seagulls for the match of the round.

The Seagulls are set to welcome back XXXX Queensland Rangers players, Tristan Hope, Harlan Collins and Sam Elliott, while the Panthers are without their representative player Michael Molo along with play maker Joe Bond who also has not been named. Khan Ahwang returns to the number six in place of Bond.

The Seagulls and Panthers have had some damaging clashes in the previous two outings, and this looks to be no different especially with Panthers Fiosa Peni and Chris Gesch smashing into the likes of Seagulls Semisi Ahoafi and Sam Elliott.

Wests have been making a habit out of trailing at the break recently and will need to have a better first half, while the Seagulls will be searching for consistency having been unable to win back-to-back since Round 6.

Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins – Saturday, July 6 - 3pm

There is a lot on the line when the Magpies host the Dolphins on Sunday at Davies Park.

The Magpies have lost some of their form that had them threatening the top four, losing their last two games to drift four points behind the Tigers.

Souths Logan playmaker Lane Ferling will be better after his return last week and with regular traffic directors Josh Bowyer, Hayden O’Hara and Phil Dennis behind a massive posse of forwards both on and off the bench it will be a tough assignment for Redcliffe.

The Dolphins have not won since Round 6 and sit eight points away from the fourth-placed Tigers. Redcliffe now find themselves playing sudden death for the final eight weeks.

Thanks to some stability at Intrust Super Cup level, Dolphins coach Daniel Green finally has some backline continuity while the form of Zev Johns and his regular sojourns to the oppositions in goal area see him in the starting side.

Redcliffe have an unfamiliar combination in the starting forwards however they do pack a punch - a punch they will need to put on the park for the full 80 minutes against the Magpies.

In Safe Hands Cup BRL A Grade Round 13 team lists

Easts Tigers v Valleys Diehards – Saturday, July 6 at WJ Scott Park - 3pm

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Easts Tigers

1. Brandon Downey 2. David Pritchard 3. Keenan Yorston 4. Max Felosi 5. Curtis Dansey-Smalley 6. Josh Curti 7. Nathan Brown 8. Heath Wilson 9. Haydin Elsebach 10. Justin Fai 11. Jack Peoples 12. Tevita Wolske 13. Tyrone Amey 14. Zak Taibi 15. Lachlan Barr 16. Ash Harawira-Naera 17. Jaiyden Hunt

Coach: Jason Di Lizio

Valleys Diehards

1. David Faiud 2. Fruen Easthope 3. Luke Archer 4. Jack Patterson 5. Blaid Pakura 6. Dylan Tavita 7. Simon Brittain-Snowden 8. Lilomaiava Mago 9. Brad Frith 10. Jacob Kelly11. Jordan Riki 12. Ethan Richards 13. Joe McGuire 14. TBA 15. Patrick Akaoula TBA 16. Owen McCarron 17. TBSA

Coach: Craig Kennedy

West Brisbane Panthers v Wynnum Manly Seagulls – Saturday, July 6 at Frank Lind Oval - 4.30pm

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Wynnum Manly Seagulls

1. Edene Gebbie 2. Mitchell McMillian 3. Moses Pangai 4. Dredin Sorensen-McGee 5. Harlan Collins 6. Rashaun Denny 7. Edwin Ipape 8. Lachlan Lee 9. Tristan Hope 10. Semisi Ahoafi 11. Brad Mana 12. Sam Elliott 13. Rahdly Brawa 14. Reece McKenzie - O’Brien 15. Corey Davis 16. Jacob Paulo 17. Orisi Qaraniqio

Coach: Ron Troutman

West Brisbane Panthers

1. Kyle Van Klaveren 2. Campbell Mohr 3. Eddie Tautali 4. Evander Cummins 5. James Olds 6. Kahn Ahwang 7. Tommy Butterfield 8. Chris Gesch 9. Mackenzie Reid 10. Johnnie Fox 11. Jordan Brown 12. Troy Swift 13. Stephen Buckley 14. Taniela Moa 16. Keelyn Tuuta 17. Shane Pumipi 20. Foisa Peni

Coaches: Craig Ingebrigtsen and Wayne Weekes

Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins – Saturday, July 7 at Davies Park - 3pm

Souths Logan Magpies

1. Josateki Lalagavesi 2. Josh Bowyer 3. Lenny Magey 4. Cameron Booth 5. Vesi Sa’u 6. Haydn O’Hara 7. Lane Ferling 8. Harrison Muller 9. Blake Scott 10. Simione Fatafehi 11. Jerome Veve 12. Jacob Alick 13. Phil Dennis 14. Savarn Tahere 15. Jethro Tessman 16. AJ Tuimavave 17. Kobe Tararo

Coach: Darren Ferricks

Redcliffe Dolphins

1. Regan Baker 2. Will Partridge 3. Sam Leach 4. Josh Rudolph 5. Corban Daniels 6. Oscar Carter 7. Kyle Foxwell 8. Zev John 9. Hugh Pratt 10. Taylor Brown 11. Fiatotoa Fiatotoa 12. Fabian Palatua Kiri 13. Patrick O’ Callaghan 14. Tauaalo Vaipulu 15. Brayden Dee 16. Tevita Mapapalangi 17. Hayden Herbert Michael Walit

Coach: Daniel Green

Ladder

Pos Team +/- Pts
1 West Brisbane Panthers 50 30
2 Valleys Diehards 86 28
3 Wynnum Manly Seagulls 34 26
4 Easts Tigers 40 24
5 Souths Logan Magpies -95 20
6 Redcliffe Dolphins -115 16