Kicking off this weekend, Round 19 of the Intrust Super Cup take place two weeks, with Week 1 seeing three matches played.
The split round allows teams to have a bye following 'Get in the Game' Country Week presented BHP round.
This weekend, the Norths Devils and Ipswich Jets will kick off the round on Saturday night, while Souths Logan will host the Northern Pride in the 9Gem TV game.
The final game of the weekend will see Tweed Seagulls at home to the Mackay Cutters on Sunday afternoon.
Below are the ‘Stats that Matter’ for each match up in Round 19 – thanks to Brad Tallon.
Norths Devils v Ipswich Jets
Bishop Park on Saturday, July 27 – 6pm
Head-to-Head: Norths 25 Ipswich 19 Drawn 2
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #DEVILSvJETS
Tipping % - via QRL Tipping: Norths 81% Jets 19%
Livestream: Norths Devils Media
- The Ipswich Jets are in good form going into this game and have been in strong form against this week’s opponents as well, having won three of the past four and 10 of the past 12 games against the Devils.
- However, Norths got the better of them in Round 6, being them 31-14 at North Ipswich Reserve.
- The Devils though have only won one of the past six games between these two sides played at Bishop Park with one drawn result.
- Norths have also lost two of their past three home games – but Ipswich have also lost two of their past three away games.
- After kicking three goals in his side’s win over the Pride last weekend, Ipswich Jets back Marmin Barba now only requires three more points to bring up 600 in the Intrust Super Cup.
Souths Logan Magpies v Northern Pride
Davies Park on Sunday, July 28 – 1.10pm* (Live on 9Gem)
Head-to-Head: Pride 15 Souths Logan 9
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #SLMvPRIDE
Tipping % - via QRL Tipping: Magpies 85% Pride 15%
- This weekend’s TV game sees the 11th-placed Magpies at home to the 12th-placed Northern Pride, with both sides looking to finish their seasons strongly with finals out of reach.
- Back in Round 6, the Magpies were too good for the Pride in the 16-12 win at Barlow Park.
- In the lead up to this match, Souths Logan have hit good form and have three wins and a draw in their past five games while the Pride have lost their last seven away games.
- They have also won five of their past six games against the Pride; claiming three of them by six points or under.
- This is only the Pride's second game at Davies Park since 2010, losing 42-28 there in 2017, which was Souths-Logan's first home win in 11 games at the time.
- Magpies back Matt Soper-Lawler has 18 tries for the season, only one short of the Magpies' Cup season record of 19 set by Quentin Laulu-Togagae in their premiership year 2008. He set a single game record of four against Norths this year, after 27 previous Magpies had managed hat-tricks.
- His team-mates Guy Hamilton (requires two more goals to bring up 200 in the Intrust Super Cup) and Linc Port (needs six more points to bring up 300 in the Intrust Super Cup) are also on the verge of milestones.
Tweed Seagulls v Mackay Cutters
Piggabeen Sports Complex on Sunday, July 28 – 2pm
Head-to-Head: Tweed 13 Mackay 5 Drawn 4
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #TWEEDvMC
Tipping % - via QRL Tipping: Tweed 94% Mackay 6%
- The Tweed Seagulls broke their run of five losses with a strong win over the CQ Capras in their game at Ilfracombe last weekend.
- The match also marked the return to the footy field of Ash Taylor who has been named again in the halves for the Seagulls.
- Matches between these two sides are traditionally close (the have four drawn games) and earlier this year, the Gulls claimed a 14-12 win at BB Print Stadium, Mackay.
- The Seagulls have won the past three games between these two sides, the last two matches by a mere two points. They also have six wins and a draw from their seven home games against Mackay.
- While they were fighting a mini-form slump, Tweed have won four of their past five and six of their past eight home games.
- Tweed coach Ben Woolf has named an unchanged line-up from Round 18, but will be hoping Mitch Rein will be able to take to the field after illness confined him to the bench last weekend.
- For Mackay, Jack Brock and Sam Johnstone come into the 17 in the main changes to the team that went down to Wynnum Manly in Cloncurry last weekend.
**NOTE: The livestreams linked in this preview are not official QRL productions unless stated