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Statewide score wrap: Unleash the Lyons

High-flying winger Tarnisha Lyons was firing on all cylinders on Saturday, crossing the line a whopping three times for the Burleigh Bears in their dominant 28-10 win over Souths Logan Magpies in the Holcim Cup decider.

Culminating at Pizzey Park, Burleigh redeemed last year's SEQW grand final loss in style, with Lyons combining with centre Tyler Birch to score five tries on the right edge, preventing the Magpies from swooping on the prize on the Bears' home turf.

In other matches across the state, there's a new competition leader in Brisbane after a cracking top-of-the-table clash; meanwhile, things are heating up in Mackay with the last round of fixtures this weekend before the finals series in just under a fortnight.

In Safe Hands Cup - Brisbane

There's a new leader in the In Safe Hands Cup after competition favourites Valleys inflicted Wynnum Manly's first loss of the season in the top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

The defending premiers stayed in the fight with the scores level at half-time, but a masterclass from co-captain and halfback Simon Brittain-Snowden saw the Diehards race ahead to take the game away from the Seagulls and ultimately lose top spot to the star-studded men in royal blue.


Full replay recording of yeterdays Top of the Table Clash Wynnum Manly Juniors BRL A Grade v Valleys Diehards In Safe Hands Educators In Safety CUP Round 7

Posted by Brisbane Rugby League - A Grade on Saturday, 5 September 2020

After upsetting Wests last week, Carina kept up their good form with their third win in a row, this time putting Pine Rivers to the sword convincingly, 38-4.

Fullback Zak Taibi continued his stellar season with the Tigers, scoring another try in the black and orange. The Tigers only have to face one team above them on the ladder in the final three rounds.

Two tries to Gerard McCallum helped the Panthers get back in the winner's circle with a 35-10 victory over Bulimba, and doubles to Brighton's Mitch Ayling and Cam Cullen also put the Roosters back on the victory list with a 29-22 win over Normanby.

Round 7 results

Valleys Diehards 32 defeated Wynnum Manly Seagulls 24
Carina Tigers 38 defeated Pine Rivers Bears 4
West Brisbane Panthers 35 defeated Bulimba Bulldogs 10
Brighton Roosters 29 defeated Normanby Hounds 22

Round 7 ladder

# Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Valleys Diehards 7 6 0 0 +172 19
2 Wynnum Manly Seagulls 7 6 0 1 +92 19
3 West Brisbane Panthers 7 5 0 2 +111 17
4 Carina Tigers 7 5 0 2 +60 17
5 Brighton Roosters 7 3 0 4 -45 11
6 Pine Rivers Bears 7 2 0 5 -126 11
7 Normanby Hounds 7 1 0 6 -113 9
8 Bulimba Bulldogs 7 1 0 6 -151 9

Holcim Cup - South East Queensland Women

Grand final day in the Holcim Cup delivered two cracking games of rugby league to complete the short but entertaining women's competition.

In the minor play-off, Tweed Seagulls snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when Lailee Phillips jumped out of dummy-half and scored the equaliser with two minutes to play.

The Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons squad members really led the way in this match with West Brisbane's Julia Robinson scoring a treble; meanwhile, Tweed's Tarryn Aiken and Jessika Elliston both crossed the line for doubles in the enthralling contest.

Locked up at half-time, the tit-for-tat contest could've gone either way, with Chelsea Baker's final conversion proving the difference in the enthralling matinee to the big dance.

Burleigh got off to the best possible start in the finale against rivals Souths, opting to take a leaf out of the Ipswich Jets' playbook with a short kick-off along the ground to then regather.

To rub salt into the wounds, the defending premiers scored off their opening set, and by the 10th minute, Burleigh had shot away to a 14-0 lead.

Steph Hancock found the line right on the half-time siren to give the Magpies hope, and two minutes into the second stanza, Meg Ward made the game interesting, crossing to reduce the margin to just a try.

But after Souths' points, Tahnee Norris' women regrouped and put the foot down, with a Lauren Brown and Zahara Temara masterclass leading to a number of tries to all but seal the game.

Lyons iced the game in the final minute to end the brutal affair with a hat-trick - a catalyst for the Bears' winning accolades.

At the post-game presentation, Lauren Brown was named the player of the final. Tamika Upton was acknowledged as the player of the competition for her stellar performance as South Logan's fullback.

Grand final results

Tweed Seagulls 28 (Tarryn Aiken 2, Jessika Elliston 2, Olivia Attenborough-Doyle, Lailee Phillips tries; Chelsea Baker 2 goals) defeated West Brisbane Panthers 26 (Julia Robinson 3, Lana Sheedy, Lilly Green tries; Romy Teitzel 2, Julia Robinson goals)

Burleigh Bears 28 (Tarnisha Lyons 3, Tyler Birch 2, Zahara Temara tries; Lauren Brown 2 goals) defeated Souths Logan Magpies 10 (Steph Hancock, Meg Ward tries; Meg Ward goal)

Final ladder*

# Team P W D L +/- B Pts
1 Burleigh Bears 10 8 0 2 +100 4.5 12.5
2 Souths Logan Magpies 10 7 0 3 +69 4 11
3 West Brisbane Panthers 10 4 1 5 +15 2.5 7
4 Tweed Seagulls 8 3 0 5 -56 1 4
5 Easts Tigers 10 1 1 8 -128 0 1.5

*One half constitutes one game

QTOP A Grade Premiership - Gold Coast

With four rounds remaining, Runaway Bay kept their unbeaten streak alive... just, with a narrow 24-22 win over Currumbin.

The gallant Eagles fought hard against the ladder-leading Seagulls, but a mere conversion proved to be the difference between the two, who are both aiming for a finals birth this October.

AJ Brimson's brother, Will, was at his scintillating best in Mudgeeraba's clash against Ormeau.

The Redbacks five-eighth scored two tries and steered the ship in his side's close 30-28 victory, entertaining many dads who were ventured down to Brien Harris Oval for the Father's Day special.

In the final game of the weekend, Southport are finding their form at the right time of the year, registering their third win of the season against the Tugun Seahawks.

Round 6 results

Runaway Bay Seagulls 24 defeated Currumbin Eagles 22
Southport Tigers 30 defeated Tugun Seahawks 8
Mudgeeraba Redbacks 30 defeated Ormeau Shearers 28
Burleigh Bears - Bye

Round 6 ladder

# Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Runaway Bay Seagulls 5 4 1 0 +24 17
2 Burleigh Bears 5 4 0 1 +108 16
3 Southport Tigers 5 3 0 2 +26 14
4 Mudgeeraba Redbacks 5 3 0 2 -30 14
5 Currumbin Eagles 5 1 0 4 -24 10
6 Tugun Seahawks 6 2 0 4 -62 10
7 Ormeau Shearers 5 0 1 4 -42 9

Volunteers Cup - Ipswich

There were more points than minutes in the top-of-the-table between Goodna and Valleys on Saturday, as the Eagles got the better of second-placed Valleys to win eight tries to seven.

BJ Aufaga-Toomaga was the standout again for Goodna, adding another two four-pointers to his name, but close behind was Elone Taufa's effort with a hat-trick for the Ipswich powerhouse.

Chris Chalmers and Brock Diment were also among the try-scorers, both bagging doubles, and captain Hnaloan Budden was very plucky for last year's Toowoomba premiers.


Goodna’s captain Ramon Filipine

Posted by Rugby League Ipswich on Saturday, 5 September 2020

Earlier, Norths dug deep to come back from a late Gatton resurgence to win 18-14.

With ten minutes to play, Jayden Kirner crossed for the Hawks to take the lead - ahead 14-12 - but Ty Humphries crossed in the dying minutes to score and break Gatton's heart, bumping the Tigers up to third on the ladder with the win.

In the last game at Clive Berghofer, the Bulldogs were on the rough end of another tight contest, going down to Souths 18-12.

Two late Blake Lollback tries in the last 20 minutes sealed the deal for the Tigers, who trailed for a majority of the match.

The loss sums up West End's season, who have only been able to notch up one win thus far, despite being in every contest with each game's margin eight points or less.

Round 6 results

Norths Tigers 18 defeated Gatton Hawks 14
Goodna Eagles 46 defeated Valleys Roosters 40
Souths Tigers 18 defeated West End Bulldogs 12

Round 6 ladder

# Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Goodna Eagles 6 6 0 0 +104 12
2 Valleys Roosters 6 4 0 2 +60 8
3 Norths Tigers 6 4 0 2 +8 8
4 Souths Tigers 6 2 0 4 -74 4
5 West End Bulldogs 6 1 0 5 -16 2
6 Gatton Hawks 6 1 0 5 -82 2

Components Only Cup - Mackay A Grade

With only one round remaining before finals in Mackay, Townsville Brothers and West Mackay have broken away from the rest of the pack and are set to face-off this weekend in a mouth-watering clash for the minor premiership.

Both teams haven't loss a game and have set the benchmark this season, so Tiger Park will be abuzz when these two heavyweights face off.


Full time A grade Wests 38 Brothers 6. Good hit out for the tigers ahead of the top of the table clash next week at Tiger Park against Townsville Brothers

Posted by Wests Tigers Mackay Senior Rugby League on Saturday, 5 September 2020

Carltons' win against Souths was ultra important for their finals hopes, and now need to defeat Magpies by at least 20 points to guarantee a secure a spot in the four.

Souths - also on six points - face Norths and should they win, they'll be guaranteed a ticket to next week's finals.

Meanwhile, Mackay Brothers will have an agonising wait whilst serving their bye this weekend as their fate is left in the hands of the rest of the competition. If Souths win and Carltons defeat Magpies by at least 20 points, they'll bow out.

Round 6 results

West Mackay Tigers 38 defeated Mackay Brothers 6
Townsville Brothers 22 defeated Mackay Magpies 12
Carltons Devils 14 defeated Souths Sharks 12
Norths Devils - Bye

Round 6 ladder

# Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Townsville Brothers 5 5 0 0 +132 12
2 West Mackay Tigers 5 5 0 0 +120 12
3 Mackay Brothers 6 3 0 3 +4 6
4 Souths Sharks 5 2 0 3 +4 6
5 Carltons Devils 5 2 0 3 -16 6
6 Mackay Magpies 5 1 0 4 -34 4
7 Norths Devils 5 0 0 5 -210 2

Mackay Airport Cup - Mackay Women

With one round to play, the top four is set in Mackay after wins to Mackay Brothers and Magpies.

This weekend, West Mackay take on Townsville Brothers and Mackay Brothers face Norths.

Round 6 results

Mackay Brothers 48 defeated West Mackay Tigers 0
Mackay Magpies 30 defeated Townsville Brothers 6

Round 6 ladder

# Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Mackay Brothers 5 5 0 0 +130 10
2 Mackay Magpies 6 4 0 2 +70 8
3 Townsville Brothers 4 2 0 2 +8 8
4 West Mackay Tigers 4 1 0 3 -100 6
5 Norths Devils 5 0 0 5 -108 2

Mount Isa A Grade Premiership

Results pending.

Lightning Challenge - Cairns A Grade

Results pending.

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