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Round 6 preview: Anderson's points bonanza

This week sees the much-anticipated return of the Intrust Super Cup competition following a weekend off.

There is plenty of action to look forward to, with two games also available live and free for fans to watch.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Central Queensland Capras
Head-to-head:
Wynnum 34, Central 9, drawn 2
Hashtags: #intrustsupercup #WYNvCQC
Broadcast: Kayo Saturdays via Kayo Freebies

  • Wynnum Manly Seagulls have been in fine form in 2021 and have won their past five games to start the season
  • In recent times, Central Queensland Capras have 26 losses and two draws in their past 28 games
  • The Capras have also lost their last 15 away games and went down 40-24 against Ipswich Jets in their last away game in Round 5
  • The Seagulls have won the past five, and nine of the past 10, games played between these two sides
  • Back again at BMD Kougari Oval, the Seagulls have a distinct advantage at home and have won 12 of their past 14 games played at the ground

'There was a minute there I thought I might be giving it away, but nah' - Bateman

Ipswich Jets v Tweed Seagulls
Head-to-head:
Tweed 22, Ipswich 14
Hashtags: #intrustsupercup #JETSvTWE

  • The Seagulls have enjoyed some good form so far in season 2021 and have won their past three games, including in Round 5 where they travelled to Redcliffe and downed the Dolphins 28-16
  • When coming up against the Jets, the Seagulls have won three of the past four games between these two sides
  • The Seagulls have also won three of their past four games played against the Jets at North Ipswich Reserve
  • The home side will be looking to break their recent pattern of results at North Ipswich Reserve where they have lost three of their past four games; however, their last outing was a breakthrough win over Capras
  • Things have been going well for the Seagulls, who have won three of their past four away games
  • For this game, the Jets have named an unchanged line-up from their Round 5 win, while Tweed will be without electric young fullback Jayden Campbell, with the experienced Lindon McGrady named in the custodian role

Northern Pride v Souths Logan Magpies
Head-to-head:
Northern Pride 15, Souths Logan Magpies 10
Hashtags: #intrustsupercup #PRIDEvSLM

  • There are plenty of team changes for both teams going into what should be a good contest at Barlow Park in Cairns. For the Magpies, Brisbane Broncos affiliated players Cory Paix and Joshua James move into the spine, while for Pride, backs Shawn Bowen and Evan Child are amongst the new additions this week
  • Souths Logan have won six of the past seven games between these two sides, with the last three of these wins by four points each
  • The Magpies have won three of the past four games between these two sides at Barlow Park, with all three being by six points or less
  • The Pride will be fighting to turn around their recent home record where they have lost five of their past six games at Barlow Park
  • Following their strong 60-10 performance against the Cutters in Round 5, Souths Logan have won two of their last three away games

Redcliffe Dolphins v Townsville Blackhawks
Head-to-head:
Townsville Blackhawks 5, Redcliffe Dolphins 4
Hashtags: #intrustsupercup #TSVBvPHINS
Broadcast: Kayo Freebies9Now, Intrust Super Cup app, QRL.com.auIntrust Super Cup Facebook

  • After a strong start to the season where they won their first two matches, Townsville Blackhawks have since lost their last three games – in their history, they have never lost four in a row
  • They come up against a Redcliffe Dolphins side who have won two of the past three games played between these two sides
  • The Dolphins love to play in front of their fans and have won the past three games between these two sides at home
  • The Dolphins have also won five of their their past six home games, although they lost their last home game, going down to Tweed in Round 5
  • Townsville on the other hand have won four of their past five away games, losing their last away game against Wynnum Manly Seagulls at BMD Kougari Oval in an action-packed XXXX Rivalry Round match
  • Townsville flyer Carlin Anderson (main image), who has been named in the centres this weekend, brought up 750 Cup points in Round 5 after he scored a try in the loss to Sunshine Coast Falcons

Redcliffe Dolphins v Townsville Blackhawks

Sunshine Coast Falcons v Mackay Cutters
Head-to-head: Mackay Cutters 15, Sunshine Coast 7
Hashtags: #intrustsupercup #SCFvMC

  • After serving as the 18th player in last weekend’s win over Townsville, key Sunshine Coast signing Jarrod Mullen has been named to make his return to the competition after overcoming injury
  • The Falcons have won the past four and five of the past six games played against the Cutters, including the last two contested at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • The Sunshine Coast have also won two of their past three home games, with their only blemish this season being against Northern Pride in Round 1
  • The Cutters will be looking to forget the result of their most recent game when Souths Logan Magpies – led in the halves by Anthony Milford and Albert Kelly – ran in a 60-10 win
  • The Cutters turned around their away form in their last trip on the road, defeating the Capras in Round 4; but had lost their previous three away matches

Norths Devils v Burleigh Bears
Head-to-head: Burleigh Bears 25, Norths Devils 22
Hashtags: #intrustsupercup #DEVILSvBEARS

  • The Burleigh Bears found form with a gritty win over PNG Hunters in Round 5, where they overcame a number of major injuries to hold on to claim their second win of the season
  • The Devils are currently undefeated and have won their last six games – all five this year and their one and only appearance in 2020
  • In the head-to-head stakes, Burleigh won the last game between these two sides, but Norths won the previous four
  • At Bishop Park, the Devils have won the last two, and eight of the past nine, games between these two sides
  • The Devils have also won four of their past five home games, while Burleigh have lost their past three away matches
  • Dynamic Devils back Jon Reuben is equal 10th on the all-time try scorers list for the competition alongside with Shane Perry with 95; with both sitting just behind Shane Neumann in 9th position on 96
Norths Devils point scorer Jon Reuben. Photo: Vanessa Hafner / QRL
Norths Devils point scorer Jon Reuben. Photo: Vanessa Hafner / QRL

PNG Hunters v Brisbane Tigers
Head-to-head:
Tigers 4, PNG Hunters 3, drawn 2
Hashtags: #intrustsupercup #PNGvTIGES
Broadcast: Intrust Super Sundays via Kayo Freebies, 9Now, QRL.com.au, Intrust Super Cup app and Intrust Super Cup Facebook.

  • Young half Judah Rimbu has big shoes to fill after being named to start at five-eighth for this match, taking the place of Watson Boas who returned to the United Kingdom to re-join with Doncaster after spending the start of the season on loan with the Hunters
  • The home side will be hoping Wartovo Puara, who has been named to return from an ankle injury to play at hooker, will be fit to play, with the experienced rake set to pass Adex Wera to have most games for the Hunters (115 Cup games plus the NRL State Championship final)
  • The Tigers started well against Wynnum Manly Seagulls in their last game, going out to a 14-0 lead, but were soon run down and lost 22-14
  • Dean Ieremia, who scored two tries in the loss, has since made his NRL debut with Melbourne Storm and played again in the NRL side last night. The ‘kangaroo catcher’ Michael Purcell, who is fresh from a starring role in the XXXX Chairman’s Challenge win for Brisbane Blue has been named to take his play on the wing
  • The Tigers have two wins and a draw in the past three games between these two sides
  • The Hunters have won their past two games at Runaway Bay
  • The Tigers have lost five of their past eight games and have also played in one draw

'It was a good weekend of footy' - Purcell

*Statistics by Brad Tallon