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Round 2 preview: Feeney hits 50

The return of the Hostplus Cup delivered the goods in Round 1 with plenty of excitement on the field and some standout performances.

In an interesting piece of history, last week was the first time all of the home teams in a round lost their matches since 2016. However, it was the second time in the competition's history that the opening round saw all the home sides go down.

Here is your Round 2 'stats pack' with all the numbers you need to know for this weekend's games, courtesy of Brad Tallon.

Round 2 Hostplus Cup 

Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Northern Pride


Head-to-head: Northern Pride 13, Wynnum Manly 12
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #WYNvPRIDE

  • Northern Pride have won the past two away games they have played against Wynnum Manly Seagulls
  • The Seagulls have won the only previous Cup clash played at Iona College, claiming a 36-0 victory against Tweed Seagulls in Round 2 last year
  • Pride have won their past three, and four of their past five, away games
  • Wynnum Manly Seagulls centre Deine Mariner was the first Cup player to score four tries on debut since Daniel Ogden - who also played for the Seagulls in his career - in 2009
  • Wynnum Manly skipper Sam Scarlett requires one more try to bring up 50 in Cup


Round 1 highlights: Wynnum Manly v Burleigh

Central Queensland Capras v PNG Hunters


Head-to-head: PNG Hunters 8, Central Queensland 2
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #CAPRASvPNG

  • Two perhaps unexpected opening round victors in the Central Queensland Capras and PNG Hunters face off in Round 2 to see who can continue their winning run
  • The Capras have a number of players from PNG in their line up, including Nixon Putt and McKenzie Yei, who both made their Cup debuts with the Hunters
  • The Hunters have won the past two, and five of the past six, games between these two sides
  • The Capras have won two of the four games played between these two sides at Browne Park
  • The Central Queensland side have 12 losses and two draws in their past 14 games at Browne Park
  • The Hunters have won their past three away games. Their best ever away winning run is four, which was achieved in both 2015 and 2017
  • Capras back Jonus Pearson requires one try to bring up 50 in Cup

Townsville Blackhawks v Burleigh Bears

Head-to-head: Townsville Blackhawks 5, Burleigh Bears 5, drawn 1
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #TSVBvBEARS

  • Townsville Blackhawks have won three of the five games played against Burleigh Bears at Jack Manski Oval
  • The Blackhawks have lost their past three games; their worst ever losing losing run is four games, which occurred last year
  • Townsville have gone four games without a win (with one drawn result). They have never gone five games without a win.
  • Burleigh's biggest ever loss and most points against, and Townsville's biggest ever win and most points for, was the Blackhawks 78-6 win over the Bears at Jack Manski Oval in 2015
  • Half Kyle Laybutt (71st game) passes Sione Lousi to play in the fourth highest number of games for the Blackhawks
  • Winger Kalifa Faifai-Loa (192 points) last week passed Kyle Feldt to move to fourth for most points scored for the Blackhawks
  • Faifai-Loa is now the equal second Blackhawks try scorer with 42 alongside Zac Santo. They both trail behind Jon Reuben with 70
  • This will be the 50th Cup game and 50th game for Townsville for Jaelen Feeney (main image)

Ipswich Jets v Mackay Cutters

Head-to-head: Ipswich Jets 15, Mackay Cutters 9
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #JETSvCUTTERS

  • Both the Ipswich Jets and Mackay Cutters are coming off Round 1 losses and will this week be hoping to reset the dial with solid performances
  • Mackay have won two of the past three games played between these two sides at North Ipswich Reserve
  • Ipswich have lost five of their past six home games
  • Mackay have lost five of their past six away games

Top five: Hostplus Cup Round 1

Souths Logan Magpies v Brisbane Tigers

Head-to-head: Tigers 32, Souths Logan 14, drawn 1
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #TIGERSvMAGPIES

  • Souths Logan Magpies have taken their game against Brisbane Tigers this weekend to Marsden State High School
  • Souths Logan won the only previous Cup clash played at Marsden, a 30-24  win over Townsville in opening week of the finals last year
  • The Magpies have won one of the past five games between these two sides with one drawn match
  • The Tigers have lost five of their past six away games
  • In good news for the Tigers, it was announced this week that forward Will Samuel, who spent the pre-season in Melbourne and played in the trial against the Warriors, will this week join Storm on a one month train-and-trial contract


Norths Devils v Redcliffe Dolphins

Head-to-head: Redcliffe Dolphins 31, Norths Devils 15, drawn 2
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #PHINSvDEVILS
Broadcast: This match is also available on Kayo Freebies and 9Now.

  • Redcliffe Dolphins will have to lift their game this weekend when they host the Norths Devils who impressed against Townsville Blackhawks in Round 1
  • The Devils have won their past four games
  • Norths have won the past three games between these two sides. They have never beaten Redcliffe four times in a row in Cup
  • The Devils have won the past three games played against the Dolphins at Bishop Park
  • Norths have won their past six and eight of their past nine games at Bishop Park
  • The Dolphins have lost their past two, and three of their past four. away games

Tweed Seagulls v Sunshine Coast Falcons

Tweed Seagulls v Sunshine Coast Falcons 
Head-to-head: Tweed 13. Sunshine Coast 7
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #

  • Tweed Seagulls will host Round 1 winners Sunshine Coast Falcons after going down in a close one against the Tigers last weekend
  • Tweed have won two of their three games against the Falcons
  • Sunshine Coast have won two of the past three games between these two sides at Piggabeen
  • Tweed Seagulls skipper Lindon McGrady requires five goals to bring up 200 in Cup
  • In team news, skipper Patrice Siolo returns to the line-ups for the Falcons at lock

QRL Match Review charges results - Round 1 Hostplus Cup


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