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Round 3 preview: Moseley joins the 100 club

Friday night footy will kick off this weekend's Hostplus Cup Round 3 matches, with Townsville Blackhawks at home facing Wynnum Manly Seagulls.

The Blackhawks are seeking their first win of the season, while the Seagulls are aiming to build on their solid victory against Northern Pride last weekend.

There is plenty more action to look forward this weekend, including a Hostplus Cup 'double header' at Bycroft Oval on Sunday. 

Here is your Round 3 'stats pack' with all the numbers you need to know for this weekend's games, courtesy of Brad Tallon.

Round 3 Hostplus Cup 

Townsville Blackhawks v Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Head-to-head: Townsville Blackhawks 6, Wynnum Manly 3
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #TSVBvWYN

  • Wynnum Manly Seagulls have won the past two and three of the past four, games played between these two sides, including the last two in Townsville
  • The Blackhawks have lost their past four games - they have never lost five in a row
  • The Blackhawks have also lost their past four games at home at Jack Manski Oval
  • The visiting Seagulls have lost two of their past three away games
  • Townsville winger Kalifa Faifai-Loa scored one try last weekend and now only requires four more points to bring up 200 in Cup
  • In team news, the Blackhawks have handed a debut to Iosefo Baleiwairiki , who won a Gold medal with Fiji in rugby sevens. Popular PNG back Edene Gebbie has been named as 18th player

Burleigh Bears v Redcliffe Dolphins

Head-to-head: Redcliffe Dolphins 30, Burleigh Bears 23, drawn 1
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #BEARSvPHINS

  • Redcliffe Dolphins come into this match having secured an upset last-gasp win against Norths Devils last weekend, with Adam Cook booting a field goal from 38 metres out
  • The Dolphins have won the past two, and four of the past five, games played between these two sides
  • Redcliffe have also won two of the past three games played between these two sides at Pizzey Park
  • Home side the Burleigh Bears have won their past 10 games at Pizzey Park
  • The Dolphins are trying to avoid their 200th Cup loss in their 588th game - they have 373 wins and 15 draws
  • Pat Politoni returns to the line-up for the Bears this weekend and has been named at hooker

Sunshine Coast Falcons v Souths Logan Magpies 

Head-to-head: Souths Logan Magpies 12, Sunshine Coast Falcons 9, drawn 1
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #FALCONSvMAGPIES

  • Sunshine Coast Falcons have won the past four and five of the past six games played between these two sides, including the last two games to take place at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • The Sunshine Coast have won their past three games at home
  • The visiting Souths Logan Magpies have won one of their past four games, with one drawn result which occurred last week when the Tigers fought back to earn a 22-22 final score
  • Souths Logan will be without forward Fabien Paletua-Kiri for the next two rounds after taking an early plea for a crusher tackle
  • This will be Souths Logan's 550th Cup game. They have won 211 drawn 17 and lost 321

Top five: Hostplus Cup Round 2

Ipswich Jets v Central Queensland Capras

Head-to-head: Ipswich Jets 31, Central Queensland 13, drawn 2
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #JETSvCAPRAS

  • Central Queensland Capras are on top of the table for the first time since 2009, which is when they last made the finals
  • Home side the Ipswich Jets have won six of the past eight games played between these two sides, with one drawn result
  • Ipswich have also won the past eight games played against the Capras at North Ipswich Reserve. The visitors last won there in 2006
  • The Jets are set to feature their eighth player to debut for the club this year, with utility Joshua Williams named in 14 for his Cup debut
  • This will be the 50th Cup game for Capras forward Jamie Hill who has returned to the club this season following a stint with Tweed

PNG Hunters v Brisbane Tigers

Head-to-head: Brisbane Tigers 5, PNG Hunters 3, drawn 2
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #TIGERSvPNG
Broadcast: Kayo Freebies, 9Now and

  • Brisbane Tigers have won three of the past four games played between these two sides with one drawn match. The Tigers have also won the only game they have played against the Hunters at Runaway Bay
  • PNG have lost four of their past five games at their Australian home ground of Runaway Bay
  • The Tigers are now equal with Burleigh for most Cup draws on 19. Central Queensland Capras, Ipswich, Norths and Wynnum Manly all have 18
  • Highly rated fullback from the Waghi Tumbe Digicel Cup side Matthew Jesse has been named to debut for the Hunters
  • Hunters forward Samuel Yegip will miss the next two games after taking an early guilty plea for a dangerous throw

Mackay Cutters v Northern Pride

Head-to-head: Northern Pride 18, Mackay Cutters 7
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #CUTTERSVPRIDE

  • Mackay's 52 points last week against the Jets equalled their most ever scored in Cup. Halfback Brandon Finnegan's eight goals was a new club record
  • Their opponents this weekend Northern Pride have won three of the past four games played between these two sides
  • Pride have won six of the past seven games played against Pride in Mackay
  • The Cutters have lost two of their past three home games
  • Pride have won three of their past four away games
  • The Cutters have named a strong contingent of North Queensland Cowboys players for this match, including fullback Scott Drinkwater, who was a handful last week

Tweed Seagulls v Norths Devils

Head-to-head: Norths Devils 17, Tweed Seagulls 14, drawn 2
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #DEVILSvTWEED

  • Tweed Seagulls will have a new 'home ground' this weekend, with their game against Norths moved to Runaway Bay's Bycroft Oval. The match will feature as part of a Cup 'double header' with the Hunters taking on Brisbane Tigers in the following match 
  • Norths have won the past two games played between these two sides
  • Norths have also won eight of their past nine away games
  • New Norths signing forward Lloyd Perrett has been named in the reserves
  • Norths will be without Michael Sio for the next two matches after he was suspended for a dangerous throw
  • Tweed will be without Ioane Seiuli after taking an early guilty plea for a crusher tackle
  • Tweed skipper Lindon McGrady has scored five goals so far this season and requires one more to bring up 200 in the Cup, all for Tweed
  • This will be the 100th Cup game for Norths hooker Kierran Moseley, who has also previously played with Burleigh, Ipswich and this week's opponents Tweed 

QRL Match Review charges results - Round 2 Hostplus Cup


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