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Round 6 preview: Wynnum Manly remain hungry to win

After season characterised by close wins and close losses, Wynnum Manly Seagulls hooker Patrice Chambers is hoping her side comes out on the right side of the ledger when they host Brisbane Tigers this weekend.

“It has been interesting,” Chambers said of the season so far which has seen the Seagulls win two games and lose three games, all within a four-point margin.

“I think like any new team to a comp, we are eager to try to correct the little things at training, be open to feedback and build on our game each week.

“(This week), our preparation stays the same as any of the other games, but I think now more than ever we are hungry for a win again as well.

“Being such a tight comp, these last two rounds are very important for us to make the top four.

“Our main goals for the game are just to complete our sets and work hard for each other.”

Their Round 6 opponents are the Tigers, who after a strong start, have found the going tough in recent rounds.

However, boosted by the recent inclusions of NRLW players like Ali Brigginshaw, the side will be as committed as ever to righting their ship with a win against the Seagulls.

Wynnum Manly have also had a number of players join the side from the NRLW including Amy Turner, Emily Bass and Shaylee Bent, with their experience helping to lift the young players who have already been performing well all season.

“Definitely, the younger girls have really stepped up and to have the NRLW players come back has been awesome,” Chambers said.

“The NRLW girls have made a positive impact on our team by giving some really good advice and have been super supportive on and off the field.”

Top five: BMD Premiership Round 5

In the other games for the round, the competition continues on Saturday afternoon with the undefeated Central Queensland Capras at home to Tweed Seagulls.

The Seagulls were unlucky not to claim a win last weekend, with Wynnum Manly stealing the match with two late tries.

Coach Spencer Taplin said his side were "30 seconds away" from ending their run with losses.

“I felt for them, some of them are working really hard, but some of them need to be a little more honest in their efforts," Taplin said. “We were the better side on the day, but we just didn’t ice our opportunities.”

With their solid win against the Gold Stars last weekend, the Capras widened the gap between them and the rest of the competition on the ladder and will take some stopping this season.

The West Brisbane Panthers and the Gold Stars will face off in Saturday's final match, with both sides coming into the game following close losses in Round 5.

The Panthers have named a number of changes to their line-up for the match, with Lauren Dam, Makenzie Weale and Montanah Best amongst the inclusions, while gun winger Hagiga Mosby has been named for the Gold Stars.

In Sunday's only match, a resurgent Souths Logan Magpies will host a Burleigh Bears side that currently sit in second place on the ladder.

The Bears bounced back from their Round 4 lost last weekend with a strong performance against Brisbane Tigers, while the Magpies will be looking to string together their third win in a row in the match at Davies Park.

You can watch all the BMD Premiership matches via QPlus.tv. The West Brisbane Panthers v Gold Stars match is the feature match of the round and can be watched on QPlus.tv and via the QRL Facebook page

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