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The Tugun Seahawks are defying Mother Nature in a bid to keep rugby league going, not just for them, but for clubs across the Gold Coast.

With the weather raining on the parade of a number of competitions and games across the state over the past few weeks - causing cancellations and postponements from Mackay down to the south east corner – the Tugun club have stepped up to keep playing in whatever way possible.

The club first agreed to take on a Helensvale game a few weeks ago then hosted an entire round of the Gold Coast A Grade competition at their home grounds on Sunday, May 15.

A Grade coach Clint Barends then helped organise the club’s Round 7 clash with Ormeau Shearers yesterday, Sunday, May 22, after the rest of the round was postponed due to the relentless amount of rain Queensland has copped.

Not only have Tugun been rewarded with their persistence – notching up three wins in a row in the A Grade competition – but their hard work has also been recognised.

While the club know they have been blessed with a field with excellent drainage, Queensland Rugby League Gold Coast area manager Brendon Lindsay said the hospitality of Barends and the club as a whole had not gone unnoticed.

“They’ve been very accommodating, very positive,” Lindsay said.

“They’re really going above and beyond for our competition. They’ve also been playing the Tweed Seagulls (Hostplus Cup team) out of their venue as Piggabeen has been flooded.

“The club is really supporting our game at the moment. It’s a support for us and the major competitions.”

Barends in particular stepped up over the past week in the absence of club secretary, Karen Denny.

He said it’s been hard to watch games get cancelled across the region, but he knew the Tugun fields could handle footy, even in a downpour.

“We just wanted to keep footy going,” Barends said.

“Down at Tuges, we’re a team and we all work together. We just wanted to get a game together last weekend so we thought we’d make contact with (Lindsay) and get it to go ahead.

“Without a doubt when other games are cancelled, you start to get concerned and you don’t want to endanger the players. That’s the first thing we think about. But given the way our field is, we knew we could play.

“We didn’t want to play a midweek game. It’s pretty tough, playing three games in seven days so we opted to try to get it to go ahead. We’ve also won three in a row and that was the other reason to play the game – to build a little bit of momentum.

“Ormeau were appreciative the game went ahead. It’s just good to play footy.”

Tugun came away with a 24-16 victory over Ormeau.

They also had another reason to celebrate this week, after receiving the latest instalment to their recovery equipment – a spa bath.

A photo of Barends testing out the spa bath was uploaded to the club’s Facebook page in what he said was the ultimate “stitch up”, but he said it was an investment Tugun wanted to make for their players.

 

How do you get ready for game day ? 🏈 Our A Grade Coach Clint Barends likes to start his day in the clubs new 40degrees...

Posted by Tugun Seahawks on Sunday, May 22, 2022

“We decided to invest into recovery for the boys to make it a little bit easier on game days,” he said.

“We have an ice bath and sauna and we were waiting for the trifecta to come in – the spa bath. We put it in Friday and mucked up the temp. On Saturday, I fixed it and sent the photo to the president and he put the photo on the page.

“I’ve been stitched up big time. But the old boys like myself, we tend to use the recovery facilities more than the players at the moment. We’re in it everyday.”

Main image: Tugun Seahawks A Grade side earlier this year. Photo: Sport in Digital

Full scores and information for all Queensland A Grade competitions for the weekend May 20-22 are below.

South East region

BRL Premier A Grade

Round 7 results

Beenleigh Pride 34 def Souths Junior 6
Wests Brisbane Panthers 22 def Bulimba Bulldogs 20
Normanby Hounds 16 def Wynnum Juniors 14
Carina Tigers 28 def Brighton Roosters 24
Postponed: Pine Rivers Bears v Valleys Diehards

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 West Brisbane Panthers 6 6 0 0 0 82 18
2 Beenleigh Pride 6 5 0 0 0 90 17
3 Bulimba Bulldogs 6 5 1 0 0 128 16
4 Valleys Diehards 5 3 2 0 0 42 11
5 Pine Rivers Bears 5 2 2 0 0 2 10
6 Brighton Roosters 6 2 4 0 0 -16 10
7 Wynnum Juniors 6 2 4 0 0 -20 10
8 Carina Tigers 6 1 5 0 0 -92 8
9 Normanby Hounds 6 1 5 0 0 -102 8
10 Souths Junior 6 1 5 0 0 -114 8

QTOP Premiership - Gold Coast

Round 7 results

Tugun Seahawks 24 def Ormeau Shearers 16
Postponed: Runaway Bay Seagulls v Burleigh Bears, Currumbin Eagles v Mudgeeraba Redbacks, Southport Tigers v Helensvale Hornets

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Burleigh Bears 5 5 0 0 0 76 15
2 Southport Tigers 6 4 2 0 0 70 14
3 Mudgeeraba Redbacks 5 4 1 0 0 84 13
4 Tugun Seahawks 6 3 3 0 0 23 12
5 Runaway Bay Seagulls 6 3 3 0 0 8 12
6 Helensvale Hornets 6 1 5 0 0 -149 8
7 Currumbin Eagles 5 1 4 0 0 -52 7
8 Ormeau Shearers 5 1 4 0 0 -60 7

A Grade Premiership – Ipswich

Round 6 postponed

South East Women's Holcim Cup

Round 4 results

Ormeau Shearers 10 def Wynnum Juniors 4
Postponed: Runaway Bay Seagulls v Goodna Eagles, Waterford / Logan Brothers v Valleys Diehards

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Ormeau Shearers 3 2 0 1 0 52 8
2 Wynnum Manly Juniors 3 2 1 0 0 14 7
3 Goodna Eagles 2 2 0 0 0 38 6
4 Runaway Bay Seagulls 2 0 1 1 0 -8 3
5 Waterford / Logan Brothers 2 0 2 0 0 -20 2
6 Valleys Diehards 2 0 2 0 0 -76 2

Central region

4BU/HITZ FM Bundaberg A Grade Premiership

Round 7 results

Hervey Bay Seagulls 54 def Past Brothers Bundaberg 16
Waves Tigers 22 def East Magies 4
Postponed: Maryborough Wallaroos v West Panthers

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Hervey Bay Seagulls 6 4 1 1 0 98 9
2 Waves Tigers 6 3 2 1 0 34 7
3 Easts Magpies 6 3 3 0 0 44 6
4 West Panthers 5 3 2 0 0 18 6
5 Past Brothers Bundaberg 6 3 3 0 0 -22 6
6 Wallaroo Maryborough 5 0 5 0 0 -172 0

Central Highlands Fair Dinkum Fresh Women’s Premiership

This competition is on a break until June 18. Ladder as it stands after Round 6.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Blackwater Crushettes 6 5 1 0 0 58 10
2 Emerald Tigers 6 4 2 0 0 74 8
3 Bluff Rabbitohs 6 3 3 0 0 98 6
4 Emerald Brothers 6 0 6 0 0 -230 0

Central Highlands Emerald Industrial Supplies Men's Premiership

Round 6 results

Springsure Mountain Men 34 def Blackwater Crushers 18
Emerald Tigers 34 def Middlemount Panthers 16
Clermont Bears 30 def Emerald Brothers 10
Dysart Bulls 56 def Bluff Rabbitohs 16

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Springsure Mountain Men 6 6 0 0 0 150 12
2 Dysart Bulls 6 5 1 0 0 210 10
3 Clermont Bears 6 5 1 0 0 148 10
4 Emerald Tigers  6 3 3 0 0 64 6
5 Middlemount Panthers 6 2 4 0 0 -126 4
6 Emerald Brothers 6 1 5 0 0 -140 2
7 Blackwater Crushers 6 1 5 0 0 -200 2
8 Bluff Rabbitohs 6 1 5 0 0 -106 0

Hutchinson Builders Toowoomba Men’s Premiership

Round 6 results

Toowoomba Brothers 62 def Newtown Lions 16
Toowoomba Valleys Roosters 10 def Southern Suburbs 6
Warwick Cowboys 36 def Oakey Bears 16
Goondiwindi Boars 18 def Wattles Warriors 12
Highfields Eagles 20 def Gatton Hawks 10
Dalby Diehards 16 def Pittsworth Danes 12

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Gatton Hawks 5 4 1 0 0 168 9
2 Wattles Warriors 5 4 1 0 0 103 9
3 Dalby Diehards 5 4 1 0 0 83 9
4 Goondiwindi Boars 5 4 1 0 0 62 9
5 Highfields Eagles 5 4 1 0 0 59 9
6 Warwick Cowboys 5 3 2 0 0 56 7
7 Toowoomba Valleys Roosters 5 2 3 0 0 -22 5
8 Southern Suburbs Tigers 5 2 3 0 0 -36 5
9 Oakey Bears 5 2 3 0 0 -66 5
10 Toowoomba Brothers 5 1 4 0 0 8 3
11 Pittsworth Danes 5 0 5 0 0 -56 1
12 Newtown Lions 5 0 5 0 0 -350 1

Toowoomba Sports Club Women's Premiership

Round 6 results

Newtown Lions 58 def Toowoomba Brothers 0
Dalby Diehards 18 def Pittsworth Danes 4
Gatton Hawks 62 def Highfields Eagles 0
Bye: Toowoomba Valleys Roosters, Goondiwindi Boars, Oakey Bears

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Gatton Hawks 5 5 0 0 0 174 10
2 Newtown Lions 5 3 1 0 0 130 7
3 Toowoomba Valleys Roosters 5 2 1 0 0 14 5
4 Goondiwindi Boars 4 2 1 0 0 14 4
5 Oakey Bears 5 1 2 0 0 -4 3
6 Highfields Eagles 4 1 2 0 0 -60 3
7 Dalby Diehards 5 1 3 0 0 -78 3
8 Toowoomba Brothers 5 1 3 0 0 -132 3
9 Pittsworth Danes 3 0 3 0 0 -58 0

Maudsley Excavations Cup Men - Sunshine Coast

Round 6 results

Noosa Pirates 28 def Kawana Dolphins 20
Maroochydore Swans 48 def Nambour Crushers 20
Beerwah Bulldogs 16 def Caboolture Snakes 12
Postponed: Caloundra Sharks v Gympie Devils

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Maroochydore Swans 5 3 0 2 0 60 16
2 Noosa Pirates 5 3 1 1 0 0 14
3 Kawana Dolphins 5 3 2 0 0 34 12
4 Beerwah Bulldogs 5 3 2 0 0 10 12
5 Caboolture Snakes 5 2 1 2 0 8 12
6 Gympie Devils 4 1 3 0 0 -28 4
7 Nambour Crushers 5 1 4 0 0 -62 4
8 Caloundra Sharks 4 0 3 1 0 -22 2

Maudsley Excavations Cup Women – Sunshine Coast

Round 6 results

Kawana Dolphins 18 def Noosa Pirates 8
Caloundra Sharks 72 def Gympie Devils 0
Caboolture Snakes def Beerwah Bulldogs (forfeit)
Bye: Nambour Crushers

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Caloundra Sharks 5 5 0 0 0 180 20
2 Kawana Dolphins 5 4 1 0 0 66 16
3 Caboolture Snakes 4 2 1 0 1 44 12
4 Beerwah Bulldogs 4 2 1 0 1 -4 12
5 Noosa Pirates 5 1 3 0 1 -50 8
6 Gympie Devils 5 0 4 0 1 -106 4
7 Nambour Crushers 5 0 4 0 1 -130 4

Rockhampton Rugby League

Round 5 cancelled

Rockhampton Rugby League Women’s

Round 4 cancelled

Northern District Rugby League

Round 5 postponed

Central West Rugby League

Round 4 results

Longreach / Ilfracombe Tigers 28 def Barcaldine Sandgoannas 12
Alpha Brumbies 50 def Winton Devils 22
Bye: Blackall Magpies

# Teams P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Longreach / Ilfracombe Tigers 3 3 0 0 1 42 6
2 Winton Devils 4 2 2 0 0 2 4
3 Blackall Magpies 2 1 1 0 2 10 2
4 Alpha Brumbies 4 1 3 0 0 -18 2
5 Barcaldine Sandgoannas 3 1 2 0 1 -36 2

Roma and District Rugby League

Roma Cities Gladiators 24 def Chinchilla Bulldogs 12
Wallumbilla / Surat Red Bulls 22 def Miles Devils 8
Abandoned: Western Ringers v St. George Saints
Bye: Mitchell Magpies

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Roma Cities Gladiators 5 5 0 0 0 158 20
2 Mitchell Magpies 4 3 1 0 1 40 12
3 St George Saints  4 2 1 1 1 -1 10
4 Wallumbilla / Surat Red Bulls 4 2 2 0 1 17 8
5 Chinchilla Bulldogs 4 2 2 0 1 10 8
6 Western Ringers 5 0 4 1 0 -162 2
7 Miles Devils 3 0 3 0 2 -44 0

South Burnett Rugby League

Scores TBC

Central Burnett Rugby League

Scores TBC 

North region

CDRL A Grade

Round 7 results

Innisfail Brothers 34 def Tully Tigers 6
Atherton Roosters 52 def Edmonton Storm 6
Yarrabah Seahawks 32 def Southern Suburbs Cockatoos 12
Mossman Sharks 40 def Cairns Kangaroos 12
Ivanhoe Knights 66 def Mareeba Gladiators 22
Bye: Cairns Brothers

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Atherton Roosters 7 6 1 0 0 130 12
2 Cairns Brothers 6 5 1 0 1 120 12
3 Mossman Sharks 6 4 2 0 1 68 10
4 Ivanhoe Knights 6 4 2 0 1 60 10
5 Innisfail Brothers 7 5 2 0 0 40 10
6 Cairns Kangaroos 6 3 3 0 1 -16 8
7 Yarrabah Seahawks 6 2 4 0 1 -60 6
8 Tully Tigers 6 3 3 0 0 -71 6
9 Southern Suburbs Cockatoos 6 2 4 0 0 -32 4
10 Mareeba Gladiators 6 0 6 0 1 -131 2
11 Edmonton Storm 6 0 6 0 1 -108 -2

Mackay Men

Round 6 results

Souths Sharks 32 def Wests Tigers 20
Moranbah Miners 16 drew Sarina Crocs 16
Mackay Magpies 13 def Mackay Brothers 12
Carltons Devils 39 def Whitsunday Brahmans 10

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Mackay Magpies 5 4 1 0 0 69 8
2 Wests Tigers 5 4 1 0 0 44 8
3 Mackay Brothers 5 3 2 0 0 23 6
4 Carltons Devils 5 3 2 0 0 21 6
5 Whitsunday Brahmans 5 2 3 0 0 -79 4
6 Moranbah Miners 5 1 3 1 0 -8 3
7 Sarina Crocs 5 1 3 1 0 -22 3
8 Souths Sharks 5 1 4 0 0 -48 2

Mackay Women

Round 6 results

Moranbah Miners 32 def Sarina Crocs 16
Mackay Magpies 24 def Mackay Brothers 6
Bye: Carltons Devils

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Mackay Magpies 3 3 0 0 2 96 10
2 Mackay Brothers 4 3 1 0 1 86 8
3 Carltons Devils 2 1 1 0 3 38 8
4 Moranbah Miners 4 1 3 0 1 -106 4
5 Sarina Crocs 3 0 3 0 2 -114 4

Townsville District Rugby League Men

Round 6 results

Townsville Brothers 46 def Norths Devils 4
Western Lions 22 def Charters Towers Miners 18
Herbert River Crushers 22 def Centrals ASA Tigers 20
Bye: Burdekin Roosters

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Townsville Brothers 5 3 1 0 1 120 8
2 Herbert River Crushers 5 4 1 0 0 50 8
3 Western Lions 5 3 1 0 1 16 8
4 Charters Towers Miners 5 1 2 1 1 0 5
5 Burdekin Roosters 5 1 3 0 1 -32 4
6 Centrals ASA Tigers 5 2 3 0 0 -64 4
7 Norths Devils 5 0 3 1 1 -90 3

Townsville District Rugby League Women

Round 6 results

Townsville Brothers 16 def Norths Devils 10
Charters Towers Miners def Western Lions (forfeit)
Herbert River Crushers 20 def Centrals ASA Tigers 10
Bye: Burdekin Roosters

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Burdekin Roosters 5 4 0 0 1 136 10
2 Centrals ASA Tigers 4 3 1 0 0 46 6
3 Charters Towers Miners  5 2 2 0 1 -12 6
4 Western Lions 5 2 2 0 1 -20 6
5 Herbert River Crushers 4 2 2 0 0 -40 4
6 Townsville Brothers 5 1 3 0 1 -84 4
7 Norths Devils 5 0 4 0 1 -26 2

Mount Isa Rugby League

Scores TBC

Mount Isa Rugby League Women

Scores TBC

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