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Round 10 Week 2 preview: Laybutt equals games record

Round 10 of the Hostplus Cup wraps up this weekend with six games taking place across the state. 

Last weekend, in Round 10 Week 1, Northern Pride notched a win against Souths Logan Magpies in Tully.

Here is your Round 10 Week 2 'stats pack' with all the numbers you need to know for this weekend's game, courtesy of Brad Tallon.

Hostplus Cup Round 10 Week 2 

Burleigh Bears v Brisbane Tigers

Head-to-head: Burleigh Bears 27, Tigers 22, drawn 2
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #BEARSvTIGES

  • The Bears are sitting pretty at the top of the competition ladder and have won their past five games
  • The Bears have also won the past two and three of the past four games played against their opponents the Tigers at Pizzey Park
  • Overall, the have a strong record at home and have won their past two, and 14 of their past 15, games at home
  • The Tigers come into this game following a good win in Round 9 against the Norths Devils and will be trying to avoid their 250th Cup loss in their 581st game. They have 312 wins and 19 draws
  • Tigers halfback Jayden Nikorima scored a try in their last win and is currently in the mix for the Petero Civoniceva Medal with 10 points
  • This will be the 100th game for Bears and 99th Cup game for forward Sam Coster. Coster played for the Bears in their most recent NRL State Championship game in 2019

Booth relishing new opportunity on the Gold Coast

Townsville Blackhawks v Mackay Cutters 

Head-to-head: Townsville Blackhawks 10, Mackay Cutters 1, drawn 1
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #TSVBvCUTTERS

  • This weekend's northern derby should provide plenty of entertainment with both sides looking to fire on Saturday
  • However, the Blackhawks have a formidable head-to-head record, with Mackay's only win over the Blackhawks coming at Jack Manski Oval in 2019
  • The Blackhawks have won five of the six games played between these two sides at Jack Manski Oval
  • Mackay have lost their past three and four of their past five away games
  • Kyle Laybutt (main image) has been named to play this weekend in what is set to be his 78th game, moving him to equal standing with Corey Jensen for the most games played for the Blackhawks. It will be his 92nd Cup game  overall, having previously played with Mackay

Norths Devils v Sunshine Coast Falcons 

Head-to-head: Norths Devils 12, Sunshine Coast 9
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #DEVILSvFALCONS

  • It's two versus three this weekend with two strong outfits facing off at Bishop Park on Saturday
  • The Devils suffered just their second loss of the season in their last match against Brisbane Tigers and will be keen to bounce back at home against the Falcons
  • The Falcons have won five and drawn one of their past six games
  • The Falcons have also won three of the past four, and six of the past eight, games between these two sides, including two of the past  three at Bishop Park
  • However, the Devils have won two of their past three, and eight of their past 10, games at home
  • In a big blow, they will be with Kierran Moseley, who broke his arm in a tackle in the first minute of the game against the Tigers
  • The Falcons have two wins and a draw in their past four away games
  • Falcons hooker Tyson Smoothy has been in good form and currently leading the Petero Civoniceva Medal race

Redcliffe Dolphins v Ipswich Jets

Head-to-head: Redcliffe Dolphins 29, Ipswich Jets 19
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #PHINSvJETS

  • The Dolphins are back at home this weekend and will be buoyed by their last round win against the Hunters
  • The Jets come to Moreton Daily Stadium still hunting their first win and have lost their past eight games
  • The Dolphins have won the past two games played between these two sides, however, Jets had won the previous three
  • In a hopeful omen for the visitors, the Jets have won the past two games  played between these two sides at Moreton Daily Stadium
  • The Dolphins have also lost three of their past five home games, while the Jets have lost their last four away games

Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Central Queensland Capras

Head-to-head: Wynnum Manly 35, Central 9, drawn 2
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #WYNvCAPRAS
Broadcast:, 9Now, Kayo Freebies and Hostplus Cup Facebook

  • This weekend, Wynnum Manly and the Capras will take the Hostplus Cup to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) for an Indigenous recognition match The event will be free to attend, with extra Sealink ferry services delivering people to and from the island. There will be local market stalls and activations throughout the day. There will also be local junior matches played as a curtain-raiser to the Hastings Deering Colts and Hostplus Cup games. More information can be found at the Wynnum Manly Seagulls website
  • The match will be the sixth Cup game at Dunwich, with Wynnum Manly winning all five previous games
  • These two teams have met at Dunwich once before with Wynnum Manly winning 40-10 in 2014
  • Wynnum Manly are in good form overall and have won their past three games and have also won the past six, and 10 of the past 11, games between these two sides
  • The Capras will be looking to bounce back this weekend after being pipped by the ladder-leading Burleigh Bears in their Round 9 match

Turner loving the mix of footy and family with Tweed

Tweed Seagulls v PNG Hunters

Head-to-head: PNG Hunters 9, Tweed Seagulls 4
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #PNGvTWEED

  • In the final match of the round, the Tweed will host the PNG with the game again moved to Tugun due to the weather
  • This is the fifth Cup game at Tugun, with Tweed winning all previous four
  • Tweed have had an extended break with their Round 9 game against Souths Logan Magpies postponed until June 25, while PNG come into this match following their loss to Redcliffe Dolphins
  • PNG have won the past two and four of the past five games between these two sides
  • Tweed skipper Lindon McGrady requires three points to bring up 500 in the Cup, all for Tweed
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