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BRL Round 15 preview: Seeing double with repeat clashes

Fans of the BRL A grade may feel like they're seeing double over the next two weeks.

When Round 6 of the CAOS Premier A-Grade competition was washed out and rescheduled for July 31, it led to a funny coincidence in the draw that the teams that will face off this weekend in Round 15 will clash again next week.

After fourteen rounds final ladder positions are still anyone’s guess.

Mathematically Bulimba, in second place, could still have a shot at the minor premiership against the undefeated West Brisbane.

But West Brisbane’s win last week had them break Redcliffe’s 2016 record of 12 straight wins and remain alone at the top.

Bulimba kickstart Round 15 when they host the Beenleigh Pride at 3pm.

The Pride raced away to a 20-point lead against the slick Pine Rivers side last week, but the Bears levelled it at 20-all before the Pride ran away with a much-needed win.

Meanwhile Bulimba put the Magpies to the sword last week and now have a better for and against than the Panthers.

Valleys have their grip on fifth place after holding off the Roosters last week, as they come up against the improving Normanby this Saturday at 3pm at Emerson Park.

The Hounds tested the Panthers to go down by only six points and will have the confidence to wreak havoc on the reigning premiers' finals aspirations this week.

Last season’s minor premiers, the Hounds are still an outside chance of featuring in finals footy this year.

Elsewhere, the Magpies will be hoping to topple Carina to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon when they come together at Brandon Park at 4.45pm.

The Tigers have played well in patches as have the Magpies, but defence has been a concern for both clubs. This may well be a high scoring encounter.

The BRLTV match of the round will be live from 4.45pm when Wynnum Manly Juniors host Brighton.

The Roosters fell short against the Diehards and their hopes of a finals inclusion are now hanging by a thread.

The Seagulls are only just inside the top five. This should be a ding dong of a game with so much at stake for both clubs.

The Bears have the Panthers in their sights for a 6.30pm clash Saturday night. Pine Rivers have stumbled of late and will be out to avoid a third straight loss.

However, West Brisbane has no intention of giving up their unbeaten run and will look to go 14 from 14.

Pine Rivers sit in third but only on for and against. A loss will have jitters running through the Bears' lair.

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