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Hastings Deering Colts Round 4 preview

Round 4 of the Hastings Deering Colts sees second placed Tweed Seagulls go head-to-head with Souths Logan Magpies.

Both teams are in great form coming off big wins.

Round 7 last season had the Magpies madly swooping the poor beach bird and coming away with a huge 60-12 win so Tweed will know how dangerous Souths can be.

Tweed have been the form team of the Hastings Deering Colts and are flying high but there is something more happening at Piggabeen.

Photo: Alix Sweeney/QRL
Photo: Alix Sweeney/QRL

It’s the smiles and fun that are becoming trademarks of the Seagulls in 2023; they're having fun.

They started off with a 34-6 win over the premiers Townsville and then earned a week off and came back and dominated Western Clydesdales 56-14.

The Clydesdales scored first but from there the Tweed painted the town black and white with 11 tries and a 36-10 lead at half-time.

With 61 per cent of the ball it was happy hour for Tweed; the result of all that ball was plain and simple attacking carnage, 11 line breaks and 41 tackle breaks.

The Seagulls forced the Clydesdales to make 93 more tackles than Tweed.

Jaylan De Groot can take plenty of credit for the performance with three tries and 193 metres coming from the fullback.

Heavy lifter: Jaylan De Groot

Tweed captain and lock Jordan Stewart-Lewis led Tweed to the promised land and made 20 tackles and two line breaks.

Tweed coach Aaron Zimmerle is a happy coach.

“I love our effort that’s what is making me smile at the moment,” Zimmerle said.

“If we make a break there is five attackers in support, if they make a break we scramble and win the ball back.

“We have half our team from country areas like Taree.

“We have guys like Elliot Speed who came from Toowoomba and is just a eager student of the game.

“Malakhi Donovan has been great for us, Jack Fields is a leader, Jotham Russell comes off the bench for us and makes 100 metres.

“Souths are a bogey side for us, they put a big score on us last season and we know we need to starve them off completions.”

Souths Logan might be using the lyrics of Moving Pictures and saying "what about me?"

The Magpies were outstanding last week and won 50-8 over Wynnum Manly Seagulls. The Magpies matched what Tweed were down earlier in the day.

They scored nine tries and Monu Taumaietia-Maulolo made an impressive 222 run metres. It was the experienced Magpies from Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup that led the way with Lewis Symonds making 18 tackles and Israel Leota making two line breaks.

Elsewhere, Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Ipswich Jets will face off.

Western Clydesdales and Northern Pride will go head-to-head.

Mackay Cutters and Burleigh Bears will battle for the two points.

Central Queensland Capras and Redcliffe Dolphins will clash.

Norths Devils and Brisbane Tigers will round out the round.

Sunshine Coast Falcons have the bye.

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