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Brisbane Rugby League Round 11 preview

Bulimba will look to repeat the same effort they put in to beat West Brisbane when they look to take three competition points against last year’s other grand finalists the Seagulls on Saturday.

The Seagulls returned to the winner’s circle last week after accounting for Carina 38-8.

For Bulimba, forwards led by Jay Natapu and Riley Leota will once again be front and centre however it will be the baby-faced assassin Will Hobbs who will be a handful for the Juniors.

Ready to match it on the dance floor for the Seagulls will be the giant hotstepper Caius Faatili.

Faatili showed a clean set of heels last start to score a by now 80 metre try and will again bring his ‘fro to the attention of the Bulldogs.

Throw in the human wrecking balls Connor Brebner and Paea Talaki in the mix and you got yourself one hell of a contest from 6.00pm at Kitchener Park.

The iconic Purtell Park will once again be home for the Panthers this weekend.

From 3.00pm all roads lead to the foot of Mount Coot-tha for their match up with the Pride.

The Panthers will be in no mood to be the welcoming hosts as they look to bounce back after last week’s loss.

The Pride led by Tyler Han will be fresh after a bye last week - Pine Rivers having departed the competition.

Beenleigh defeated Normanby at home two weeks ago, but this will be tougher in front of the Panthers' Old Boys, who are known for their un-Christian-like comments from the bubbler.

Dynamic Dave Quinlin and the wily Zac Hamliton will need to block those suggestions if they are to roll West Brisbane.

The Magpies were soundly rolled by Brighton last week, 44-12.

They will host the Tigers at 4.30pm at Brandon Park. Souths Juniors will need to preen themselves as Carina have nothing to lose.

The Tigers season hangs by a thread and a desperate side is a dangerous side.

Carina’s forward pack have angry written all over them.

From Lukas ‘Decktha’ Halls, Ambrose Fenn and Josh Coles to the magic at the back of Mitch Butler this is a side that will test the Maggies.

While talk of Souths Juniors has been mentioned often, the big boys in black and white will need to get the job done. Emmanuel Tuimavave-Gerard, Te Rangiatea McDonald and Owen McCarron have the muscle to achieve that.

Brighton will be at their fortress of Jim Lawrie again where they will host Normanby under lights from 6.00pm.

Both sides come off wins and will not be popular if that wasn’t repeated as both sides remain finalist possibilities.

For the tricolours it is their bench that will be ready to make an impact when called to arms (or wings).

Brody ‘The Master’ Baker, Jacob Aiono and Alex Crust will be under starters orders to explode out of the blocks to join the fray.

Normanby have the finesse of Caleb Daunt and Brad Campbell along with the nimble-footed nine, Kingstimer Paraia to wear down the opposing defence line and to continue that for the full 80 minutes.

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