Round 10 Queensland Cup
Preview

  • by QRL
  • May 18 2006 12:00AM

PREVIEW: Round 10 of the 2006 Queensland Wizard Cup

BURLEIGH v TWEED HEADS
Pizzey Park, Saturday May 20, 2.00pm *Live on ABC TV
Referee: Michael Wise

THE STORY: Burleigh has sprung a surprise for the Gold Coast derby by naming captain Ryan Gundry at halfback instead of hooker. Tweed?s interchange hooker Cory Bond has been suspended for a month for a Grade 2 dangerous throw.

THE STAT: A total of 68 players in the Wizard Cup come from Gold Coast or Northern Rivers junior clubs, a phenomenal show of strength for the region. Latest league statistics also show Gold Coast and Ipswich competitions as the fastest growing in the state.

THE STAR: Reggie Cressbrook will play his 100th Wizard Cup game for Burleigh, having also featured for Townsville and Ipswich. Meanwhile, Dean Allen captained Burleigh in the 2003 grand final against Redcliffe and was a long-time campaigner for the Bears. He can expect plenty of attention from former teammates when he turns out for the Seagulls. A fiery pre-season trial between the clubs saw Tweed win 16-10.

CHANGES: BURLEIGH ? In: Matt Doeg, Trent Leis. Out: Clay Harris, Phil Ramage.
TWEED HEADS ? In: Ryan Milligan, Matt Pow. Out: Cory Bond, Nathan Small.

CHARGES: TWEED HEADS ? Cory Bond (Grade 2 Dangerous Throw + 93 carry-overs, Early Plea, 4wks + 9pts).

Burleigh Bears
Players:
1. Reggie CRESSBROOK
2. Trent PURDON
3. Chris BARNES
4. Jordan ATKINS
5. Dimitri PELO
6. Adam HAYDEN
7. Ryan GUNDRY ?
13. Robert APANUI
12. Adam HUTCHISON
11. Martin GRIESE
10. Shane O'FLANAGAN
9. Matt DOEG
8. Brett O'FARRELL

Interchange:
14. Josh BLATCH
15. James GRIFFITHS
16. Trent LEIS
17. Marty MITCHELL

Coach: Jimmy LENIHAN

Tweed Heads
Players:
1. Ryan MILLIGAN
2. Scott ELLA
3. Jay McDERMOTT
4. Josh VAUGHAN
5. Nat BARNES
6. Brad DAVIS
7. Tim MACCAN
13. Matt POW
12. Tom PRICHARD
11. Eddie HARRISON
10. Roy FRIEND
9. Matt KING (c)
8. Matt AUSTIN

Interchange:
14. Jeff MOATE
15. Selasi BERDIE
16. Dean ALLEN
17. James WOOD

Coach: Steve MURPHY

IPSWICH v CENTRAL
QLD Group Stadium, Saturday May 20, 6.15pm.
Referee: Justin Eastwood

THE STORY: A huge day of football at Ipswich will see games played from 9.30am to 9.30pm, with the Ipswich schoolboy final, Ipswich v Brisbane Second Division, the Jets v Comets and a Legends of League extravaganza. Beaconsfield Miner Brant Webb has yet to decide whether he will accept an invitation to play for Queensland alongside Allan Langer. John Hopoate will play for New South Wales.

THE STAT: Last year a crowd of 8000 showed up to watch the Wizard Cup on Legends of League night. However the Jets lost a narrow battle with Tweed Heads 24-22. This year?s clash with Central should be a cracker, with only one point separating them on the table.

THE STAR: Joe Sang-Yum has the potential to become a cult figure for the Jets, having earned QANTAS Player of the Year votes in his debut last week. Colts star Mananui Te Heu Heu will also play just his second game of State League.

CHANGES: IPSWICH- In: Travis Baker. Out: Danny Coburn.
CENTRAL ? In: Odell Manuel. Out: Wade Rothery.

CHARGES: IPSWICH ? Danny Coburn (Grade 1 Dangerous Throw + 93 carry-overs, Early Plea, 1wk + 86pts)

Ipswich Jets
Players:
1. Aaron WERTH
2. Ben McFADGEAN
3. Geoff CHALK
4. Chris SCANLAN
5. Jarrod BIGGS
6. Brendon MARSHALL
7. Ricky BIRD
13. Travis BAKER
12. Joel REITHMULLER
11. Matthew McPHEE
10. Isaak AH MAU
9. Chris PORTER
8. Matthew CAMERON

Interchange:
14. Mananui TE HEU HEU
15. Joe SANG-YUM
16. Lachlan SIPPEL
17. Andy POYNTER

Coach: Trveor GILLMEISTER

Central Comets
Players:
1. Jimmy McCONACHY
2. Dallas WILLIAMS
3. Anthony TOBY
4. Odell MANUEL
5. McConkie TAUASA
6. Scott PORTER
7. Denny LAMBERT
13. Mick ESDALE
12. Tyrone HAYNES
11. Andrew DALE
10. Marty OBORN
9. Herewini RANGI
8. Aaron SWEENEY

Interchange:
14. Kristian MENE
15. Mark SINIULA
16. Wayne BARNETT
17. Jade WOGAND

Coach: Matt PARISH

REDCLIFFE v NORTH QUEENSLAND
Dolphin Oval, Sunday May 21, 3.00pm.
Referee: Phil Haines

THE STORY: The most anticipated battle of the year, with the Dolphins and Young Guns tied on top of the ladder. Redcliffe has lost hooker Michael Roberts with an elbow injury, while half Marty Turner (foot, hamstring) is in doubt. North Queensland is without Scott Bolton, away on Queensland Under 19 duty.

THE STAT: Rory Bromley is the only member of last year?s premiership-winning Young Guns side to be playing for another Wizard Cup club this year. He was forced to earn his stripes in FOGS Cup for the Dolphins, but is now holding down a wing spot in A Grade.

THE STAR: Josh Hannay had his best game of the year for North Queensland against Burleigh last weekend. He and Redcliffe?s Greg Bourke are leading the race to become the competition?s highest point-scorer in 2006. Bourke has 112 points and Hannay has 84 so far.

CHANGES: REDCLIFFE ? In: Richie Russell. Out: Michael Roberts
NORTH QUEENSLAND ? In: Shane Muspratt, Robert Tanielu, Greg Byrnes, Daniel Strickland. Out: Scott Smith, Scott Bolton, Sam Faust, Dean Limpus.

CHARGES: None.

Redcliffe Dolphins
Players:
1. Alwyn SIMPSON
2. Kaine MANIHERA
3. Greg BOURKE
4. Nick EMMETT
5. Rory BROMLEY
6. Chris FOX
7. Marty TURNER
13. Gerard PARLE
12. Danny BURKE
11. Grant FLUGGE
10. Pat GARDNER
9. Shannon FISH
8. Troy LINDSAY (c)

Interchange:
14. Mark SHIPWAY
15. Damian JENTZ
16. Richie RUSSELL
17. Adam STARR

Coach: Anthony GRIFFIN

North Qld Young Guns
Players:
1. Jason BARSLEY
2. Neil SWEENEY
3. Josh HANNAY
4. Mark HENRY
5. Jamie FRIZZO
6. Shane MUSPRATT
7. Brett FIRMAN
13. Jacob LILLYMAN
12. Mark DALLE CORT
11. Daniel STRICKLAND (c)
10. Ray CASHMERE
9. Clint AMOS
8. Robert TANIELU

Interchange:
14. Brent McCONNELL
15. James ANDERSEN
16. Greg BYRNES
17. Ben LOWE

Coach: Mick CRAWLEY

WYNNUM MANLY v SOUTHS LOGAN
BMD Kougari Oval, Sunday May 21, 3.00pm
Referee: Clayton Sharpe

THE STORY: Bay FM 100.3 will broadcast the ?Battle of the Birds? live from BMD Kougari Oval, with previews and interviews kicking off at 1pm. The station can be received throughout the Gold Coast, greater Brisbane region and the Sunshine Coast, meaning Maroons coach and Souths Logan legend Mal Meninga may be able to listen in on his beloved Maggies during Origin camp.

THE STAT: The Magpies have only ever beaten Wynnum Manly twice at Kougari since the Wizard Cup began. Their last success at the ground was way back in 1999.

THE STAR: Former Queensland Residents player Matt Ross finds himself back in the Wizard Cup FOR Wynnum after several weeks in the FOGS Cup. Luckless Brian Jellick is out for a month with a broken hand.

CHANGES: WYNNUM MANLY ? In: Bill Wyatt, Matt Ross. Out: Brian Jellick, Jimmy O?Brien.
SOUTHS LOGAN ? In: Derek Fletcher, Phil Dennis, Cameron Joyce. Out: John Andrews, James Pritchard, Ashley Lanfranchi.

CHARGES: WYNNUM MANLY ? Brian Jellick (Grade 1 Dangerous Throw, Early Plea, 0wks + 93pts), Gary Winter (Grade 1 Dangerous Throw, Early Plea, 0wks + 93pts).

Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Players:
1. Bill WYATT
2. Rodney BARBA
3. Simon PHILLIPS
4. Steve IRWIN
5. Tangi ROPATI
6. Jimmy AHMAT (c)
7. Daniel SORBELLO
13. John BRUCE
12. Gary WINTER
11. Darren BAIN
10. Mark LEAFA
9. Albert TALIPEAU
8. Fili SOFA

Interchange:
14. Josh ROVELLI
15. Matt ROSS
16. Luke DALZIEL-DON
17. Kerry SMITH

Coach: Neil WHARTON

Souths Logan Magpies
Players:
1. Quentin LAULU TOGAGAE
2. Tyrone COPPEDGE
3. Michael ANSCHAU
4. Damian WILLIS
5. Derek FLETCHER
6. Brandon COSTIN
7. Phil DENNIS
13. Josh ESSEX
12. Tim CANNARD
11. Angus MARTIN
10. Josh GRIFFITH
9. Cameron JOYCE
8. Stanley FAU

Interchange:
14. Geno COSTIN
15. Jason MITCHELL
16. Tanu WULF
17. Chris McGURK

Coach: Mark GLIDDON

NORTHS v TOOWOOMBA
Bishop Park, Sunday May 21, 3.00pm
Referee: Justin Davis

THE STORY: Norths coach Wayne Treleaven has been left to trawl the lower grades with his side beset by injuries and junior representative duties. The Devils are also on a four-game losing streak and come up against a Toowoomba side that boasts Neville Costigan, Brett Seymour and Greg Eastwood. Asked about the challenge he faced, typically defiant Treleaven said, somewhat tongue-in-cheek: ?We?ll smash them?.

THE STAT: Colin Wilkie and Steve Franciscus are the latest casualties for Norths. They both have knee cartilage trouble and are expected to be sidelined for lengthy periods. The Devils have endured knee reconstructions to six of their players in a freakish year.

THE STAR: Dead-eye kicker Todd Parnell will debut at fullback for Toowoomba in place of Nick Parfitt (hamstring).

CHANGES: NORTHS ? In: Josh Tatupu, Nathan Turner, Sika Manu, Daniel Isaac. Out: Will Chambers, Steve Franciscus, Jackson Nicolau, Smith Samau.
TOOWOOMBA ? In: Todd Parnell, Greg Eastwood, Neville Costigan, Brett Seymour, Chris Muckert, Nick Kenny. Out: Nick Parfitt, Lachlan Morgan, Shane Eastwood, Joel Moon, Joe Clarke, Denan Kemp.

CHARGES: None

Norths Devils
Players:
1. Chad LEACH
2. Aaron MORGAN
3. Daniel ISAAC
4. Josh TATUPU
5. Nathan TURNER
6. Anthony BOYD (c)
7. Isaac KAUFMANN
13. Trent HENRICK
12. Sika MANU
11. Aaron BULOW
10. Willie SCANLON
9. Brenton STONIER
8. Scott ANDERSON

Interchange:
14. Troy HANSEN
15. Michael LAMBERT
16. Brendan AFITU
17. Cody HERRINGTON

Coach: Wayne TRELEAVEN

Toowoomba Clydesdales
Players:
1. Todd PARNELL
2. Gideon MZEMBE
3. Jamie SIMPSON
4. Jason MOON
5. Leon BOTT
6. Brett SEYMOUR
7. Ben GREEN
13. Greg EASTWOOD
12. Fraser ANDERSON
11. Neville COSTIGAN
10. Chris MUCKERT
9. John TE REO
8. Nick KENNY

Interchange:
14. Lynden MURPHY
15. Ben VAEAU
16. Derricke WATKINS
17. Michael GREEN

Coach: Mark GEE

EASTS ? Bye

CHARGES: Scott Sipple (Grade 1 Reckless High Tackle, Downgrade + Early Plea, 0wks +56pts).


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