Intrust Super Cup: Rd 15 preview
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS v NORTHERN PRIDE
6pm, Saturday 7 June, Stockland Stadium
Referee: Robert Gallacher
Head to head: Sunshine Coast 6 Pride 6
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #SCFvPRIDE
Northern Pride halfback Sam Obst has been cleared to play in Saturday night’s match against the Sunshine Coast after being found not guilty of striking.
Obst was charged following a second-half incident in his team’s two-point win over Redcliffe last weekend.
The Pride has won six of their past seven games against the Sunshine Coast and were comfortable 36-0 winners over the Falcons in round 1 this year.
Pride co-captain Brett Anderson is a nursing a hamstring strain and will be rested from the round 15 match.
For the Falcons, back-rower Jaz Nahu-Main plays his 50th game for the Sunshine Coast.
It is also a milestone match for referee Robert Gallacher, who will control his 100th game in Intrust Super Cup.
WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS v MACKAY CUTTERS
6.30pm, Saturday 7 June, BMD Kougari Oval
Referee: Jarrod Cole
Head to head: Wynnum 7 Mackay 6
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #WYNvMC
The Wynnum Manly Seagulls have a perfect seven from seven record at home at BMD Kougari Oval this year – a run of success they added to last weekend with their tight 26-20 victory over the Ipswich Jets.
Their opponents this weekend, the Mackay Cutters, have struggled on the road so far this season and have only won one away game in seven attempts – a 34-28 win over the Central Queensland Capras in round 9.
This weekend however, they will be buoyed by the fact they defeated the Seagulls in their match in Mackay in round 4 earlier this year, coming out on top with a close 12-4 result.
Wynnum Manly coach Jon Buchanan has been able to name an unchanged side, with the only adjustment to last week’s winning side seeing Jon Grieve starting with Graham Clark to the bench.
For the Cutters, skipper Tyson Martin and forward Aleki Falepaini have both been sidelined by injuries.
Outside back Liam Taylor has been named captain in his absence, while Niko Mataia and Josh Osborne will both come into the side for the injured players.