Intrust Super Cup: Rd 21 preview
REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS v MACKAY CUTTERS
2pm, Sunday 27 July, Dolphin Oval
Referee: Robert Gallacher
Head to head: Redcliffe 6 Mackay 6 Drawn 1
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Mackay will look to inflict more pain on the Dolphins, who are in reverse with six straight losses, and the recent form of the defending premiers suggests another win is likely for the rejuvenated Cutters.
With four wins from their past five matches, Mackay remain an outside chance of forcing their way into the semi-finals.
Coach Kim Williams is calling for a more intense start from his team, who conceded the opening 16 points against Souths Logan last weekend before hitting back to win 24-22.
His lineup will feature three Cowboys – Zac Santo, Curtis Rona and Anthony Mitchell – in the starting 13.
Redcliffe winger Liam Georgetown will run out for this 150th Cup match.
WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS v NORTHERN PRIDE
3pm, Sunday 27 July, BMD Kougari Oval
Referee: Clayton Sharpe
Head to head: Pride 8 Wynnum 7
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The top-of-the-table Pride will travel to BMD Kougari Oval to face a Wynnum Manly side who have been quietly going about their business to hold a strong footing in the top five.
They have won their past five matches in a row – including last weekend’s fiery 28-10 win over Burleigh.
The Pride were big 52-18 winners over Norths in round 20 – with Blake Leary and Tyrone McCarthy both scoring doubles.
Coach Jason Demetriou named five contracted Cowboys – Javid Bowen, Kyle Feldt, Hezron Murgha, Ricky Thorby and Ben Spina – in his lineup on Tuesday.
For Wynnum, former Cowboys NYC captain Chris McLean comes on to the bench, while Tanu Wulf will start in place of David Stagg.
This will also be the 100th match for Seagulls second rower Jon Grieve, who has also played with the Sunshine Coast in the past, winning the premiership with them in 2009.
The Seagulls have a strong home record this year and have won nine of their 10 games at BMD Kougari Oval.