Intrust Super Cup: Rd 7 preview
NORTHERN PRIDE v NORTHS DEVILS
5.30pm, Saturday 18 April, Barlow Park
Boosted from their first win of the season the Pride have an opportunity to make it back to back victories this week against the Devils, who have lost three straight games.
The defending Cup premiers fought back from a 16-nil deficit against Redcliffe in round 6 to win by two points and get them on the board.
While Ben Spina returns to the Pride lineup after being 18th man for the Cowboys last week, Norths have lost their halfback Darren Nicholls who has been called up to replace the injured Adam Reynolds for South Sydney.
REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS v TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS
2pm, Sunday 19 April, Dolphin Oval
The Blackhawks will be gunning for their fifth straight win when they head south to take on Redcliffe at Dolphin Oval on Sunday.
There’s been no need for Townsville coach Kristian Woolf to tinker with the team that has decimated plenty of sides before them this season.
While Redcliffe are sitting ninth on the ladder with one win, it's the start of a tough five weeks for the competition newcomers as they look to consolidate their place at the top of the Intrust Super Cup ladder.
PNG HUNTERS v MACKAY CUTTERS
2.30pm, Sunday 19 April, Kalabond Oval, Kokopo
The capital of Papua New Guinea will be the Cutters' destination for round 7 as they face the Hunters at Kokopo. The PNG boys have won both their home games this year and seem to lift in front of their passionate fan base.
But will it be enough to crack the brick wall that has been the Mackay defence so far this season? After six rounds the Cutters have only let 90 points in compared to the Hunters with 140.
Mackay also welcome back Josh Chudleigh off the bench after he missed the last round with an ankle injury.