RD8: Teams Named & Game Preview
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The Mendi Blackhawks are looking to make it back to back wins in the round 8, split round, of the Intrust Super Cup and round 6 of the Hastings Deering Colts U21s.
Both Mendi Blackhawks teams are coming back from byes last weekend and both coming back from wins at home against the Mackay Cutters in round 7.
This round is extra special as it is the “Indigenous Round” and the Mendi Blackhawks would like to thank the Queensland Rugby Leagues, Intrust Super Cup for allowing us to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate this very important round.
Intrust Super Cup kicks off at 2.10pm followed by our U21s at 4pm.
WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON KAYO FROM 2PM SATURDAY!
Round 8 Intrust Super Cup
Mendi Blackhawks V Burleigh Bears
Saturday May 29, 2.10pm
Game will be LIVE STREAMED on Kayo
1 Jaelen Feeney
2 Michael Carroll
3 Carlin Anderson
4 Benn Campagnolo
5 Kalifa Faifai-Loa
6 Kyle Laybutt
7 Shaun Nona
8 Joe Boyce
9 Josh Chudleigh
10 Sam Hoare (c)
11 Nathan Barrett
12 Patrick Kaufusi
13 Griffin Neame
14 Cameron King
15 Samuel Murphy
16 Jordan Kenworthy
17 Kieran Quabba
22 Sione Lousi
Coach: Aaron Payne
Round 6 Hastings Deering Colts
Mendi Blackhawks V Burleigh Bears
Saturday May 29, 4pm
Jack Manski Oval
1 Dylan White
2 Jesse Yallop
3 Daniel Rigano
4 Jordan Lipp
5 Ty Everett
6 Jake Bourke
7 Aaron Moore
8 Hamilton Taia
9 Curtis Dempsey (c)
10 Tyson Chase
11 Joey Jensen
12 Adam Mitchell
13 Cameron Bateup
14 Mitch Fogarty
15 Tai Laidlow
16 Tyreice Baira-Gela
17 Jacson Lott
18 Braithen Know
Coach: Dave Elliott
Colleen Edwards, QRL Content Producer
Fri 28 May 2021
BHP Indigenous Round continues this weekend in the Intrust Super Cup, with the second week of Round 8 set to feature.
Clubs across the competition will again be celebrating the contributions of Indigenous players and participants to the game, with many wearing specially-designed jerseys. The Mendi Blackhawks will be celebrating and wearing special Indigenous Round Jerseys at their next home game on Saturday June 12 against the CQ Capras.
- Burleigh Bears and Townsville Blackhawks kick off the second week of Round 8’s BHP Indigenous Round with their Saturday afternoon match.
- After a patchy start, the Bears have won their past three games.
- However, the Blackhawks will come into this match with plenty of confidence, having won the past two and three of the past four games against the Bears.
- The home side have two wins and a draw from their past three games played at Pizzey Park against the Blackhawks.
- Burleigh’s four wins overall against Townsville have been by 10 points or less, with three of them by six points or less.
- Burleigh have won 14 of their past 16 games played at Pizzey Park.
- Townsville returned to the winners circle in their last game, but have lost their past two away games.
- This will be Bears coach Rick Stone’s 218th Cup match in charge, moving him to equal second of all time with Wayne Treleaven and Jimmy Lenihan. Stone will remain one game behind record holders Ben Walker and Chris Walker.
- Stone (main image) is also looking to record his 150th Cup win, the first coach to reach the milestone – he has eight draws and 60 losses.
- Townsville flyer Carlin Anderson requires two points to bring up 300 for the Blackhawks.
- This will be the 100th Burleigh game for fullback Kurtis Rowe – he has played in 98 Intrust Super Cup games and two National State Championship matches for the club.