Hat-trick hero Hoeter steers Wynnum Manly to big dance

By Cameron Stallard & Colleen Edwards

Wynnum Manly Seagulls are the first team through to this season’s Intrust Super Cup decider after a dominating 40-18 win over Tweed Seagulls at Suncorp Stadium.

Despite conceding the first four-pointer of the afternoon, the 2019 grand finalists never looked like losing the contest after a first half double to Delouise Hoeter helped set up a 22-6 lead at the break and the Bayside flyer added one more to his personal try-scoring tally in the second 40 to ice a well-rounded performance in readiness to overcome the grand final heartache of the previous full season.

Photo by Jim O’Reilly

Speaking after full-time, coach Adam Brideson was proud to overcome a courageous Tweed outfit to progress to next Sunday’s decider.

“It was a very hot day and we were a bit clunky there in patches. Tweed came at us really hard but we’re super excited we were able to get through and we’ll see how we go next week,” the Wynnum Manly mentor said.

“We probably didn’t defend quite the way we wanted to and we coughed up a few too many errors, but there was some fantastic spirit and commitment in the team and we’re really fortunate that we’ve come away with the result.”

Click here for the full QRL blog of the game as it happened.