BMD Kougari Oval saw 5 games on Saturday in the heat, humidity and threatening rain.
Our McDonalds Seagulls Academy teams took on Tweed Seagulls across three grades, while our BMD Premiership and Hostplus Cup teams faces Mackay Cutters.
Up first, our Cyril Connell U16s beat Tweed 16-0 in a good defensive performance.
Then our Mal Meninga U18s and Harvey Norman U19s remained unbeaten with strong wins over Tweed. The U18s won 40-16 showing plenty of promise in attack and remaining equal top of the ladder. While our U19s girls won 34-18 after falling behind early and fighting back.
Our BMD Premiership team then took on the Cutters, with high expectations after some excellent signings in the off season. Unfortunately, Mackay were too strong for our girls, running away with the game 30-8. We’re right behind our BMD Premiership team and have plenty of faith that they will be back stronger next week. Julia Robinson was named Player of the Match as a standout in a beaten team.
In the last match of the day, the Hostplus Cup teams took the field at 3pm. The Seagulls opened the scoring first through fan-favourite Delouise Hoeter, before the Cutters hit back in the 25th minute. However a runaway try to Gideon Gela Mosby and a late penalty goal gave Wynnum a 14-6 lead at the break.
The half time speech from Mat Head worked wonders as the boys from the Bayside came out and scored 5 tries in the second half while conceding 0 points, with Josh Rogers kicking 8 from 8 conversions.
Kitron Laka was named Player of the Match for his dominant showing, with notable performances from Hoeter, Brendan Frei, Tyson Smoothy and Shalom O’Ofou. This was a great start to the Hostplus Cup season, and our boys will now head to Brisbane Tigers this Sunday for another tough match.