Weekend Wrap

Weekend Wrap presented by George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals

Over the weekend, the Seagulls Mal Meninga U19 and Hostplus Cup teams made the trip to Townsville to face the Blackhawks.

The U19s had the unfortunate challenge of travelling to Townsville Saturday morning, heading straight to the ground to play and then flying home after the game to return to Wynnum Saturday night.

The big trip didn’t affect their energy level as they came bursting out of the blocks to score twice in the first 5 minutes. The Seagulls dominance continued as they took a 26-0 lead into the half time break.

Eager to continue their winning streak, our boys put the foot down in the second half to run away 44-6 winners.

Our Hostplus Cup team followed the Mal Meninga U19s at Jack Manski Oval in Townsville. The Blackhawks were first to score, before Sione Hopoate and Luke Gale scored in quick succession to give the Gulls a 10-6 lead.

Another pair of tries within 7 minutes to Sefa Roache-Faimalo and Kurt Falls, finished the half on a high as the Seagulls led 22-6 at halftime. The Seagulls momentum continued after the break as they scored 3 tries in the first 16 minutes to lead 38-6.

However, Wynnum then relaxed somewhat on defence with the game essentially done. The Blackhawks went on to score 4 tries in 11 minutes to bring the score to 38-30.

A late penalty to Bryce Donovan settled the Seagulls nerves and took the score to 40-30, where it stayed until full time.

A successful trip to Townsville for our two men’s teams, returning to the Bayside with all 4 points.

On Sunday, our BMD Premiership women’s team hosted the Burleigh Bears at BMD Kougari Oval in a 2023 grand final rematch.

The Seagulls were missing 4 representative players through injury/suspension but were confident they could match it with Burleigh.

Burleigh led 14-6 at the half time break, but Sienna Lofipo scored a great try just after halftime to get the Seagulls back in the game. Lilly Green scored next and put the Seagulls in front 16-14. However, Burleigh went on to score twice and lead 22-16.

Prue Peters scored a late ty for the Seagulls to make it 22-20 and unfortunately our girls couldn’t score again as they went down by 2 points in an entertaining game.

The Seagulls had a couple of key injuries resulting in players having to leave the field. It was a great effort from our girls, who battled through under the circumstances.

All 3 teams travel to Mackay this weekend to face the Cutters. You can watch all the games on QPlus.tv