The Gold Coast Show long weekend will see the second week of finals for the 2018 QTOP A Grade Competition. The finals will be held over two venues, on Saturday at Tweed Heads and Currumbin on Sunday.
After falling short last weekend against Runaway Bay 37-16, the Tweed Heads Seagulls have been heavily working on ball possession and control. “We just couldn’t get into the game last weekend and struggled to build pressure against Runaway Bay’s physical side,” Tweed Heads Seagulls Coach Kevin Campion said. Although the Seagulls struggled last weekend, Campion is hopeful to get some players back through the likes of Rex Johnson, Kirk Murphy and Shaun Carney. The Tugun Seahawks are at their strongest after knocking out the Southport Tigers last weekend 26-22. In yet another elimination match, the Seahawks are building in strength and confidence each week. Season fullback Corey Morris will return to the side this week, which is great news for the Seahawks playing consistency. Tugun are focused to progress to next weeks finals and know Tweed will be strong and physical in the front rows.
The Currumbin Eagles have had a week rest and are ready to take on the Seagulls for a spot in the 2018 QTOP A Grade Grand Final. The Eagles week off came at a great time and allowed players with injuries a break to reset and recover. Finishing as minor premiers of the A Grade competition, the club and team are excited for the finals ahead. Defeating the Tweed Heads Seagulls last weekend has given Runaway the confidence to take on the Currumbin Eagles. “We just need to make sure we are all on the same page and momentum is everything,” Runaway Bay Seagulls Coach Nick Gleeson said. The Seagulls are building in the right direction and the team is hungry for a win.
Rugby League Gold Coast QTOP A Grade Semi Final Week 2 Teams List
Tweed Head Seagulls v Tugun Seahawks at Piggabeen Sports, Saturday September 1 – 3pm
Tweed Heads Seagulls
1. Jayden Baker 2. Curtis Dansey-Smaller 3. Kody Parsons 4. Harrison Hughes 5. MacAuley Dawson 6. Tre Williams 7. Rex Johnson 8. Mitch Sharp 9. Shaun Carney 10. Joshua Harvey 11. Kirk Murphy 12. Reece Summer 13. Samuel Saville 14. Talor Walters 15. Michael Gray 16 Jordan Aiono-Fatu 17. Ethan Price
Coach: Kevin Campion
1. Corey Morris 2. Nathanael Barnes 3. Savern Rapana 4. Kainoa Gudgeon 5. Jai Veli 6. Keanu Te Kiri 7. Zachary Walsh 8. Bryce Thomas 9. Paul Sheedy 10. Shane Gillham 11. Robert Apanui 12. Anthony Gray 13. Ayden Lee 14. Ashley Harrison 15. Trenton Smith 16. William Takave 17. Mitch Willmot
Coach: Clint Barends
Currumbin Eagles v Runaway Bay Seagulls at Galleon Way, Sunday September 2 – 2pm
1. Hayden Allsop 2. Steven Eliott 3. Ken Allison 4. Jakob Smith 5. Kurt Perry 6. Zane Willshire 7. Philip Ramage 8. Jarrod Gill 9. Joshua Campbell 10. Pele Peletelese 11. Liam Donnelly 12. Eli Rapana 13. Kieran Tarrant 14. Joshua Sexton 15. Michael Tiopira 16. Ethan Williams 17. Blake Anderson
Coach: Ryan Gundry
Runaway Bay Seagulls
1. John Mackin 2. Ben Fritz 3. Jamie Anderson 4. Daniel Kelly 5. Jake Powell 6. James Poland 7. Conner Toia 8. Javarn Nofoagatotoa 9. Henry Chan-Ting 10. Kimihia Pakipaki-Hemopo 11. Darcy Sims 12. Dylan Pelo 13. Tane-James Rapira 14. Andrew Vela 15. Siua Likiliki 16. Jenan Parrish 17. Falani Arkell
Coach: Nick Gleeson