Intrust Super Cup
Redcliffe Dolphins 14 def Suzuki Brisbane Tigers 12
By Melissa Tabet/Tigers & Colleen Edwards/QRL
The Redcliffe Dolphins secured their second straight two-point win following a closely-fought games against Brisbane Tigers in Round 7.
Trailing 8-6 at halftime, the Dolphins were the first to cross in the second half with Viliami Vailea putting his side in front.
However, in a closely-contested game, the Tigers were never out of the match, with Ioane Seiuli getting his side on the board again to keep the game tense.
In the end however, the boot of Sean O’Sullivan proved the difference, with his two successful conversions and a penalty goal helping secure the win.
After the game, Dolphins coach Adam Mogg was pragmatic about the result, saying the side were lucky to come away with the win, but he was pleased with the outcome.
“We don’t spend a lot of time together, we are getting better and we are building combinations,” Mogg said.
“I felt like offensively, we didn’t execute as well as we would have liked, but just the ability of them to keep working hard for each other in defence – obviously, they have a pretty good attacking team – Dezzy (Darren Nicholls) and (Michael) Purcell, and a couple of good middles, I thought Jordy Grant was really strong for them today.
“I thought the Tigers played well today, it was a good game of footy, and just for us to grind it out for each other and hang on, I thought it was a real good show of character.”
Tigers coach Jon Buchanan was proud of the way his team played and thought that effort would be rewarded with wins later in the season.
“Credit to Redcliffe, it was a really good game of footy to be honest, two good footy teams, both completing really high, we probably just couldn’t find a way to get a result in the end,” Buchanan said.
“We will win our fair share of footy games if we defend like that for 80 minutes, I thought we defended really well, I think that everyone wants a result, credit to Redcliffe, they just kept turning us away; we maybe missed a couple of chances, but they defended whatever we threw at them really well.
“Always something to work, we will dust ourselves off and go again.”
Main photo: Melissa Tabet/Tigers
Valleys Diehards 38 def Suzuki Brisbane Tigers 4
By David Jones/Valleys
Valleys Diehards continued on their unbeaten run, winning their sixth game in a row in this year’s BHP Premiership competition in their match against Brisbane Tigers.
Played at Emerson Park on a dry fast track, the Diehards fans saw another strong win, with the visitors struggling at times to keep up in an action-packed game.
Ultimately the visitors were outplayed by a better side today, with all the skills on show from the experienced Valleys line-up.
The halftime score of 22-0 came about after tries to skipper Ali Brigginshaw, Sarah Riorden, Lavinia Gould and Savannah Pratten from Valleys, with one conversion to Meg Ward.
Unfortunately, Ward had to be carried from the field 15 minutes into the half with a leg injury, forcing Brigginshaw to take over the kicking duties, where she succeeded in landing a further four conversions for the match.
Valleys coach Scott Prince was extremely happy with all the performance of all his players and said it was again virtually impossible to pick out a standout.
“All the girls played well and did the job their positions entailed,” Prince said.
Valleys captain Brigginshaw kept the team focused after the break and at full-time her side were able to run away with a 38-4 win against a valiant Tigers side.
Tries in the second half were scored by Destiny Brill and a double to speedy winger Shenae Ciesiolka, while the Tigers got on the board thanks to strong finishing winger Lucy Cuppari.
For the Tigers, the players tried hard, but were unable to match it with the better structured Valleys team.
The Tigers will face the Tweed Seagulls at Piggabeen Sports Complex for their Round 7 match – Sunday 23 May, 10″30am.
You can watch the Diehards v Tigers match highlights here.
Hastings Deering Colts
Suzuki Brisbane Tigers 32 def Redcliffe Dolphins 24
The Suzuki Brisbane Tigers celebrated their fourth win on the trot after holding off a late Dolphins comeback in their home round 5 clash at Totally Workwear Stadium.
With a 22-6 lead at half-time, the Tigers put their foot on the brakes in the second half allowing the Dolphins to score 3 tries in 12 minutes, making it a 4-point ball game with 14 minutes to go.
Tigers Bradley Russell scored with 5 minutes to go putting the game beyond doubt.
In what was a great birthday present for Coach Mark Gliddon, the side will be looking to make it 5 in a row next week.
The Tigers will face the Tweed Seagulls at Piggabeen Sports Complex for their Round 6 match – Sunday 23 May, 12pm.
BRL A Grade Affiliates
Wynnum Juniors 30 def Bulimba Bulldogs 20
Wynnum proved too strong against Bulimba in their round 5 match at Kitchener Park over the weekend.
Bulimba went into the sheds at half-time with the upper hand leading 14-4 but were unable to capitalise in the second half.
Bulimba will face West Brisbane Panthers at Frank Lind Oval for their Round 6 match – Saturday 22 May, 6:00pm.
Pine Rivers 34 def Carina Tigers 18
Carina Tigers weren’t able to make it two in a row in their round 5 clash against Pine Rivers at Leo Williams Oval over the weekend.
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Carina Tigers won their first game of the season over the weekend, defeating the 2020 minor premiers, Valleys Diehards at Emerson Park.
The side will be looking to improve for their round 6 clash next week against the struggling Brighton Roosters.
Carina will face Brighton Roosters at Jim Lawrie field for their Round 6 match – Saturday 22 May, 6:00pm.