Tweed primed for Cup move
By SARAH HARRISON
TWEED Heads has an opportunity to leapfrog opponents Wynnum Seagulls in this year's Queensland Cup competition with victory tomorrow at Piggabeen Sports Complex.
A win could put Tweed as high as equal fifth on the ladder depending on other results, leaving them in a finals position exactly halfway through the regular season. In recent weeks the eighth-placed Tweed have shadowed their opposition by one point.
Both teams are playing with confidence and are coming off wins.
Tweed will be boosted with the long-awaited return of versatile Josh Vaughan who has been sidelined since round three with a hamstring injury.
Vaughan made a strong comeback last week in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition, giving him added confidence for tomorrow's clash.
"I'm pumped and ready to go," Vaughan said.
"I pulled up really well after last week's game and am ready to make up for the seven weeks I've missed.
"Physio, Matt Natoush at the Sports Super Centre was really good to me and got me back to full strength and now I feel 100 per cent and ready to play."
Vaughan will add impact coming off the bench to boost the forwards, who will have a tough assignment up against the opposition's front row.
Wynnum have plenty of depth up front with Danny McAllister and Craig Greenhill both boasting NRL experience, and also with 125 kg Peter Penaia coming off the bench.
Tweed hooker Matt King and replacement Corey Bond were waiting on clearances from fitness tests last night.
Quinn, who was a standout junior with the Murwillumbah Colts, has been on fire in recent games racking up 50 points in his last three matches in the Queensland Cup.
The game kicks off at 3pm.