Scoring was high in round 1
DEFENCE was certainly lacking in the opening round of the Gold Coast Rugby League's Bycroft Cup first grade last weekend.
High scores were the order of the day and there's little doubt the scoreboard operators were working up as much sweat as the players out on the paddocks.
Southport posted 70 points against Ormeau but still managed to leak 20 at their end, Tugun and Runaway Bay put on a “you score, then I'll score” display at Boyd Street where Tugun ran out 34-32 winners, Currumbin welcomed Seagulls back by inflicting a 34-22 defeat and Bilambil smacked Hinterland 30-14.
Defending premiers Southport Tigers, already with that “we can do it again” look, head out west to Piggabeen Sports Complex tomorrow against Tweed Seagulls in probably the match of the round.
As the A Grade fixture is on the feast-of-footy card at Piggabeen where the Seagulls' Intrust Cup and FOGs Cup teams are the feature games, the game gets under way early at 11.45pm.
In other games tomorrow, which all kick off at 3pm, Runaway Bay hosts Burleigh at Bycroft Oval, Ormeau and Hinterland do battle at Brian Harris Oval and Tugun are at home to Currumbin at Boyd Street.