Seagulls seek revenge against Magpies
TWEED Heads will look to turn their fortunes around on Sunday, when they meet Souths Logan Magpies in Intrust Super Cup round 16 action.
The match is a must-win for the Seagulls, who are coming off a big 36-4 derby loss against Burleigh last Sunday.
Despite the Seagulls’ last win coming in round 13, CEO Shaun McRae said spirits were high among the playing group, who were confident of bouncing back.
“Our morale is pretty good and there’s a really good culture at Tweed,” McRae said.
“One of the things we try and get through to players is that you’ve got to respond, and you’ve got to put the work in through the week.
“It’s a strong club and the guys are close and get along well.”
McRae said slow starts and a lack of consistency had been hindering the side.
While not making excuses for the loss to Burleigh, McRae said the Bears adapted to conditions far better.
“We got away to poor starts and there needs to be more consistency in our performances,” he said.
“Our guys are out there trying really hard, but some sides are just better on the day.
“It was very, very wet and Burleigh were able to handle that a bit better and were far too strong.”
The Seagulls last faced Souths away in Round Seven, when they went down 28-10.
McRae said the match was a lot tighter than the score suggests, with a late lapse costing the Seagulls badly.
“They got us in the last 15 minutes where there were a lot of turnovers and we gave up field position,” he said.
“We were in the mix and with an ounce of luck, we might have got away with it.
“Hopefully that will still be in the guys’ memory and we can turn the tables this week.”
On Sunday, the Colts get underway at 10.30am against Easts, followed by a top of the table A-Grade clash against the Seagulls and Southport, before the main game at 2pm.
McRae said the full card would produce three terrific games of rugby league.
“We haven’t got many home games left and we’d love to see all of our supporters come to support the teams,” he said.