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Seagulls to defend their nest

Seagulls captain Brad Davis.
Seagulls captain Brad Davis.

TWEED Heads is hoping Daniel Joyce's 50th game for Souths Logan is one to remember ... for all the wrong reasons.

Head-to-head the Magpies lead the battle of the birds with seven wins to the Seagulls' six, and with only three losses from the opening 12 rounds go into tomorrow's clash heavy favourites.

However they must be certain not to overlook the Seagulls' passion, particularly at home on Ned Byrne Oval.

“We've been going well over the last couple of weeks and we're fairly confident we can put in a good performance at home and hopefully get the win,” Tweed halfback Tim Maccan said.

“We're playing the top three sides one after the other, so a win would give the boys some added assurance ahead of our match with Central next week.”

Tweed overcame the loss of coach Steve Anderson in round 10 with a comprehensive win under captain/coach Brad Davis, but fell victim to a form Northern Pride outfit in their last match a fortnight ago.

The split round provided a week off and a chance for an injury-riddled Seagulls, who have also lost several players to Gold Coast Titans duty, to take some much needed rest, and Maccan believes his men are ready to bounce back.

“The break came at the right time for us, because we were lacking a little depth and many of the boys were pretty fatigued,” he said.

“There are six or seven guys coming back for us this week which makes a huge difference.

“We've got to play to our strengths and shut their big guys down, but there is no reason why we can't get a result and start climbing the ladder again with the guys back on board.”

With only four points separating fourth from tenth, a win would elevate Tweed into sixth spot, while victory to the Magpies could see them go to No.1.

The action kicks off at 3pm.