Sport

Tweed sets sights on win

Beau Henry has been in superb touch for the Seagulls and he’ll play a major role for the club when they host the Magpies at Piggabeen tomorrow.
Beau Henry has been in superb touch for the Seagulls and he’ll play a major role for the club when they host the Magpies at Piggabeen tomorrow. Scott Powick SMP Images

TWEED Heads Seagulls coach, Ben Anderson, says he is likely to have the services of the classy Dominic Peyroux when his troops do battle with the Souths Logan Magpies in their Intrust Cup rugby league clash at Piggabeen Sports Complex tomorrow (3pm).

Peyroux has played solidly on the wing and in the centres for the Gold Coast Titans in recent weeks and his inclusion would certainly boost the Seagulls' winning prospects.

In the official team lists, Matt Hundy has been named at number four but if Peyroux does come back to the Seagulls, Hundy will go back to the Bycroft Cup - there's no place on the Seagulls' bench for a backline player.

"It would be terrific to welcome Dom back to the team and fingers crossed he'll take to the field against the Magpies," Anderson said.

"Dom is a terrific footballer - all class in both attack and defence - having someone of his calibre running around for us will improve our premiership prospects - depending of course on whether the Titans call on his services again and that's always on the cards."

Anderson was "very happy" with the Seagulls come-from-behind 22-19 win over Central Capras in Rockhampton last Sunday and says his team "deserved to win after scoring five tries to three".

"If Brad Davis hadn't had an off-day with the boot - he managed just one successful kick - we would have been home comfortably on the scoreboard," Anderson said.

Despite dominating play for most of the match, the Seagulls found themselves trailing 19-18 until four minutes from "whoa" when Brad Lees crossed for the match-winner.

Anderson has been delighted with the form being shown by big Ryan James following his return to football after a long lay-off due to knee reconstruction surgery last winter.

James has now had a couple of gallops for the Titans, coming off the bench in two 20-minute stints, and has impressed Anderson with his performances.

"These comebacks from such injuries normally take a player a long time to get back to form but Ryan is heading in the right direction as he builds on his confidence and runs into a bit of nick," Anderson said.

Anderson has also been pleased by the form being shown at five-eighth by Beau Henry, who is also returning to his peak following an extended period on the sidelines with injury.

"Beau's a quality player and his kicking game, ability to read play and the way he attacks the line with the ball make him a very valuable member of the team," Anderson said.

The coach, although quietly confident his charges can chalk up another victory and remain near the top of the ladder, has warned his team not to take the visitors lightly.

"They have shown a couple of times this season that they have some good games in them so I've told my blokes they can't go out there expecting to win by just going through the motions," Anderson said.

 

Tweed Heads Seagulls: 1 Phil Graham 2 Joe Vickery 3 James Wood 4 Matt Hundy/Dominic Peyroux 5 Tom Merritt 6 Beau Henry 7 Brad Davis (c) 8 Aaron Cannings 9 Matt King 10 Michael Henderson 11 Rod Griffin 12 Cody Nelson 13 Tom Kingston 14 Michael Parker-Walsh 15 Jake Leary 16 Ryan Milligan 20 Ryan James.

Souths Logan Magpies: 1 Dallas Anderson 2 Chris Medcalf 3 Walter Imo 4 Mat Templeman 5 Josh Damon 6 Ben Cronin 7 Dan Humphreys 8 Dario Esposito 9 Eliakim Uasi 10 Matt Cameron 11 Andrew Edwards 12 Sam Gardel 13 Rez Phillips 14 Wade Liddell 15 Darcy Wright 16 Mat Pitman 17 Phil Dennis.

Topics:  coach football rugby league souths logan magpies tweed heads seagulls



What 'intimidated' Chris Hemsworth's Thor while filming?

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has a new look in the third film.Source:Supplied

It looks like Chris Hemsworth met his match.

Police hone in on man's identity

Police

Police attempting to identify injured man

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with police at Splendour

COPS: Police at Splendour.

VIDEO: Police confirm patrons caught with drugs inside their body.

Local Partners

Cat survives after it causes a two car crash

A CAT was lucky to escape with all of its lives after it ran across the road and forced a car to swerve to avoid it.


Why crowds are loving Happy Kanye at Splendour

Danger Dave and Melissah Marie with the artwork Happy Kanye at Splendour in the Festival 2017.

By Barcelona-based artistic collective Hungry Castle

Amber Heard, Elon Musk among Splendour celebs

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

VIDEO: Girls can feel safe at Splendour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay.

High visibility police will be among the crowd at all times

Diana Chan crowned MasterChef's 2017 winner

MELBOURNE accountant comes out on top after an intense 8-hour grand final showdown.

Mini ninjas get into training

Gary Nowlan, 12, of Gawler East trains in X-Park at Bounce.

Kids as young as 12 are already dreaming of becoming Ninja Warriors

Families that game together, stay together?

Gaming is becoming an increasingly popular opportunity for family bonding, according to new studies.

More parents, grandparents turn to gaming to connect with kids

Michael Phelps just raced a shark

Sharks have been snapped surrounding the carcass of a whale off the coast of Fraser Island.

Swimming legend loses by a fin in man versus beast battle

REVIEW: The Bodyguard musical is a great night out

Kip Gamblin and Paulini in a scene from the musical The Bodyguard.

PAULINI tackles Whitney Houston's powerhouse songs flawlessly.

RECAP: Game of Thrones s7 episode 2 - Stormborn

Kit Harington in a scene from season seven episode two of Game of Thrones.

*WARNING this story contains spoilers*

‘Who thought this 9/11 movie was a good idea?’

Charlie Sheen is trapped in the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Has this Charlie Sheen movie already trashed on 9/11?

Billionaire faces off with NSW Premier over Kings Forest

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian answers questions at the Tweed Chamber of Commerce.

Gladys Berejiklian visited the Tweed today.

'We’re goin' to Bonnie Doon!' and now you can too

How's the serenity?

The experience will have you exclaiming “how’s the serenity?”

New life for Bree and historic Oddfellows Hall

TWO CHANGES: Bree Dahl with her new baby Ivy in front of the historic Oddfellows Hall she purchased at auction and will renovate into a house.

Historic hall to be turned into home

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare