1. Henare Wells 2. Kurtis Rowe 3. Sami Sauiluma 4. Connor Broadhurst 5. Troy Leo 6. Dallas Wells 7. Harrison Siejka 8. Luke Page 9. Christopher Law 10. Matt White 11. Jamie Dowling (c) 12. Dylan Kelly 13. Sam Coster 14. Lorenzo Ma’afu 15. Hayden Schwass 16. Darren Griffiths 17. Jes Malcolm
Coach: Jim Lenihan
1. Wes Conlon 2. Michael Purcell 13. Marion Seve 4. Nemani Valekapa 5. Richard Pandia 6. Chris Ash 7. Dane Phillips (c) 8. Mitch Carpenter 9. Luke Capewell 10. Nat Neale 21. Jesse Roberts 12. Seb Pandia 22. Tyson Lofipo 3. Ben White 11. Sam Martin 15. Lachlan Roe 16. Huskie Teatau 17. Josh Seage
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
Last time they played:
IPSWICH JETS 18 (Michael Purcell 2 tries; Wes Conlon 5 goals) def BURLEIGH BEARS 12 (Henare Wells, Keanu Te Kiri tries; Keanu Te Kiri 2 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Head to Head: Burleigh 22 Ipswich 15 Drawn 2
Both the Bears and Jets are coming off the bye so will be nice and rested up.
The Bears are currently in 13th with four wins. While the Jets are just outside the top six with seven wins.
The Jets are leading the Bears in all departments with the Jets having scored 324 points while the Bears have 206. That’s a massive attacking gap.
In defence the Bears have let past 318 points compared to the Jets 339.
The Jets average 23 points in attack per game and 24 in defence. While the Bears average 14 points per game in attack and 22 in defence.
The Jets have a terrible record heading down the coast having not won there since 2013.
2013 – Ipswich 20 (Brendon Marshall, Troy O’Sullivan, Matt Parcell, Javarn White tries; Donald Malone 2 goals) def Burleigh 10
At Pizzey Park – Burleigh 10 Ipswich 6 Drawn 1. Ipswich have four wins and a draw from last seven there.
The Bears have won two games at home this year over the Tweed and Seagulls. While on the road the Jets have won four out of seven.
In round nine the Jets beat the Bears for the first time since 2013 winning 18-12 at North Ipswich.
The Jets have still lost five of the last six against the Bears so this game is a chance to tackle the Bears at the Coast problem.
BEARS TO WATCH
The Bears are getting some premiership winning faces back to get ready for a run home in 2017.
Bears wing Kurtis Rowe has been dangerous for the Bears and injects himself into the game at the right time to make an impact on the Bears’ left hand side. Rowe made 107 meters for his side last round.
Fogarty has returned from Parramatta to steer the Bears around the park. Fogarty will be the Bears go to man for all kicking and attack. Against the Capras last round he touched the ball 43 times. Fogarty does all the Bears’ kicking and earned his side 153 meters with his boot.
Is a forward leader in the true Bears sense, a big man who rumbles across the line for his side. Vaivai made a massive 173 metres for the Bears last round. Five tackle breaks and one line break assist and try assist. He’s skilful as well.
JETS TO WATCH
The Jets had a good win against Norths last round at home. Ben Hunt will not be in the side as he will replace an injured Anthony Milford but the Jets will recall Chris Ash who has been outstanding this year.
I have been super impressed by Mitchell Carpenter this season, for a guy playing his first year of Intrust Super Cup he has played all 14 games, his defence is most impressive. He’s made 304 tackles with only 13 missed tackles.
Roe Smashed through the 1km barrier last round against Norths. Roe made 150 metres which took his season tally to 1062 meters from 90 runs. That’s an average of 11.8 meters per hit up. Roe joins Wes Conlon, Tyson Lofipo, Nat Neale, Richard Pandia, Seb Pandia, Michael Purcell and Nemani Valekapa as running more than 1km so far this season.
Roe is a massive unit pumping through the line. He’s made 424 post contact metres this season. Even after they hit him he doesn’t stop.
Seve has come back into the Jets’ side after an injury against the Dolphins. He has been fulfilling a few roles for the Jets coming off the bench. He has good footwork and a good offload so he can play that loose forward role that Kurt Capewell did so well previously for the Jets.
Seve has made 852 metres this season from eight games and 91 hit ups. That’s a strong average of 106 metres per game and 9 metres per hit up.
The Jets will welcome back Sam Martin from a week out for a dangerous tackle. Martin will equal Brendon Lindsay on 135 games for the Jets.
The Jets are now into the second half of the year, they’ve played everyone and now it’s time to build momentum and string wins together.
Against Norths the Jets had a 15 minute period where Norths scored some points but the Jets were still in control.
This game is a chance to do the same again and consolidate what they did really well against Norths. They were more selective with their off-loading and just executed simple attack on the back of smart kicks.