Ipswich Jets v Burleigh Bears at North Ipswich Reserve on Sunday, April 19 – 1.40pm* (Live on Channel 9)
Ipswich Jets:1. Carlin Anderson 2. Marmin Barba 3. Chris Walker 4. Nemani Valekapa 5. Brandon McGrady 6. Josh Cleeland 7. Dane Phillips 8. Josh Seage 9. Matt Parcell 10. Rod Griffin 11. Sam Martin 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Keiron Lander (c) 14. Troy O’Sullivan 15. Kurtis Lingwoodock 16. Billy McConnachie 17. Liam Capewell 18. Gerico Cecil
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
Burleigh Bears:1. Tyler Chadburn 2. Zach Mackay 3. Jamie Dowling 4. Connor Broadhurst 5. Kevin Gordon 6. Todd Seymour 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Mark Ioane 9. Christian Hazard 10. Pele Peletelese 11. Ayden Lee 12. Jason Chan 13. Darren Griffiths (c) 14. Tom Rowles 16. Louis Fanene 17. Josh Ailaomai 20. Mitch Sharp 21. David Hala
Coach: Jim Lenihan
The Jets’game this weekend will be in support of Soldier On – Helping our Wounded Warriorsand their ‘Thank You For Your Service’ Campaign.’ You can help their work supporting wounded Australians by coming to the game with the sign below, and writing the name of someone you’d like to thank. It could be a family member, a friend, or anyone who has served.
At half time, you’ll be able to join us on the field to say a big Thank You (make sure to bring a gold coin to donate too!). To find out more, head to: http://thankyouforyourservice.com.au.
Head to Head: Burleigh 19 Ipswich 14 Drawn 2
Last time they played Round 15: 2014.
BURLEIGH BEARS 50 (Anthony Don 3, Henare Wells 2, Ryley Jacks 2, Dimitri Pelo, Kyle McConnell tries; Khan Ahwang 7 goals) def IPSWICH JETS 12 (Wes Conlon 2 tries; Dane Phillips, Wes Conlon goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.
Round 7: 2015.
The last time these two teams clashed at the North Ipswich Reserve, things didn’t go too well for the Jets.
The Jets found themselves 36-0 down at half time and in the second half it didn’t get a whole lot better. Losing 50-12 in what was the Jets biggest loss for 2014.
If that isn’t enough it was also their biggest ever loss to the Bears beating the previous 42-8 loss in 2001, and the Jets worst home loss since a 58-4 loss to Townsville in 1998.
The Jets may feel like they owe the Bears.
The Bears are currently in sixth spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder after three wins and three loses.
The Bears are coming off a close two point loss to the Easts Tigers who came back to beat the Bears 22-20 last week on the coast.
The Jets (27) average 7 points per game more than the Bears (20). While in defence the Bears average 17 points against them per game compared to the Jets 19.
The Jets have scored 8 more tries this season from 6 games than the Bears. While the Bears have let in 5 less tries than the Jets.
The Bears have had the use of NRL players David Hala and Kevin Gordon, who are both Titans’ players with Kevin Gordon making plenty of ground for the Bears.
The Bears young half Ryley Jacks was the Bears best against the Tigers, running to the left side of the field to set up a good try with footwork behind the line. The Bears kicking in general play is shared between Jacks and Seymour with Jacks having a very effective short kicking game.
The Bears are a very simple yet effective team with a huge pack of forwards that will play with a lot of energy. The Bears complete their sets. Against the Dolphins the Bears completed at 90% and again against Easts at 71%.
The Bears will look to a very simple game, roll forward through huge forwards, complete sets and kick well on the back of Jacks. When a chance presents itself close to the Jets’ line they will throw short balls with big forwards hitting the hole.
The Jets took on Norths last week and for only the second time this year found themselves behind at the half way mark.
The Jets started well but then let in two quick tries just before half time.
In the second half the Jets scored three quick tries and the game was over before Norths could recover.
The Jets continue to have a discipline issue; they’re keeping teams in games with mounting penalty counts against them. Norths it was 11-5 against the Jets and the week before in the Pride game it was 7-3 against. In both games the Jets have had to defend for huge amounts of time and the other team having huge amounts of possession.
Against the Pride the Jets made 131 more tackles and against Norths 108 more tackles. The Jets are averaging 278 tackles per game compared to the opposition making 192 tackles.
What the Jets are doing extremely well is grinding out wins, despite errors or penalties the Jets are very good at finding a way to win games.
The Jets seem to have a confidence and ability that knows if they’re close enough they can score two or three tries easily and still win; despite what has gone on in the game.
The Jets will have to sweat on the judiciary this week with both Chris Walker and Nemani Valekapa facing charges.
Nemani Valekapa currently is leading every attacking stat for the Jets with most runs (92), most metres (1036m), most offloads (15) and most line breaks (8). Nemani is also the club’s leading try scorer with 6 from 6 games.
While Matt Parcell patrols the middle of the ruck like a tackling demon; 243 tackles at 98% effective with only 6 misses from 6 games.
The Jets will also be hoping Marmin Barba recovers from illness this week and can take his spot. Marmin was a late withdrawal against Norths last week.
· Kurtis Lingwoodock – needs 1 games for 100 ALL TIME ISC matches.
· Marmin Barba needs 7 points for 250 ISC points.
· Marmin Barba needs 4 points for 200 for Ipswich in ISC
· Ben and Shane’s 105th game- equal with Anthony Griffin as 9th most coached ISC games.