Ipswich Jets V Burleigh Bears Preview

Ipswich Jets v Burleigh Bears
North Ipswich Reserve on Saturday, May 14 – 4.15pm

Ipswich Jets

1. Carlin Anderson 5. Richard Pandia 3. Ben White 4. Joshua Damen 2. Joshua Robinson 6. Haydan Lipp 7. Dane Phillips (c) 8. David Fa’alogo 9. Landon Hayes 10. Nathaniel Neale 11. Tyson Lofipo 12. Joshua Seage 13. Fakahoko Teutau 14. Sebastian Pandia 15. Jesse Roberts 16. Billy McConnachie 17. Nathan Gaulton

Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker

Burleigh Bears

1. Kurtis Rowe 2. Waka Wanahi 3. Sami Sauiluma 4. Connor Broadhurst 5. Oliver Regan 6. Cameron Cullen 7. Jamal Fogarty (c) 8. Luke Page 9. Patrick Politoni 10. Paterika Vaivai 11. Jamie Dowling (c) 12. Hayden Schwass 13. Jeffrey Lynch 14. Thomas Rowles 15. Nathaniel Peteru 16. Joshua Ailaomai 17. Louis Fanene

Coach: Jim Lenihan

Last time they played: Round 7 2015.

BURLEIGH BEARS 28 (Brad Tighe, Connor Broadhurst, Mark Ioane, Jason Chan, Darren Griffiths tries; Tyler Chadburn 4 goals) def IPSWICH JETS 18 (Marmin Barba 2, Carlin Anderson tries; Marmin Barba 2, Carlin Anderson goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.

Head to Head: Burleigh 20 Ipswich 14 Drawn 2

ROUND 10, 2016.

The Jets have lost their last three games to the Bears and last two at the North Ipswich Reserve, as well as losing 28-18 last year at home the Bears also beat the Jets 38-26 away and 50-12 in 2014 at home.

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 will need to break a 3 year old stretch of not being able to overcome the Bears this Saturday.

The last time the Jets beat the Bears there was some big time Jets still playing.

Last round 2013 – Ipswich 40 (Ian Lacey, Keiron Lander, Brendan Marshall, Sam Martin, Dane Phillips, Tasi Tasi, Javarn White tries, Marshall 6 goals) def Burleigh 22

The Bears have rediscovered the form that saw them turn into an Intrust Super Cup powerhouse for many years.

They’re currently on six wins from nine games with one draw sitting in third on 13 points.

The Bears have amassed 274 points this year and had 224 points scored against them.

While the Jets are sitting in 11th spot on 3 wins from 9 games. The Jets have scored 212 points and had 223 points scored against them for a points differential of negative 23.

The Jets have scored 41 tries this year and allowed 39 passed them in defence. While the Bears have scored 48 and allowed 40 tries.


The Bears play a traditional Bear’s football, we are huge- get in front of us if you want. The Bears run monsters at you and close to the line they’re dangerous.

Jamal Fogarty has been a stand out for the Bears with 94 points this year the crafty little half has scored seven tries for the Bears.

Fogarty is the Intrust Super Cup’s highest points scorer. Fogarty does all of the Bears’ kicking in general play. He kicked for a huge 257 meters against Townsville; earning his side valuable real estate.

In the Bears last outing against the table topping Blackhawks, Fogarty scored a try and kicked 4 goals to get the Bears a 28 all draw.

Queensland Residents captain Cameron Cullen partners Fogarty in the halves Cameron Cullen is pivotal to everything the Bears do he sits mostly on the left hand side of the field and is a very good defender Cullen loves to place himself on a short side and release the big Bears around him.

Bears fullback 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.


The Jets have won one of their last five games, so they don’t bring great form into the contest against the Bears.

A bright light for the Jets is the return of Sam Martin. Martin brings with him the experience of 110 games and plenty of enthusiasm in defence and attack.

Martin has only played four games this year so will be ready to go at the Bears.

The Jets second halves continue to be a problem with the opposition scoring 115 points in the second half compared to the Jets 90. In comparison the Jets are winning the first halves 122- 108.

A penalty cost the Jets the two points in Mackay and the penalty count against the Jets is mounting high the Jets are currently losing the penalty count 78-50 against other teams this season. This means they’re defending multiple sets and giving away field position to the opposition.

Hayden Lipp has been outstanding for the Jets this year; Lipp leads the Jets for try assists with 11.

Lipp’s short kicking game has been excellent and he has an Alf like ability to run one way then kick back the other for chases.

Lipp has also scored three tries of his own and kicked 15 goals for the Jets for 42 points this year. Lipp has been excellent for the Jets on the right hand side; he’s run the ball 65 times this year for 10 tackle breaks and 569 metres.

Carlin Anderson is an interesting watch this year; the ball doesn’t seem to be bouncing for him like it did last year but it isn’t from lack of trying. Carlin has 31 support plays for his team this year. The most out of any Jet. He is there running through and trying hard. That is what makes me think that it has to turn soon. Carlin also has the most line breaks for the Jets this year with six.

Against the Cutters the Jets had some excellent forward performances; Josh Seage led the tackle count with 32, Billy McConnachie led the runs with 16 and the meters gained with 199. Jessie Roberts from the bench 135 meters from 14 hit ups and kept the momentum moving.

The Jets are about to start a three game stretch at home; which means no driving, staying at home with no flights to catch. The Bears will wake up on Saturday and hopefully it’s a 28 degree day at the beach and they don’t want to leave. After the Bears it’s the Tigers and Hunters. Three hard games but the Jets need to build momentum now.