Tweed Heads Seagulls v Ipswich Jets

Tweed Heads Seagulls v Ipswich Jets
Piggabeen Park on Sunday, June 5 – 2pm

Tweed Heads Seagulls

1. Shannon Walker 2. Shaun Carney 3. Karl Lawton 4. Matthew Hundy 5. Tevita Folau 6. Samuel Irwin 7. Michael Burgess 8. William Bugden 9. Sam Meskell (c) 10. Mitchell Sharp 11. Matthew Robinson 12. Cory Blair 13. Sam Saville (c) 14. Kierran Moseley 15. Josh Coyle 16. Oshae Tuiasau 17. Leva Li

Coach: Aaron Zimmerle

Ipswich Jets

19. Wesley Conlon 5. Richard Pandia 3. Ben White 4. Nemani Valekapa 1. Carlin Anderson 6. Christopher Ash 7. Dane Phillips (c) 16. Billy McConnachie 9. Landon Hayes 10. Nathaniel Neale 21. Jesse Roberts 22. Tyson Lofipo 12. Sebastian Pandia 2. Mikaere Beattie 11. Samuel Martin 13. Fakahoko Teutau 14. Hugh Sedger

Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker

Last time they played:

IPSWICH JETS 34 (Marmin Barba 3, Richard Pandia 2, Brandon McGrady tries; Carlin Anderson 5 goals) def TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 12 (Shaun Carney, Jai Ingram tries; Jamal Fogarty 2 goals) at Piggabeens Sports.

Head to Head: Tweed 18 Ipswich 10

Round 13 2016

The Jets go into this clash against the Tweed with a less than impressive record on the Coast.

The Jets have only won twice at Tweed from 15 games.2014 in the first week of the finals the Jets recorded their first ever win at the Coast.

IPSWICH JETS 28 (Marmin Barba, Kurt Capewell, Rod Griffin, Liam Capewell, Wes Conlon tries; Marmin Barba 3, Kurtis Lingwoodock goals) def TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 10 (Ricardo Parata, Jamal Fogarty tries; Blake Anderson goal)

The Jets backed it up with another win last year in round 24, the Jets will now be looking for three wins in a row on the Coast.

The Tweed are currently one spot above the Jets and two points. The Tweed have won four wins this season the same as the Jets but Tweed have had a bye.

The Jets outscore the Tweed 280 to 221 but in defence the Tweed have the advantage 318 to 329.

The Tweed Seagulls have scored 40 tries while the Jets have scored 54 tires and had 54 scored against them while Tweed have allowed 57.

The Jets’ leading points scorer is Carlin Anderson on 60 points with 7 tries and 16 goals, Anderson is also the Jets’ leading try scorer.

The Tweed are relying on Shannon Walker as their leading try scorer with five and Michael Burgess with 34 points as their leading points scorer.


Tweed just gave themselves too much work to do last game, they made 26 more tackles than Norths and just kept letting them stay in the game.

Tweed missed 45 tackles which just puts too much pressure on your defence to keep showing up.

Tweed are coming off a 46-18 loss to Norths. It was their fifth loss in a row on the road but now they’re at home where they’ve won four of six games this year.

The Tweed’s Ryan Simpkins gets through a lot of work for the Seagulls consistently leading their tackles made and runs.

While Tweed’s second row Matt Robinson topped the tackle count against Norths with 27 tackles.

The danger man for Tweed is Shannon Walker, Shannon started from the bench against Norths and was injected into the game to take advantage of tired slow men around the ruck. Walker hasn’t lost much pace if any over the years.

Even from the bench Walker had an impact; 10 runs, 101 metres, 1 try assist, 1 line break assist and 8 tackle breaks. Walker will patrol the middle of the ruck and be looking for options off kicks.


The Jets had 54% of the ball against the Hunters- they controlled when and where the Hunters got the ball.

This is highlighted by the Jets kicking game of 185 more metres than the Hunters.

The Jets win against the Hunters was a great win of character and commitment. The Jets lost Hayden Lipp who is the Jets’ leader at try assists with 12 this season.

When your attack is struggling a bit in the oppositions 20 losing your half can exasperate the problem.

Ben White stepped up with two try assists from the centres.

Chris Ash stepped in for his third Intrust Super Cup game and did a great job. Ash looked comfortable and executed some lovely long balls to help the Jets’ attack get outside the defence.

Carlin Anderson not only kicked five from five but also looked happy and comfortable playing football.

Carlin was running from side to side and looking for the ball with enthusiasm like he was in the finals last year.

Carlin had 14 runs, 1 line break and 3 tackle breaks.

Carlin Anderson’s five from five brought up his 100th goal for the Jets and his 350th point. He now has kicked 103 goals for the Jets in total. Carlin has 358 points from 38 tries and 103 goals for the Jets. Carlin is also now fourth on the list of most points for the Jets.

Nat Neale has been the Jets’ forward leader this year; and leads the Jets in several key areas: tackles made and offloads. He also plays the whole game most weeks.

Against the Hunters was no different Neale led the tackles with 43.

Ben White was exceptional with 179 metres from his 15 runs- they were all quality runs that asked questions of the defence and committed defenders to him to open space for other players.

This week the Jets need to mentally apply themselves to backing up the effort again, in a place that they don’t have the best record.

It’s a hard place for the guys to play because you have to go there with a great attitude because there is no green grass and bright sunshine to make you want to play football.