U20’s Round 8 Preview

By Kevin Braysher

After a slow start to the season, the Burleigh Bears under 20s team have returned to form and look to continue to move up the ladder when they take on Currumbin on Sunday.

The Bears lost three of their first four games but have conjured back-to-back wins to shoot back up the ladder into third place. 

In Round 5, the Bears ran in 11 tries to thump Southport 60-12, and last week they backed it up with a 32-20 win over Mudgeeraba.

Latrell Howe has been an attacking force for the Bears, leading the competition with 7 tries in just four appearances, while Jarryd Watkins’ 27 goals sees him as the competition’s leading point-scorer with 54.

This weekend, the Bears take on the unbeaten Currumbin Eagles at Bilambil Seniors.

It will be their second encounter with the Eagles this season after going down 29-24 back in Round 2.

The Eagles have won six games in a row to start the season and currently sit four points clear at the top of the competition ladder.

Burleigh’s excellent for-and-against means they won’t drop lower than third if they come up short this weekend, but a victory could see them move into second place if other results favour them.

The Burleigh Bears take on the Currumbin Eagles this Sunday May 12 at Bilambil Seniors from 11am.

With A Grade and Reserve Grade both sitting this weekend out with the bye, the Under 20s are the only local team competing this weekend.

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