Burleigh’s quest to wrap up the Rugby League Gold Coast A Grade minor premiership continues when they take on Currumbin at Galleon Way on Sunday.
With just five rounds remaining in the regular season, the Bears still hold a five-point lead over the Southport Tigers in second and if they can win their next two games, they will take an unassailable lead at the top and guarantee the minor premiership.
Sunday’s opponents are fresh off a 30-22 win over the Ormeau Shearers and are locked in a tight battle for third.
Defeat for the Eagles could see them drop to fourth, while a win keeps them ahead of the Tugun Seahawks for another week.
After suffering their first loss of the season two weeks ago against Tugun, the Bears bounced back to winning form with a 38-12 victory over Runaway Bay last weekend.
Connor Toia had a personal haul of 18 points thanks to five goals and two tries. His double also means he is now the competition’s leading try-scorer with 11 for the year so far.
George House, Brett Stratton, Shallin Fuller, Will Evans and Te Rangiatea McDonald all got on the board as well in the seven tries to two victory over last year’s premiers.
Burleigh and Currumbin have met on two occasions this season, with the Bears picking up a 28-8 win in Round 3 and a 22-20 victory in Round 9.
The Bears take on Currumbin in Round 17 of the Rugby League Gold Coast QTOP A Grade competition at Galleon Way this Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
By Kevin Braysher