Burleigh Bears Reserve Grade will be looking to wrap up in second place if they defeat the Redbacks this Saturday

Burleigh Bears will wrap up second place in the Rugby League Gold Coast reserve grade competition if they can defeat the Mudgeeraba Redbacks this Saturday afternoon.

The Bears are two-points clear of third-placed Mudgeeraba, but the excellent for-and-against of the Redbacks means a Burleigh loss would see them finish the regular season in third place.

Burleigh can still mathematically claim the minor premiership, but they would need the ninth-placed Ormeau to pull off the upset of the year and beat Tugun.

The most likely scenario is that the Bears are destined for a major semi-final against either Mudgeeraba or Currumbin next week.

They come into this game on the back of consecutive wins over Southport and Helensvale but face a stern test in a Redbacks team who has won three in a row.

Their last encounter was in Round 14 where the Bears claimed a 34-12 victory. The reserve grade clash kicks off at Mudgeeraba Seniors from 4.30pm this Saturday afternoon, with the Under 20s taking the field at 3pm. A Grade has the bye.

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