The Bears will lock up a top-two finish in the Hastings Deering Colts competition if they can defeat the Capras this Saturday afternoon.
After leading for most of the season, the Bears slipped to second last week when they went down to the Falcons 28-20.
Another double to Alofiana Khan-Pereira wasn’t enough as a try three minutes from fulltime was the difference and the Sunny Coast brought to an end Burleigh’s six-game winning streak.
There is now a three-way tie at the top of the competition ladder going into the final round with Townsville moving into top spot thanks to a slightly better for-and-against (13 points).
Burleigh have a significant for-and-against advantage over Wynnum Manly, so any win this weekend will see them finish no lower than second, but if they can win big, they have a chance to move past the Blackhawks and back into first place.
Their opponents are the 10th placed Capras who have lost their last two but drew with Townsville in Round 20 and pushed Sunshine Coast all the way a week earlier.
The Bears posted a 28-10 win when these sides met earlier in the year, but they are a tricky opposition one week out from the finals and with a top-two finish on the line.
Coach Jamie Mahon has named an unchanged side.
Burleigh Bears v Central Queensland Capras – Hastings Deering Colts Round 22
Saturday August 31 at Browne Park, 4pm
1 Jayden Campbell 2 Alofiana Khan-Pereira 3 Allan Lockwood 4 Taine Tuaupiki 5 Will Evans 6 Shallin Fuller 7 Cameron Brown 8 Tristan Powell 9 Lochlan Turnbull 10 Luke Maiden 11 Larryon Tevita 12 Lane Ticehurst 13 Lochlyn Sheldon 14 Zacharcy McCormack 15 Andrew Scougall 16 Thomas Berkers 17 Daniel Shannon
Coach: Jamie Mahon