Author: Burleigh Bears

Bears overrun Tigers to post Friday night win

Author: Melissa TabetIn

Round 12’s opening match, the Burleigh Bears scored 26 unanswered points in the second half to overcome Brisbane Tigers.

The Tigers were leading 18-6 at halftime before a try to Kurtis Rowe early in the second half helped sparked the comeback victory. Pizzey Park was awash with torrential rain from the kick-off as both teams collectively produced 14 errors in the first half.

However, the rain didn’t seem to faze the Tigers as they put in a first half performance that belied the fact this was a team in the midst of a seven-game straight losing streak.

Channelling his soccer skills, the first points of the game came in the fourth minute of the match through Tigers winger Zac Croft.

The Bears hit back quickly with a successful 40/20 kick which gifted them excellent field position.

Later in the set, hooker Pat Politoni caught the Tigers defence off guard as he scored the Bears first try of the game in the 10th minute, with Josh Rogers converting the try.

The next points came through Tigers hooker Haele Finau as he sold a perfect dummy and scored his first Intrust Super Cup try with Brayden Torpy converting the try to add the extras.

However, an array of errors characterised the next 15 minutes of the game before Tigers centre Kea Pere stopped the rot and went over to score his seventh try in his Intrust Super Cup career. Torpy again added the extras.

The last points of the first half came right on the buzzer as Torpy successfully kicked a penalty goal to give the Tigers an 18-6 lead.

The rain stopped pouring down with the Bears coming out to play in the second half, scoring their 24 unanswered points.

Overall, while the Tigers completed at 80 per cent compared to Burleigh’s 56 per cent completion, it wasn’t enough for the Tigers to come away winners in a rare Friday night clash.

Sami Sauiluma scored a key try for the Bears in a fitting celebration of his 100th game with the club.

This weekend, the Bears will face Souths Logan Magpies at Pizzey Park.

Friday Night Footy!

It’s Game Day Week!

This Friday night come on down to Pizzey Park and back your UAA Burleigh Bears as they take on the Brisbane Tigers for their round 10 make up game clash.

A Grade will be starting our night off with a 5.40pm top of the table clash against the Tugun Seahawks … You’re not going to want to miss this night #seeyouatthebears

Burleigh win battle in the bush

Jim O’Reilly

Driving into the town of Chinchilla, nearly four hours west of Brisbane, the tallest structures in the city are the giant grain silos on the right hand side of the main road.

Tucked behind those silos is the quaint Bulldogs Park, a well-maintained country footy ground that is the centre of sporting excellence for the district – and where Wynnum Manly Seagulls skipper Sam Scarlett plied his trade as a youngster.

The clubhouse walls are adorned with the past and present best players in the district with an Australian representative among them.

Today this well-maintained ground hosted the Wynnum Manly Seagulls squaring off against their most recent nemesis, the Burleigh Bears.

Weather was perfect for football with warm winter sunshine lapping the backs of a very healthy crowd of locals who came to watch the boys from the big smoke fight it out.

For the first 20 minutes, the crowd was treated to a relatively dower defensive battle between the two. With just a penalty goal kicked by Jack Campagnolo in the sixth minute separating the two teams.

Right on 25 minutes, Burleigh’s Andre Niko crashed over from out wide for a try which was not converted and the Bears were up 4 -2.

The toughness of the defensive battle was evident when Aaron Rockley performed a crunching tackle which left him staggering back into the defence line, only to be replaced for a HIA assessment. He would later return to the field.

Then just before half-time, Max Elliot who had come off second best in a physical challenge, returned to the field after his own HIA assessment. He took the ball from a crisp Jayden Berrell pass and crashed over for a try in the 41st minute for a try and Campagnolo duly slotted the extra points and Wynnum were up 8-4.

Not to be out done, Burleigh were in again from a Kurtis Rowe try and Josh Rogers slotted the extra points and Burleigh were ahead 10-8 after 48 minutes and would never be headed again in the came.

Nine minutes later Andre scored close to the posts and Rogers converted and the Bears were up 16-8.

Two minutes later, Burleigh were in again after some silly mistakes from Wynnum gave possession to Burleigh and Sami Sauiluma crashed over out wide and Burleigh were up 20-8.


COVID-19 venue conditions

The below information is provided by the Queensland Government for this weekends games of Rugby League.

  • Visitors and participants attending rugby league facilities statewide may be required to check-in via the Check-in QLD app 
  • Visitors and participants (aged 12+) attending venues in the South East Queensland area are required to carry a face mask at all times.
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Visitors and participants identified in impacted areas are not required to wear masks in outdoor spaces provided physical distancing (1.5 metres between people) is maintained.