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Fulltime Scores for the Bears !
U18s Hornets defeat Burleigh 28-20
U20s Burleigh defeat Hornets 26-18
Reserve Grade Burleigh defeat Hornets 34-4
A Grade Burleigh defeat Hornets 44-10
Intrust Super Cup UAA Burleigh Bears defeat Jets 34-12
BHP Premiership Burleigh defeat NQ Gold Stars 22-20
Hastings Deering Colts Burleigh defeat Jets 54-12
Last week’s 36-0 upset over the North Devils may have just been the turning point for the UAA Burleigh Bears Intrust Super Cup season.
Coming off a strong win against the Papa New Guinea Hunters on Anzac Day, followed by a week off, seemed to work all too well for the Bears.
“We came back to training that week with a bit more intensity and energy that really rejuvenated the playing group,” Bears utility Jeff Lynch said.
It’s a level of intensity and energy Lynch said was all too familiar.
“In the sheds before we ran out onto the field against the Devils it honestly felt like we were the 2019 Bears again,” he said.
It hasn’t been the textbook start to the season that the Bears were hoping for, filled with an array of injuries and three easily reverted losses.
“It was like we were trying too hard and trying to force those new combinations with our playing group,” Lynch said.
“The PNG game where we got through 60 minutes with no bench, we bonded over that and grew from that experience as a team.”
For Lynch, he wants to continue that winning mentality this weekend against the Ipswich Jets.
“It’s all about doing those one percenters that we weren’t doing in the first couple of weeks.”
Despite the Jets only winning 2 games this season, Lynch said he’s not taking Ipswich lightly.
“We’ve got a pretty good record against the Jets but we can’t walk in there thinking it’s just going to happen for us.
“We need to have the same energy and the same focus that we have had in recent weeks and treat it like we are the underdogs again.”
Burleigh v Ipswich Jets
Saturday 15 May
ISC @ 2.10pm.
HDC @ 4.00pm
Burleigh v Helensvale
Sunday 16 May
U18 @ 10.45pm
U20 @ 12.00pm
Res Grade @ 1.30pm
A Grade @ 3.00pm
Full time scores for the Bears !
Intrust Super Cup UAA Burleigh 36 def Norths 0
BHP Burleigh 18 def WB Panthers 16
A grade Burleigh 48 def Tugun 26
Res Grade Tugun 20 def Burleigh 18
U20 Currumbin 34 def Burleigh 20
Colts Norths 34 def Burleigh 22
It’s been a disjointed week for the UAA Burleigh Bears, with a significant injury toll forcing a sudden restructure.
Sunday’s test against the North Devils is not only a chance for developing players to step in, but for current player to step up.
And despite multiple team changes, Bears five-eight Josh Rogers is rising to the challenge.
With injury ruling out Guy Hamilton’s season, Conner Toia will pair Rogers in the halves.
“With Hamo (Guy Hamilton) out I need to stand up and lead the team,” Rogers said.
“Toia and I have played together in the past so now it’s just about reforming those combinations.
“Those boys who are coming through from A-grade have been playing really well and I think they deserve the call up,” Rogers said.
Still on a high after defeating Papa New Guinea on Anzac Day, Rogers is eager to continue that momentum.
“With no men on the bench and only two errors in the second half of that game we showed what we are capable of as a team,” he said.
Having only loss one game this season, the Devils are in top form, but the Bears are up for the challenge despite their injury woes.
“We know that they (Devils) are a very good side.
“Our focus this week is to control the ball and reduce errors,” he said.
“If we do that, we can get the result.”
Kick off from Bishop Park is at 3pm this Sunday.
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When: 4th June 11:30am-3:00pm
Where: Burleigh bears Leagues Club
Cost: $90 PP
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Four game ending injuries and an empty bench didn’t stop the UAA Burleigh Bears from reclaiming the Kokoda Cup in a thrilling 25 – 18 Anzac Day victory against the Papa New Guinea Hunters.
Winning three from their last four games the Hunters were coming into the contest full of confidence and momentum, but the battered Bears hung on by their claws in what could be a ‘turning point’ to their slow start season.
“Considering the circumstances in today’s game we really showed what we are capable of doing on the field,” Bears skipper Luke Page said.
“Everyone played there own part and it’s good to see some reward from our hard work.”
Dropping back from the Titans and starting off the bench, the Bears injuries woes worked in favour of Beau Fermor, who scored a hat-trick.
“Obviously when I come back from the Titans I’m here as a Burleigh Bear so it’s important that I play well for the Bears,” he said.
Named as the Titans 18th man in their opening rounds, Fermor was pleased to churn out a consistent game of rugby league with the Bears.
“They (Bears) are so welcoming, you don’t feel like an outsider, which makes my job on the field a lot easier.”
It was Fermor who started the home sides scoring streak, making his way over the line for his first of three in the early minutes of the game.
It wasn’t long before Bears captain Luke Page followed, his impressive performance earned him player of the match.
“That is just a bonus for me, the hard work I put in today is all for the boys,” Page said.
Consecutive injuries to Cory Dennis, Jonus Pearson, Jacob Hind and Jack Stockwell quickly cleared the Bears bench, giving PNG the momentum to put their first points on the board minutes before half time.
The Hunters returned to the second half firing, winger Norman Brown crashing through the Bears poor defence line.
An impressive line break saw Beau Fermor secure his second, minutes before winger Greg Marzhew made it back-to-back tries for the home side.
The Hunters quickly responded and matched the Bears, Brandon Numa and Terry Wapi scoring tries of their own.
It was anyones game in the final 10 minutes of play, but Beau Fermor sealed the deal for the Bears, crossing over for his third.
“He was incredible for us, I’m very happy with his performance,” Bears coach Rick Stone said.
Players will enjoy a week off before the Bears take on the Devils in Round 6, while the Hunters line up against the Brisbane Tigers.