Weekend Results

Fulltime scores

Women’sBurleigh 8 – Wests 8GCRL

A Grade Burleigh 22 def Currumbin 18

Res Grade Currumbin 22 def Burleigh 18

U20 Currumbin 30 def Burleigh 6

U18 Burleigh 18 def Currumbin 14

Womens Report

The crowd were treated to an exciting 8-8 draw between West Brisbane Panthers and Burleigh Bears. Wests lead 4 nil at half time but a double to Tazmin Gray ensred the points were split.

It was a tight contest throughout, with second rower Tazmin Gray starring for the Bears side with two tries, including one from nothing, where some fancy footwork at the line saw her spin her way past defenders to go over for her second.

The Panthers had the better of the first half, with five-eighth Romy Teitzel scoring the one four-pointer of the half, while a Gray double kept the Bears in the game.

Next week’s draw will be confirmed on the QRL website later this week, with QRL staff working to find a way for the Seagulls to re-join the competition if possible under Queensland Government regulations.

QRL Media

Pizzey Park Home Game Details

All participants and spectators will be required to check-in upon arrival at Pizzey Park this weekend.

To make things easy on arrival and to save time on the day download the EVA App. APP STORE: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/eva-check-in/id1512906118GOOGLE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evacheckin.app&hl=en_AU

WHAT TO DO ONCE YOU DOWNLOAD THE APP – Once you have installed the app on your phone, click on “profile” add in your details. Once at Pizzey Park we will have our unique” QR Bar Code” displayed – scan the code and check in, it is that simple!!Check in to the grounds is compulsory for everyone and we appreciate your assistanc

Bears ready to defend title

The Burleigh Bears will call upon just one player from their state champion Intrust Super Cup roster to defend their Rugby League Gold Coast A Grade title in 2020.

Rugby League Gold Coast regulations have restricted movement from the ISC to four players per A Grade squad but the Bears plan to recast halfback Josh Rogers as the ‘Lone Ranger’ for the season ahead.

The 24-year-old Western Australian-born playmaker moved to the Gold Coast five years ago, finding a home at the Burleigh Bears as he chased a spot on an NRL roster.

After rising through the club’s Under-20s and A Grade teams Rogers enjoyed a breakout season in the Intrust Super Cup with 16 games primarily off the bench.

With no Cup season to play Rogers will return to the Bears’ A Grade squad to develop the parts of his game that could make him a starter.

Coach Matt Foster said in doing so he could help elevate the play of the young Bears squad around him.

“I think the other players will benefit massively from having Josh,” Foster said.

“One thing you get with young players is lots of energy but sometimes they don’t know where to direct it.

“Having that guy who’s been there and done it can have a reassuring effect on young players.

“Josh is fantastic at taking the ball to the line and defensively he’s really strong.

“The area we’d like to see him develop is his talk around the park.

“I’d love to see him find that voice in our shortened competition this year to develop his game ever further.

“While he’s doing that it will give others the best opportunity to develop themselves in their roles.”

The burden of mentoring the young Bears will not fall upon Rogers alone.

Fellow Intrust Super Cup players Luke Page and Jeff Lynch have returned to training with A Grade but do not plan to lace up the boots.

Coach Foster said the effect the duo, particularly club legend Page, were having on the squad was impressive.

“Having those blokes around these younger blokes is great for them,” Foster said.

“Pagey is a legend of the game, certainly at legend at the Burleigh Bears.

“He’s a unique guy, one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet, but his desire and passion for rugby league and the Burleigh Bears is infectious.

“Having him around training you can see a lot of the fellas, young and old, see Luke Page – and he only has one pace, he can’t slow down – seeing him around the place is gold for those boys.”

Youngsters Jayden CampbellTristan Powell  and Tyler Szepanowski will lead the charge for the Bears.

Bears Women Ready to Go.

Queensland Rugby League’s South East Region, through the support of clubs, coaches and players, will provide a women’s rugby league opportunity that will allow elite players to press their case for State of Origin selection later this year.

While all of the QRL’s statewide competitions, including the BHP Premiership, were unfortunately cancelled for season 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, many local leagues and clubs have been following the Queensland Government guidelines and the QRL’s Return to Play protocols in order to get rugby league back on the field.

The majority of southeast Queensland-based BHP Premiership clubs have been no different and have worked with the QRL to ensure players can return to the field through a structured format.

The Holcim Cup will begin on Saturday, August 1 and is being staged to provide much needed game time to help bolster the preparations of the Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons squad, who will be aiming to claim the State of Origin shield in November.

The teams taking part are Burleigh Bears, Easts Tigers, Souths Logan Magpies, Tweed Seagulls and West Brisbane Panthers.

While the start up competition will be based in the south-east of the state; there have also been arrangements made to incorporate Maroons squad members who registered with the regional BHP Premiership teams. 

A selection of Brothers Ipswich players have also been reallocated to other clubs for the duration of the carnival competition, as have a number of talented Queensland Under 18 performance programs players.

An innovative competition format has been designed to accommodate five teams, with all matches each round being played at one location. Each round will consist of five 30-minute halves, with all teams playing 60 minutes each weekend to avoid a bye.

Under this format, it is not possible to play each other exactly the same number of times, but everyone plays the same number of halves.

Draw: Holcim Cup 2020

The five teams will play across five rounds, with finals matches scheduled for September 5.

The scoring system to determine rankings for finals consideration is as follows:

  • One point for cumulative points win (0.5 for draw)
  • One point on offer for each half won (0.5 for a draw)
  • A maximum of three points per round is available per team

The dates of the Holcim Cup have been structured to align as much as possible with the proposed NRLW pre-season and starting dates for the competition which the NRL confirmed would go ahead this year.

Maroons coaches Jason Hetherington, Karyn Murphy and Nat Dwyer have worked closely with the five club coaches along with Brisbane Broncos coach Kelvin Wright.

“All the BHP Premiership club CEOs and coaches have been fantastic in doing everything possible to support Queensland players in having the best preparation for players to be ready for a November Origin clash,” QRL senior pathways and performance manager Brett Jones said.

The club coaches should be congratulated for the way in which they have engaged the players and are preparing them. We know players face a higher risk of injury after this unique down period, so player preparation and physical wellbeing will be a key focus over the coming months.”

Holcim Queensland general manager for concrete Max Arthur said it was an exciting time to be involved in the game.

“Holcim is very pleased to be able to support some of the state’s best women’s rugby league players return to the field,” Arthur said.

“Holcim has enjoyed a long partnership with the QRL in the South East and we are thrilled to now extend that support to the Holcim Cup.”

School Holiday Coaching Clinic

The Essential Coffee Burleigh Bears will be holding a Junior Coaching Clinic on Tuesday 7 July for 6-14 year olds. Burleigh Bears Head Coach and former NRL Coach Rick Stone will headline the coaching staff for the Clinic

The U6-12 age groups will be held from 9am-11am with the U13-14 age groups from 12.00pm-2.00pm.

The Cost is $30 pp with football included.

For more information contact roy@burleighbears.com.au

The Coach Clinic will be run under a Covid-19 Safety Plan. Places are limited.

To register click here

Questions on the Intrust Super Cup

QLD media

The impact of COVID-19 is far and wide, creating lots of questions about rugby league, in particular the Intrust Super Cup, and its future. Here are some recently asked questions, answered.

Will there be a SEQ Competition for Intrust Super Cup Clubs in 2020?

The QRL along with the Clubs in the South East corner are looking at the possibility of playing a shortened competition against each other. With the Govt restrictions this wouldn’t happen to late July or early August. The ability to have large crowds at the venues will also impact the Clubs decision to play in 2020.

Will the reduction in revenue from the NRL and ARL impact on Intrust Super Cup teams in 2020?

Most likely, however any impact is unknown as the NRL is yet to finalise its broadcast deal. What we do know is that the ARLC fully understands the role and relevance of the Intrust Super Cup. Our clubs met with the new chairman and acting CEO this week and were pleased with the initial discussions.  We have been providing assistance to all of our Intrust Super Cup clubs in developing their financial strategies to help them get through this challenging time and to set them up for the future.

Is there a danger Intrust Super Cup clubs with limited finances may not survive?

It’s a challenging time for all sports and industries, no doubt. The Intrust Super Cup clubs are going to have to adjust their business models to accommodate a possible reduction in revenue. This may include a reduction in elements of their cost base, including resourcing or a reduction in player payments, for example.

Could the reduction in funding lead to a reduced, shorter competition in 2021, or a reduction in the number of teams?

We’re working with all 14 clubs and our intention is to continue to deliver statewide competitions. In terms of the length of competitions, it’s too early to speculate on any possible outcomes.  We’ll be guided by the findings of a newly-created working group which is seeking feedback from our clubs on a range of factors associated with the competition, including length, pre-game travel and overnight accommodation. 

Is the women’s competition financially secure?

Female participation and the BHP Premiership is of vital importance to the QRL and NRL from a strategic perspective. We’re working diligently to ensure the viability and sustainability of our female programs and competitions. 

Will the Mal Meninga Cup (U18) and Hastings Deerings Colts(U20) competitions revert back to a south east competition to save funds?

Both the Mal Meninga Cup and Hastings Deering Colts have been integral to our development pathways for participants and the structure of these competitions is also being examined by the working group.  

Will the reduction in revenue from the NRL and ARL impact on grassroots clubs?

Community clubs generate their own revenue and obviously some of their traditional income streams have been heavily impacted due to the health pandemic. We are here to support and service all of our community clubs and leagues. We have recently set up cross-regional project teams who will focus on delivering support in key areas, including governance, volunteer engagement, club resources, future participation, competition structures and financial management.