The Burleigh Bears have taken out the 2019 Intrust Super Cup, with an incredible win over the Wynnum Manly Seagulls yesterday.
The two teams went head to head in Redcliffe yesterday afternoon, with the Bears emerged victorious with a 28-10 win.
It was a much closer score at half time at 12-10, before the Bears broke away.
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It all came down to fullback Kurtis Rowe – who’s credited with saving several tries, particularly early in the second half.
He also took two tries of his own, and was awarded the Duncan Hall Medal for best on ground.
Though there were plenty of brilliant performances that helped the Bears get their second title in four seasons.
Captain Luke Page, Blake Leary and Jamal Fogarty all pulling their weight terrifically.
Fogarty wraps up a stellar season, after also landing the Petero Civoniceva Medal for best player of the year.
He told the NRL the team’s plan to kick away from Wynnum Manly’s fullback Edene Gebbie worked a treat.
“It was a big plan.
“We see what he does week in and week out when he does get the ball early.
“He’s a freak, so we tried to focus on our kicking game and kicking it to corners and it worked well,” Fogarty said.
Coach Jimmy Lenihan spoke to 1029 Hot Tomato’s Flan, Emily Jade and Christo this morning, and says he’s absolutely over the moon with the victory and that the supporters really made it for them.
“It was really really good, very proud of our loyal bad of supporters.
“Wynnum had a lot of people there – the funniest thing was they looked like tombstones in the afternoon sun just standing there motionless watching us win,” Lenihan said.
The Burleigh Bears are now preparing to head to Sydney to play on the big stage, they’ll be taking on Cronulla Sharks’ feeder club Newtown ahead of the NRL Grand Final.
Lenihan says they’re ready for redemption in the NRL State Championship.
“Wynnum won only a couple of years ago, and it was a surreal moment after a drought for the club.
“This time we’ve been able to soak up the atmosphere a little bit more and take it in for what it was.
“Now we get the opportunity to go back to Sydney and make amends, and do ourselves proud and the Gold Coast proud,” Lenihan said.
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