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INTRUST SUPER CUP PREVIEW
ROUND 17 – North Ipswich Reserve
IPSWICH JETS V NORTHS DEVILS
OVERALL RECORD – Norths 26 Ipswich 19 Drawn 2
LAST FIVE GAMES
2019 : Devils 16 Jets 12 (Bishop Park)
2019 : Devils 31 Jets 14 (Ipswich)
2018 : Jets 22 Devils 14 (Ipswich)
2018 : Jets 32 Devils 25 (Bishop Park)
2017 : Jets 44 Devils 24
JETS V DEVILS Round 17
The Norths Devils will travel to Ipswich on Saturday night to pull the curtain down on the Jets season for 2021.
The last time the Devils came to Ipswich they got the jump on the Jets 31-14 in 2019.
The Devils come to Ipswich on Saturday with an impressive record at the home of the Jets. Norths have won 12 and the Jets ten at the North Ipswich Reserve; including a draw.
The Jets have won 19 of 47 against the Devils with two draws. Norths have won the last two games against these two clubs.
The Jets travelled to Mackay on Saturday night and for 25 minutes things were going to plan, the Jets were up 18-14 and had recovered to score two quick tries.
Zac Hetherington was held up and then reset to the right and followed a kick to score the Jets looked like they were putting the puzzle together.
The Cutters then found a way to score the next four tries and the game was gone 36-26.
The Jets had 62% of the ball but some misreads on the fringe cost them dearly.
Norths are on the other end of the table and riding high.
The Devils will be a hard task, they’ve won 15 of their last 16 games and a club record 10 games in a row and a club record nine away wins in a row.
They are four wins clear on the top of the ladder because they are a well-coached team.
DEVILS TO WATCH
Jonathan Rueben may not be Joe Kilroy but he will be calling on the mojo of Smokin’ Joe and his Norths days on Saturday night.
Rueben is a Intrust Super Cup try scoring machine. 12 this year and top of the table for tries sits nicely with his 106 tries in 102 games.
Rueben is now creeping up on Tweed’s James Wood and Redcliffe’s Liam Georgetown on 107.
Tony Tumusa is the Devils other weapon the wing, Tumusa leads the competition with 15-line breaks. He also has 10 tries this year to be in the 7th in the Intrust Super Cup.
Tumusa’s 57 tackle breaks places him 5th in the Intrust Super Cup. The Devils get massive ground and penetration from these huge outside backs.
Michael Molo had a great game against Wynnum last round. The Devils’ prop plugs the middle for the Devils like a well devil to be honest.
Molo has missed 0 or 1 tackle in 14 of his 15 games this year, he has made 309 tackles and doesn’t miss too many making the Devils middle not a safe place to be for attackers.
JETS TO WATCH
Blake Lenehan was tremendous against the Cutters, 164m for the forward and he is ready to take the torch from Tyson Lofipo on Saturday night.
To play off the bench, play 56 minutes and make that impact is sensational and the Jets need it again tonight.
Richard Pandia will be involved in the battle of the wingers this week. The Jets winger will play game 116 this week and saddle up for the duel with Tumusa and Reuben.
Pandia made 104m from 11 runs and five tackle breaks, getting the Jets sets started on the front foot.
Gerome Burns could be pulling the strings of the Jets attack for years to come, Burns has been a revelation this year and has scored four tries in 6 games.
Against the Cutters he scored another two tries, kicked a goal and three tackle breaks to be a constant threat.
Tyson Lofipo 210th game, equal with Shane O’Flanagan- 12th most games in the Intrust Super Cup.
Richard Pandia 116 games- 10th most for Jets.
Richard Pandia 6 points for 150 points for Jets.
Nat Neale needs 10 points for 150 points for the Jets.