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QCup Rd 7 Tweed Heads 22 Burleigh 14

Beau Henry scored 14 points, including two tries, as he led the Tweed Heads Seagulls to 22-14 victory over the Burleigh Bears.
QCup Rd 7 Tweed Heads 22 Burleigh 14
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Beau Henry scored 14 points, including two tries, as he led the Tweed Heads Seagulls to 22-14 victory over the Burleigh Bears.

Tweed dominated field position and possession throughout the opening 10 minutes, but failed to capitalise as Burleigh struck first.

In the 15th minute, a simple backline movement found the Seagulls defence short, allowing Anthony Don to stroll over untouched.

The Seagulls brought the scores level seven minutes later, when Gold Coast Titan Ryan James broke the line and was dragged down just metres short of the line. They went through the hands to winger Tom Merritt, who found himself in open space to score.

Late inclusion Shane Gray scored next for Burleigh, following a 70m run by Don that ended with second rower Blake Morrison being tackled just a few metres short of the line. Gray got the ball in the next play, managing to get around the defenders to score in the 30th minute.

Burleigh continued their push for points before the break, but was unable to capitalise as they went to the break leading 8-4.

After a quiet first half, Henry took more control in the second half to lead his side to a winning position.

Five minutes after the break, a Henry bomb was put down by Michael Brophy on his own line. From the ensuing set, Henry showed brilliant footwork to break through the line on the fifth tackle to score.

Henry made it a double 12 minutes later, following a superb show of speed from Merritt that took him 65 metres. Henry made no mistake with the opportunity, dummying his way through to score.

The try of the day came just three minutes later, when Henry attempted a 40/20 on the fourth tackle. The ball bounced on its point, finding its way into the hands of the Tweed chasers. Henry took possession, kicked across field for Joe Vickery who did a superb job to take the ball and reach over to score.

Henry converted both tries to give Tweed a 20-8 lead with 20 minutes to play.

A penalty against Burleigh with just 13 minutes to play sealed the result, with Henry adding the two for a 22-8 lead.

The Bears didn't go down without a fight, and were rewarded in the 75th minute with a late try.

TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 22 (Beau Henry 2, Joe Vickery, Tom Merritt tries; Beau Henry 3 goals) def BURLEIGH BEARS 14 (Shane Gray, Anthony Don, Dan Kerr tries; Anthony Don goal) at Piggabeen Sports.


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