Saavanah Bourke – Seagulls Reporter
The Gold Coast Airport women’s Seagulls will be chasing their third win in the Holcim Cup competition on Saturday afternoon at Tugun Rugby League Club.
The girl Gulls will have the opportunity to make it three in a row when they go head-to-head against the West Brisbane Panthers for the second week straight.
The Seagulls showed signs of promise last week winning both games against East Tigers and West Brisbane Panthers.
But coach Mike Castle said it won’t be an easy ride for the girls heading into this weekend’s rematch.
“I know West’s (West Brisbane Panthers) will be disappointed with their performance on the weekend – they’re a really good rugby league team so we’re just going to have to try and match them,” Mike said.
Last weeks back to back games worked in the Gulls favour, with this week being a good test for the side to tackle their first 60 minute game since March.
“The start of the game or the start of the second half is where we always dip off and pick it up for the rest of the half,” Mike said.
“It’s something we have addressed and we have been working on.
“This weekend’s 60 minute game is what we are used to and what we trained for all off-season,” he said.
Following last week’s success, Mike said it’s a no brainer for the side to remain unchanged.
“Chelsea (Baker) and Tarryn (Aiken) were really good last week and formed a great combination.
“Diaz (Seumanutafa) gave us more options and moved the ball around.
“Last week we couldn’t pick one player – they all did their job really well and we are hoping for the same thing again this week.”
With finals in sight, the Gulls will have a chance to secure the bronze medal next weekend if they are successful in knocking down the Panthers on Saturday.
The 60-minute rematch between the Seagulls and the Panthers will kick off at 3.30pm.