Rowe clicks into higher gear for Bears
BURLEIGH ace Kurtis Rowe will formalise his future in the next fortnight after spearheading a 38- 22 win over Wynnum Manly at Kougari Oval yesterday.
With their attack rediscovering its 2016 incisiveness, the Bears have now won four on the trot and could enter the offseason on a six- game streak.
From long being in wooden spoon contention, it is mathematically possible for Burleigh to finish as high as seventh on the 14- team ladder, though the finals- bound top six are out of their reach.
“It’s a bit disappointing that we can’t make semis but we are still hungry to win,” Rowe said.
After mustering a mere 16 points a game during the first 18 rounds, the defending pre- miers have averaged 32 points during their four- match run, the majority of which have been against higher- ranked sides.
Rowe yesterday again demonstrated his value as the key cog in the side’s sweeping backline movements.
The evasive fullback scored twice and had a hand in other tries, including a sublime cutout pass to Henare Wells.
Rowe and Wells have battled hard for the No. 1 jersey, something which the former Wests Tigers player said had forced him to find another gear.
Rowe said he was likely to stay for a third season at Pizzey Park in 2018 as he assessed his options.
At Langlands Park, Tweed Heads were walloped 44- 4 by a classy Easts outfit and Redcliffe beat Norths 44- 24.