The Bears show the claws to fight back

THE Burleigh Bears kept their title defence alive with a nail-biting 24-19 Queensland Cup preliminary final victory over Redcliffe at Pizzey Park on Saturday.

Bears centre Trent Leis scored the match-winning try two minutes from fulltime to halt a gallant Redcliffe fightback.

The son of a Redcliffe legend and a three-time grand finalist with the Dolphins, Leis stole the game from his former team-mates, guilty of celebrating too soon when they took the lead 19-18 with six minutes to go.

Returning from a Shane Perry field goal in the 76th minute Redcliffe was asleep to a short kickoff, allowing the Bears to regather and work their way to the winning try.

Burleigh's date with destiny comes at 2pm at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, pitted against the North Queensland Young Guns.



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