Easts Tigers and the Sunshine Coast Falcons were both back in action in Round 3 of the Intrust Super Cup on the weekend.
Bears too strong for Falcons at home
After a tight opening 40 minutes at Pizzey Park, Burleigh overran the Sunshine Coast Falcons with a three try second half performance.
Forced to defend for long periods, Sunshine Coast absorbed the Bears' attacking pressure, hanging in the contest just four points in arrears at half-time.
Eventually Burleigh's weight of possession and pressure proved too much for the visitors with a strong second half performance handing the Bears their first win of 2015.
Sunshine Coast Falcons 12
Tries: Callum Klein, Jake Samoa
Goals: Cory McGrady 2
Burleigh Bears 28
Tries: Tyler Chadburn, Connor Broadhurst, Christian Hazard, Mark Ioane, Josh Ailaomai
Goals: Zac Mackay 4
at Pizzey Park.
Sunshine Coast Falcons: 1. Joe Uluibau 2. Travis Robinson 3. Callum Klein 4. Hymel Hunt 5. Suliasi Vunivalu 6. Ben Hampton 7. Cory McGrady 19. Johnny Vuetibau 9. Slade Griffin 10. Jon Platt 11. Kenny Bromwich 12. Jake Samoa 13. Tom Murphy (c) 14. Billy Brittain 18. Kemu Seru 20. Jordan Ryan 17. Sam Sotogi
Burleigh Bears: 1. Tyler Chadburn 2. Zac Macaky 3. Jamie Dowling 4. Connor Broadhurst 5. Jared Teo 6. Christian Hazard 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Mark Ioane 9. Nafe Seluini 10. Pele Peletelese 11. Lachlan Burr 12. Jason Chan 13. Darren Griffiths (c) 14. Tom Rowles 15. Louis Fanene 16. Josh Ailaomai 19. Mitch Sharp
Tigers triumph in soggy conditions
Easts Tigers recorded their second win of the 2015 season on Saturday afternoon defeating the PNG Hunters in wet conditions at Langlands Park.
With the torrential rain providing a slog through the middle of the park, the hosts prevailed in a tight contest displaying their clinical finishing ability on both edges.
The Melbourne Storm listed duo of Richie Kennar and Mahe Fonua both got on the scoresheet once again, with Fonua scoring for the third consecutive weekend in the Intrust Super Cup. Playmaker Shaun Nona was also influential, not only heavily involved in the build up to both tries but also booting three goals.
The victory takes the Tigers to seventh on the Intrust Super Cup ladder. Next weekend, Easts will travel to to Mackay to take on the Cutters on Saturday night.
Easts Tigers 14
Tries: Richie Kennar, Mahe Fonua
Goals: Shaun Nona 3
PNG Hunters 8
Tries: Thompson Teteh 2
at Langlands Park.
Easts Tigers: 1. Donald Malone 2. Richie Kennar 3. Shane Neumann 4. Cameron Munster 5. Mahe Fonua 6. Shaun Nona 7. Joel Romelo 8. Matthew Zgrajewski 9. Tommy Butterfield 10. Foisa Peni 11. Dane Hogan (c) 12. Jake Foster 13. Troy Giess 14. Liam McDonald 15. Francis Tualau 16. Dean Britt 17. Liam Tyson
PNG Hunters: 1. Stargroth Amean 2. Oti Bland Tony 3. Adex Wera 18. Thompson Teteh 5. Edward Goma 6. Israel Eliab (c) 7. Roger Laka 8. Henry Noki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Kato Ottio 12. Brandy Peter 13. Adam Korave 14. Ase Boas 15. Atte Bina 16. Willie Minoga 19. Warren Glare