Easts Tigers continued their winning run while the Sunshine Coast Falcons lost in Round 7 of the Intrust Super Cup over the weekend.
Seagulls push past Falcons
Jumping out of the blocks, Wynnum Manly proved too strong for the Sunshine Coast Falcons on Saturday at Pinklands Sporting Complex.
After winning their previous two clashes, the Falcons were forced to chase the game, conceding an early lead. Three unanswered first half tries handed the Seagulls a 16-0 half-time lead leaving the Falcons with plenty to do at the break.
In the second half, a high flying Travis Robinson try kick started a charge from the Sunshine Coast allowing his side to draw within two converted tries when Johnny Vuetibau scored. However a late field goal from the boot of Wynnum Manly's Matthew Seamark ensured any hopes of a Falcons comeback was extinguished.
The Sunshine Coast Falcons have the bye in Round 8 of the Intrust Super Cup.
Sunshine Coast Falcons 10
Tries: Travis Robinson, Johnny Vuetibau
Goals: Travis Robinson 1
Wynnum Manly Seagulls 23
Tries: Daniel Ogden, Mitchell Buckett, Greg Eden, Brendon Gibb
Goals: Matthew Seamark 3
at Pinklands Sporting Complex.
Sunshine Coast Falcons: 20. Young Tonumaipea 2. Callum Klein 3. Rueben Baillie 4. Travis Robinson 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Ben Hampton 7. Brett Doherty 8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Billy Brittain 10. Jon Platt 11. Kenny Bromwich 12. Jake Samoa 13. Johnny Vuetibau 14. Jay Lobwein 15. James Ackerman 16. Ryan Hansen 17. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
Tweed Heads Seagulls: 1. Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. Matthew Grieve 4. Mitchell Buckett 5. Greg Eden 6. Patrick Templeman 7. Matthew Seamark 8. Ben Shea 9. Alehana Mara 10. Aaron Rockley 11. Brendon Gibb 12. Jon Grieve 13. Mitchell Frei 14. Olsi Krasniqi 15. John Te Reo 16. Stephen Coombe 17. Tim Natusch (c)
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Dominant Tigers display defeats Capras
A powerful attacking performance on Saturday helped Easts Tigers to a comfortable 56-6 victory over the Central Queensland Capras.
Conceding the first try of the match, Easts did not look back piling on 11 unanswered tries on the way to their fifth victory of the 2015 season.
Matt Duffie continued his successful return to football, scoring a double on the wing while the Storm listed pairing of Richie Kennar (two) and Christian Welch also found the try line.
The victory propels Easts Tigers into second place on the Intrust Super Cup table ahead of their trip to Townsville in Round 8 to face the Blackhawks on ANZAC Day.
View the full match report on QRL.com.au here.
Easts Tigers 56
Tries: Richie Kennar 2, Matt Duffie 2, Grant Giess 2, Eddie Tautali, Shane Neumann, Donald Malone, Christian Welch, Matthew Zgrajewski
Goals: Donald Malone 6
Central Queensland Capras 6
Tries: Garrett Field
Goals: Ian Webster
at Tapout Energy Stadium (Langlands Park)
Easts Tigers: 1. Eddie Tautali 2. Richie Kennar 3. Shane Neumann 4. Donald Malone 5. Matt Duffie 6. Shaun Nona 7. Grant Giess 8. Christian Welch 9. Tommy Butterfield 10. Liam McDonald 11. Dane Hogan (c) 12. Jake Foster 13. Troy Giess 14. Francis Tualau 15. Matthew Zgrajewski 16. Foisa Peni 18. Dean Britt
CQ Capras: 1. Javarn White 17. Jake Ainsworth 3. Jacob Gagai 4. Tarrant Mariner 5. Ray Ebsworth 6. Matt Minto 7. Mark Johnstone 8. Gerard Tema 9. Ian Webster 20. Nathan Young 11. Garrett Field 12. Guy Williams (c) 13. Gavin Hiscox 14. Josh Mitchell 15. Rajan Opetaia-Halls 16. Josh Johnston 19. Clinton Mooney