Both Easts Tigers and the Sunshine Coast Falcons secured important victories in Round 12 of the Intrust Super Cup.
Duffie scores four in Tigers win
A dominant display from Matt Duffie culminated in not only a man of the match performance but also an overwhelming 50-6 win for Easts Tigers over Norths Devils on Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers highlighted their push for a top-four finish with another polished performance.
A resurgent Tigers squad have shown in recent weeks that they are able to maintain a winning start. This was no different at Bishop Park as the Tigers piled on the pressure, scoring their second try through Jake Foster just after the six minute mark. After Foisa Peni scored the Tigers third try, a lopsided scoreline looked on the cards as the Devils struggled to pose a threat in attack.
Matt Duffie added a sensational hat-trick in the first half, scoring three consecutive tries – all in the far right corner – in a remarkable sixteen minute period. Duffie closed the match with four tries, closing out a dominant display.
Liam Tyson scored the Devils only points shortly after main break, proving to be a mere consolation for the hosts.
With the win, the Tigers secured their place inside of the top six on the Intrust Super Cup ladder.
Easts Tigers have the bye in Round 13 of the Intrust Super Cup.
Norths Devils 6
Tries: Liam Tyson
Goals: Liam Tyson
Easts Tigers 50
Tries: Matt Duffie 4, Michael Kai 2, Richie Kennar, Eddie Tautali, Jake Foster, Foisa Peni
Goals: Shaun Nona 5
at Bishop Park.
Norths Devils: 1. Sean Loxley 2. Luke Pollock 3. Dylan Galloway 4. Ryan Millard 5. Rogan Dean 6. Joshua Fauid 7. Liam Tyson 8. Richard Tuala 9. Krys Freeman 10. Chris Faust 11. Michael Molo 12. Brett Greinke (c) 13. Steve Elliott 14. Will McNee 15. Billy Solah 16. Matt Mizzi 17. Josh Afoa
Easts Tigers: 1. Maeli Seve 2. Richie Kennar 3. Michael Kai 4. Eddie Tautali 5. Matt Duffie 6. Shaun Nona 7. Grant Giess 8. Matthew Zgrajewski 9. Tommy Butterfield 10. Liam McDonald 11. Dane Hogan (c) 12. Dean Britt 13. Troy Giess 14. Francis Tualau 15. Jake Foster 16. Foisa Peni 17. Billy Walters 18. Brenton Horwood
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Falcons soar past Capras
A standout performance from Ben Hampton helped the Sunshine Coast Falcons soar to a 36-24 win over the Central Queensland Capras on Saturday.
Hampton’s best on ground performance included a first half try that paved the way for the come-from-behind victory at Browne Park.
The bottom placed Capras took the lead through Hayden Buckman, who scored the first of two tries for the afternoon, touching down in the corner after an assist from Garret Field.
The Falcons returned fire shortly after with Reuben Baillie crashing across the line to give the Falcons a 6-4 lead.
From that point, the visitors never looked back, taking control of both the scoreboard and the match itself, adding further tries through Callum Klein and Hampton.
Although the Capras sandwiched a Gerard Tema try in between the Falcon’s efforts, an improved Falcons performance allowed Sunshine Coast to run away with victory.
Hampton continued to stamp his authority on the match with some brilliant lead up play, which led to Jye Ballinger adding his name to the scoresheet.
Two blazing individual runs from both Tony Tumusa and a 45 metre burst from Dan Randall highlighted the importance of a win between the two rival clubs, who refused to give up an inch in a closely contested contest.
However, when Travis Robinson raced across the length of the field to score, the points were sealed for the twelfth-placed Falcons, who are now on equal points with the eleventh-placed Souths Logan Magpies.
The Sunshine Coast Falcons will host Redcliffe on Saturday afternoon at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
CQ Capras 24
Tries: Hayden Buckman 2, Jake Ainsworth, Dan Randall, Gerard Tema
Goals: Ian Webster 2
Sunshine Coast Falcons 36
Tries: Travis Robinson, Callum Klein, Jake Turpin, Rueben Baillie, Ben Hampton, Jye Ballinger
Goals: Ryan Hansen 3, David Oakes 2, Jacob Samoa
at Browne Park.
CQ Capras: 2. Jake Ainsworth 3. Shaun Collins 4. Dan Randall 5. Hayden Buckman 6. Matt Minto 7. Ian Webster 8. Gerard Tema 9. Josh Mitchell 10. Gavin Hiscox 11. Garrett Field 12. Guy Williams (c) 13. Corbyn Kilday 19. Mark Johnstone 15. Rajan Opetaia-Halls 16. Dean McAdam 18. Clinton Mooney 1. Reece Baker
Sunshine Coast Falcons: 1. Sam Young 2. Hymel Hunt 3. Travis Robinson 4. Callum Klein 5. Tony Tumusa 6. David Oakes 7. Jake Turpin 8. James Ackerman 10. Ryan Hansen (c) 11. Joe Stimson 12. Rueben Baillie 13. Jacob Samoa (c) 14. Ben Hampton 15. Johnny Vuetibau 16. Mboya Adams 17. Jye Ballinger 19. Jay Lobwein