Tigers shut out Bears
Easts Tigers shut out a confident Burleigh Bears outfit on Sunday, running out 24-2 victors at Langlands Park.
The Tigers were boosted by the inclusion of five Storm-listed players including Mahe Fonua, Matt Duffie, Shaun Nona, Christian Welch and Dean Britt.
Running out of the blocks quickly, the hosts secured two back-to-back tries through winger Matt Duffie, who scored a spectacular try off a Brentt Warr kick in the far corner before Tommy Butterfield found the try-line.
A further try from Eddie Tautali, who was expertly set up by Shaun Nona, put the fifth-placed Tigers in a comfortable position despite more than half of the game left to be played.
The Bears scored their lone points of the afternoon through Khan Ahwang, who converted a penalty goal shortly before the main break.
A one-sided victory was secured in the second half when both Butterfield and Tautali earning their second tries of the game.
Butterfield scored a near replica of his first half try, while Tautali was the beneficiary of some astute build up play from late inclusion Mahe Fonua.
Easts Tigers 24
Tries: Eddie Tautali 2, Tommy Butterfield 2, Matt Duffie;
Goals: Shaun Nona 2
Burleigh Bears 2
Goals: (Khan Ahwang goal)
At Tapout Energy Stadium, Langlands Park.
Easts Tigers: 1. Mahe Fonua 2. Maeli Seve 3. Eddie Tautali 4. Michael Kai 5. Matt Duffie 6. Shaun Nona 19. Brentt Warr 8. Christian Welch 9. Tommy Butterfield 10. Liam McDonald 11. Dane Hogan 12. Jake Foster 13. Troy Giess 14. Francis Tualau 15. Matthew Zgrajewski 16. Dean Britt 18. Mat Pitman
Burleigh Bears: 1. Khan Ahwang 2. Corbin Kiernan 3. Jamie Dowling 4. Jamie Anderson 5. Connor Broadhurst 6. Conner Toia 7. Ryley Jacks 20. Mitch Sharp 9. Tom Rowles 10. Josh Ailaomai 11. Tyron Haynes 12. Louie Fanene 13. Darren Griffiths (c) 14. Marino Allen 15. Ayden Lee 16. Shaun Maloney 17. Caleb Morehu