The Sunshine Coast Falcons recorded a strong win while Easts Tigers fell to a narrow defeat in Round 21 of the Intrust Super Cup. See the full feeder team report below.
Falcons soar past Magpies
A Sunshine Coast Falcons outfit boosted by seven Storm contracted players defeated Souths Logan Magpies 26-18 on Sunday afternoon.
The Falcons team sheet included Storm contracted Travis Robinson, Hymel Hunt, Kurt Mann, Young Tonumaipea, Suliasi Vunivalu, Billy Brittain and late inclusion Nelson Asofa-Solomona.
After falling behind from an early try, the Falcons rebounded through Kurt Mann and Nelson Asofa-Solomona, with the former playing a star role at Davies Park.
Further tries from Storm recruit Young Tonumaipea and Johnny Vuetibau put the win beyond reach for 12th placed Magpies.
Kurt Mann completed his double late in the contest to hand the visitors an eight point victory.
Sunshine Coast Falcons 26
Tries: Kurt Mann 2, Young Tonumaipea, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Johnny Vuetibau
Goals: David Oakes 3
Souths Logan Magpies 18
Tries: Daniel Tamou, Aotealofa Tuimavave, Sam Gardel
Goals: Scott Doyle 3 goals
at Davies Park.
Souths Logan Magpies:
1. Jack Joass 2. Ihaka Watene 3. David Faamita 4. Scott Doyle 5. Dan Russell 6. Ben Thorburn 7. Rhys Jacks 8. Tikiko Noke 9. Travis Waddell 10. Andrew Edwards 11. Joe Boyce 12. Daniel Tamou 13. Phil Dennis (c) 18. Aotealofa Tuimavave 15. Ken Levu 16. Sam Gardel 17. Leon Panapa
Sunshine Coast Falcons:
1. Travis Robinson 2. Rowan Klein 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Young Tonumaipea 5. Suliasi Vunivalu 6. Kurt Mann 7. David Oakes 20. Jon Platt 9. Billy Brittain 10. Ryan Hansen 11. Paul Ivan 12. Jacob Samoa 13. Tom Murphy (c) 18. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 15. Johnny Vuetibau 16. Mboya Adams 14. Jye Ballinger
Hunters rally to edge Tigers
Easts Tigers dropped points to the ladder leading PNG Hunters on Sunday, going down 24-22 in a spirited encounter at Kalabond Oval.
The visitors opened the scoring through Tommy Butterfield after only twelve minutes.
However, the determined hosts who were playing at Kalabond Oval for the last time this season, returned fire with back-to-back tries courtesy of Noel Zeming and captain Israel Eliab.
Storm recruit Shaun Nona brought the Tigers back into the contest, providing a pivotal assist to Jake Foster, before converting to give the Tigers a 12-10 lead.
Despite holding an 18-10 lead early in the second half, the Tigers were unable to stifle a fast-finishing Hunters side, who scored three consecutive tries and a narrow victory.
PNG Hunters 24
Tries: Noel Zeming, Adex Wera, Israel Eliab, Wartovo Puara
Goals: Noel Zeming 4
Easts Tigers 22
Tries: Shane Neumann, Richard Kennar, Tommy Buttterfield, Jake Foster
Goals: Shaun Nona 3
At Kalabond Oval
PNG Hunters: 1. Stargroth Amean 2. Oti Bland Tony 3. Noel Zeming 4. Lawrence Tu'u 5. Adex Wera 6. Israel Eliab (c) 7. Ase Boas 8. Enock Maki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Brandy Peter 12. Kato Ottio 13. Timothy Lomai 14. Adam Korave 15. Atte Bina 16. Willie Minoga 17. Henry Noki 18. Nickson Borana 19. Roger Laka 20. Warren Glare 21. Edward Goma 22. David Lapua
Easts Tigers: 1. Maeli Seve 2. Brandon Downey 3. Shane Neumann 4. Michael Kai 5. Richard Kennar 6. Shaun Nona 19. Brentt Warr 8. Felise Kaufusi 9. Tommy Butterfield 10. Liam McDonald 11. Dane Hogan (c) 12. Jake Foster 13. Troy Giess 14. Francis Tualau 15. Matthew Zgrajewski 16. Dwayne Craft 17. Billy Walters