Sunshine Coast Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen labeled Saturday’s 36-14 triumph over Burleigh Bears “one of the best wins I’ve been associated with.”
Trailing 14-0 after just 10 minutes, the Falcons rallied before half-time to cut the margin to just two points.
They then completed 19 of 21 sets in the second half as they piled on four tries to none, running away 22-point winners.
Tony Tumusa dominated the score sheet with a hattrick while Nelson Asofa-Solomona scored one himself in a best afield performance.
The big Kiwi played nearly 70 minutes in a dominant display.
“I can’t give that man a big enough wrap, I thought he was really good on the weekend,” Ingebrigtsen said.
“He came up this week with a really good attitude. Friday night at our captain’s run I knew he was in for a game, just the way he was bouncing around.
“He played the first 40 minutes straight, that is a big thing for a front-rower.”
Richie Kennar and Tumusa combined for four tries on the Falcons left edge, which ultimately proved the difference on the scoreboard between the two sides.
The Sunshine Coast will now focus their attention on hosting the top of the table PNG Hunters this Sunday at 2pm.