Falcons knock off top side
Sunshine Coast Falcons recorded a memorable 28-20 win against a previously undefeated PNG Hunters team on Saturday.
The Falcons trailed 8-6 at half-time before a second half blitz saw them score three tries in 11 minutes to break away.
Nafe Seluini then added the sealer on 64 minutes to make it 28-8 before the Hunters rallied for a late fight back.
For the second week in a row the Falcons attack clicked into gear, proving the side is starting to gel after adding 15 new players to its squad over the summer.
Storm recruit Mark Nicholls, playing his first game of 2016, was the standout performer and a real difference maker on the day.
“I thought Mark Nicholls in his first game for us was outstanding in the middle of the ruck,” Falcons CEO Chris Flannery said.
“He took a lot of tough carries and really stood up against a solid PNG pack so we were really wrapped with Mark’s defence and work rate in the game.”
Joe Stimson also impressed while Tony Tumusa and Richie Kennar were rock solid on the edge. Kennar was also unlucky not to score after being held up on the line in the first half.
The Falcons have now won three of their first four games of the season and will host the Redcliffe Dolphins this Saturday night.