The Sunshine Coast Falcons maintained touching distance with the top teams of the Intrust Super Cup after defeating CQ Capras 38-22 in Rockhampton on Saturday.
The Falcons lead comfortably all day after racing out to a 22-8 half-time lead and finished with seven different try scorers with both Storm players Joe Stimson and Richie Kennar joining the party.
Stimson was also impressive with the boot, converting five of seven attempts.
After a standout performance a week ago for Storm, Kennar continued his hot run of form at feeder level.
“Coming back from the NRL he responded really well, we were really happy with Richie’s performance,” Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said.
“His involvement rate was really high and his energy was really high. I can’t give Richie a big enough wrap really.”
Stimson has been one of the Falcons most consistent performers in 2016 and was impressive once again on the weekend.
“I haven’t seen Joe put in a poor performance, just his whole demeanor. He comes up with a good attitude every week, he’s a pleasure to have and a pleasure to coach,” Ingebrigtsen said.
“His professionalism rubs off on the other guys and that is really important for a young group like we’ve got.
“We only had two Storm players on the weekend and they both were really good and bought into all our processes. We are really happy with the outcomes we are getting out of those two and what they are bringing to their other guys with their professionalism is outstanding.”
The Falcons face a tough test this Sunday when they host the top-of-the-table Townsville Blackhawks.
Sunshine Coast Falcons 38
Tries: Joe Stimson, Erevonu Kamikamica, Richie Kennar, Erevonu Kamikamica, Samuel Wright, Ryley Jacks, Alex Bishop
Goals: Joe Stimson 5
CQ Capras 22
Tries: Ian Webster, Joshua Mitchell, Maipele Morseau, Kirisome Kirisome, Joshua Mitchell
Goals: Matthew Minto