Scott, Kennar return in Falcons win
Curtis Scott and Richie Kennar made successful returns to the field as the Falcons triumphed over the Seagulls with a 16-10 win on Saturday.
In tough conditions that nearly saw the game called off earlier in the day, Sunshine Coast managed to hold on for their first ever win at Wynnum.
Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said he was pleased to have the Storm duo back in action on the weekend.
“Richie is really important to this team and so is Curtis, they were both really good to have back,” Ingebrigtsen said.
“Richie scored a really good try, Curtis made a lot of breaks and is probably unlucky he didn’t score a couple of times. Having them back was a big bonus for us.”
Ryley Jacks scored the only try of the first half before Kennar and Eddie Tuatali added two more in the second half to set up the win.
Despite the tricky conditions, Sunshine Coast managed to maintain good ball control which complemented their enourmous effort in defence.
“I was really happy with them, especially in those conditions,” Ingebrigtsen said.
“We completed 75% in those dreadful conditions, it is not a bad stat to have.
“I was really happy with our second half, our resolve and our resilience. Our defensive efforts were very good.”
The Falcons have now moved into sixth spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder.
They will travel to Barlow Park to take on Northern Pride next Sunday.
Sunshine Coast Falcons 16
Tries: Ryley Jacks, Richie Kennar, Eddie Tautali
Goals: Joe Stimson 2
Wynnum Manly Seagulls 10
Tries: Daniel Ogden
Goals: Peter Gubb