Falcons fall to red-hot Dolphins

Sunshine Coast have seen their five-game winning run come to an end at the hands of Redcliffe.

The Falcons burst out of the blocks to lead 18-nil after just 10 minutes however five tries in 16 minutes before half-time saw the Dolphins edge in front before running away with the victory.

Young Storm prop Vincent Leuluai scored the first try of the game in the third minute and was pivotal for the Falcons’ pack.

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“Vinnie is getting better and better each week,” Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said.

“I really like the way he took their pack on, he didn’t take a backwards step from their star-studded pack.

“I am really impressed with where Vinnie is going with his footy and I am sure he is going to be in contention for the Melbourne Storm side down the track which is good news.”

Ingebrigtsen believes his side needs to show greater consistency and patience moving forward in order to mix it with the premiere teams in the Intrust Super Cup.

Sunshine Coast head on the road again next Sunday to take on bottom-place Tweed Heads Seagulls.

Redcliffe Dolphins 46 (Christian Hazard 3, Thomas Opacic 2, Matthew Lodge 2, Thompson Teteh, Joshua Beehag tries; Tyson Gamble 4, Joshua Beehag goals) def Sunshine Coast Falcons 28 (Matthew Soper-Lawler 2, Vincent Leuluai, Guy Hamilton, Jeremy Hawkins tries; Guy Hamilton 4 goals) at Dolphin Oval.