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Easts Tigers led at half time but were not able to hold on, eventually falling to Norths Devils 32-36.

The Tigers held the lead for most of the game but a try to the Devils with 10 minutes to play saw this visitors steal the points.

Slade Griffin played 65 minutes at hooker and was the best of the Storm players while Young Tonumaipea scored a first half double as the Victorian showed signs of being back to his best.

“Young is coming back to his best, he is finding his energy and his form out there,” Easts coach Scott Sipple said.

“He had a spring in his step and was buzzing around and looking for the ball which is very promising.

“Young is a very good attacking footy player so we got him into open space and he finished off a couple of plays for us. He is a classy player, definitely above the Queensland Cup level but he just needs an opportunity and I’m sure he will get it soon.”

Easts currently sit in fourth spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder and travel to Tweed Heads this Sunday to take on the Seagulls.

Norths Devils 36 (Matiu Love-Henry, Dalton Phillips, Jack Miers, David Faamita, Danny Kerr, Billy Brittain tries; Jack Miers 6 goals) def Easts Tigers 32 (Young Tonumaipe’a 2, Adam Crear, Jake Foster, Brodie Croft, Tommy Butterfield tries; Billy Walters 4 goals) at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park.

We return to AAMI Park on June 2. Watch us take on the Knights!
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