Hughes stars as Falcons win again
Jahrome Hughes has continued his great run of form in the Intrust Super Cup, helping the Falcons to a 24-12 win over the Burleigh Bears.
The five-eighth utility scored in the shadows of half-time to give Sunshine Coast an unassailable 18-nil lead.
“He is outstanding, you can’t ask for any more from Jahrome Hughes to be honest,” Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said.
“He is a quality player, a quality person and the most impressive thing is that nothing flusters him, he just gets on with the job.”
Ryley Jacks was another Storm player that also found his way on to the try sheet in the first half.
After playing the first eight games of the NRL season, Jacks has gone back to reserve grade and showcased his development compared to when he was a full-time Falcons player 12 months ago.
“He is more composed now than he was last year. He tells people where they need to be and where he wants them,” Ingebrigtsen said.
“Ryley didn’t worry about the scoreboard, he just played through the process and I can’t speak highly enough of what Ryley has done.
“I’m happy he has played great this year, I know he will play more (NRL). It is great to see him back playing with the enthusiasm and desire he’s got with us.”
The Falcons sit in third spot on the ladder and are back at home this Saturday to take on the Mackay Cutters.
Sunshine Coast Falcons 24 (Jye Ballinger, Ryley Jacks, Jahrome Hughes, Alexander Copelin tries; Samuel Young 3, Guy Hamilton goals) def Burleigh Bears 12 (Daniel Vidot, Daniel Schwass tries; Keanu Te Kiri, Daniel Schwass goals) at Pizzey Park.