Falcons outlast Cutters at home
Sunshine Coast moved into second spot on the Intrust Super Cup ladder with a 28-18 win over the Mackay Cutters.
Storm players produced four of the Falcons five tries on the day.
Jeremy Hawkins scored the home side’s opener after 24 minutes, continuing the strong run of form he has shown in reserve grade.
“He is really buying in to everything we are doing, he is really coming along Jeremy,” Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said.
“I am really happy for him because he is playing injury free at the moment and when he is injury free at this level he is a top-class player.
“We needed him to do a job and he did that really well for us.”
Another player who has been in outstanding form all season is Jahrome Hughes. The playmaker scored twice in the space of 14 minutes during the second half as he continues to push his case for a Storm debut.
“Jahrome is a quality player and I have said it all along that Jahrome is one of the best players in this competition,” Hughes said.
“If he continues at that rate he is going to put pressure on the NRL side to put a spot for him.
“He played at five-eighth and did a really good job there combining with (Ryley Jacks). To have those blokes together playing consistently week in and week out just balances our footy team out.”