Sunshine Coast Falcons

Sunshine Coast came up short against Burleigh, suffering a 32-26 defeat.

The Falcons trailed by 12 points at half-time and scored four tries in the final 20 minutes but were unable to taste victory.

While the result did not go their way, a Storm duo of different sizes proved the highlights.

Prop Tui Kamikamica led the way with 171 metres in 61 minutes of playing time and also scored a try of his own in the 70th minute.

“For a guy in his position he played a lot of minutes. He wasn’t just out there filling up the numbers, they were good quality minutes,” Storm development coach Aaron Bellamy said.

“He had a lot of carries and worked really hard in defence.

“The thing that has been impressive about him over the last few weeks, since he hasn’t played first grade, is just working on the little things like his play the ball and when we are defending our try line.”

Scott Drinkwater was the other Storm player who impressed.

The youngster, who was playing halfback, had two try assists, two line break assists as well as a line break of his own.

For a player still young enough to play at Under-20s level, his development is continuing to impress.

“It would be hard for him, a guy in his position, to try and go up there and steer a team around the paddock but he is doing that very well,” Bellamy said.

“Every week he is growing more comfortable in that position. He is setting them up in attack and since he has been at the Club we have been working working really hard on his defence, making his tackles and he has been doing that really well.”

Burleigh Bears 32 (Jake Carl 4, Sami Sauiluma, Jamie Dowling tries; Jamal Fogarty 4 goals) def Sunshine Coast Falcons 26 (Matthew Soper-Lawler 2, Justin Olam, Ryley Jacks, Tui Kamikamica tries; Guy Hamilton 3 goals) at Rowden Park, St George.

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