Falcons dominate Grand Final re-match
Sunshine Coast put in a scintillating performance in the Intrust Super Cup Grand Final re-match on Sunday.
The Falcons scored three tries in the opening 23 minutes to lead 18-nil at half-time and never looked like letting the PNG Hunters back in the match.
Storm development player Louis Geraghty played his best game in Falcons colours while Ryley Jacks was brilliant in steering the ship at halfback.
“Ryley was very important,” Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said.
“He’s obviously played some NRL games now and comes back to us with an air of confidence about what he is doing.
“Because he has been playing with us in the past he knows our systems really well so it was good to have him on board.”
Justin Olam was also terrific against his fellow countrymen.
“Justin was at his best as well,” Ingebrigtsen said.
“He just had patience in defence, he waited for things to unfold on the inside which we were really happy with.”
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 24 (Ryley Jacks, Jake Ainsworth, Matt Soper-Lawler, Jye Ballinger tries; Matt Soper-Lawler 4 goals) def PNG HUNTERS 10 (Nixon Putt, Wartovo Puara tries; Ase Boas goal) at Sunshine Coast Stadium.