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Easts Tigers edged their way into the top eight of the Intrust Super Cup with a 26-24 win over the Ipswich Jets.

Storm young guns Billy Walters and Scott Drinkwater broke the game open in the first half with tries inside the opening 30 minutes.

Both players took a quick tap to catch the defence napping and slice through the line to score.

They were two plays that symbolised the exciting development of both players.

"We encourage them to play what is in front of them. We want them to back themselves and they are both doing that," Scott Sipple said.

"Billy is out there steering the ship around so we have faith in his decision making and he has come up with some big plays.

"Drinky is following suit with some of his performances over the last three or four weeks, carrying on from the Queensland Residents game last weekend."

EASTS TIGERS 26 (Billy Walters, Linc Port, Scott Drinkwater, Shane Neumann tries; Billy Walters 5 goals) def IPSWICH JETS 24 (Michael Purcell 3, Jayden Connors tries; Marmin Barba 2, Wes Conlon 2 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.

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