Sunshine Coast Falcons d Mackay Cutters 30-10
The Sunshine Coast Falcons are still the benchmark of the Intrust Super Cup competition and remain undefeated after a 30-10 win over the Mackay Cutters in round 8.
The Falcons fielded arguably their strongest line-up of the 2019 season - including Melbourne Storm's Curtis Scott.
The first 21 minutes of the match remained scoreless, reflecting the solid defence on display from both sides.
First points came to the Falcons when a Cooper Johns pass found Joe Stimson, who crossed the line for four points.
Six minutes later Harry Grant showed just why he is atop the Petero Civoneciva Medal tally after scooting and stepping his way for 20 metres to score under the posts.
Falcons head coach Eric Smith said despite eight-straight wins the side was not getting complacent.
"There are things we do well but things we need to improve - we’re still growing and improving as a team," Smith said.
"There are still teams we haven’t played yet and teams we have played that have improved out of sight since.
"There’s still a long way to go."
Falcons face Souths Logan Magpies in Round 9.
Easts Tigers d Redcliffe Dolphins 16-12
A battle between two of the competition's premium hookers highlighted the game at Langlands Park, with Aaron Booth and Jake Turpin firing in a gritty clash that saw Easts Tigers emerge 16-12 victors in a replay of last year's grand final.
While the half time score was locked at 6-6, the Tigers opened the scoring in the second half with a try to hard-running forward Patrick Kaufusi.
They kicked very well in general play, keeping the Dolphins defence on the back foot and earning three line drop outs.
Kelma Tuilagi scored the match winning try in the 70th minute.
The Tigers face Wynnum Manly Seagulls in Round 9.