Sunshine Coast Falcons d Souths Logan Magpies 72-4
The Sunshine Coast Falcons made the most of their first televised match for 2019, putting on a masterclass on Sunday afternoon against the Souths Logan Magpies at Davies Park.
The 68-point win is the largest ever in the Sunshine Coast’s history, toppling the previous largest recorded win by four points.
With plenty of NRL talent on show across the park, both sides started well making good metres with the ball in hand.
Once the attacking raid began from the Falcons, Souths could do little to stem the flow of points.
In-form five eighth Cooper Johns put Joe Stimson into space on the short side and the back rower accelerated to the line.
The visitors stamped their authority on the match with a contender for try of the year.
In an outstanding length of the field effort, Hynes broke the line on the back of a Chris Lewis pass before deftly flicking the ball behind him to a rampaging Lachie Roe who chewed up the metres before handing the ball on to centre Justin Olam who scored under the posts.
Harry Grant landed an almost 20-metre cut-out pass squarely on Curtis Scott’s chest minutes later, Scott then held the ball up just enough to put Sandor Earl over for his second try.
The visitors held a 42-0 lead at half time and the game closed with a consolation try to Souths Jadyn Su’A, taking the final score to 72-4.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls d Easts Tigers 38-22
With two top four teams in action, it was set to be a good game when Wynnum Manly Seagulls hosted the East tigers at BMD Kougari Oval.
Both sides were on a high and looking to consolidate their position in the top four after posting Round 8 wins.
The Seagulls - after a shaky start - went on to dominate the match picking up a 38-22 win, however it was the Tigers who started strong with two tries inside the first 20 minutes.
Tigers went into the break with 16-12 lead but the Seagulls found their attacking mojo in the second half.
In Round 10 (in a fortnight) the Tigers will play an inform Tweed Seagulls.