Sunshine Coast Falcons d Townsville Blackhawks 34-10
The Sunshine Coast Falcons withstood a tough challenge from the Townsville Blackhawks on Sunday to continue its 10 game winning streak in round 10 of the Intrust Super Cup competition.
The game was a tug-of-war for the first 20 minutes until Sandor Earl evaded Blackhawks defenders by diving through the air to touch the ball down inside the touchline.
His try and Todd Murphy’s conversion saw the Falcons surge ahead to lead 18-10 at the break.
While the final scoreline didn't flatter the home side, the Falcons essentially won the game with their defensive work at the start of the second half.
They withstood a prolonged attack at their line and were able to turn the Blackhawks away.
The Falcons were able to score in the 60th minute when fullback Nicho Hynes soared ahead of the pack and fed the ball to Harry Grant who crossed.
They were in again soon after when Cooper Johns went the short side with a clever play and Joe Stimson was over for the final try of the afternoon with only two minutes left on the clock.
Tweed Seagulls d Easts Tigers 16-4
Easts Tigers lost for only the third time this season, falling short against the Tweed Seagulls at Langlands Park on Saturday.
The Seagulls were boosted by the return of Gold Coast Titans contracted player Ryley Jacks, while his older brother Rhys Jacks lined up at halfback for Easts Tigers.
Tweed went into the half-time break with a 10-4 lead and Billy Walters tried his best to spark something for the home side in the opening minutes of the second half, opting to run the ball on fifth.
Tweed remained solid in defence, holding the Tigers out.
Easts were awarded a penalty with 16 minutes remaining, yet failed to find touch.
Easts were their own worst enemy in the final 10, coughing up the ball with several handling errors.