Sunshine Coast Falcons d Tweed Seagulls 36-0
The Sunshine Coast Falcons etched their names into the history books on Sunday with a 36-0 win over the Tweed Seagulls at Piggabeen Sports Complex.
The Falcons’ 13-straight wins to start the season equals the Intrust Super Cup record held by, ironically, Tweed Heads in 2011.
A six-try first-half blitz by an almost faultless Falcons set up their victory as the Seagulls, coming off five successive wins, could not keep pace with defensive line speed, aggressive tackling and precision in their attack that earned Sunshine Coast a 30-0 lead at half-time.
Justin Olam scored a hat-trick in the first half as the home side were steamrolled – shell shocked by the Falcons’ relentless intensity.
The only try of the second half came in the 66th minute, but the damage had been done in the opening 40 minutes, as the Falcons were simply a class above.
Falcons will face the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in Round 14.
Burleigh Bears d Easts Tigers 36-4
The Burleigh Bears flew out of the gates against Easts Tigers to lead 20-4 at half time, before going on with the job in the second half for a comprehensive victory.
Easts were on the ropes and responded through a classy Scott Drinkwater cut-out pass that caught the Bears defence short and put Matt Cooper over in the corner.
It would prove to be the only points of the afternoon for Easts as the Bears put together a second half shutout.
Easts will face Mackay Cutters in Round 14.