Easts Tigers proved too good for the CQ Capras in Rockhampton, claiming their 10th victory of the season with a convincing result, while the Sunshine Coast Falcons found their way back to the winner’s circle with a win over Northern Pride.
Easts Tigers d CQ Capras 42-16
Easts Tigers powerhouse forward Aaron Pene lined up against his former club after recently signing a development contract with Storm.
It was a weekend of milestones for the Walters clan, with Jack Walters making his Intrust Super Cup debut for the Tigers after brother Billy made his NRL debut on Thursday night.
It took Tigers only 60 seconds to register first points, with halfback Sam Foster crossing for a try.
Soon after Storm’s new recruit Isaac Lumelume crossed for his first try in the Intrust Super Cup.
The points continued for Easts and another Storm recruit in Solomone Kata crossed for a try to give the Tigers a 22-point buffer at the break.
Eight minutes into the second half, the former New Zealand Warriors centre had his second try of the match and the Tigers ran away to a convincing victory.
Sunshine Coast Falcons d Northern Pride 52-8
In the first weekend of the Intrust Super Cup’s Indigenous Round, a buoyant Pride came into the game off a win against the Hunters while the Falcons were aiming to bounce back following their first loss of the 2019 season to the Redcliffe Dolphins in round 15.
Pride elected to kick for goal following an early penalty, which put the home side in the lead, but it wasn't long before the Falcons hit back through a leaping Nat McGavin.
Five minutes later the Falcons were over for their second try after former Pride player Darryn Schonig was the lucky recipient of a short ball from Harry Grant.
Grant scored a double, Jon Reuben a triple and Todd Murphy missed only one of nine conversions in the nine tries to one win.