The Sunshine Coast Falcons survived a bruising encounter against a gritty Mackay Cutters outfit yesterday, while Easts Tigers were held scoreless by the Redcliffe Dolphins on Saturday.
Sunshine Coast Falcons d Mackay Cutters 28-14
Storm premiership centre Curtis Scott pulled on the Falcons jersey and returned to the footy field for the first time since fracturing his foot in our round 9 NRL clash.
In a first half blitz, the visiting Falcons scored three tries in 15 minutes and continued to pile on unanswered points.
Mackay responded in the shadows of halftime, scoring down the right flank, before the video ref denied the Cutters a third try on the final play of the half, sending the Falcons to the sheds with a 24-8 lead.
The Cutters finally managed their third try midway through the second half, however they were unable to cross again.
Sunshine Coast will head home and play host to the Townsville Blackhawks next weekend in what is shaping to be one of the matches of the round.
Redcliffe Dolphins d Easts Tigers 43-0
It was a day to forget for Easts Tigers on Saturday - they were held scoreless for the duration of their clash with the Dolphins.
It was the second week in a row Easts failed to score a try, after managing only two points in last week's loss to the Wynnum Manly Seagulls.
The Redcliffe defence was strong all game and was rarely tested by the Tigers.
Emerging from halftime, the Tigers seemed to have no energy and only threatened the Dolphins line twice. Resolute defence and Tigers errors saw both opportunities quashed.
Easts face the Tweed Seagulls at Piggabeen Sports Complex on Sunday.