The Tweed Seagulls proved too strong for Easts Tigers while the Sunshine Coast Falcons continued a six-game winning streak, outclassing the Townsville Blackhawks.
Sunshine Coast Falcons d Townsville Blackhawks 40-18
Blackhawks hit the scoreboard first at Sunshine Coast Stadium through Jake Marketo and what looked like a second unanswered try in the 10th minute was overturned by the video referee.
The Falcons made the most of broken play following a late hit on Harry Grant by Marketo, who was put on report.
The home side kept the ball alive with some quick passes on the right-hand side of the field and the ever-present Jon Reuben scored the Falcons first points.
Grant skipped across the field in the next set to deliver the ball on a platter to a hard-running Chris Lewis, who set Reuben up for his second try with a clever grubber.
Blackhawks trailed 24-12 at half time and the second term began with three consecutive penalties to the visitors, who made the most of the opportunity.
The Falcons were quick to reply, as a sneaky Grant bamboozled the defence before diving over from dummy half to score.
Sandor Earl made an excellent break which ended with Grant going over at the opposite end of the field to score his second and the final try of the match.
The Falcons will face the third-placed Burleigh Bears next weekend.
Tweed Seagulls d Easts Tigers 38-18
The Seagulls leapt to a 16-0 lead with three tries in just 13 minutes.
They were 22-0 ahead before the Tigers hit back with two tries in the shadows of half time, trailing 22-12 at the break.
At 22-18 the match was in the balance but Easts were unable to break through the Tweed defence again and the home side controlled the game throughout.
Isaac Lumelume and Solomone Kata crossed for the Tigers, while Billy Walters was accurate in front of the uprights, converting all three of the visitors tries.