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Feeder Report Round 8 & 9

It was a win, a loss and a draw for Melbourne Storm’s feeder teams across the HostPlus Cup and NSW Knock On Effect Cup on the weekend. 

Looking for a response after last week’s loss, the Tigers showed they are still in the hunt in 2024, knocking off the Mackay Cutters in their Round 8 meeting, prevailing 24-12. 

In a hard-fought contest, all three of Storm’s affiliated players ran for over 100m, Storm Academy product and winger Coby Williamson leading the way with 159m while Kane Bradley ran for 119m and Tristan Powell 138m.

With the high-flying Falcons one of the six teams in a battle for top spot on the table heading into Round 8, the Club fell just short in an exciting battle against a strong Burleigh Bears outfit, going down 17-10. 

With the Falcons leading 10-6 at halftime, the Bears were able to score two tries and a field goal inside the space of seven-minutes in the second stanza to ultimately put to an end the Club's four-game winning streak. 

Chris Lewis made his return from injury for the Falcons, putting in a 65-minute stint in the back-row while Grant Anderson continued his strong form, opening the scoring in the 5th minute. 

Meanwhile in the NSW Knock On Effect Cup, the Bears played out a 10-10 draw with the Sydney Roosters at North Sydney Oval.

NSW Cup Match Highlights Bears v Roosters - Round Nine

Dean Ieremia continued his strong form, scoring his seventh try of the season as he opened the scoring for both teams in what was ultimately a low scoring affair. 

The Bears looked set to hold on for a 10-8 win only for a last-gasp penalty goal forcing both teams to share the points.

Next week the Bears will host the Parramatta Eels while the Brisbane Tigers will take on the Norths Devils with the Sunshine Coast Falcons having the bye. 

Acknowledgement of Country

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