Intrust Super Cup: Rd 6 report
• NORTHERN PRIDE 18 (Linc Port 3, Graham Clark tries; Cameron King goal) def REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 16 (Tom Opacic, Shane Pumipi, Josh Benjamin tries; Luke Capewell 2 goals) at Barlow Park.
The Northern Pride have won their first game in the Intrust Super Cup with a gripping 18-16 win over the Dolphins. Linc Port scored a hat-trick in the win which finally sees last year's premiers on the board.
The Cairns-based side were down 16-0 before a second half resurgence thanks to Port's three tries in 20 minutes put them back in the contest.
With three minutes remaining Graham Clark barged over to hand them a vital two points.
The Pride now face Norths Devils again at home in round 7.
• MACKAY CUTTERS 14 (Buchanan Rawhiti, Cameron Cullen tries; Liam Taylor 3 goals) def CQ CAPRAS 12 (Jacob Gagai, Ray Ebsworth tries; Ray Ebsworth, Ian Webster goals) at Browne Park.
The Cutters have made it five wins in a row, but not without a scare from their regional rivals the Capras.
With no Cowboy squad members in the team, the Mackay boys were resilient in defence after letting the Central Queenslanders back in the side, before holding them out by two points.
The win puts them second on the ladder behind the Townsville Blackhawks.
This weekend will be their second straight away game when they take on the PNG Hunters.
• TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS 46 (Jonathan Reuben 2, Jahrome Hughes, Robert Lui, Michael Parker-Walshe, Glenn Hall, Rhyse Martin, Neville Costigan, Lorenzo Ma’afu tries; Kyle Feldt 4, Robert Lui goals) def SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 20 (Dallas Anderson 2, Tim Brooks, Herschel Gideon tries; Jack Joass 2 goals) at Davies Park.
A nine-try haul by the Blackhawks sees the Townsville-based side remain at the top of the Intrust Super Cup ladder after six rounds.
It took the Blackhawks five minutes to find the stripe against Souths Logan before former Queensland Maroon representative Neville Costigan made it 12-0 after 10 minutes.
Robert Lui, Rhyse Martin and Glenn Hall would all score before the break to make it 34-0.
The Magpies hit back with a double after half-time, before Jonathan Reuben crossed for two tries to put the result beyond doubt at Davies Park.
Townsville’s next match is against the Dolphins at Redcliffe.