Intrust Super Cup: Rd 18 report
• TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS V NORTHS DEVILS
Saturday 11 July, 2015
Townsville Blackhawks 50 (Lenny Magey 2, Nathan Norford 2, Kyle Feldt, Mosese Pangai, Tom Humble, Samsen O’Neill, Noel Underwood tries; Kyle Feldt 5, Tom Humble 2 goals) def Norths Devils 6 (Michael Lucas try; Liam Tyson goal) at Jack Manski Oval.
It was a case of another weekend of footy, another big win for the red-hot Townsville Blackhawks who gave the vocal crowd at Jack Manski Oval plenty to cheer about with their 50-6 demolition of Norths Devils on Saturday. The round 18 Intrust Super Cup clash loomed as a danger game for the table-topping Blackhawks, who were without Cowboys-contracted players Ray Thompson, Robert Lui and Glenn Hall, who were all rested after playing NRL the weekend prior. But the trio’s absence failed to blunt the Blackhawks’ razor-sharp attack as the home side piled on nine tries to take their 2015 record to 15 wins and just two losses. Cowboys-aligned centre Kyle Feldt continued his strong scoring form with a try and five goals, while Kelepi Tanginoa and Zac Santo – who set Feldt up for his try - were also in the team. The Blackhawks’ next opponent is Easts Tigers at Tap Out Energy Stadium on Sunday, 19 July.
• SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES V NORTHERN PRIDE
Saturday 11 July, 2015
Souths Logan Magpies 17 (Tim Brooks, Rhys Jacks, Travis Waddell tries; Jack Joass 2 goals; Travis Waddell field goal) def Northern Pride 8 (Brett Anderson, Justin Castellaro tries) at Tully Showgrounds.
Intrust Super Cup action came to the regions at the weekend with the Tully Showground playing host to a round 18 clash between the Souths Logan Magpies and the Cairns-based Northern Pride. But despite have the majority of the crowd support, the Pride were outenthused and outplayed by the 11th - placed Magpies, who secured their fifth win of the season. The Pride (nine wins, eight losses) – who had the services of Cowboys trio Hezron Murgha, Cameron King and Patrick Kaufusi – have slipped out of the top six to seventh and will need a strong last part of the season to secure a finals spot. Their round 19 match is against the Tweed Heads Seagulls at Piggabeen Sports Complex on Sunday, 19 July.
• MACKAY CUTTERS had a bye and will host the Burleigh Bears on Saturday, 18 July.
Other round 18 results
SUNDAY 12 JULY, 2015
• Easts Tigers 18 (Shane Neumann 2, Michael Kai, Mahe Fonua tries; Shaun Nona goal) def Ipswich Jets 16 (Richard Pandia, Brandon McGrady, Billy McConnachie tries; Carlin Anderson 2 goals) at Tapout Energy Stadium, Langlands Park.
• Sunshine Coast Falcons 49 (Young Tonumaipea 3, Sam Young 2, Rowan Klein, Suliasi Vunivalu, Kurt Mann, Johnny Vuetibau tries; Ryan Hansen 5, David Oakes goals; Billy Brittain field goal) def Tweed Heads Seagulls 10 (James Wood, Karl Lawton tries; Ali Grant goal) at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
• Redcliffe Dolphins 64 (Tom Opacic 2, Nick Ritter 2, Tristan Lumley, Marlon Doak, Luke Capewell, Charlie Faingaa, Darcy Etrich, Logan Harris, Harley Aiono tries; Luke Capewell 10 goals) def Burleigh Bears 6 (Jaiden Hawkes try; Khan Ahwang goal) at Pizzey Park.
• Wynnum Manly Seagulls 36 (John Te Reo 2, Matthew Grieve, Mitchell Buckett, Patrick Templeman, Jon Grieve, Brendon Gibb tries; Mathew Seamark 4 goals) def CQ Capras 14 (Reece Baker, Tarrant Mariner, Tyson White tries; Josh Mitchell goal) at BMD Kougari Oval.