Intrust Super Cup: Rd 25 review
• NORTHERN PRIDE v CQ CAPRAS
Saturday 29 August, 2015
Northern Pride 46 (Linc Port 4, Luke George 2, Vaipuna Tia-Kilifi, Tom Hancock, Jordan Biondi-Odo tries; Javid Bowen 5 goals) def CQ Capras 18 (Jake Ainsworth, Dan Randall, Sam Smith tries; Dean Allen 2, Ian Webster goals) at Barlow Park.
The Northern Pride have had their final hitout before the 2015 Intrust Super Cup finals, thumping the bottom-placed CQ Capras 46-18 at Barlow Park on Saturday. Led by a stunning four-try burst from fullback Linc Port, the win means the Pride have finished the 2015 regular season in sixth place with 14 wins and nine losses, and will now take on third-placed Ipswich (16 wins, seven losses) in an elimination semi-final at the North Ipswich Reserve on Sunday, 6 September. Cowboys squad member Javid Bowen kicked five goals in the nine-tries-to-three rout. The Capras finished a tough 2015 campaign with just the one win from 23 games and will look to rebound next year when Mackay Cutters coach Kim Williams takes over the reins. The Pride will welcome back suspended Cowboys-contracted fullback Hezron Murgha for the semi-final.
• SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES v MACKAY CUTTERS
Saturday 29 August, 2015
Souths Logan Magpies 32 (David Pritchard 2, Daniel Tamou 2, Tikiko Noke, Sam Gardel tries; Scott Doyle 4 goals) def Mackay Cutters 18 (Liam Taylor, Sam Clune, Blake Atherton tries; Liam Taylor 3 goals) at Brandon Park, Acacia Ridge.
The Mackay Cutters have had a disappointing end to their 2015 season, falling 32-18 to Souths Logan on Saturday. Missing key Cowboys squad members Sam Hoare (ankle), Josh Chudleigh (elbow) and Matthew Wright (Cowboys’ 18th man duty), the Cutters fell to their 12th loss of the season, finishing the year in eighth place (10 wins, 12 losses, one draw). The Magpies finished the season in 12th place with seven wins, 15 losses and a draw from 23 matches.
• TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS v REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS
Sunday 30 August, 2015
Townsville Blackhawks 46 (Zac Santo 2, Rhyse Martin 2, Tom Humble, Michael Parker-Walshe, Glenn Hall, Neville Costigan tries; Robert Lui 7 goals) def Redcliffe Dolphins 22 (Josh Beehag, Tom Geraghty, Joe Bradley, Taylor Brown tries; Luke Capewell 3 goals) at Jack Manski Oval.
A minor premiership in their maiden year was the reward for the Townsville Blackhawks on Sunday when they routed the Redcliffe Dolphins 46-22 to finish the regular season on top with an impressive 19-win, three-loss, one-draw record. A grand final qualifier against the PNG Hunters in a fortnight’s time awaits the Blackhawks, who withstood a mid-game fightback from the Dolphins either side of halftime to run away with eight-tires-to-four win. Cowboys squad member Zac Santo bagged a double to finish the regular season with 26 tries, the most in the competition, and well ahead of Ipswich’s Marmin Barba (22). Fellow NQ player Glenn Hall also crossed while five-eighth Robert Lui kicked seven goals from eight attempts.
• Saturday 29 August, 2015
IPSWICH JETS 34 (Carlin Anderson, Marmin Barba, Brandon McGrady, Dane Phillips, Matt Parcell, Richard Pandia tries; Carlin Anderson 5 goals) def SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 16 (Rowan Klein, Young Tonumaipea, Jacob Samoa tries; Ryan Hansen 2 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.
• Sunday 30 August, 2015
WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS 17 (Jeriah Goodrich, Mitchell Frei, John Te Reo tries; Mathew Seamark 2 goals; Mathew Seamark field goal) def EASTS TIGERS 10 (Michael Kai, Shane Neumann tries; Shaun Nona goal) at Tapout Energy Stadium, Langlands Park.
PNG HUNTERS 44 (scorers unavailable) def BURLEIGH BEARS 24 (scorers unavailable) at Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby.
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 40 (Ali Grant, James Wood, Shaun Carney, Jai Ingram, Sam Saville, Ricardo Parata, Shane Gillham tries; Jamal Fogarty 6 goals) def NORTHS DEVILS 22 (Michael Lucas 2, Rogan Dean, Matt Mizzi tries; Liam Tyson 3 goals) at Bishop Park.