A late field goal from Brayden Torpy proved the difference between the two Melbourne Storm feeder clubs Easts Tigers and Sunshine Coast Falcons at Suzuki Stadium Langlands Park on a Saturday evening where Nate Myles made his Intrust Super Cup debut.
The previous encounter between these two sides in Round ended in a 7-7 draw, and once again there was nothing in this match up. The Sunshine Coast had the early running through early tries to PNG International Justin Olam and Sam Wright which saw them out to a 10-0 lead by the 8th minute. The Tigers hit back through Linc Port first and then Jarrod McInally just before half time to have the scored level at 10-10.
A 44th minute penalty saw the Tigers sneak ahead for the first time, but not long after the Falcons crossed and retook the lead 16-12. The Easts Tigers scored in the 74th minute, but the score remained at 16-16 after Brayden Torpy missed the conversion. However, he more than made up for a few minutes later with the winning one pointer for the win.
Easts’ win sees them within two points of the Falcons, who have yet to have the luxury of a bye. It gives them the upper hand for the finals as these teams will no doubt be involved in later in the season and likely to meet at some stage.
EASTS TIGERS 17
Tries: Linc Port (14m), Jarrod McInally (36m), Adam Crear (74m)
Goals: Brayden Torpy 1/3 Conv, 1 Pen
Field Goal: Brayden Torpy (79m)
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 16
Tries: Justin Olam (5m), Samuel Wright (7m), Christopher Lewis (50m)
Goals: Guy Hamilton 2/3 Conv
1. Gerard McCallum 2. Linc Port 3. Shane Neumann 4. Conor Carey 5. Jarrod McInally 6. Billy Walters 7. Brayden Torpy 8. Steven Thorpe 9. Tommy Butterfield 10. Matt Zgrajewski 11. Jake Foster (c) 12. Adam Crear 13. Jack Svendsen 14. David Murphy 15. Charlie Galo 16. Mat Pitman 17. Chris Ostwald
Coach: Scott Sipple
NOTE – News is that Nate Myles will be playing for Easts Tigers this weekend.
Sunshine Coast Falcons
1. Eddie Tautali 2. Matthew Soper-Lawler 3. Justin Olam 4. Donald Malone 5. Samuel Wright 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Guy Hamilton 18. Tui Kamikamica 14. Christopher Lewis 10. Liam McDonald 11. Dane Hogan (c) 12. Joe Stimson 13. Jon Grieve 9. Alex Bishop 16. Thomas Geraghty 17. Christian Morris 19. Martin Cordwell 22. Harrison Muller
Coach: Craig Ingebrigtsen
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