The Intrust Super Cup wrapped up its regular season on Sunday as the final three pending questions for the season were answered.
Going into the weekend the minor premiership, top two finishers and the last spot in the top 6 needed to be finalised, and in the case of the minor premiership it was answered emphatically.
Redcliffe couldn’t be caught if they won on Friday night, and they certainly did that with a huge 74-6 win over the Tweed Seagulls at Dolphin Oval. That left the battle for second spot down to Townsville and Burleigh, and as both sides won the second spot went to Burleigh.
Burleigh’s win meant that sixth placed side heading into the final round – Souths Logan – needed Easts Tigers not to win against Mackay at the same time on Sunday afternoon.
Unfortunately for the Magpies, Easts won comfortably to snatch the final playoff spot.
Two teams that had already qualified for the finals met in Port Moresby, and thanks to results will meet again in week One of the finals. PNG Hunters took the psychological advantage by winning the first leg 34-4.
In the weekend’s two other games, the Pride continued their fine end of season form with a win in Rockhampton against the Capras, and Ipswich beat Wynnum at BMD Kougari Oval.
RESULTS AT A GLANCE
Central Capras 16 NORTHERN PRIDE 30
REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 74 Tweed Heads Seagulls 6
Wynnum Seagulls 16 IPSWICH JETS 30
EASTS TIGERS 48 Mackay Cutters 20
BURLEIGH BEARS 30 Souths Logan Magpies 18
Norths Devils 22 TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS 48
PNG HUNTERS 34 Sunshine Coast Falcons 4
TIPSTERS 2016 RESULTS
All the tips have been counted, and Scott Sattler takes the title of Nothing But League’s supreme ISC Tipster, proving he is not just a Penrith legend, but and ISC tipping guru.
SCOTT SATTLER 65%
MATT CROWHURST 63%
MATT PRITCHARD 61%
DAN WHITE 58%
SHANNON MEYER 57%
FINALS WEEK 1
The QRL announced the details for the first week of the finals, and in an ironic twist to last years, the two home finalists for week 1 are the two sides that were denied a home final in Week 3 last year.
In 2015 Townsville Blackhawks and PNG Hunters finished first and second, but during the finals it was unveiled that the losing side of the 1st v 2nd clash had to play their knockout clash in Brisbane. In the end it was the PNG Hunters who lost and had to play at Wynnum and were subsequently knocked out by eventual premiers Ipswich. This year that uncomfortable situation can’t happen again as SEQ sides Burleigh and Redcliffe topped the table.
Sunday 1:40pm @ Jack Manski Oval, Townsville.
Townsville Blackhawks (3rd) v Easts Tigers (6th)
Sunday 3pm @ National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
PNG Hunters (4th) v Sunshine Coast Falcons (5th)
COLTS / BRL A GRADE FINALS
Since both of the Intrust Super Cup finals are up north, the Colts and BRL will face off in Brisbane this weekend. A triple header of Colts and BRL is on at Wynnum’s BMD Kougari Oval on Saturday afternoon/evening for those wanting a taste of local football in Brisbane.
Saturday 2:45pm @ BMD Kougari Oval
Norths Devils (4th) v Burleigh Bears (5th)
Saturday 4:15pm @ BMD Kougari Oval
Redcliffe Dolphins (2nd) v Easts Tigers (3rd)
Saturday 6pm @ BMD Kougari Oval
BRL A GRADE
Wynnum Manly Redland City Seagulls v Redcliffe Dolphins
Other BRL A Grade Final TBC