Intrust Super Cup Round 6 Sunday results


Round 6 was completed on Sunday, and with its completion, a clearer picture of the 2015 season has been painted. The Top 5 features three of the teams involved in finals football last year, with the newcomers Townsville replacing the premiers Northern Pride as the top FNQ side, and Mackay joining the fun on the back of five straight wins.

The Sunday wrap kicks off on the bayside at BMD Kougari Oval where the Wynnum Seagulls easily accounted for the PNG Hunters 36-18. The opening minutes of a game can sometimes set the scene for an entire game, so when the PNG Hunters gave away two penalties from the first two tackles of the match, it didn’t look like it was going to be their day.

Wynnum made them pay with 80% possession early and scoring a try either side of a 40-20 kick  to lead 10-0. When the Hunters finally got some ball in their attacking 20 they found the line through a bustling try, and at 10-6 it looked like it might be a game after all. It was as close as the Hunters got with Wynnum scoring the next four tries, including a 100th try to Daniel Ogden, who became the sixth player to do so in the Queensland Cup.

The Hunters scored a quick two tries in three minutes towards the end of the game to add some respectability on the scoreboard, but Wynnum had thoroughly dealt with the Hunters to go fifth whilst PNG have now lost two in a row.

At Pizzey Park the Tigers led 8-6 at half time, but were soon chasing the game against the Burleigh  Bears as they raced out to a 18-8 lead after half time. Easts were the next to score to narrow the deficit to 4 points, which was extended to a converted try after a penalty to the Bears.

Showing the fighting qualities that took them all the way to the Grand Final last year, the Easts Tigers had the last say with two tries in the final five minutes to break the hearts of the home side and pick up their third win of the season.

Townsville Blackhawks took back the lead of the Intrust Super Cup on Sunday afternoon with another dominant display as they thrashed Souths Logan 46 – 20. The Blackhawks were scoring tries as regular as a morning peak hour timetable and held a 34-0 lead at half time with 6 tries in all to many of the NRL names that have provided the firepower to ensure they lead their first year in the competition.

The Magpies came out blazing in the second half with three unanswered tries to narrow the score to 34-16 and with enough time to upset the Blackhawks. Their momentum was halted with 18 minutes to play when Townsville scored again to lead 38-14 and Souths Logan had got as close as they were going to. Another try a piece before full time left Townsville on top of the ladder with another big score, Souths Logan can take solace at winning the final 40 minutes to provide a positive to take with them into next week.

Ipswich became the second side this weekend to notch up five consecutive wins, and joined the other side Mackay, and Townsville on 5 wins and one loss after a hard earned win against the Norths Devils.

Despite an early score, the Jets were behind at half time to the home side 10-6 after the Devils crossed for two tries in the final 10 minutes in a tight first half.

Ipswich scored first after the break, but were behind again when Norths scored another and with the score 16-10 to the home side it was anybody’s game with 25 minutes to go.

However a team who is on a run of four straight wins is a team that knows how to win, and that is exactly what Ipswich did as they scored twice more to take the lead and hold on for a fifth time in a row. For Norths, they have now turned two half time leads in a row into losses and will want to stop that statistic sometime soon.

The final game of the round was more proof of the Sunshine Coast’s improvement in 2015 as they proved last week’s big win against the PNG Hunters was no fluke, and they had no intention of it being a one off like last season.

The Falcons flew down to Piggabeen to take on the Seagulls full of confidence after the previous week’s first win. Tweed Heads will be wondering what might have been as they blew a narrow half time lead, after leading the majority of the first half.

Where they can start discovering the reason will be the start of the second half as Sunshine Coast scored the first two tries to turn around the half deficit into a 28-18 lead.

There was time for Tweed Heads to score more points and put pressure on the Sunshine Coast side who were aiming to beat last year’s total of 1 win. The home side could only manage one and were unable to stop the Falcons winning their second game of the season.

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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.

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.

WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS 36 (Daniel Ogden, Greg Eden, Alehana Mara, Mitchell Frei, Olsi Krasniqi, John Te Reo tries; Matthew Seamark 6 goals) def PNG HUNTERS 18 (Israel Eliab, Esau Siune, Brandy Peter tries; Noel Zeming 3 goals) at BMD Kougari Oval.

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

EASTS TIGERS 22 (Richie Kennar, Shaun Nona, Jake Foster, Troy Giess tries; Donald Malone 3 goals) def BURLEIGH BEARS 20 (Tyler Chadburn, Tom Rowles, Josh Ailaomai tries; Tyler Chadburn 4 goals) at Pizzey Park

IPSWICH JETS 24 (Carlin Anderson, Nemani Valekapa, Brandon McGrady, Dane Phillips tries; Carlin Anderson 4 goals) def NORTHS DEVILS 18 (Krys Freeman, Brett Greinke, Max Seumanutafa tries; Sam Foster 3 goals) at Bishop Park.

SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 28 (Callum Klein, Hymel Hunt, Suli Vunivalu, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Kenny Bromwich tries; Brett Doherty 4 goals) def TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 24 (Shaun Carney, Matt Parata, Nathanael Barnes, Ricardo Parata tries; Jamal Fogarty 2, Blake Anderson 2 goals) at Piggabeen Sports


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