Rd 22 - Intrust Super Cup Update
It was another bad week in the Intrust Super Cup for the Aquis Titans feeder clubs with Burleigh and Tweed suffering back to back losses.
With the vocal crowd behind them, the PNG Hunters produced their best performance of the season to earn a classy 30-20 win over the Burleigh Bears.
The Hunters got out to a 10-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. The Bears managed to put some points on the board after receiving some good field possession with captain and halfback Jamal Fogarty putting in a chip-kick for himself and dived on it to claim a try. The Bears struck again on the stroke of halftime after consecutive penalties from the Hunters gave them possession but the Hunters held a 14-10 advantage going into the break.
The Bears continued to push the Hunters But the momentum again shifted to the home side who were in control for the remainder of the match running out 30-20 winners.
With the loss, the Bears are now second on the competition ladder, they will enjoy the bye this weekend.
Meanwhile at BB Print Stadium Mackay it was the Cutters who scored a dominant win over the Tweed Heads Seagulls.
Things started well for the Seagulls when they caught the Cutters napping on their try line early in the contest but that was the only joy the Seagulls would experience in the first half as the Cutters ran in 3 unanswered tries and headed to the sheds with an 18-6 lead.
The tough game for the Gulls continued after the break too as the unrelenting Mackay side forced the visitors into several repeat sets of defence. With the game all but over, Tweed Heads got themselves a long range consolation try in the final few minutes when Jacob Garland got the ball on an overlap and streaked away downfield, linking up with Michael Burgess on his inside who touched down under the posts in a length of the field effort.
But it was too little, too late as the Cutters celebrated their fourth win of the season, the final score 30-10.