An upset victory handed the former league leaders their first loss of the season, while three other sides remain undefeated after Round 6. All that and more in this week’s Hastings Deering Colts wrap.
Mackay 26 def. Ipswich 12
After a couple of close losses, Mackay earned their first victory of 2018 after defeating Ipswich by 14 points. The Cutters lead 16-0 at the break but two early second half tries to the Jets closed the gap and provided some nervous moments for Mackay. Two penalty goals and a try to Ryan Schill in the 61st minute gave Mackay some breathing room as they held on for their first win. The loss was Ipswich’s fifth straight, as they remain at the bottom of the ladder.
Redcliffe 22 def. Victoria 20
Redcliffe pulled off the upset of 2018 so far, defeating the Thunderbolts to record their first win of the season. Victoria were undefeated heading into the game and ran out to a 14-6 half time lead. Dolphins’ captain Tyson Smoothy opened the second half scoring to get his side back into the match, before fullback Sam Armstrong crossed to give them the lead. Two penalty goals then pushed the Dolphins’ lead to eight. Jordin Leiu scored late to put Victoria within two points, but the Dolphins’ held on to secure victory.
Northern Pride 34 def. Easts Tigers 0
Playing at 1300SMILES Stadium as a curtain raiser to the Cowboys-Bulldogs NRL game, the Pride put on a show on the big stage, defeating Easts by 34 points. Leading 12-0 at half time, the Pride ran in four second half tries, which included the second for back rower Dillon Jones. The victory was the Pride’s second straight, as they remain undefeated in 2018, while the loss snapped Easts’ two-game winning streak.
Townsville 20 def. Sunshine Coast 8
The Blackhawks moved into outright first on the ladder after a 12-point win over the Sunshine Coast. Townsville centre Lachlan La Rosa opened the scoring in the 25th minute, before the Falcons hit back quickly through Wyatt Reynolds. A Falcons’ penalty goal shortly after half time levelled the game, before a try to Townsville winger Marshall Hudson put them back in front. La Rosa scored his second in the 68th minute to seal the win for the Blackhawks.
Wynnum Manly 32 def. Tweed Heads 24
It was the Wynnum Manly Seagulls who triumphed over the Tweed Heads Seagulls in the first under-20 “flockbuster” of the season. Wynnum took an 18-12 lead into the break and then scored two quick second half tries to lead 30-12 with 25 minutes to play. Tweed got back into it through tries to Kel Sheather and Charlie Gee but it wasn’t enough as Wynnum remain undefeated. Wynnum’s Zane Wallace scored two of his side’s 6 tries.
Burleigh 46 def. Western Mustangs 0
Burleigh snapped a two-game losing streak with a dominant 46-point win over the Mustangs in Beaudesert. The Bears lead 20-0 at half time, running in 4 tries, which included a double to winger Reece Tapine. Burleigh added 5 more tries after the break, with fullback Corey Alexander scoring twice. The loss was the Mustangs fourth of the season and their third in succession.
Souths Logan 26 def. CQ Capras 20
Souths Logan withstood a Capras fight back to record their second win of the season. The Capras opened the scoring early before the Magpies jumped out to an 18-4 lead. A late first half Capras try closed the gap but Luke Burton’s second try of the game extended Souths Logan’s lead. The Capras pulled back two more tries in the second half but not before a Kye Oates penalty goal pushed the lead to six, with the Magpies holding onto win.
Norths Devils – BYE
|Top try scorers||Top point scorers|
|7 Junior Ratuva (Victoria)||48 Shannon Gardiner (Wynnum)|
|5 Eli Noovao (CQ Capras)||42 Kye Oates (Souths Logan)|
|5 Jayden O’Shannessy (Mackay)||40 Gerome Burns (Norths)|
|5 Jalen Tangiiti-Turner (Wynnum)||40 Jack White (CQ Capras)|
|5 Trent Toelau (Victoria)||38 Cooper Johns (Victoria)|
|4 Eddie Blacker (Norths)||34 Jack Campagnolo (Nthn Pride)|
|4 Zaine Hammond (CQ Capras)||31 Zakaria Taibi (Easts)|
|4 Liam Hampson (Tweed Heads)||28 Oscar Carter (Redcliffe)|
|4 Lachlan La Rosa (Townsville)||28 Junior Ratuva (Victoria)|
|4 Michael McGrath (Norths)||22 Duarne Dempsey (Townsville)|