Hastings Deering Colts wrap – Round 11

Jayden Campbell

Burleigh Bears 28 def. CQ Capras 10
Burleigh continued their strong form with an 18-point win over the Capras, their sixth straight victory. The ladder leaders shot out to an 18-0 half time lead and put the game to bed shortly after the break through winger Alofiana Khan-Pereira. Former Queensland under-16 captain Will Evans made his Colts debut for the Bears, scoring a try in the second half. The loss for the Capras snaps a two-game winning streak.

Tweed Heads Seagulls 35 def. Northern Pride 16
Tweed Heads snapped a two-game losing streak with a 19-point victory over the Pride in Cairns. Trailing 10-0 after 20 minutes, the Seagulls scored 18 unanswered points to take an eight-point lead into half time. Three second half tries, including a double to Callum Boomer, sealed the win for visitors. Carsil Vakai, Juwan Compain and Ben Liyou, members of Tweed’s national championship under-18 side, all debuted in the win. The loss was the Pride’s third straight after a seven-game win streak.

Townsville Blackhawks 14 def. Easts Tigers 6
Townsville got back in the winner’s circle in Round 11 with a hard fought win over Easts at Jack Manski Oval. The Blackhawks took an 8-0 lead into the break before Tigers’ winger Anthony Itiri scored a minute after half time to cut the lead to two. A tense half hour followed until Townsville winger Ty Everett crossed in the 64th minute to put the game out of reach for Easts. The victory moves the Blackhawks back into the top four, while the Tigers drop out of the top eight.

Mackay Cutters 32 def. Redcliffe Dolphins 0
Mackay moved into the top eight with a dominant 32-point victory over the hapless Dolphins at BB Print Stadium. The Cutters ran in seven tries, which included a hat trick to winger Walter Lauenstein, in what was their third straight win. Redcliffe are still without a win in 2019, having only scored two tries in their past three games.

Sunshine Coast Falcons 38 def. Ipswich Jets 6
Sunshine Coast continued their climb up the ladder, moving into the top four after a 32-point win over the Jets at North Ipswich Reserve. The Falcons jumped out to a 20-0 half time lead, thanks in part to a double to hooker Tyson Smoothy. The Falcons added 18 points in the second half, with prop Wyatt Reynolds grabbing his second try of the game. The win was the Sunshine Coast’s fifth straight, while Ipswich are on a five-game losing streak.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls 34 def. Norths Devils 18
Wynnum continue to keep pace with Burleigh at the top of the ladder after a solid 16-point win over Norths on Sunday afternoon. A tight first half saw the Seagulls take a two-point lead into the break before busting the game open in the second half. They outscored the Devils 20-6 in the second period, with prop Brock Richardson picking up his second try of the game. The win was Wynnum’s fourth straight, while the Devils are on a two-game skid.

Souths Logan Magpies 47 def. Western Mustangs 10
Souths Logan recorded their second straight victory with a comfortable 37-point win over the Mustangs at Gold Park. Five-eighth Edward Downing-Brown picked up a hat trick in the win and centre Allen Rau a double, as the Magpies ran in 8 tries to two. Souths Logan now sit just two points outside of the top eight.

Click HERE for the Hastings Deering Colts ladder

Top try scorers Top point scorers
10 Austin Jennings (W. Mustangs) 96 Shannon Gardiner (Wynnum Manly)
9 Jayden Campbell (Burleigh) 82 Jayden Campbell (Burleigh)
8 Michael Bell (Townsville) 80 Adam Cook (Townsville)
8 Tom McCagh (Townsville) 70 Lochlan Turnbull (Burleigh)
8 Michael McGrath (Norths) 60 Tom Dwan (Sunshine Coast)
8 Tyson Smoothy (Sunshine Coast) 60 Tyson Smoothy (Sunshine Coast)
8 Blake Wilson (Sunshine Coast) 60 Brendan White (Mackay)
7 Shallin Fuller (Burleigh) 58 Jai Doherty (Northern Pride)
7 Shannon Gardiner (Wynnum Manly) 58 Joel Hughes (Easts)
7 Walter Lauenstein (Mackay) 58 Dylan Quinn (Norths)
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