Hastings Deering Colts wrap – Round 20

Burleigh Bears 58 def. Western Mustangs 10
Burleigh continued their five-game winning streak with a dominant 48-point win over the last-placed Mustangs. The Bears ran in 11 tries, including a double to fullback Jayden Campbell, who also kicked six goals for a personal tally of 20 points. The Bears remain in first place on points differential.

Redcliffe Dolphins 24 def. Easts Tigers 22
Redcliffe recorded their second win of 2019 with a last minute victory over the eight-placed Tigers. The Dolphins were down 16-0 early before a courageous fight back. They trailed by four points with two minutes to play before Jesse Jennings scored and Dylan Briggs converted the try for the win. Debutants: Eli Daunt (Easts).

CQ Capras 14 drew with Townsville Blackhawks 14
Central Queensland kept their finals hopes alive with a draw against the third-placed Blackhawks. Travis Turnbull’s boot was crucial for the Capras, as he kicked two penalty goals to keep his side in the contest. They now sit 10th, two points outside the eight, while Townsville are third, two points behind first. Debutants: Riley Boaza (CQ Capras), Daniel Rigano (Townsville).

Norths Devils 28 def. Northern Pride 24
Norths overcame two deficits to defeat the Pride and record their third straight win. In the first half they trailed 18-0 after 18 minutes before clawing back into the game and then chased down an eight point lead with two tries in the final 10 minutes. The Devils move into fifth, while the Pride, who have lost four in a row, are seventh.

Sunshine Coast Falcons 18 def. Mackay Cutters 10
The Sunshine Coast staged a stunning comeback to defeat Mackay and move four points clear of them into the top four. Trailing 10-0 until the final 10 minutes, the Falcons scored three tries in eight minutes to snatch victory.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls 64 def. Souths Logan Magpies 6
Not to be outdone by Burleigh, Wynnum Manly put on a brilliant display to thrash Souths Logan by 58 points. The Seagulls, who sit equal first with the Bears, crossed for 11 tries, including doubles to Jacson Lott and Braden Whittaker. The loss means that Souths Logan are now out of the finals race. Debutants: Liam Jones (Wynnum Manly), Myphala Ah Chong (Souths Logan).

Ipswich Jets 24 drew with Tweed Heads Seagulls 24
A final minute try Ben Thomas saw Tweed Heads snatch a draw with the 12-placed Jets. A tight contest for the entire 70 minutes, Ipswich grabbed the lead in the 47th minute and extended it to six points in the 65th minute before Thomas crossed. A win for Tweed would’ve seen them move into eighth but now they sit ninth on points differential. Debutants: Matthew Buttenshaw (Tweed Heads).

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Top try scorers Top point scorers
16 Jayden Campbell (Burleigh) 170 Adam Cook (Townsville)
14 Michael McGrath (Norths) 153 Jayden Campbell (Burleigh)
13 Tom Dwan (Sunshine Coast) 126 Brendan White (Mackay)
12 Austin Jennings (W. Mustangs) 102 Tom Dwan (Sunshine Coast)
10 Harrison McIndoe (CQ Capras) 102 Shannon Gardiner (Wynnum Manly)
10 Michael Bell (Townsville) 102 Lochlan Turnbull (Burleigh)
10 Shallin Fuller (Burleigh) 88 Joel Hughes (Easts)
10 Wiremu Greig (Townsville) 84 Travis Turnbull (Central Qld)
10 Brandon Jackonia (Northern Pride) 81 Jai Doherty (Northern Pride)
10 Tom McCagh (Townsville) 80 Reece Hoffman (Wynnum Manly)
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