(Photo: Jason O’Brien / QRL)

The Hastings Deering Colts regular season is in the books with the Wynnum Manly seagulls taking the minor premiership for the second year in a row.

The Jets ended their best ever Colts season with a massive win over the Pride in Cairns. Ipswich, who had only won two games before this season, recorded back-to-back wins for the second time this year and finished in 10th spot, two points outside the Top 8. The Pride won just won game in 2022 to finish in 13th.

Ipswich 58 (Tyree Bowman 2, Samuel Inoke 2, Zachery Alley, Corey Cassidy-Natano, James Durheim, Isaac Fels, Flynn Groth, Nathan Stephensen tries; Nathan Stephensen 5, Ezekiel Figota, Samson Sauaso goals) def. Northern Pride 10 (Jahoiyakim Afoa, Japheth Mundraby tries; Jahoiyakim Afoa goal) at Barlow Park. Referee: B Sheppard. Half time: Ipswich 26-6.

Stat sheet
Northern Pride: Hamish Davies – 27 tackles; Jahoiyakim Afoa – 154 run metres
Ipswich: Riley Morris – 33 tackles; Isaac Fels – 226 run metres

Mackay jumped into seventh place with their biggest ever Colts win. The Cutters now look ahead to an elimination final against the Falcons. The Clydesdales endured another rough season, finishing last for the first time. They’ll look ahead to brighter things next season with their new Hostplus Cup team and Canterbury Bulldogs partnership.

Mackay 84 (Brenton Baira 4, Kane Simon 3, Jordan Hill 2, Jayden Rodwell 2, Hugh Arthur, Jack Hoffman, Asher O’Donnell, Alfie Schultz, Luke-David Wells-Talamaivao tries; Brenton Baira 8, Bailey Black, Henri Stocks goals) def. Western Clydesdales 0 at Gold Park. Referee: C Wegner. Half time: Mackay 44-0.

Stat sheet
Western Clydesdales: Hayden Ensbey – 38 tackles; Alex Donn – 80 run metres
Mackay: Daniel Kelly – 14 tackles; Kane Simon – 307 run metres

Debuts: Allister CameronRyan OrogeLytana King-Togia (Western Clydesdales)

The Capras will enter their first finals season in fine form after a strong 22-point win over Souths Logan. The Capras finish the season in fourth and doubled their best ever win tally. The Magpies disappointingly ended their year with a seven-game losing run after sitting inside the Top 8 after 10 weeks.

CQ Capras 46 (Owen Pattie 2, Matthew Hill, Mitchell Leard-Lamont, Christopher Lee, William Lewis, Keinan Smith, Coby Williamson tries; Peyton Jenkins 7 goals) def. Souths Logan 24 (Louruce Brown, Declan Buckley, Lochlan Srama, Fa’ata’ape Timai tries; Brayden Paix 4 goals) at Browne Park. Referee: C Kwik. Half time: CQ Capras 30-6.

Debuts: Lokea Motufoua (Souths Logan)

The Blackhawks will take a six-game winning run into the finals series after a 20-point win over Norths. Townsville finished in second, for the second straight season, equal on points with the minor premiers. They’ll play the Dolphins next weekend. Norths finish in 12th, their lowest ever Colts finish.

Townsville 36 (Matua Robinson 3, Tyreice Baira-Gela, Zack Lamont, Jacob Mene, Ragarive Wavik tries; Tom Duffy 4 goals) def. Norths 16 (James Atonio, Ryan Papas, Benjamin Te Kura tries; Blayden Dodd 2 goals) at Bishop Park. Referee: J Eaton. Half time: Townsville 28-0.

Wynnum Manly were made to work hard for their minor premiership, hanging on for a two-point win over Burleigh. The win continues the Seagulls Colts record 14-game winning streak, as they look ahead to the Capras this weekend. The loss dropped Burleigh down to 11th, as they miss the finals for the second year in a row.

Wynnum Manly 28 (Blake Moore 3, Blake Anders, Caius Faatili, Ethan Malt tries; Luke Philp 2 goals) def. Burleigh 26 (Hunter Ploegsma 2, Lachlan Adamson, Adam Christensen, Samuel Shannon tries; Jay Barnett 3 goals) at Pizzey Park. Referee: D Lawrence. Half time: Wynnum Manly 12-8.

Brisbane will hope they can replicate their 30-point win over Tweed again this weekend as they two teams are set meet in an elimination final. For the second consecutive year the Tigers finished in fifth and will play eighth placed Tweed, who limped into the finals but can be dangerous on their day.

Brisbane 42 (Lachlan West 2, Madison Beckett, Ezra Coulston, Antioch Faitala, Gabriel Reedy-Bartlett, Bradley Russell, Trent Veukiso tries; Jude Saldanha 3, Jonah Glover 2 goals) def. Tweed 12 (Malakhi Donovan, Caleb Hodges tries; Tom Weaver 2 goals) at Totally Workwear Stadium. Referee: L Sutton. Half time: Brisbane 18-0.

Debuts: Tanu Nona (Tweed)

Redcliffe warmed up for the finals with a big win over a potential opponent on the Sunshine Coast. The Dolphins lost just three games in the regular season to finish third and will now play Townsville. The Falcons have lost their last two games and will need to bounce back quickly against Mackay.

Redcliffe 42 (Jack Aiken 2, Samual Elara, Cody Hunter, Izaac Jackson, Valingi Kepu, Ali Leiataua, Marcus Spence tries; Cody Hunter 5 goals) def. Sunshine Coast 12 (Taine Couper, Sam Reid tries; Lucas Bell, Jai Smoothy goals) at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Referee: M Gannon. Half time: Redcliffe 20-6.

You can watch every Colts game live and on demand at https://qplus.tv/

QRL.com’s Round 17 Heavy Lifter – Blake Moore: https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2022/08/30/heavy-lifter—blake-moore/

Click HERE for the Hastings Deering Colts ladder

Top Try Scorers Top Point Scorers
26 Jacob Mene (Townsville) 186 Dylan White (Townsville)
17 Jaylan De Groot (Tweed) 158 Brenton Baira (Mackay)
16 Luke Philp (Wynnum Manly) 156 Jonah Glover (Brisbane)
16 Lachlan West (Brisbane) 130 Cody Hunter (Redcliffe)
15 Brenton Baira (Mackay) 134 Luke Philp (Wynnum Manly)
15 Ariki Wallace (Brisbane) 126 Brayden Paix (Souths Logan)
13 Mason Peut (Sunshine Coast) 104 Jacob Mene (Townsville)
12 Sione Finau (Brisbane) 99 Tom Weaver (Tweed)
12 Kalani Skipps (Burleigh) 98 Jack Bowyer (Wynnum Manly)
11 Brent Barnes (Tweed) 96 Blayden Dodd (Norths)

Finals Weeks 1
Saturday, September 3
Brisbane Tigers v Tweed; Piggabeen, 1pm
Townsville v Redcliffe; Jack Manski, 2:30pm
Sunshine Coast v Mackay; Sunshine Coast, 4pm
Sunday, September 4
Wynnum Manly v CQ Capras; Browne, 12:10pm



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