Tigers and Devils Lead Club Championship Chase

WINS to the Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Redcliffe Dolphins FOGS Colts teams last weekend saw the two sides hold their positions on the top of the competition ladder.

A converted try proved the difference in the end for the Dolphins against the Norths Devils in their 24-18 success; while the Seagulls were comfortable victors over the Toowoomba Clydesdales, with six different try-scorers handing them a 34-10 win.

The Ipswich Jets claimed their second win of the season this time via an upset against the higher-ranked Tweed Heads Seagulls.

Back-rower Mitchell Tuite not only scored two tries, but also slotted over four goals in the 28-14 victory at North Ipswich Reserve.

In the FOGS Cup, the Easts Tigers bounced back from a loss to Redcliffe in round 8 to grab their revenge with a 32-10 win over the Dolphins in round 9 last weekend. Corbin Kiernan scored twice while Liam Tyson who made his Intrust Super Cup debut a few weeks ago booted over four goals, bringing his season tally so far to 17 goals for a total of 34 points.

Tyson is ranked equal third on the Leading Point Scorers table with Troyden Watene (Norths Devils), behind Khan Ahwang of the Ipswich Jets (68 points) and Tiger Jacob Paul (36 points).

These continued strong performances from the FOGS Cup side have helped the Tigers (106 points) to top spot on the Spotless Services Club Championship table from the Norths Devils (102).

The Tigers and the Devils are neck-and-neck in all three competitions contributing to the closeness of the club championship table so far this season.

Easts sit first on the FOGS Cup ladder with Norths in second, while in the Colts competition, they again sit side-by-side with the Tigers in fourth place and the Devils rounding up the top five in fifth position. Similarly in the Intrust Super Cup, both clubs have recorded four wins to sit sixth (Easts) and seventh (Devils) on the table.

The Redcliffe Dolphins who claimed the 2012 Club Championship are in third place on the ladder with their highly-fancied Intrust Super Cup side experiencing a patchy opening few rounds.

However, with 15 rounds still to be played and little separating the clubs, there is still ample time for the Dolphins and the other clubs ranked below the leaders to rein in the deficit.

Spotless Services Club Championship table:
Easts Tigers 106
Norths Devils 102
Redcliffe Dolphins 93
Wynnum Manly Seagulls 84
Ipswich Jets 84
Souths Logan Magpies 58