Intrust Super Cup Round 14 - Easts Tigers V Mackay Cutters at Langlands Park, Coorparoo. 2.00pm Sunday June 1, 2014.
EAST Tigers came out on top over the Mackay Cutters in a close match played out at Langlands Park on Sunday, scoring a 22-14 win.
The Cutters came into the match with the view of it being a make or break game for their season – and started off on the right footing with Justin Tavae opening the scoring for the visiting side.
However, the Tigers scored next thanks to late inclusion Jacob Fauid – who has come out of retirement to play with Easts this year.
Following a tight half, Easts took a 6-4 lead into the break – and the points proved much easier to come by – with the Tigers going over first via Dane Hogan.
The Cutters then responded with winger Liam Taylor going over, before Easts put on two more tries – the first thanks to Melbourne Storm contracted youngster Hymel Hunt. The next was a great individual effort from Tim Glasby – who evaded defenders near his own line to run through the field to dive over for a four-pointer.
Mackay though didn’t give up and were rewarded with the last try of the day, with Taylor scoring his second in the right corner late in the game.
EASTS TIGERS 22 (Hymel Hunt, Dane Hogan, Tim Glasby, Jacob Fauid tries; Donald Malone 3 goals) def MACKAY CUTTERS 14 (Liam Taylor 2, Justin Tavae tries; Liam Taylor goal) at Langlands Park.
1. Shane Neumann 2. Eddie Tautali 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Donald Malone 5. Jarrod McInally 6. Liam Tyson 7. Grant Giess 8. Steven Thorpe (c) 9. Tom Butterfield 10. Felise Kaufusi 11. Dane Hogan 12. Tim Glasby 13. Jacob Ling 14. Liam McDonald 19. Jacob Fauid 16. Troy Giess 17. Christian Welch
1. Zac Santo 2. Liam Taylor 3. Justin Tavae 4. Josh Benjamin 5. Curtis Rona 6. Jason Schirnack 7. Brent Warr 8. Sam Hoare 9. Anthony Mitchell 10. Karl Davies 18. Dave Petersen 12. Chris Gesch 13. Tyson Martin (c) 14. Kelvin Nielsen 15. Rohan Ahern 16. Doug Hewitt 19. Aleki Falepaini