Double trouble across two junior grades
Players were dishing out a double-dose of tries last weekend, with all but two games across the Cyril Connell Cup and Mal Meninga Cup competitions featuring a double try scorer.
From the Ivanhoes Sports Centre in North Queensland all the way down to Cranbourne Fields in Melbourne and venues in between – it was interesting to look through the score-sheets and spot this coincidence.
The only matches not to share this feature were the matches between Sunshine Coast Falcons v Northern Pride (Mal Meninga Cup – Pool B) and Ipswich Jets v Redcliffe Dolphins (Cyril Connell Cup – Pool A).
In North Ipswich Reserve, the young Jets continued their dominant form, posting a 42-10 win over the Phins. There were eight different try scorers for the Jets, while Joel Hughes converted five.
Later in the day in the Meninga Cup, the Under 18 Jets posted their first win of the season with their 38-18 result over the Dolphins.
In the Cyril Connell Cup, the Mackay Cutters also celebrated their first victory, with their 201-14 win over the Toowoomba Clydesdales also coming in front of their home crowd.
Elsewhere, both the Sunshine Coast and Townsville Stingers went three from three to share the lead on top of the ladder.
The Falcons were too strong for the Northern Pride, securing a 34-18 win, while the Stingers scored 40 points in their game against the Central Crows in Gympie.
This weekend, the Stingers are guaranteed two more points and will sit out with the bye, while the Falcons will travel to Toowoomba on Saturday to take on the Clydesdales.
There are now four more games for the young teams to press their case for finals football; with only the top two teams (based on points) going forward into the knock-out rounds.