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Connell / Meninga semi finals

The dates, times and venues for this weekend’s Cyril Connell Cup and Mal Meninga Cup semi finals have been announced by the Queensland Rugby League.

The defending premiers in both grades Townsville have made it through to the next round of finals, and are joined by the Norths Devils in having both teams progress to the semi final stage.

The Norths Devils Under 18 team earned their way to the next stage following a thrilling extra time win over the CQ Capras on Saturday.

Read up on how the teams made the semi finals here: Semi Finalists decided for CCMM

SEMI FINALS (April 30 – May 1)

Cyril Connell Cup - follow via QRL Live here

Game 5: Toowoomba Clydesdales v Townsville at Gold Park, Toowoomba on Saturday, April 30 - 2pm

Game 6: Norths Devils v Souths Logan at Pizzey Park on Sunday, May 1 - 10.15am          

Mal Meninga Cup - follow via QRL Live here

Game 5:  Sunshine Coast v Townsville Blackhawks at Gold Park, Toowoomba on Saturday, April 30 - 12.30pm  

Game 6: Gold Coast White v Norths Devils at Pizzey Park, Sunday, May 1 at 10.15am  

Extra Time Rules for finals – from the Connell and Meninga Cup operations manual

If scores are equal at the conclusion of normal time in any Finals Series match, then in such matches a period of extra time shall follow.

The commencement of the period of extra time shall be determined by the toss of a coin as described under the Laws of the Game.

If no point or points have been scored after a further period of five (5) minutes, the referee shall cease play and teams shall immediately change ends. The team that did not kick-off to commence the initial period of extra time, will kick-off to recommence the second period.

Play shall then continue on an unlimited time basis until the first point or points have been scored to determine the winner of the match. 10.12 In such extra time, the first scorer of any point or points (e.g. field goal, penalty goal or try) will immediately be declared the winner.

If a try is scored in extra time the conversion kick will not be permitted.