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NORTHS DEVILS - Action from the Mal Meninga Cup Semi Final - 1st May Between Norths Devils and Gold Coast White. Played at Pizzy Park, Miami Qld. Photo Wendy van den Akker SMP Images.

After an entertaining and competitive season, the grand finalists have been decided in the Cyril Connell Cup and Mal Meninga Cup competitions.

Congratulations to the Townsville Blackhawks who have given themselves the chance to defend their titles in both the Under 16 and Under 18 finals next Sunday.

While their Under 18s were able to run away with a strong win against the Sunshine Coast in their semi final match-up; the Under 16 side were pushed all the way by an unheralded Toowoomba Clydesdales side in a seesawing match.

In the Connell Cup – the Blackhawks will face off against the Souths Logan Magpies while their Under 18 opponents will be the Norths Devils.

See the full semi final results via QRL Live: Cyril Connell results // Mal Meninga results

The details of the grand final games are listed below:

State Finals - Sunday, May 8

Cyril Connell Cup (Under 16):
Townsville Blackhawks v Souths Logan Magpies at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park at 10am

Mal Meninga Cup (Under 18):
Townsville Blackhawks v Norths Devils at Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park at 11.45am

Keep an eye on throughout the week for a preview story for each match.

Both games will be live streamed via the QRL Live Stream page with Mike Higgison leading the commentary team: QRL Live Stream page


The two games will be played as part of a bumper day of rugby league at the ground, with the XXXX Queensland Residents v NSW match happening later on in the day.

XXXX Queensland Residents v Intrust Super Premiership NSW Residents

Sunday, May 8 – Suzuki Stadium, Langlands Park; 1.40pm* (Live on Channel 9; QLD, NSW)

9am: Gates Open
10am: Cyril Connell Cup Final
11.45am: Mal Meninga Cup Final|
Admission: Adults $10 (free entry for all mums as part of the Mother’s Day celebrations!)

Concession: $5 // Children free