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Vote now: Which Cup games do you want to see this weekend?

Heartbreaks, hot takes and true nostalgia. From teams being upset on the bell to victories against the odds... it's a combination and a half to choose from this week.

With it being the final week of no state-level footy due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Queensland Rugby League has dusted off the archives and is taking a trip down memory lane to showcase some of the best Intrust Super Cup games and performances.

Two of the listed five games will be replayed on, the Intrust Super Cup Facebook page and on the QRL YouTube account this weekend - one on Saturday at 2pm and one on Sunday at at 2pm. 

Scroll down to vote now for which games you want to see. Voting closes Thursday, August 19, at 2pm. 

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Round 6, 2002 - Norths Devils v North Queensland Young Guns

This clash is a real blast from the Queensland Cup past... the days when Gerry Collins, David Wright and Warren Boland graced our screens every Saturday at 2pm and the North Queensland Young Guns were playing as the feeder side to the North Queensland Cowboys. It also featured a very young Billy Slater on the wing when he was just starting out in the state's top grade for the Devils, who were also stacked with Queenslanders Dallas Johnson, Chris Walker and NRL prospects Paul Whaturia, Semi Tadulala, Marc Brentnall, Wade Fenton and Clint Amos. The Young Guns had Chris Sheppard in the centres, a lethal halves pairing of John Doyle and Aaron Payne, forwards Jaiman Lowe and Michael Luck and current Townsville Blackhawks football operations manager Adrian 'Happy' Thomson was their coach.

Grand final, 2008 - Ipswich Jets v Souths Logan Magpies

North Ipswich Reserve was packed to the rafters for this nail-biting classic to decide the 2008 title. The Jets were coached by Ipswich favourite son Kevin Walters and featured a raft of stars, including Cup legends Donald Malone and Danny Coburn alongside talented NRL halves Josh Lewis and Ian Lacey. Souths Logan - who were forced to take the long road to the big dance - had notable inclusions Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e, Brad Cross, Liam McDonald and Phil Dennis. With the scores locked at 18-18 for almost 20 minutes nearing full-time, who could've predicted how the then Queensland Wizard Cup was decided?

Grand final, 2010 - Norths Devils v Northern Pride

Coming from fourth, the Pride had to keep on winning through the 2010 finals series to make grand final day, which they did; meeting the Norths Devils in the season decider. The second-placed Devils were littered with talent right across the park; stars included Javarn White, Daniel Ogden, Jack Reed, Shane Perry, Mark Leafa and Troyden Watene... just to name a few. In only their fourth season in Cup, current QRL competitions manager Dave Maiden was at the helm of a side featuring players such as Chey Bird, Rod Jensen, Clint Amos, Chris Sheppard, Nick Slyney, Joel Riethmuller, Ben Spina and Rod Griffin. Folks in far north Queensland will be sure to still vividly remember how this clash at Suncorp Stadium played out.

Round 19, 2016 - Redcliffe Dolphins v PNG Hunters

Christian Hazard broke many hearts on this day at Redcliffe. In an absolute thriller, the second-placed Dolphins claimed victory in the closing minutes over a resurgent Hunters side that featured current Melbourne Storm centre Justin Olam and PNG's premiership-winning playmaker Ase Boas. Trailing 12-6 at the break, the visitors scored two quick tries to lead 20-12 for a majority of the match, until Redcliffe - who featured Cup stalwarts Jack Ahearn, Aaron Whitchurch, Darren Nicholls and Sam Anderson - stormed home with two late four-pointers to seal victory in an epic contest.

Semi-final, 2018 - Townsville Blackhawks v Ipswich Jets

Marmin Barba had a field day, scoring half of Ipswich's points in Townsville. The Jets brought their A game to North Queensland, fielding a number of stars including Michael Purcell, Wes Conlon, Billy McConnachie and Nat Neale, shutting out the Blackhawks in the first half 20-0 and going on with it in the second 40. Townsville played host to three NRL talents in this clash including Corey Jensen, Andrew Davey and 2021 Queensland Maroons player Francis Molo.

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