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Cutters upset Bears, Dolphins and Devils win in Round 18

Try scoring whiz Alofiana Khan-Pereira crossed the line four times for the Burleigh Bears, but it wasn't enough to guide his side to victory in their Hostplus Cup match, with Mackay Cutters posting an upset 38-34 win in Round 18.

Playing for the Kerry Pattinson Memorial Shield; the Cutters last won the silverware in 2015. 

Fullback Kyle Krisanski-Kennedy scored a double for the home side, with Adam Cook kicking an important six from six conversions.

Elsewhere in Sunday's Round 18 Harvey Norman Women in League Round matches, the Norths Devils proved too strong for Central Queensland Capras.

Hastings Deering player of the match and captain Jack Ahearn guided the defending premiers to the important win at Browne Park in Rockhampton, with Jayden Corrigan impressing with two tries.

Liam Hampson with the ball for Redcliffe Dolphins. Photo: Colleen Edwards / QRL
Liam Hampson with the ball for Redcliffe Dolphins. Photo: Colleen Edwards / QRL

In the final game of the round, the Redcliffe Dolphins survived an early scare against the spirited Souths Logan Magpies and have now gone 11 games without a loss, the longest run in their history

The Magpies were leading 16-12 at halftime, but the Dolphins kicked into gear in the second, scoring four tries in the 34-22 victory.

On Saturday, the Sunshine Coast Falcons won the battle of the Melbourne Storm feeder clubs against Brisbane Tigers.

The PNG Hunters and Townsville Blackhawks could not be separated following a remarkable finish where both sides kicked field goals. 

The Tweed Seagulls got the two points against Northern Pride in their trip up to Cairns.

In Saturday's final match of the day, the Ipswich Jets were able to claim a special win in captain Nat Neale's final home game in an emotional match against Wynnum Manly Seagulls. 

Main image: Mackay Cutters hooker Kyle Schneider in action against Burleigh Bears. Photo: Sheridan Hunt / Mackay Cutters

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