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BMD Premiership Round 2 Sunday wrap: Devils and Tigers finish with a draw

The Brisbane Tigers and Norths Devils finished Round 2 of the BMD Premiership with a gritty arm wrestle, following a delay to their original clash.

The Tigers and Devils were originally due to play on Saturday, but a lighting issue at Totally Workwear Stadium saw the game delayed until Sunday afternoon.

But, despite the delay, the two teams served up a thriller, drawing 16-16 to close out the weekend.

The Tigers set the standard early, breaking away to a 16-6 lead, before the Devils turned up the tempo to lock in a draw and one point each on the ladder.

Tigers coach Adrian Vowles could not fault his team's effort, as they stood up to a star-studded Norths outfit.

Vowles gave special mentions to Tara Reinke, Montaya Hudson, Tayla Eldridge and Keisha-Leigh Coolwell, but was proud of his side overall.

"I’m proud of the performance," he said.

"I’m just proud of those girls standing up and showing them what they’ve got. 

"Overall our effort was great. I thought we deserved a win but that’s footy.

"For me it's about the effort and it was there in spades. Everyone really worked hard."

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Norths coach Zac Wallwork also agreed that Brisbane deserved the win, but was impressed with the way his team came home strong in the final 20 minutes.

Overall, he said there is plenty the Devils can take out of their clash with the Tigers into next week's meeting with Wynnum Manly.

"We weren’t good for 50-odd minutes," Wallwork said.

"We were good for 20 minutes and I’ll take a draw from being down 16-6 with 12 minutes to go.

"We went away from everything we spoke about all week ... When we were behind, we started to play how we wanted to play, going through their middle and making a lot of metres.

"I’m very pleased with their efforts to come back to 16-all and come away with a point when Easts deserved the win.

"Next week we have to just stick to our plan, stick to our game plan and what we do best and how we play our Devils football.

"We have a tough ask coming up against Wynnum at Wynnum, both teams are searching for a win. We're reaching a point where it’s do-or-die so we have to start getting some points out of it."

Wallwork said his middles were among his best, including Annette Brander and Fiona Jahnke, as well as centre Lauren Dam.

For a wrap of all other BMD Premiership Round 2 results, click here.

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