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Round 3 in review: Junior statewide competitions

There were thrilling derbies and tight battles in Round 3 of the junior statewide competitions.

Here is a wrap up of Round 3.

Mal Meninga Cup

Game of the week

It was a flashy affair between the Norths Devils and Tweed Seagulls on Sunday afternoon, in what was the final game of Round 3.

Ten tries were scored between the two teams as the Seagulls held onto top spot on the Mal Meninga Cup ladder.

There was plenty of attacking flair on show, with forward Zac Kumbamong nabbing a double for Tweed in a come-from-behind victory.

The Seagulls actually broke out to an early lead - scoring a double within 14 minutes - before the Devils hit back in front of their home crowd at Bishop Park.

They scored a double either side of halftime - and earned a penalty goal - to take a 24-12 lead.

But, in a thrilling final 20 minutes, the Seagulls came storming back into the game, starting with the first of Kumbamong's tries.

The Seagulls - in Pool C - sit atop of the ladder with three wins from the opening three rounds, with Sunshine Coast (Pool B) in second and Townsville Blackhawks (Pool C) in third.

Other scores

Burleigh Bears 36 def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 16
Townsville Blackhawks 12 def Mackay Cutters 8
Central Queensland Capras 26 def Northern Pride 20
Ipswich Jets 34 def Western Clydesdales 6
Sunshine Coast Falcons 46 def Wide Bay Bulls 4
Tweed Seagulls 34 def Norths Devils 24

Harvey Norman Under 19

Game of the week

There were plenty of tight scores in the northern derby clashes between the Townsville Blackhawks and Mackay Cutters and it was no different in the Harvey Norman Under 19s.

It was a day of impressive footy at Jack Manski Oval on Saturday, with the Harvey Norman Under 17s holding the biggest score difference, with just 10 points.

In the Harvey Norman Under 19s, it was the home team who triumphed with another tight, low-scoring match.

Blackhawks winger Zaleah Mosby-Nona was the only player to cross in the opening stanza, scoring in the 14th minute to give her side a 4-0 lead at the break.

Mackay finally responded in the 46th minute, with halfback Mersades Lawson equalling the scores.

But the Blackhawks were not going to settle with a draw.

Backrower Hannah De Daunton stepped up with a big final 10 minutes, scoring in the 50th minute, before adding the two points and then converting a penalty goal on the buzzer to seal the deal.

The Blackhawks finished with a 12-4 victory and three out of four wins over Mackay.

Other scores

Western Clydesdales 24 def Ipswich Jets 8
Central Queensland Capras 26 def Northern Pride 6
Sunshine Coast Falcons 54 def Wide Bay Bulls 0
Burleigh Bears 18 def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 4
Brisbane Tigers 40 def Souths Logan Magpies 10
Tweed Seagulls 32 def Norths Devils 0
Bye: Redcliffe Dolphins

Cyril Connell Cup

Game of the week

It was a high-intensity showdown between the Brisbane Tigers and Souths Logan Magpies on Sunday, with the away team managing to snatch a two-point victory at Totally Workwear Stadium.

In a quality meeting, the game ebbed and flowed as the two sides battled it out from the opening minutes.

The Magpies were the first to cross when - just five minutes in - winger Tyler Mearns hit the accelerator to race 80 metres down the field and score next to the posts.

The Tigers hit back through backrower Trent Picot, who nabbed a double to hand his side a 12-6 halftime lead.

The momentum swings then continued into the second stanza, when Souths Logan five-eighth Tom Parker repeated his side's first half efforts to score five minutes into the action with a stunning intercept try.

Ten minutes later and the Magpies edged out to an 18-12 lead after centre Joseph Tupuse broke through the Tigers' defence to score under the posts.

The Tigers kept coming, relentless in their determination to take home the two points or finish with a draw, and were rewarded for their efforts with a try to hooker Max Blanch.

But a missed conversion meant they couldn't match the Magpies, who walked away with an 18-16 win.

Other scores

Burleigh Bears 26 def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 18
Central Queensland Capras 28 def Northern Pride 18
Townsville Blackhawks 12 def Mackay Cutters 6
Western Clydesdales 18 def Ipswich Jets 16
Sunshine Coast Falcons 34 def Wide Bay Bulls 6
Norths Devils 40 def Tweed Seagulls 16
Bye: Redcliffe Dolphins

Harvey Norman Under 17

Game of the week

It was a tale of two halves at BMD Kougari Oval on Saturday, as Burleigh Bears managed to hold off a fast-finishing Wynnum Manly Seagulls to clinch a win.

The Bears dominated the first half, scoring three tries within 17 minutes to rattle the home team.

The points came through wingers Grace Jacobsen and Mia Davy, and fullback Lacey McLaren.

Two minutes out from halftime, hooker Emily Whittaker hit back to get the Seagulls on the board, but the Bears went into the break strong at 16-4.

Tahlia Gosling continued the Bears' momentum immediately into the second half, crossing two minutes after kick-off.

Then the Seagulls came to life, scoring two tries within nine minutes through lock Taleigha Kingston-Francis and prop Summer Thorne to threaten Burleigh's lead.

But the Bears did enough to hold out the home team and take away a 20-14 victory in the second last week of the developmental season.

Other score

Mackay Cutters 20 def Townsville Blackhawks 10
Central Queensland Capras 30 def Northern Pride 10
Western Clydesdales 26 def Ipswich Jets 22
Sunshine Coast Falcons 32 def Wide Bay Bulls 0
Brisbane Tigers 24 def Souths Logan Magpies 16
Norths Devils 22 def Tweed Seagulls 14
Bye: Redcliffe Dolphins

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