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Round 7 in review: Junior statewide competitions

The teams for the Harvey Norman Under 19 and Cyril Connell Cup finals series have been determined.

Both competitions wrapped up their regular seasons over the weekend, while the Mal Meninga Cup saw plenty of ladder movement in Round 7.

All three competitions will have a weekend off for Easter before returning in early April for Harvey Norman Under 19 and Cyril Connell Cup semi-finals and Mal Meninga Cup Round 8.

Here is a wrap of Round 7 and how the first week of finals will shape up.

Mal Meninga Cup

The reigning premiers made a crucial jump up the Mal Meninga Cup ladder in Round 7, moving up two spots into third place following a nail-biting 28-20 victory over the Wynnum Manly Seagulls on Sunday.

With just four games remaining after the Easter break, every two points is crucial in making the top six for this year's finals series.

It took the Dolphins a second half comeback to snatch the win from the Seagulls, scoring three tries - including a double to centre Prestyn Laine-Sietu - to go from 16-8 down at halftime to a 28-20 victory.

They leapfrogged the Burleigh Bears - who suffered a loss to competition leaders Tweed Seagulls - and the Townsville Blackhawks, who went down to the Northern Pride.

Tweed retained first place while the Ipswich Jets put the Wide Bay Bulls to the sword with a 70-6 win on their home turf.

The Mackay Cutters also made a jump on the ladder, moving from sixth to fourth with a win over Central Queensland Capras. The Bears and Blackhawks managed to stay in the top six, with the Western Clydesdales lurking just outside the finals cut off.

After the Easter long weekend, the Mal Meninga Cup will move beyond the pool stage, with teams versing each other across the state for the final four weeks.

Round 7 results

Mackay Cutters 32 def Central Queensland Capras 8
Tweed Seagulls 36 def Burleigh Bears 8
Ipswich Jets 70 def Wide Bay Bulls 6
Souths Logan Magpies 18 def Norths Devils 14
Northern Pride 18 def Townsville Blackhawks 10
Redcliffe Dolphins 28 def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 20
Western Clydesdales 26 def Sunshine Coast Falcons 16
Bye: Brisbane Tigers

Harvey Norman Under 19

The four teams have been decided for the first ever Harvey Norman Under 19 finals series.

There were no last minute shake ups in Round 7, with the Western Clydesdales, Brisbane Tigers, Mackay Cutters and Tweed Seagulls all progressing to the next stage.

The competition-leading Clydesdales finished the regular season as the only team to go undefeated, claiming a commanding 30-4 victory over the Sunshine Coast Falcons in Round 7.

The Tigers meanwhile enjoyed a bye while the Cutters come into the finals riding high off a 36-4 win over the Central Queensland Capras.

What a weapon: Mersades Lawson

The Seagulls meanwhile will look to bounce back in the semi-finals, after suffering an upset 26-20 loss to the Burleigh Bears on Saturday.

In the semi-finals, the Seagulls will meet the Tigers while the Clydesdales will take on the Cutters, with the two winning teams progressing to the grand final.

Both Harvey Norman Under 19 semi-finals will be played at Logan Metro Sports Complex on Saturday, April 6.

Round 7 results

Mackay Cutters 36 def Central Queensland Capras 4
Burleigh Bears 26 def Tweed Seagulls 20
Ipswich Jets 54 def Wide Bay Bulls 12
Norths Devils 14 drew Souths Logan Magpies 14 
Townsville Blackhawks 32 def Northern Pride 0
Redcliffe Dolphins 24 def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 0
Western Clydesdales 30 def Sunshine Coast Falcons 4
Bye: Brisbane Tigers

Cyril Connell Cup

The Cyril Connell Cup semi-finalists have been decided, with the Western Clydesdales, Townsville Blackhawks, Souths Logan Magpies and Redcliffe Dolphins all securing wins in Round 7.

The undefeated Clydesdales and undefeated Blackhawks have lined up an explosive semi-final showdown on Saturday, April 6, after the Clydesdales defeated the Sunshine Coast Falcons 23-12 and the Blackhawks overcame the Northern Pride 30-6 to have perfect regular seasons.

Meanwhile the Magpies finished with a commanding 28-12 win over the Norths Devils and the Dolphins kept the Wynnum Manly Seagulls scoreless with a 26-0 victory.

The two will meet in the second semi-final on Sunday, April 7 at Logan Metro Sports Complex.

What a weapon: Caleb Cresswell

Round 7 results

Mackay Cutters 18 def Central Queensland Capras 10
Burleigh Bears 36 def Tweed Seagulls 0
Ipswich Jets 64 def Wide Bay Bulls 4
Souths Logan Magpies 28 def Norths Devils 12
Townsville Blackhawks 30 def Northern Pride 6
Redcliffe Dolphins 26 def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 0
Western Clydesdales 23 def Sunshine Coast Falcons 12
Bye: Brisbane Tigers

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