Round 8 – Devils 34 v Falcons 22

Intrust Super Cup: Round 8 – Devils 34 v Falcons 22

Norths Devils

34 – 22


# Player Position Sponsor
1 Matthew Milson Fullback
2 Paul Ulberg Wing
3 BJ Aufaga-Toomaga Centre Scooters & Mobility
4 William Toloi Centre Higgins
5 Nat McGavin Wing Andersens
6 Jack Wright Five-Eighth Ready Fence
7 Todd Murphy (C) Halfback
18 Louise Geraghty Front Row Future Plus Environmental
9 Kurt Baptiste Hooker Sunshine Coast Air Conditioning Services
18 Patrice Siolo Front Row Grandview on Fraser
11 Trent Loiero Second-row Supaview
12 Tom Rafter Second-Row
13 Sam Burns Lock Conbuild
14 Tom Geraghty Interchange
15 Campbell Duffy Interchange Samios Plumbing Supplies
16 Dalton Smith Interchange Stockland
17 Kyle Shelford Interchange
19 Ryan Jeffrey Reserve
20 Gary Anderson Reserve
Sam Mawhinney Coach

Falcons v Norths Devils

Norths Devils withstood a decisive second-half assault from Sunshine Coast Falcons to claim their seventh win of the Intrust Super Cup season with a 34-22 victory at Bishop Park today.

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The match was in the balance midway through the second half when the Falcons unleashed three attacking sets on the Devils line, finally pushing through on the 18th consecutive tackle with a try from a kick.

The try sliced the Devils’ lead to six points before the Falcons powered again from the kick-off, mounting another attacking kick that rolled dead by centimetres as their players poured through.

From the restart, the Devils raced the length of the field, with tireless forward Leivaha Pulu throwing a pass more like the best of halfbacks to find winger Rashaun Denny racing through for a try.

That pushed the Devils ahead by 10 as they increased their win-loss record to 7-1, entrenching second place, while recording their second win against the Falcons in their last eight meetings.

“That was an important part of the game and the defence held up to it and then we had players ready to get us to the other end of the field,” Devils coach Rohan Smith said.

“That was another good team effort with positive contributions across the field.”

The Devils welcomed two club debutants – fullback Kyle Van Klaveren and centre Jared Chambers – while Broncos forward Ethan Bullemor was a late addition to the Norths’ pack alongside teammate Danny Levi.

Bullemor and Levi helped to cause early problems for the Falcons as the Devils posted tries to centre Tony Tumusa (sixth minute) and Connor Broadhurst (15th minute) to lead 12-0.

Broadhurst – a former XXXX Queensland Residents centre – has performed well for the Devils at five-eighth in the last two weeks in a new halves combination with Norths junior Jack Miers.

The Falcons’ comeback featured former Devils Todd Murphy and Paul Ulberg, with the latter’s fast feet finding a way through to the tryline for a 12-10 scoreline after 26 minutes.

The Devils hit back immediately when Michael Sio, in his first game as captain at Bishop Park, stripped the ball from the Falcons from the re-start. In the next set, the Devils found Denny in the left corner for an important try.

The Devils had an important finish to the first half when Miers found Levi for a try that made the halftime margin 24-10.

The last 15 minutes of the match were scoreless after Miers had slotted a penalty goal to stretch the margin to 12 points.

The Devils paid tribute to their strong First Nations history today in the Intrust Super Cup’s Indigenous Round, wearing specially-made jerseys.

The Acknowledgment to Country and a halftime Indigenous dance troupe added to a special day for the club.

The Devils and Falcons will rest next weekend when the split round continues.