Fal­cons soar into grand fi­nal

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RIKKI- LEE ARNOLD

THE Sun­shine Coast Fal­cons have set up a grand fi­nal show­down with the PNG Hunters, af­ter they smashed Red­cliffe 40- 14 at Dol­phin Oval yes­ter­day.

In a stun­ning per­for­mance, Craig Inge­brigt­sen’s side ran riot in the sec­ond half to se­cure their first In­trust Su­per Cup grand fi­nal ap­pear­ance since 2009.

The Fal­cons scored four tries to one in the sec­ond stanza, with star half­back Ry­ley Jacks bag­ging a dou­ble.

Former Hunter Justin Olam also claimed two tries for him­self, af­ter he scored the first four- pointer of the game in the sixth minute.

The fi­nal score from the Sun­shine Coast was one that few could have pre­dicted, given Red­cliffe’s form this year. But Inge­brigt­sen said his side ex­e­cuted per­fectly yes­ter­day to leave the Dol­phins heart­bro­ken. “It’s a bit sur­real,” he said. “You start in the mid­dle of Novem­ber and you think of this as your goal, that you want to play in the grand fi­nal.

“Ob­vi­ously only two teams go there so I’m re­ally happy and proud of our group.

“We made sure we were clin­i­cal about what we did.”

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