Cut­ters too good for Norths

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY LEAGUE

A HAT trick of tries to for­mer Can­berra Raiders winger David Milne high­lighted the Mackay Cut­ters 38-24 win over the Norths Devils in Air­lie Beach on Satur­day.

Around 700 league fans in Air­lie Beach turned up to see their In­trust Su­per Cup team in ac­tion with the en­tire round of the com­pe­ti­tion fea­tur­ing games played in re­gional cen­tres across the state.

The crowd at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park saw plenty of at­tack­ing ac­tion in the high-scor­ing game which saw the Cut­ters hold off a furious late charge from Norths to hang on to an im­por­tant win.

The Cut­ters got off to the per­fect start through Milne but scor­ing was limited in the first half with Mackay hold­ing a slen­der 12-6 lead head­ing into half time.

At­tack was the or­der of the sec­ond half and the game opened right up with the Cut­ters scor­ing five tries and Norths three in the en­ter­tain­ing con­test.

Satur­day’s game was the first In­trust Su­per Cup ever held at Air­lie Beach and event or­gan­iser Justin But­ler said the even ran very smoothly.

“We had over 50 vol­un­teers from the Whit­sun­day Touch As­so­ci­a­tion, Proser­pine-Whit­sun­day Raiders and the Whit­sun­day Football Club and we are quite con­fi­dent we can run more events like this in the fu­ture,” he said.

“We need to say a big thanks to all our spon­sors who made the day pos­si­ble and hope­fully we can se- cure this game for years to come.”

The Cut­ters re­turn to Mackay this week­end where they will host the ninth-placed Souths Lo­gan Mag­pies at 6pm on Satur­day.

(tries David Milne 3, Bureta Faraimo, Tyson Martin, An­thony Mitchell, Dean Web­ster; goals Matt Minto 5) de­feated (tries Dy­lan Gal­loway, Namila Davui, An­gus Cameron, Nathan Lowrie; goals Luke Sa­mona 4).

Mackay Cut­ters 38

Norths Devils 24

LINE BREAK: Mackay Cut­ters player Sam Hoare looks for sup­port af­ter mak­ing a line break in Satur­day's win against Norths at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park.

FINE LINE: Mackay Cut­ters for­ward Jake Coo­ley gets a pass away just in time dur­ing his side's win over the Norths Devils in Air­lie Beach on Satur­day.

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