By Jorja Brinums/QRL lead content producer
Intrust Super Cup Round 10 had it all – doubles, hat-tricks, length-of-the-field tries, big hits, epic finishes and a touching tribute to one of the best players to have played Cup in Mitch Cronin.
Souths Logan Magpies half Lachlan Cooper was superb during the Mitch Cronin Memorial Cup match against Wynnum Manly Seagulls. Cooper helped his side deliver Wynnum Manly their first loss of the season, which earned him the Hastings Deering player of the match nod and skipper honours for the Round 10 Team of the Week.
The Seagulls playmaker, a consistent high performer for the side, scored two tries, had two line breaks, three tackle breaks and made 20 tackles during their win over Mackay Cutters in Round 10.
Cooper was simply sensational for the Magpies during the Mitch Cronin Memorial Cup match, earning himself the title of Hastings Deering player of the match for Round 10 and skipper for the Round 10 Team of the Week. The halfback scored two tries, had two line breaks, one try assist and six tackle breaks.
The Tigers prop, during his 53 minutes on the field, clocked 152 run metres, including 66 post-contact, had one tackle break and made 27 tackles with a 93.1 per cent tackle efficiency. Burleigh Bears prop Luke Page was also impressive during his 52 minutes on the field with 147 run metres, including 59 post-contact, and 21 tackles.
Hodges had a huge impact for his side during their close 24-22 win over Ipswich Jets. Hodges scored two tries, had two line breaks, four tackle breaks and a 91.8 per cent tackle efficiency, making the most tackles for his side with 45.
The Cutters captain, despite being part of a losing side in Round 10, led from the front. Bella, during his 58 minutes on the field, scored one try, clocked 123 run metres, had one line break and two tackle breaks, and made 19 tackles.
The Cutters hard man was excellent for the Cutters in Round 10. Dee scored one try, clocked 149 run metres, including 49 post-contact, had one line break, two tackle breaks and made 27 tackles. Wynnum Manly second rower Matiu Love-Henry was also strong with one try, 128 run metres, one line break, eight tackle breaks and 25 tackles.
The Blackhawks second rower scored a hat-trick against the Capras, well and truly contributing to the big win. Kaufusi also clocked 96 run metres, had two line breaks, nine tackle breaks and made 19 tackles.
The North Queensland Cowboys-contracted lock was a standout for the Blackhawks in Round 10. Jensen was solid in attack and defence against the Capras. During his 61 minutes on the field, Jensen scored two tries, made the most tackles for his side with 22, had the most run metres with a huge 237, had the most line breaks with three and made nine tackle breaks.
Burns, during his 65 minutes on the field, clocked 144 run metres, including 48 post-contact, had one tackle break and 97.4 per cent tackle efficiency, making 38 tackles.
15. Shane Pumipi – Redcliffe Dolphins
The Dolphins hooker was strong in attack and defence during his side’s win over the Bears in Round 10. Pumipi had one line break assist, one try assist and had a 95.6 per cent tackle efficiency, making a huge 43 tackles – the most for the Dolphins.
The Wynnum Manly rake, a consistent performer in the competition, scored one try, clocked 100 run metres, had one line break, one line break assist, one try assist, six tackle breaks and made 36 tackles with a 92.3 per cent tackle efficiency during his side’s loss to the Magpies.
Reynolds, on debut for the Falcons, made a huge impact during his short 29 minutes on the field. He scored two tries, clocked 67 run metres, had two line breaks, four tackle breaks and he made 12 tackles.