2013 was a disappointing year for the North Queensland side, as while they finished 8th and were eliminated under nefarious circumstances by the Cronulla Sharks in week one. The journey to that finals series was paved with inconsistency.
FIJI have produced a dominant display to seal a semi-final date with Australia after defeating Samoa 22 points to 4 in front of 12,766 fans at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.
TONGA have signed off with a gritty 16-0 defensive victory over Italy in front of 10,266 fans at The Shay.
COOK Islands have withstood a late Welsh onslaught to register a maiden World Cup win 28-24 over Wales in front of 3,270 fans at The Gnoll.
SCOTLAND and Italy have combined to produce a scintillating 80 minutes of football with the 30 all draw a fitting result for all 7,280 fans in attendance at Derwent Park.
THE USA Tomahawks have produced a sixteen point second half to silence the 8,019 strong crowd in Wrexham to win 24-16 and progress to the quarter finals in the World Cup.
FIJI have opened their world cup campaign with a 32-12 victory over the Irish Wolfhounds in Spotland tonight.
REIGNING world champions New Zealand have survived a spirited second half from Samoa to run out 42-24 victors in front of 14,965 fans at Halliwell Jones Stadium.
FRANCE have opened their World Cup account with a gutsy 9-8 victory over the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in front of 7,481 people in Craven Park.
THIS is it - the big day! ANZ Stadium hosts three bumper Grand Finals to decide our 2013 Premiers in NRL, Holden Cup and VB NSW Cup.