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NORTH QUEENSLAND 32 d NORTHS 22
FORMER Devil Jackson Nicolau has returned to haunt his former club, the Young Guns playmaker scoring a contentious try and kicking four goals as North Queensland toppled Norths 32-22 on Sunday.
Before a big crowd at Bishop Park, Nicolau broke open an otherwise tight affair with a decisive four-pointer in the 69th minute, racing 30m after what appeared a forward pass from Shane Muspratt to Brett Anderson in the lead-up.
As if to erase any doubt however, the Young Guns then added a further try to Scott Smith in the dying moments, helping the Kirwan club leapfrog Redcliffe and Easts to top spot.
The clash gave good value to patrons on a day when none of the State