The inclusion of Rodney Howe was not enough to get Norths over the line against the Burleigh Bears in their Queensland Cup clash today. Burleigh defeated the Devils 27 - 20 to move into the top five for the first time this season. Redcliffe remain undefeated after a tough hitout with Tweed while Toowoomba are just two points behind after a 46 - 6 defeat of the injury struck Brothers-Valleys club. Wynnum held third place on the ladder with a 26 - 20 win over Easts who continue to underperform despite boasting international Darren Smith at lock. Meanwhile North Qld and Central kept their season's on track with wins this round.
Redcliffe 25 d Tweed Heads 18 Toowoomba 46 d Brothers-Valleys 6 North Queensland 58 d Ipswich 6 Central 32 d Souths Logan 14 Wynnum 26 d Easts 22 Burleigh 27 d Norths 20
In the Mixwell Cup A Grade Burleigh are the undefeated team after clubbing previously undefeated Norths 38 - 14. Defending Premiers Redcliffe have won three on the trot after losing their first three games. 2003 runners up Wynnum continue their sluggish start and remain in 8th place. Runaway Bay had their narrowest defeat to date against Souths Logan on Saturday night.
Wests 28 d Ipswich 10 Redcliffe 40 d Brothers-Valleys 8 Souths Logan 46 d Runaway Bay 12 Burleigh 38 d Norths 14 Easts 56 d Wynnum 10
In the Mixwell Colts Challenge Norths remain undefeated atop the table. Defending premiers Redcliffe are second with Burleigh and Easts rounding out the top four. Souths Logan are outside the four on for and against while Wests are a point adrift.
Wests 48 d Ipswich 6 Redcliffe 42 d Brothers-Valleys 4 Souths Logan 44 d Runaway Bay 18 Norths 56 d Burleigh 26 Wynnum 32 d Easts 24