Falcons bring Intrust Super Cup clash with Jets to the Bay

ON THE WAY: Sunshine Coast Falcons, pictured during a preseason beach session, will bring their April 23 match against Ipswich Jets to Hervey Bay.
ON THE WAY: Sunshine Coast Falcons, pictured during a preseason beach session, will bring their April 23 match against Ipswich Jets to Hervey Bay. john mccutcheon

HERVEY Bay has secured one of the biggest rugby league games in the region's history after Sunshine Coast Falcons agreed to bring their eighth-round Intrust Super Cup clash to Stafford Park.

The Falcons will meet the national champion Ipswich Jets at the Hervey Bay Seagulls' home ground on April 23.

Hervey Bay development officer Tye Ingebrigtsen said he worked closely with Falcons CEO Chris Flannery and Queensland Rugby League competition manager Dave Maiden to secure the fixture.

"I am very happy with all the work behind the scenes from our club to make this successful," Tye Ingebrigtsen said.

The match will attract several of Melbourne Storm's and Brisbane Broncos' stars through the Intrust Super Cup clubs' affiliations with the NRL powerhouses.

Sunshine Coast coach Craig Ingebrigtsen has recruited heavily this season which could make the Falcons a force to reckon with in 2016.

Craig Ingebrigtsen, who is also Tye's dad, said he hoped the Falcons' arrival would provide a shot in the arm for local rugby league.

"It's going to be a great buzz for the area, and provide a good buzz for us playing in the country," Craig Ingebrigtsen said.

"Queensland Cup is a really good level; it's arguably the second best level in the world so there are good things that can come out of the local community getting the game up there.

Topics:  falcons hervey bay intrust super cup ipswich jets qrl queensland cup queensland rugby league rugby league sunshine coast falcons

Have your say on Wednesday market at Pier Park

A vibrant market with over 80 selected stalls NO second hand. Organic veggies, Local fruit, Live Music, Special KIDS ZONE and so much more.

They already operate a Saturday market.

Not too late to host Girls' Night In to defeat cancers

girls night in

There is still time for Queenslanders to host a Cancer Council Girls

Local Partners

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Cliff Richard doesn't need Rod Stewart's help with legal bills

Sir Cliff Richard

"'Don't worry, I'm loaded. I won't keep you to it.' "

Bindi Irwin named in MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals