Rugby league action a Sunshine Coast Stadium between Redcliffe and the Falcons. David Oakes. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Rugby league action a Sunshine Coast Stadium between Redcliffe and the Falcons. David Oakes. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon

The Falcons chase form while Jets need to win

Ipswich Jets V Northern Pride at North Ipswich Reserve on Saturday. Carlin Anderson
Ipswich Jets V Northern Pride at North Ipswich Reserve on Saturday. Carlin Anderson Rob Williams

A 30-point loss to Townsville Blackhawks was not part of the Sunshine Coast Falcons' plans for their season.

The Falcons, who sit seventh on the Intrust Super Cup table, led 10-6 at the break and were on top of the Blackhawks before the ladder-leaders put Sunshine Coast to the sword.

Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said Nambour's David Oakes will not only give his side an extra halves option, but can blunt Ipswich's attack.

"You don't want to give Ipswich the ball at your end with the style they play so with Oakes, he can kick it 50-60m downfield," Ingebrigtsen said.

Meanwhile the defending premier Jets have struggled for form in 2016.

Their roster was gutted by NRL clubs after their drought-breaking premiership win last season, and has battled injury throughout the opening seven rounds.

The loss of electric fullback Marmin Barba, who broke his leg last week, opens the door for Gympie product Carlin Anderson to impress in the custodial role.

Ipswich Jets captain Dane Phillips said the team's desire to win was hurting their chances of notching a third win for the season.

"I think we just want a win so badly we are making too many simple mistakes," he said. "The desire is definitely there it's just simple errors which is coming back to hurt us."

Follow Matthew McInerney on Twitter (@MMcInerney89) or #ISCHB for updates from the game.

Sunshine Coast Falcons: 1. Eddie Tautali 2. Samuel Young 3. Rowan Klein 4. Callum Klein 5. Samuel Wright 6. Alex Bishop 7. Ryley Jacks 18. Erevonu Kamikamica 9. Nafetalai Seluini 10. Martin Cordwell 11. Patrick Hollis 12. Joe Stimson 13. Troy Giess (c) 14. Thomas Geraghty 15. Jye Ballinger 16. David Oakes 17. Ryan Hansen 19. Mboya Adams

Ipswich Jets: 1. Carlin Anderson 2. Joshua Robinson 3. Liam Capewell 4. Nemani Valekapa 5. Richard Pandia 6. Haydan Lipp 7. Dane Phillips (c) 8. David Fa'alogo 9. Landon Hayes 10. Nathaniel Neale 11. Abraham Atallah 12. Joshua Seage 13. Fakahoko Teutau 14. Sebastian Pandia 15. Tyson Lofipo 16. Billy McConnachie 17. Jesse Roberts



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