Rounds 10 Intrust Super Cup preview
Boom Melbourne Storm sensation Cameron Munster returns for the Easts Tigers this weekend as a number of fringe NRL players grace the field for Round 10 of the Intrust Super Cup.
The 20-year-old will play in his preferred fullback position against Redcliffe Dolphins at Langlands Park with fringe Storm teammate Shaun Nona at five-eighth for the Tigers.
Easts (sixth) are coming off consecutive defeats and are in need of the two points to remain in touch with the top five.
Redcliffe had only their second win of the season against Souths Logan last weekend and will be striving for another victory in their 450th Cup match – making them first team to reach this milestone.
Souths Logan (13th) will travel to the Sunshine Coast (11th) with both sides in need of a win to claw their way up the ladder.
The Falcons have Storm players Young Tonumaipea, Hymel Hunt and the in-form Ben Hampton on their side with the Magpies assisted by Brisbane Broncos' Ashley Taylor, Mitch Garbutt and Travis Waddell.
Mackay Cutters (third) host Ipswich Jets (fourth) and the Wynnum Manly Seagulls (second) travel to Rockhampton to take on the bottom-placed Capras to round out Saturday's matches.
Channel Nine's televised game on Sunday features Tweed Heads Seagulls and the table-topping Townsville Blackhawks with coverage beginning from 1.30pm across Queensland.
The Blackhawks are flying high after a 78-6 last-start win over Burleigh and have a number of North Queensland Cowboys in their side such as Kyle Feldt, Robert Lui, Zac Santo and also former Origin forward Neville Costigan.
The Seagulls have Gold Coast Titans' Kalifa Faifai Loa, Davin Crampton and Matt Srama on board in what shapes as a high-scoring and entertaining affair at Piggabeen Sports.
Norths Devils will host the PNG Hunters in the final match of Round 10 with the Hunters aiming to record their fourth win in a row for only the second time in their history.
They'll face a challenge this weekend against a Norths side buoyed by a tough Round 9 victory over the Capras with the Devils expected to have Bronco Dale Copley on deck again after missing out on Brisbane's 31-20 loss against the Cowboys on Friday night.
Defending premiers Northern Pride and the Burleigh Bears have byes this weekend and receive an automatic two competition points as a result.