Grant dominates in Falcons triumph
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 05:51 PM
Storm youngster Harry Grant was a shining light as the Sunshine Coast accounted for the Mackay Cutters with a big 40-18 win.
Grant continued his rapid development this season with an impressive display that produced an equal team-high 38 tackles and 123 total run metres.
New Storm recruit Tom Eisenhuth put in a strong 80-minute performance while Ryley Jacks slotted back in well at Intrust Super Cup level, partnered alongside his brother Rhys in the halves.
However it was the 20-year-old hooker who stole the show.
"The best player from a Melbourne perspective was Harry Grant," Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said.
"He just did his job and guided us around really well for a young man. The composure he shows is beyond his years.
"I was really happy with Harry again, his off the ball stuff is really good. He is magnificent and a really good player, he deserves a lot of accolades from his performances.
"The longer the season goes he is making less and less errors.
"I am very happy with Harry, whatever he gets out of the back end of the season he deserves."
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 40 (Matt Soper-Lawler 2, Harry Grant, Justin Olam, Ryley Jacks, Lachlan Roe, Ryan Papenhuysen tries; Ryan Papenhuyzen 6 goals) def MACKAY CUTTERS 18 (Blake Atherton, Nathan Saumalu, Nicholas Brown tries; Nicho Hynes 3 goals) at Denison Park, Bowen.