Young Blackhawks play final home game Saturday

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This Saturday 2nd April 2016 the Townsville Blackhawks Cyril Connell and Mal Meninga Cup sides will play their final home games of season 2016 against the Central Queensland Capras. Their final two rounds against the Northern Pride and the Mackay Cutters will be away matches.

Both sides, who are the defending premiers, are currently undefeated and well on track to play in the 2016 final series. You can find more info about the Mal Meninga Cup final series format here and the Cyril Connell Cup final series here.

The Cyril Connell Cup will kick off the action at 3pm and the Mal Meninga Cup will follow at 4:30pm. Gates will be open all day and entry is FREE for both matches, making it the perfect opportunity to see the next generation of Townsville & Districts Mendi Blackhawks in action. There will also be a Townsville Women’s Rugby League vs Central Highlands Women’s Rugby League match taking place on FIELD 2 at 3pm.

The Mal Meninga squad has been amassing some large wins so far this season averaging just over 46 points per game and looking very dominant. Coach Dick Walsh is pleased with his team’s progress and attitude, “Coming into the second half of our home and away fixtures I’m very happy with where the squad is at regarding our on field structures and our team culture. There is obvious room for improvement and given the nature and attitude of our playing group i believe we will go along way to achieving goals set prior to the season commencement”.

The Cyril Connell side have had to fight a little harder but have still managed to win all their matches in 2016. Cyril Connell Coach Allan Petersen said his side will be preparing as normal this week, “We will be looking to do the little things right this week and come game day we will be making sure we are completing our sets.”


Cyril Connell Cup QLD_CCCUP_FC_Grad_Pos

Townsville Blackhawks vs CQ Capras

Saturday 2nd April 2016 – 3:00pm

Jack Manski Oval, Townsville

  1. Mckenzie Baker
  2. Darian Lampton
  3. Martin O’Brien
  4. Kade Banset
  5. Josh Hanlon
  6. Kelsey Hesp
  7. Adam Cook
  8. Kieran Moran
  9. Curtis Dempsey
  10. Quinlan Kelly
  11. Hamilton Taia
  12. Isaac Locke
  13. Jackson Lott
  14. Mitch Fogarty
  15. Manfred Baboa
  16. Adam Whyte
  17. Cameron Bateup
  18. Hayden Saltner

Coach – Allan Petersen


Mal Meninga Cup 

Townsville Blackhawks vs Northern Pride

Saturday 2nd April 2016 – 4:30pm

Jack Manski Oval, Townsville

  1. Marshall Hudson
  2. Samuel Martin-Savage
  3. Michael Carroll
  4. Kurt Wiltshire
  5. Tom McGagh
  6. Jake Clifford
  7. Jacob Bourke
  8. Jack Althaus
  9. Julian Christian
  10. Emry Pere
  11. Brett Anderson
  12. Nathan Barrett
  13. Corey Horsburgh
  14. Oscar Carter
  15. Yaza Stephen
  16. Jack Glossop
  17. Jayden Stephens
  18. Coby Gibbs

Coach – Dick Walsh



Remember that the NQ Cowboys also play on Saturday night vs St George Illawarra Dragons, 1300SMILES gates open at 4pm so the Cowboys carpark will be unavailable for parking. Please arrive early to ensure you can get a park or take public transport on Saturday.