The NRL season may be over for the Gold Coast Titans but it hasn’t stopped rookie Toby Sexton from putting on the footy boots.
The young gun starred for the Tweed Seagulls on Saturday, helping the side to a 41-22 point victory over the Redcliffe Dolphins in the Intrust Super Cup elimination semi-final.
Sexton scored 17 points from a try, six goals and a field goal, with hooker Brent Woolf also putting on a performance to score a try and play a major hand in two others.
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The win leaves the Tweed just one victory away from their first grand final in a decade.
“It was another performance that showed a lot of character,” Tweed coach Ben Woolf said.
“We showed a lot more patience at key times, kicked better than we had been and, even though we let them back into the game in the back end of the first half when we went away from what we intended to do, it was a great effort to work back into the game at the start of the second half then put on a couple of tries that gave us a handy buffer.
“It was the same with our defence, we could have been better when we let them back from 18-0 to 18-12 but when we had to play tough, we did.
“That reflects the character the team has shown most of this year.”
Tweed will now play Wynnum Manly in the preliminary final at Suncorp Stadium next Sunday.