Flying Doctors land at Community Hub

The result didn’t go our way on-field, but we were still ‘flying high’ thanks to some very special guests at the LGIAsuper Community Hub.

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First published: June 20  

We were joined by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, who provide extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people in rural and remote Australia.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Hub to show their support for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and claim their free LGIAsuper bounce ball.

We were also paid a surprise visit by our friends from Healy State School in Mt Isa who thanked us for their Try for 5! prizes.

The Cowboys Try for 5! program aims to improve attendance and learning outcomes in Queensland schools by re-engaging and incentivising students.

As a proud partner of the program, LGIAsuper donates prizes throughout the term to students based on their outstanding attendance and behaviour. Well done to the Healy State students for their hard work and effort throughout the year.

There was also no shortage of effort from the North Queensland Cowboys against the New Zealand Warriors – but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 23-16 defeat.

The result was soured further with news that LGIAsuper Player Ambassador Michael Morgan will miss the rest of the season with a biceps injury.

He suffered the injury while attempting a tackle on opposite number Roger Tuivasa-Sheck in the 23rd minute.

Morgan was unable to prevent the Warriors’ fullback from scoring his team’s second try after an earlier four-pointer to winger Ken Maumalo.

After Solomone Kata scored New Zealand’s third, it looked like being a long night for the Cowboys.

But two pieces of individual brilliance from winger Kyle Feldt dragged North Queensland back into the contest.

Feldt’s superb cut-out pass sent fellow winger Javid Bowen in to score in the 37th minute, before he caught the visitors napping out with a daring short-side raid to secure his team’s second try. 

A Shaun Johnson penalty goal extended New Zealand’s lead to eight points which should have become 12 when Kata burst through in the 52nd minute, only for the Tongan international to fumble the ball with the try-line begging.

The Warriors next error also proved costly, with Te Maire Martin snatching an intercept and racing 50 metres before linking with Feldt who dived over in the corner.

North Queensland refused to give in and went close to scoring on a number of occasions until a late penalty goal and field goal to Johnson sealed it for the Warriors.

The LGIAsuper Community Hub will be back at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday 21 July for the North Queensland Cowboys versus St George Illawarra match.

Remember: current LGIAsuper members can use the LGIAsuper express signs to skip the queue, grab their free drink voucher and show off their new merch!

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