Falcons bring Intrust Super Cup clash with Jets to the Bay
HERVEY Bay has secured one of the biggest rugby league games in the region's history after Sunshine Coast Falcons agreed to bring their eighth-round Intrust Super Cup clash to Stafford Park.
The Falcons will meet the national champion Ipswich Jets at the Hervey Bay Seagulls' home ground on April 23.
Hervey Bay development officer Tye Ingebrigtsen said he worked closely with Falcons CEO Chris Flannery and Queensland Rugby League competition manager Dave Maiden to secure the fixture.
"I am very happy with all the work behind the scenes from our club to make this successful," Tye Ingebrigtsen said.
The match will attract several of Melbourne Storm's and Brisbane Broncos' stars through the Intrust Super Cup clubs' affiliations with the NRL powerhouses.
Sunshine Coast coach Craig Ingebrigtsen has recruited heavily this season which could make the Falcons a force to reckon with in 2016.
Craig Ingebrigtsen, who is also Tye's dad, said he hoped the Falcons' arrival would provide a shot in the arm for local rugby league.
"It's going to be a great buzz for the area, and provide a good buzz for us playing in the country," Craig Ingebrigtsen said.
"Queensland Cup is a really good level; it's arguably the second best level in the world so there are good things that can come out of the local community getting the game up there.