PNG OPEN ACCOUNT AGAINST MAGPIES
Round One Match Review
The visitors are yet to lose a match against Souths Logan and were pleased to keep that record intact – despite being under some early pressure from the spirited Magpies.
Home ground supporters were cheering early when centre Scott Doyle opened the scoring for the Magpies out left, thanks to a Sam Scarlett pass.
Scarlett was one of a number of Broncos in the Magpies line-up who put in a good performance – with a handful of squad members including Souths Logan junior Anthony Milford watching in the crowd.
While the home side got off to the perfect start, their good work was undone almost immediately, with an error from a tough kick-off handing the Hunters their first proper chance with the ball.
While both teams were scrappy at times, both were able to break the line of their opponents ensuring an entertaining game.
Round 2 will see the Magpies at home again as they host Redcliffe, while the Hunters will head to Wynnum to take on the Seagulls.
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 18 (Scott Doyle, Samuel Scarlett, Daniel Tamou, Matt Trnka tries; Scott Doyle goals)
Round One Match Review from the Nest
Coach Josh Hannay
“There was a lot of excitement and a nerve surrounding the weekend’s game, as is the case with any new season.
And the weekend was no exception with everyone keen to get the year off to a good start following a lot of hard work put in over the pre-season, and the addition of some exciting talent from the Brisbane Broncos.
While we didn’t get the victory we would’ve liked against a quality opposition in PNG, the players and coaching staff collectively came away from the game feeling as excited as we were prior to the game about the promise that exists within our squad this year. We had our chances to win the game but handling errors in our own end proved costly and it’s something we will need to fix immediately if we want to realise our potential as a side
It may take time for combinations to form and we’ll be working as hard as we can to gel as quickly as we can, but certainly as a group, we are excited at the potential that exists within this group and we look forward to taking on another tough opponent in Redcliffe this weekend
Turning our attention to this weekend, it shapes as being an exciting day of footy with the rare situation where we will have all 4 Magpies grades competing at Davies park on the one day – CC, MM, colts and Intrust cup. We hope such an event provides a big crowd for all our players to play in front of. It should be a cracking day!”
QRL UNVEILS 2016 SEASON
Representatives from all 14 Intrust Super Cup clubs were among the 170 guests who gathered at Treasury Casino’s Hotel Courtyard to launch the season.
In officially launching the 2016 Intrust Super Cup season, Peter Betros acknowledged the extensive rugby league network of administrators, volunteers and referees.
“Rugby league can teach us so much about life if we let it – but it is only a part of life. I encourage all who participate to enjoy their experience in the game but also to remember that it is only a part of our life.”
Jump over to the QRL website and watch the official 2016 launch.
Our under 14 and 15 development squads were invited to attend a training session with the Brisbane Broncos development staff on Saturday morning at Red Hill, with roughly 50 kids attending.
Cyril Connell and Mal Meninga games were held against Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon with both games ending in a draw.
Our rugby league players haven’t been the only ones learning new skills in the pre-season.
In a massive boost for the game across the south east, more than 160 coaches recently took part in coaching updates at Kougari Oval, Langlands Park and Griffith University.
The updates were linked between NRL Game Development, Wynnum Manly Seagulls, Easts Tigers and Souths Logan Magpies.
Intrust Super Cup coaches Scott Sipple and Josh Hannay presented defensive drills and principles.
“They explained the importance of involving all players and ensuring participants enjoy the skill, drill or game.
Development staff including Chris McKenna (Wynnum Manly), Steve Peoples (Easts Tigers) and Mark Beaumont (Souths Logan Magpies) were all heavily involved in the promotion and running of the updates.
Last night’s Broncos Coach Education for our affiliates clubs was held at Marsden High.
Coach Wayne Bennett addressed roughly 70 members from various clubs.
“With the off season now complete and game one under our belt, it’s great to finally see some footy back at Davies park. Unfortunately last week we lost our back of jersey sponsor Pradella to the 2016 season.
The club was very fortunate that Paul Gedoun from PointCorp heard about Pradella not continuing with his sponsorship and Paul rang the club to see if there was anything he can do to assist, making us a very generous offer of taking that position on the jersey. Paul is a local developer and a close friend of head coach Josh Hannay.
Paul has been a great supporter of rugby league over the years, and it is great to have a person of his quality and his company PointCorp joining the Magpies for the 2016 season.”
Club CEO Jim McClelland
Welcome to the Day Spa!
The players were blown away when they walked into the dressing sheds on Sunday to see the completed refurbishment. This project was under taken by the club and its sponsors in the off season. Thanks must go to Anthony and Jason Karam from Tilermade and C&K tiling for the works they put into the showers.
Head coach Josh Hannay said to Jim, he thought he had walked into a day spa. The job is a credit to Anthony and Jason and through their continued support over the years, the clubs bathroom facilities and dressing sheds are now of a level that’s continues to lift the clubs profile.
We would also like to thank Colin Black for the pluming works and his efforts to ensure that the job was finished and on time, ready for game one.
Cyril Connell kick off @ 10:15am
Mal Meninga kick off @ 11:30am
Colts kick off @ 1:15pm
Intrust Super Cup kick off @ 3pm