Tweed Heads Seagulls vs Souths Logan Magpies
Souths Logan heaped more misery on the Tweed Heads Seagulls with a massive 44-12 win at Piggabeen to round out the 5th round of the Intrust Super Cup.
Souths Logan ran in eight tries to two in a dominant display they have been threatening to do so far in 2017. They led 32-0 by the 46th minute, when halfback Sam Scarlett had notched up his third try of the afternoon.
Tweed Heads got on the board with two tries in 5 minutes from the 60th minute, but they were too far behind to catch the Magpies, and Souths Logan increased the margin with two late converted tries to boost their for and against.
For the second week in a row Sam Scarlett’s name would be cursed on the Gold Coast after he kicked a late field goal against Burleigh to win by 1 point, and scored three tries against the Seagulls.
The result leaves Tweed Heads winless after five rounds, same as their Gold Coast rivals Burleigh who they meet for Rivalry Round next a convenient bit of timing for one team to get off the mark.
Happier days for Souths Logan who climbed to seventh with a third win away from three. If they can improve the results at home they’ll be real finals contenders.
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 44
Tries: Sam Scarlett (4m), Joe Boyce (10m), Sam Scarlett (29m), Jamayne Isaako (35m), Daniel Tamou (39m), Sam Scarlett (46m), Simione Fatafehi (74m), Daniel Tamou (78m)
Goals: Jamayne Isaako 6 Conv
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 12
Tries: Michael Burgess (60m), James Wood (65m)
Goals: Michael Burgess 2 Conv
Not sure whether this game will go ahead on Sunday with the amount of rain dumped on the Gold Coast on Thursday, if it does it will be another great battle between the Tweed Heads Seagulls and the Souths Logan Magpies.
Whilst Souths Logan are benefiting from having Broncos fringe players that are unable to squeeze into the NRL side, the Seagulls are not so lucky with the injuries at the Titans. But fringe players from the NRL is not the only advantage the Magpies have. Two of their most experienced Matt Minto and Phil Dennis were super against the Hunters two weeks ago, and halfback Sam Scarlett was the difference against Burleigh last weekend with a last minute field goal.
The Magpies, if they win, will have knocked over both of the Gold Coast sides in consecutive weeks. And for the Tweed Heads Seagulls, it would be more misery as they are yet to register a win in 2017 up to Round 5.
But it is not all doom and gloom for the Seagulls, they led 18-0 after 10 minutes against Wynnum two weeks ago on Stradbroke Island, so they have proven that they can get into a winning position this season. Now to register that first win.
Those who remember former Canterbury Bulldog and surprise Rothman’s Medal winner Ewan McGrady, will be happy to know there are two nephews running around for the Seagulls, and both have plenty to offer. Brayden scored two tries last weekend. Souths Logan also have a familiar nephew in Joe Ofahengaue, his uncle being former Wallaby Willie. Joe chose to move from his allocated club Ipswich to Souths Logan just before the start of the year, and he has repaid them so far with some big performances.
Souths Logan by 4
Tweed Heads Seagulls
1. Talor Walters 14. Tevita Folau 3. James Wood 4. James Toole 5. Brayden McGrady 6. Lindon McGrady 7. Michael Burgess 8. Shane Gillham 9. Samuel Meskell (c) 10. Damian Sironen (c) 11. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave 12. Sam Carson 13. Samuel Saville 15. Nicholas Harrold 16. Carne Doyle-Manga 17. William Johnstone 18. Mackenzie Reid 19. Kurt Bernard 20. Morgan Boyle
Coach: Aaron Zimmerle
Souths Logan Magpies
1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Cameron Booth 3. Daniel Russell 4. Scott Doyle 5. Luke Archer 6. Matthew Minto 7. Samuel Scarlett 8. Joe Ofahengaue 9. Travis Waddell 10. George Fai 11. Jack Anderson 12. Daniel Tamou (c) 13. Joseph Boyce 14. Jack Walters 15. Phillip Dennis (c) 16. Aotealofa Tuimavave 17. Samuelu Lavea
Coach: Jon Buchanan
Souths Logan 28 Tweed Heads 10
Tweed Heads 30 Souths Logan 48
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