Souths Logan Magpies vs Norths Devils
Souths Logan flew into the top 6 by knocking the Norths Devils off the top perch with a 20 point win at Davies Park on Sunday afternoon.
For the second game in two weeks, the Magpies scored over 40 points, but they didn’t have it all their own way with just two points separating the teams at half time as Souths Logan led 18-16.
Although Souths Logan scored the first two tries after half time, there was still only 8 points in it when Norths crossed in the 59th minute. But two tries in the last seven minutes flattered the score line for the Magpies, but hard to argue against a side scoring 40 points not deserving the win.
Broncos fringe player Joe Ofahenguae showed he is ready for the call up anytime with a double.
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 42
Tries: Daniel Russell (1m), Joe Ofahenguae (8m), Sam Scarlett (22m), Joe Ofahenguae (43m), Matt Minto (54m), Daniel Russell (73m), Jamayne Isaako (78m)
Goals: Jamayne Isaako 6 Conv, Scott Doyle 1 Conv
NORTHS DEVILS 22
Tries: Dalton Phillips (14m), David Faamita (28m), Michael Lucas (32m), Kalolo Saitaua (59m)
Goals: Todd Murphy 3 Conv
It doesn’t get much more traditional than a match between two sides who started out in the early parts of last century, from the old Brisbane based competition, and playing in the now lost traditional timeslot of Sunday 3pm.
And it is being played at a ground in the shape of Davies Park which wouldn’t have changed a great deal since these teams last heydays.
With the match featuring two Broncos feeder clubs, you could probably guarantee seeing Wayne Bennett keeping an eye on the next wave of talent. He should be happy with both of these sides so far in 2017. Souths Logan have been very good this year with three wins, and one of their only losses was a narrow one to the Hunters where they had a shot at goal after the siren to draw the game.
But the Magpies, and no one else for that matter are going better than the Devils. They sit first on the ladder after surprising many in the competition with wins over the two most recent former Premiers Ipswich Jets and Burleigh Bears and a win in PNG against the Hunters no less.
One thing that may test the Devils this weekend is the loss of Kodi Nikorima, who it can be presumed won’t play for the Broncos after featuring in the NRL on Thursday night. But the backup isn’t half bad as it will be Chris Sandow that fills the title of main playmaker.
WHO TO LOOK FOR
Can’t go past Chris Sandow.
Chris Sandow has been eased into the Intrust Super Cup by coming off the bench in recent matches and without Kodi Nikorima. We will soon find out if it was all Nikorima or if Sandow are the cause of the Devils super rise to the top of the Intrust Super Cup.
Souths Logan Magpies
1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Cameron Booth 3. Daniel Russell 4. Scott Doyle 5. Luke Archer 6. Matthew Minto 7. Sam Scarlett 8. Joe Ofahengaue 9. Travis Waddell 10. George Fai 11. Simione Fatafehi 12. Daniel Tamou (c) 13. Joe Boyce 14. Jordan Scott 15. Phil Dennis (c) 16. Aotealofa Tuimavave 17. Sam Lavea
Coach: Jon Buchanan
1. Javarn White 2. Michael Lucas 3. Delouise Hoeter 4. Luke Pollock 5. Dane Chang 6. Chris Sandow 7. Todd Murphy 8. Francis Molo 9. Billy Brittain (c) 10. James Taylor 11. David Faamita 12. Matiu Love-Henry 13. Dalton Phillips 14. Dallas Wells 15. Mattais Heimuli 16. Michael Molo 17. Stephen Coombe 18. Josh Afoa 19. Mike Pearsall 20. Danny Kerr
Coach: Mark Gliddon
R10 Norths 20 Souths Logan 42
R20 Souths Logan 32 Norths 24
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