SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 42
Tries: Travis Waddell (6m), Joe Ofahenguae (29m), Jaydn Su’a (42m), Jaydn Su’a (50m), Simione Fatafehi (66m), Scott Doyle (75m), Sam Lavea (79m)
Goals: Jamayne Isaako 7 Conv
MACKAY CUTTERS 24
Tries: Nathan Maumalu (13m), Jack Joass (25m), Cooper Bambling (39m), Braden Uele (54m), Jack Joass (60m)
Goals: Nick Hynes 2 Conv
By Dan White
Souths Logan put on a display against the North Devils and their opponents in this clash did the same thing to the Capras.
Last time out:
Daniel Russell started the Magpies off with a bang, scoring in the first minute of play and they kept that lead throughout the game. It was a close first half with only a missed conversion the difference, but the Magpies finished the game strongly and ultimately ran out victors with a 7 try to 4 home-ground extravaganza.
The kicking was less accurate for Mackay, but they made up for it with an extra try as they ran in eight in their domination of the Capras. In the left side/right side battle it was a strong performance from the Left side prop, second row and hattrick scoring wing Saumalu sealing the deal. Mackay will be happy after balancing the books of recent history with their Central Queensland cohabitant.
Who to look out for:
The Captains battle in this contest looks a doozy. For the Magpies, Second Rower Daniel Tamou bears the responsibility and like most captains from the pack leads with his actions. Setaimata Sa as a centre has the role of leading by encouragement and making use of his vision to steer his team to victory. How each goes against each other will be a very interesting factor in how this game is played.
How will they win:
Out of all the games this weekend, this will be the best to watch. Both packs have a size and attitude in attack that matches the other. Both backlines are known pieces of work who are competitive and will also be closely matched. Souths Logan do have the advantage in the halves and it is here that they should be able to direct their play more effectively.
The Cutters will need their own halves to step up a level ad bring the game to the Magpies. The odds-makers would be favouring the Magpies in this clash, but with a spirited forwards performance, there is a more than reasonable chance that the Cutters back-line can cause the upset.
Souths Logan at home will always be hard to go past, and with a recent boost to their form it makes it impossible. Magpies by 4+.
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