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Townsville Blackhawks vs Souths Logan Magpies



Tries: Jamayne Isaako (5m), Scott Doyle (32m), Cameron Booth (45m), Luke Archer (74m)
Goals: Jamayne Isaako 2/4 Conv, 1/1 Pens

Tries: Jonathon Rueben (13m)
Goals: Carlin Anderson 1 Conv


By Dan White

The Blackhawks head home after a close win over Wynnum Manly, as the Magpies head north after copping a hiding from Redcliffe. It will be fifth versus seventh and every point is important as we head to Jack Manski oval this Saturday afternoon.

Last time out:

The Magpies had the tough task when they headed over to Dolphin oval, and it was as good as over at half time as the Dolphins went to the oranges with an 18-point lead. It only got worse as the Dolphins ended up with a 9 try to 2 victory and a final scoreline of 52 – 12.

After their close loss to the Jets at home, it was a harsh defeat to take but the Magpie’s faithful will be hoping it will be a reinvigorated players group heading north after the weekend off.

The Blackhawks were away for their Clash against Wynnum Manly, and the Seagulls made them work for the win after opening up a two try lead within the opening six minutes. The travel sickness was kicked to the kerb and the backline got into gear and the scores were levelled by the twenty-minute mark.

A Jonathon Rueben double on either side of half time set the Blackhawks on the path to victory and while the Seagulls mounted a challenge, the Blackhawks held them out and then pushed it out to the final margin with just three minutes left on the clock. Not the most convincing win, but a much- needed victory for the boys from Townsville.

Who to look out for:

Battle of the Sixers on what should be a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon. Kyle Laybutt and Matthew Minto. Laybutt is getting his tyres kicked by the Cowboys and was considered for the role next to Morgan before Asiata stepped up. Minto is also attracting flames of interest as he does his best to keep his team in the contest.

How they will win:

This lines up with the balance being between the potency of the Blackhawks backline against the power of the Magpies forwards. In the balance of weaknesses, the Magpies may be concerned over the power of the Blackhawks pack, more than the Blackhawks are worried about the backs of the visitors.

For the visitors, they will have to work hard in defence to make sure the Blackhawks do not send it wide and then make the most of the opportunities in the middle. The odd raid down the sidelines will also spice it up. The Hosts will need muscle up, turn the big guys around and then use their speed to make the most of their own chances. The Blackhawks will be hoping on a better performance from the boot of Carlin Anderson after only getting one of five over the bar.


Both teams have enjoyed the weekend off and will head into the clash as prepared as they can be. The Blackhawks should be able to matchup to the Magpies pack and their backline should be able to contain and score on them as well. Blackhawks by 4.


Townsville Blackhawks

1. Carlin Anderson 2. Samsen O’Neill 3. Temone Power 4. Ty Carucci 5. Jonathon Reuben 6. Kyle Laybutt 7. Michael Parker-Walshe 8. Sam Hoare 9. Anthony Mitchell 22. Oshae Tuiasau 11. Blake Leary 18. Andrew Niemoeller 13. Daniel Beasley (c) 14. Kierran Moseley 15. Jordan Kenworthy 16. Sione Lousi 17. Lee Jewitt

Coach: Kristian Woolf

Souths Logan Magpies

1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Cameron Booth 3. Lenny Magey 4. Scott Doyle 5. Luke Archer 6. Matthew Minto 7. Conner Toia 8. Aotealofa Tuimavave 9. Travis Waddell 10. Sam Lavea 11. Simione Fatafehi 12. Jaydn Su’a 13. Joe Boyce 14. Jordan Scott 15. Phil Dennis 16. Jack Anderson 17. Sam Elliott

Coach: Jon Buchanan








Jack Manski Oval
14 Golf Links Dr, Kirwan QLD 4817, Australia

IT Grad (at an old age), Cowboys and Blackhawks Fan



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