Despite seemingly being a production line for the Brisbane Broncos in 2017, and supplying more players for their Round 12 fixture, the Souths Logan Magpies continue to impress in 2017 and did again on Sunday with a good away win over the Easts Tigers.
It took until just before half time to see any points at Suzuki Stadium, and those went to the Tigers who scored in the 38th minute through Shane Neumann. The Magpies responded eight minutes after the break to draw level, but the Tigers retook the lead in the 52nd minute, although it proved to be their last score of the afternoon.
Magpies fullback Jamayne Isaako continues to impress and he scored in the 61st minute to draw the away side level, and his excellent goalkicking makes him a worthwhile prospect for the Broncos, and accordingly he has been named on an extended Broncos bench over the past few weeks. He had one more shot at goal when Joe Boyce scored the final try of the afternoon in the 68th minute, which saw the Souths Logan side take the lead for the first time of the afternoon. A field goal from Matt Minto sealed a good win over great competition. And it sees them leapfrog their Sunday opponents on the ladder too.
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 19
Tries: Aotealofa Tuimavave (48m), Jamayne Isaako (59m), Joe Boyce (68m)
Goals: Jamayne Isaako 3/3 Conv
Field Goal: Matt Minto (72m)
EASTS TIGERS 12
Tries: Shane Neumann (38m), Adam Crear (52m)
Goals: Adam Crear 2/2 Conv
Two Brisbane sides not far from each other geographically and on the ladder in Souths Logan and Easts Tigers meet at Davies Park in a great clash of two sides well in finals contention. just the one point separates the two sides, and both have benefited from having some great NRL fringe players as part of their set up in 2017.
But with the Magpies aligned to the Broncos, they are worse affected this weekend with a load of players named in the extended squad. Easts meanwhile, are aligned with Melbourne who don’t play this weekend, so they keep the very bright prospect of Brodie Croft in the halves and Curtis Scott amongst others, and have that advantage.
1. Gerard McCallum 2. Linc Port 3. Curtis Scott 4. Conor Carey 5. Jarrod McInally 6. Billy Walters 7. Brodie Croft 8. Mat Pitman 9. Tommy Butterfield 10. David Murphy 11. Jake Foster (c) 12. Dean Britt 13. Adam Crear 14. Matt Zgrajewski 15. Liufau Hala 16. Shane Neumann 17. Slade Griffin
Coach: Scott Sipple
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. Jordan Scott 10. Sam Lavea 11. Simione Fatafehi 12. Jack Anderson 13. Joe Boyce 14. Bradley Frith 15. Phil Dennis (c) 16. Lilomaiava Mago 17. Raiden Fonoti
Coach: Jon Buchanan
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