Souths Logan overcame their thrashing at the hands of the Easts Tigers last weekend by handing out the same treatment to the luckless Central Capras in Rockhampton on Sunday.
The loss for the Capras made it double figures for consecutive losses, and they almost took the wooden spoon position on the ladder except for the late Pride fight back at Piggabeen.
In all the Magpies scored nine tries to two, and showed no mercy for the struggling Capras as they charge into the final week of the competition with a chance to get as high as fourth.
It was all one way traffic for the Magpies, as the scores were tied on 6-6 up to the 19th minute as both sides got a try each. But once Souths Logan crossed for their second, the floodgates opened, and the Magpies ran in another two tries before the break to lead 24-6.
The second half got even uglier for the Capras as Souths Logan ran in five more tries at regular intervals, with Sam Scarlett and Paul Rokolati both completing doubles in the last ten minutes. The Capras added a second try in the 65th minute to regular scorer Ken Tofilau, but the game had been lost well before then.
Central can guarantee avoiding the wooden spoon by beating Ipswich in Gatton next weekend. Souths Logan have a tricky fixture to the in form Cutters in Mackay.
SOUTHS LOGAN 52
Tries: Sam Scarlett (5m), Matt Minto (19m), Jack Anderson (25m), Lenny Magey (30m), Paul Roolati (48m), Sam Lavea (53m), Brendon Gibb (58m), Sam Scarlett (70m), Paul Rokolati (78m)
Goals: Jamayne Isaako 8/9 Conv
CENTRAL CAPRAS 10
Tries: Luke George (13m), Ken Tofilau (65m)
Goals: Cody Grills 1/2 Conv
Souths Logan’s chances of a top two position were dashed last weekend as the Easts Tigers came to Davies Park and ruined their three game winning run as they handed them a 46-10 thrashing.
The Magpies can still finish in the top 4 and get home ground advantage in the first week of the finals, although if they do miss out on the top 4 it may be a blessing in disguise as Souths Logan have 5-6 record at home this year and have yet to beat a fellow top 6 side at home.
They have named a very strong squad, and should easily win this match, but the Capras, despite currently sitting second last have plenty to play for.
The Capras and Comets before them have spent some time around the foot of the Intrust Super ladder have managed to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon for most of those seasons. They currently sit just a point above last placed Tweed Heads, and all they have to do is match the Seagulls results to avoid last.
Wins, will also help that cause, but it is hard to see a team who have the season’s worse losing streak, currently 9 games without a win, beating a side full of the quality that Souths Logan have at their disposal this weekend.
Souths Logan Magpies
1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Cameron Booth 3. Lenny Magey 4. Scott Doyle 5. Luke Archer 6. Matt Minto 7. Sam Scarlett 8. Joe Boyce 9. Travis Waddell 10. Sam Lavea 11. Simione Fatafehi 12. Brendon Gibb 13. Phil Dennis (c) 14. Jordan Scott 15. Rhys Melville 16. AJ Tuimavave 17. Jaydn Su’A 18. Paul Rokolati
Coach: Jon Buchanan
1. Tony Tumusa 2. Ken Tofilau 3. Nathan Bassani 4. Samuel Smith 5. Chanel Seigafo 6. Maipele Morseau 7. Jack Madden 8. Oliver Percy 9. Krys Freeman 10. Kavanagh 11. Liam Pickersgill 12. Guy Williams (c) 13. Gavin Hiscox (c) 14. Lance Kuveu 15. Luke George 16. Junior Kirisome 17. Phill Nati 18. Joshua Johnston 19. John Filipo 20. Nathan Young
Coach: Kim Williams
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