Round 11 Details
Easts Tigers 38 (Matthew Klein 3, Pueki Ofahengaue, Joe Richards, David Georgiou, Dwayne Rigby, Brent Kuskey tries; Todd Hair 3 goals) def Ipswich Jets 32 (Nigel Naawi 3, Daniel Frank, Jarom Safiu, Peter Poppi tries; Tim McIlwain 4 goals)
IN a see-sawing match Easts jumped out of the blocks to lead 20-4 before Ipswich fought back to trail by 8 at halftime. In an exciting second half Ipswich eventually led 32-30 with 5 mins to go, but couldn't hold on and two late tries sealed victory for the Tigers
Souths-Logan Magpies 46 (Chris Sandow 3, Sam Setu, Mase Laulu Togagae, Tom O Connor, Tom Fisher, Toe Faaee, Antonio Winterstein tries; Chris Sandow 3, Mase Laulu Togagae 2 goals) def Aspley Devils 10 (Jay Latumahina 2 tries; Scott Millar goal)
MATCH REPORT (from the WEBMASTER):
With seven players in their Colts Debuts, it appeared though Aspley would be in for a tough day against a near full strength Magpies side. Having said that the Devils showed some character early repelling several early raids from the Magpies before a good offload from Antonio Winterstein put Louis Makuare over in the 11th minute. Things beacme even more difficult for the Devils when Alex Tallon was forced from the field with a leg injury but not before the Magpies took advantage of him being out of the defensive line with agood offload from Craig Brown saw Sam Setu score. The Magpies were getting well and truly and top, assisted by some poor handling by the visitors nad they added 3 more tries in the 10 minutes before halftime, the first to big prop Toe Faaee and the next two to dashing fullback Chris Sandow, the first after a Tom O'Connor intercept and the second a brilliant pick up from an Aspley chip kick, with Souths leading 26-0 at the break.
To Aspley's credit they fought back well in the opening ten minutes of the second half, with Charlie Fetoia, the only Aspley player to back up from Wednesday's U19 interstate clash, lifting his side. Both tries were scored by debutant winger Jay Latumahina, the first a 95m intercept, and the second from a smart grubber kick from Fetoia. Unfortunately the inexperienced Devils could not maintain the pressure letting Souths in for four tries in the last 15 minutes. Firstly hooker Tom Fisher scored from dummy half, then another piece of individual brilliance from Sandow gave him his hattrick, beating several players over 40 metres. A great burst from Mase Laulu Togagae followed by a smart interchange of passes with Craig Brown saw Mase score the home side's penultimate try , with their last try to Antonio Winterstein coming off a James Pritchard offload.
For Souths, backrowers Miah Walters and Luke Lavelle were impressive with Toe Faaee, James Pritchard and Matt Sepelini causing the Aspley defence plenty of headaches. In the backs, Chris Sandow was a standout as was Mase Lualu, whilst Sam Seti and Criag Brown also dod some good things. FOr Aspley Charlie Fetoia was outstanding whilst wingers whilst winger Matthew Baird and Jay Latumahina went will and did fullback Scott Millar who had another solid game. In the forwards Pat McPherson led from the front, well supprted by Simona Vavega, whilst Zac Webber worked hard.
STATS: Penalties: Souths 6 - 5; Scrums: Aspley 6 - 5; Comp.Rate: Souths 22/34, Aspley 17/27
Wynnum-Manly Seagulls 32 (Luke Menhinnit, Sam Moli, Michael Chaplain, Aaron Brown, Ben Cronin, Warren Jensen tries; Luke Menhinnitt 4 goals) def Sunshine Coast Falcons 22 (Ben Harney 2, Michael Vella, Jake Sheehan tries; Anthony Delaivuna 2, Ben Whiddon goals)
Wynnum Manly just managed to do enough to beat a determined Sunshine Coast side. After leading 16-8 at halftime, Wynnum-Manly repelled a number of Falcon attacking raids and went on to win 32-22.
Norths Devils 28 (Luke Samoa 2, Israel Folau, Luke Capewell, Clint Matthews tries;Luke Samoa 4 goals) def Western District Panthers 18 (Adam Breen 3, Vunga Nelisi tries; Michael Walker goal)
Norths had to pull out all stops to beat a Western Districts side that put in a much better perforamnce than in previous outings. After leading 16-8 at halftime, Norths found themselves only 4 points up with 3 minutes remaining but a late try put the match beyond doubt.
MATCH OF THE ROUND:
Redcliffe Dolphins 48 (Dion Porteous 2, Tim Yee, Andrew Rickertt, Tom Butterfield, Joel Romelo, Stuart May, Angus Cameron, Tamio Tikinaw tries; Phil Daisy 6 goals) def Tweed Heads Seagulls 24 (Nate Faalogo 2, Brodie Williams, Dane Evans, Matt Lindsay tries; Dane Evans 2 goals)
A reshuffled Redcliffe side turned in an extremely disciplined performance, only making 4 handling errors to get home over Tweed 48-24 after leading 24-18 at the break.
Burleigh Bears BYE
MATCH PREVIEWS: May 27/28, 2006
The last games of the first round, and some tough tipping!!
Ipswich Jets v Easts Tigers Sat 10:45am QLD Group Stadium
Ipswich will be very disappointed with their last start loss to Western Districts, particularly as they led 18-0 early. Easts will be rested after the bye and despite Ipswich's good record against the top teams at home it is hard to see the Tigers letting this one slip. "THE COMPUTER" tips Easts by 10.
Souths-Logan Magpies v Aspley Devils Sat 11:45am Brandon Park`
A disrupted week for the Devils ahead of what should be an entertaining clash against the Magpies. Souths-Logan look to have just about their strongest team on the [paddock and will be desperate to atone for last week's loss to the Wynnum-Manly side whilst Aspley's chances could rest on who is available after the mid-week match and impact of the Divisional Rep side on the FOGS A Grade side. "THE COMPUTER" tips Souths-Logan by 12
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Wynnum Manly Seagulls Sat 1:15pm Quad Park
The Sunshine Coast side were desperately unlucky to go down to Redcliffe away last week whilst Wynnum scraped home against a depleted Souths outfit. The Falcons proved by their hammering of Burleigh in their last home outing that they are a dangerous side and Wynnum will have to be at their best to match them "THE COMPUTER" tips Sunshine Coast by 6
Western District Panthers v Norths Devils Sat 4.00pm Kev McKell Oval
The Panthers scored a gritty come-from-behind win against Ipswich last week whilst a decimated Norths side succumbed to a second half onslaught by Aspley. Whilst Norths will not be at full strength they will ave a number of their regulars back and should have too many guns for the Panthers, "THE COMPUTER" tips Norths by 16
MATCH OF THE ROUND: Tweed Heads Seagulls v Redcliffe Dolphins 11.45am at Piggabeen
The improving Tweed side take on the competition leaders at Piggabeen and will never have a better chance of rolling the Dolphins who will be without a number of key players due to suspension, injury, disciplinary and FOGS A Grade commitments. The Seagulls forward pack has paved the way for their improved form and Redcliffe will have to put up a solid performance to hold them. "THE COMPUTER" tips Tweed Heads by 10
Burleigh Bears BYE