Round 3 Details
Souths-Logan 38 (Louis Makuare 2, Chris Sandow, Sam Setu, Mase Laulu Togagae, Tom O Connor, Mitchell McClelland tries, Chris Sandow 3, Mase Laulu Togagae 2 goals) def Tweed Heads Seagulls 22 (Matt Lindsay (2), Michael Keating, Brodie Williams tries, Trent Iselin 3 goals)
MATCH REPORT (from GMS):
Fine conditions greeted the two teams at Brandon Park with both teams looking for their first win of the year. Tweed took the early lead with an outstanding 70 metre individual try from Matt Lindsay, leaving Souths fullback Chris Sandow is his wake. Souths hit back with a try through Sam Setu and the conversion was unsuccessful to leave Tweed leading 6 -4. Tweed dominated the half taking all their opportunities. Tries to centres Michael Keating and Brodie Williams extended the lead, and Matt Lindsay picked up his second try, tweed were in front 22 -4 and looking well in command. A late try in the half to Souths 5/8 Mase Laulu Togagae and his conversion, Tweed took a 22 – 10 lead into the break.
The second half, well it was the old cliché – One sided. Souths looked the team most likely to do something with every touch of the ball. They dominated possession and scored early through replacement Mitchell McClelland, a conversion by Laulu Togagae and they were trailing by one converted try. Sandow picked up the ball in the in goal and looked certain to go the length of the field, until his game nemesis, Matt Lindsay cut him down by the half way line. Sandow eventually got his try, running a beautiful hole to scoot away 40 metres to score under the post, and the scores were locked at 22all. Further Souths domination saw winger Louis Makuare pick up a double and halfback Tom O’Connor crossing late after Sandow had scooped on a loose ball. Souths ran out convincing 38 – 22 winners. Best for Souths were Mase Laulu Togagae, Luke Lavelle, Toe Faaee and Chris Sandow, but player of the match on a losing side was Tweed half back Matt Lindsay.
Penalties: Souths 6 – 4; Scrums: Tweed 7 – 5; Completion Rates: Souths Logan 13/25, Tweed Heads 18/25
Redcliffe 42 (Asher Elamani 2, Bob Jones, Phil Daisy, Tim Benson, Angus Cameron, Matt Gillett, Jon Broad tries, Matt Gillett 5 goals) def Western Districts 16 (Adam Breen, Mataika Vatuvei, Liam McDonald tries, Mataika Vatuvei 2 goals)
The sides were locked at 16 all at the break, but the sin-binning of the Panther captain in the second half allowed Redcliffe to get on top and run away to a 42-16 victory
Easts 36 (David Tyrell 3, David Georgiou, Brent Kuskey, John Helu, Lachlan Tanzer tries,Todd Hair 4 goals) def Burleigh 10 (Jack MacGougan, Mitchell Herlihy tries,Marty Paulson goal)
Easts led 20-6 at the break and went on with it to win 36-10 to take the outright competition lead. Winger David Tyrrell grabbed 3 tries for the victors.
Wynnum 38 Chris McQueen 2, Robert Congoo 2, Matt Smith, Ben Cronin, Trent Clarke tries, Luke Menhinnitt 5 goals) def Ipswich 12 Mananui Te Heu Heu, Jarom Safiu tries,Tim McIlwain 2 goals)
MATCH REPORT (from GMS):
Sunny conditions and little breeze welcomed both teams to BMD Oval for what seemed to be a much anticipated clash. Ipswich got off to a dream start from a win against the head from the scrum and Mananui Te Heu Heu picked up the loose ball and crashed over. Tim McIlwain converted the try to give the Jets a 6 – 0 lead. From that point, it was all Wynnum, they dominated the Ipswich team in both attack and defence. Wynnum played a very simple, yet effective game and scored some very easy tries through some very non committed Ipswich defence. They took a lead in half time of 24 – 6 and never looked like that score would be tested. The second half got off to a horrible start and Ipswich were the first team to complete a set, and score out wide through Jarom Safiu. A wonderful sideline conversion by McIlwain bridged the gap to 12, but that was as close as Ipswich were or deserved to get.
Wynnum took control of the game through defence and pressure and score some easy tries to Chris McQueen, Ben Cronin and Robert Congoo. Wynnum ran out dominating winners, by keeping things simple. The continual problem with the Ipswich team’s hands will continue to see them anchored at the bottom of the table. They need to work on a lot of areas to be competitive against favourites Aspley next week. Wynnum will look to continue their good form with a game against the renowned ill disciplined Western Districts. Best for Wynnum were Matt Smith, Shaun Cotter, Bruce Kolio and Nathan Beckett, for the Jets halves Tim McIlwain and Geoff Holcombe did as much as their forwards would allow them. They need to work on getting better service and having the forwards do the go forward work, not the halves.
Penalties: Ipswich 7 – 6; Scrums: 7 all; Completion Rates: Wynnum 16/26, Ipswich 10/25
Norths 32 (Luke Samoa 2, Israel Folau, Jason Poppi, Luke Capewell, Lachlan Hompes tries,Luke Samoa 4 goals) def Sunshine Coast 22 (David Brown, Luke Williamson, Bevan Fechner, Todd Wilson tries,Ben Whiddon 3 goals)
The Falcons put up a much better effort than in their trial game against Norths but just went down 32-22.
Souths-Logan Magpies v Tweed Heads Seagulls Sat 11:45am Brandon Park
Crunch time already for these two teams in the only Saturday game, with both having lost their opening two games despite putting in solid efforts. Matt Lindsay, returning from injury, has been named to partner Trent Iselin in the halves for Tweed and these two could prove a real handful for the Magpie defence. Big Matt Sepelini has scored a try in each match for the home side and will be looking to continue this run. Could go either way. "THE COMPUTER" tips Tweed by 2.
Redcliffe Dolphins v Western District Panthers Sun 11:15am Dolphin Oval
Dinner table bragging rights at stake in this one with the Craig Ingerbrigsten coached Dolphins hosting a Panthers side including son Kim. Redcliffe scraped home against Ipswich last week, but lost front-rowers Matt Handcock and Tom Donnelly to suspension in the process, whilst the Panthers bounced back from a disappointing opening performance against Easts, to just about upset the Burleigh Bears last week. The Panthers need the points desperately and Redcliffe have some young players and players in new positions, so it should be interesting. Once again, shouldn't be much in it. "THE COMPUTER" tips Redcliffe by 2.
MATCH OF THE ROUND:
Burleigh Bears v Easts Tigers Sun 11:45am Pizzey Park
With the Aspley Devils having the bye this weekend, outright competition lead is at stake with the undefeated Burleigh Bears and Easts Tigers clashing. Easts stormed home to upset Norths last week, whilst Burleigh struggled to get over the top of the Panthers. It was hard not to be impressed by the Tigers however, and they will be keen to continue their great form "THE COMPUTER" tips Easts by 8.
Wynnum-Manly Seagulls v Ipswich Jets Sun 11:45am Kougari Oval
Wynnum-Manly opened the competition with a win over Tweed and should be freshedned up after the bye. Ipswich went perilously close to rolling the Dolphins last week after a disjointed performance against the Bears and will be looking to show further improvement. Wynnum's trial form was good, and they are always tough to beat at home. "THE COMPUTER" tips Wynnum by 10.
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Norths Devile Sun 1:30pm Quad Pk
The Falcons play their third successive home match, and will be looking to make it two out of three after a narrow win over the Magpies last week atoning for their big loss to Aspley the week before. Norths accounted for thr Falcons easily in a trial match, despite the Coast side leading after 20 minutes, and will be desperate to atone for their second half capitulation against Easts last week. Coach Trevor Bailey could not have been happy with that performance and should have the Devils fired up for a big day. "THE COMPUTER" tips Norths by 20.
ASPLEY DEVILS BYE