Round 9 Details (inc June 24 Match)
MATCH OF THE ROUND: Redcliffe Dolphins 28 (Phil Daisy (2), Matt Gillett, Foisa Peni, Stuart May tries; Tim Benson 4 goals) def Souths-Logan 26 (Mase Laulu-Togagae 2, Cameron Moodie, Craig Brown, Toe Faaee tries, Mase Laulu-Togagae 3 goals)
A see-sawing match which could have gone either way. After surviving a late attacking raid to grab a draw against Aspley last week, Redcliffe managed to pick up the two points after an attempted Souths-Logan conversion swung wide after the full-time bell. The game was locked at 16 all at halftime with the two understrength sides turning in a thriller.
Easts Tigers 34 (Todd Hair 2, Trent Johnson, Chris Woods, John Helu, Matthew Klein tries; Todd Hair 4, Dane Phillips goals) def Tweed Heads Seagulls 32 (Michael Keating 2, Brad Mason, Nick Daley, Jay Mariconte, James Taylor tries; Kiel Jaeger 4 goals)
Goal kicking proved the difference with both sides scoring 6 tries in a thriller. Easts move back to the top of the table with this victory.
Sunshine Coast Falcons 40 (David Brown 2, Anthony Delaivuna 2, Michael Vella 2, Danny McMah, Ben Whiddon tries; Ben Whiddon 4 goals) def Burleigh Bears 24 (Robbie Witt 2, Ben Baggott, Oscar Diekas, Mark Harris tries; Justin Hunt 2 goals)
The Sunshine Coast proved that home ground can be a big advantage with a bid win over the more favoured Bears.
Norths Devils 38 (Jarred Stack 2, Luke Samoa 2, Mitchell Griffiths, Isaac Schwenke, Michael Tamariki tries; Luke Samoa 4, Aiden Guerra goals) def Ipswich Jets 0
Norths rested a couple of players and took a while to get going before eventually leading 16-0 at halftime. They went on with the job in the second half to beat a disappointing Jets side 38-0.
JUNE 24 - Aspley Devils 42 (Alex Tallon, Matt Baird, Vaughan Eriksen, Jacob Fauid, Charlie Fetoia, Simona Vavega, Zac Hook, Robert Fisher tries; Scott Millar 3, Jacob Fauid 2 goals) def Wynnum Manly 16 (Matt Aitken 2, Shaun Cotter tries; Luke Menhinnitt 2 goals)
MATCH REPORT (from the WEBMINDER):
The make up game for Wynnum v Aspley was played in dry weather but with squishy conditions underfoot, in the distant ground of Quad Park.
After five minutes of squelching runs by both teams stirring up the smelly mud, Aspley lock Charlie Fetoia scored on the left wing. This was converted by Fauid.
A heavy tackle by Vaughan Ericson near Wynnum's tryline then saw the Wynnum player drop the ball . After an Aspley penalty, a chip kick by Jacob, which only went a metre or so, was pounced upon by centre Alex Tallon who ran and passed the ball back to Jacob to score on the right side. The conversion hit the post to make the score 10 nil.
In the twentieth minute, Tallon scored hiimself but injured his leg while reaching out for the tryline with defenders on his back and is off for the rest of the game.The conversion is missed to make the score 14 nil.
After another five minutes, Wynnum's number 16, Shaun Cotter, scored to make the score 14 to 6 after the conversion.
Five eight Vaughan Ericson runs a long way downfield and does a Benji/Karmichael shimmy to avoid the last defender and scores under the post for a 20 to 6 scoreline.
Wynnum then replies with a length of the field try by their right winger Matt Aitken for a 20 to 10 scoreline at one minute before half time.
The second half sees good work by all of Aspley's forwards, though many opportunities are lost close to the line for Aspley.
Also, Jacob Fauid was off for the rest of the game with a head injury sustained late in the first half.
Zac Hook scores under the posts with a bullocking run from 10 metres out and this is converted by Scott Millar to make the score 26 to 12.
Soon after, Aspley loses the ball in its own quarter. A grubber kick in the next set then sees Wynnum's number 2 score again. 26-16.
A length of the field try is scored by Fetoia after a pass in contact by Scott Millar. The score with 14 minutes to go is 30 to 16.
Aspley gets close to scoring once again with 10 minutes to go as their number 2 is penalized for a double movement. A try to Fisher ensues after an offload by Ericson with 8 minutes to go. 36 to 16.
In the final minutes, Simona Vavega, who has looked dangerous all day, scores on the right side to make a final score of 42 to 16.
Western Districts BYE
MATCH PREVIEWS: May 13/14/15, 2006
Four matches affected by school and U19 representative commitments making things harder to tip! Sapley/Wynnum game postponed till late June.
MATCH OF THE ROUND:Souths-Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins Sat 11:45am Brandon Park
Neither side has a player in the U19 representative trials with several players including Mase Laulu-Togagae, Antonio Winterstein, Matt Sepelini and Foisa Peni amongst those unlucky to miss out. There are however several players missing to school commitments, the most notable being Chris Sandow, Asher Elemani, Joel Romelo and David Hala. Both teams will be expecting their experienced players to lift and Redcliffe may just have the edge in this department, but doubt there will be much in it. "THE COMPUTER" tips Redcliffe by 4.
Tweed Heads Seagulls v Easts Tigers Sun 11:45am Piggabeen
Easts have a number of players out due to U19 and Qld Cup commitments whilst Tweed also have up to 9 players unavailable. Tweed have been steadily gaining momentum, but will miss the go-forward play of Harry Witt and Matt Lindsay, whilst Easts will again be without 5/8 David Geotgiou. They do welcome back Pueki Ofahengaue from suspension, and with he and Matt Klein in the centres, and 5/8 Joe Zinghin with another game under his belt the Tigers may pack a bit too much punch in the backs for the home side. "THE COMPUTER" tips Easts by 14.
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Burleigh Bears Sun 1:30pm Quad Park
Burleigh have been affacted by some late call-ups into the U19 sides, along with the initial selection of in-form fullback Marty Paulson and injury to Matt Parata. The Falcons were disappointing against Easts and have lost a couple of players to rep commitments as well. They have proved however to be a better side at home and the long trip from Burleigh may impact the visitors, and set the scene for an upset. "THE COMPUTER" tips Sunshine Coast by 6
Ipswich Jets v Norths Devils Mon 7.15pm Brothers Ipswich
Norths have virtually their whole team involved in either the 4-day school carnival or the U19 trials and will be hoping that most come through unscathed for this Monday night clash with Ipswich. Ipswich have run some top sides close at home and will be hoping to catch a tired Norths outfit in this one. Norths however have been improving steadily following a slow start, and even without this weekend's well-deserved Qld Cup debutant Will Chambers, should have too much fire power for the Jets. "THE COMPUTER" tips Norths by 20.
Aspley Devils v Wynnum Manly Seagulls - postponed till Sat Jun 24 1.30pm at Quad Park
Due to the number of Aspley players unavailable this game has been transferred to City/Country weekend where it will be played as the curtain raiser to the also postponed Round 11 FOGS A Grade game between Sunshine Coast and Wynnum Manly.
Aspley Devils v Wynnum Manly Seagulls Sat 1.30pm Quad Park
An unusual venue for this match as the Wynnum Manly A Grade side will be playing Sunshine Coast in another catch-up game at 3pm at the same venue. Aspley were extremely disappointing last weekend against Ipswich, whilst Wynnum were very impressive against the Panthers. This is just about the last throw of the dice for the Devils, with a loss here almost certainly ending their finals challenge, but further weakened by the loss of captain Keiron Lander to suspension, it is hard to see the Devils containing the Wynnum forwards led by backrowers Bruce Kolio and Nathan Beckett. "THE COMPUTER" tips Wynnum-Manly by 10.
Western Districts BYE