Yow Yeh Comeback Puts Focus On FOGS

THE Norths Devils hosted the Ipswich Jets in the FOGS Cup last weekend and there were a few more interested faces in the crowd than usual at Bishop Park.

With a handful of media and most of his Brisbane Broncos team-mates watching on nervously from the hill, former Queensland State of Origin and Australian Kangaroos player Jharal Yow Yeh made his much anticipated return to the football field.

After 13 months away following a compound ankle fracture; his comeback game went relatively well, and saw him play more than 30 minutes of the match in the back-row.

In the game itself, Norths centre Kainga Turner scored a double to help the Devils post a 36-26 win over the Jets a result that saw them maintain second spot on the ladder behind Easts Tigers.

Other winners from Sundays matches were the Redcliffe Dolphins and the Easts Tigers.

Redcliffe were too strong for Souths Logan 28-12 at Davies Park, while the Tigers posted another big win; this time a 40-10 victory over the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in a match which featured seven individual Easts try-scorers and five goals from Jack Joass.

In the FOGS Colts competition the Ipswich Jets could not quite repeat the success of their breakthrough win in round 6 drawing 34-34 with the Toowoomba Clydesdales in a free-flowing game. It was the Jets second drawn result this season.

Corey Langton scored a double for the Clydesdales; his seventh try of the season so far.

While the Sea Eagles scored a close 24-20 win over ladder leaders Wynnum Manly elsewhere the matches were rather lopsided, with Redcliffe posting a big 50-6 win over Souths Logan, the Norths Devils recording a 44-10 win over Tweed Heads and Easts outclassing Burleigh 42-18.

Wayne Kennedy scored a hat-trick for Easts, while Jaiden Reynolds and Alex Barr crossed twice.

This weekend, the third-ranked Devils will host the top-ranked Wynnum Manly in what should be a close match given both sides have five wins each in the Colts competition, while Easts and Redcliffe will provide the most intriguing match-up in the FOGS Cup on Sunday.

There will also be a number of byes this weekend in both competitions, with the Ipswich Jets and the Souths Logan Magpies taking the week off in the FOGS Cup competition and the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles and Redcliffe Dolphins both having their first byes of the season in the FOGS Colts.