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THE Souths Logan Magpies returned to the winners circle on Saturday night with a 20-12 victory over the Tweed Heads Seagulls at Brandon Park.

Getting out to an early 10-0 lead, the home side continued to press their advantage and took a 16-0 advantage into the halftime break.

The Seagulls fought back in the second half however and scored two tries, but it was not enough; with the Magpies going on to claim the important win.

We started pretty well and we got out to a handy halftime lead, Magpies coach Mark Beaumont said of the match.

We bombed a couple of opportunities in the second half and let them get back in the game.

But it was good to get the win and get a bit of confidence back after a few losses. We are looking to build on that going into this weeks game against Ipswich and go from there.

Souths Logan were boosted by the late inclusion of Travis Waddell who has come back from the Newcastle Knights to play with his former club.

Travis was in the team for his first game back with us hell be with us for the rest of the year, so he will be handy for us, Beaumont said.

Next weekend, the Magpies will travel to North Ipswich Reserve to play the Jets, while Tweed Heads will be aiming to bounce back when they play Burleigh at Pizzey Park.

SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 20 (Ben Falcone, David Faamita, Luke Archer tries; Luke Archer 4 goals) def TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 12 (Tom Merritt, Marmin Barba tries; Brad Lees 2 goals) at Brandon Park, Acacia Ridge.


NORTHS hooker Kurt Baptiste turned in a XXXX Man of the Match performance at Stockland Park yesterday to help the Devils to a 30-10 win over the Sunshine Coast.

Coming in off the bench; Baptiste was in everything, creating chances for his side and headaches for the Sunshine Coast.

A try to Baptiste just before halftime gave the visitors an 18-6 lead at the break, and the Sunshine Coast fought hard in the second half to hold them out.

It took 25 minutes before any more points were scored, with forward Troydene Watene pouncing on a grubber kick behind the line to seal the match.

The Devils scored once more with the clock ticking down, before a clever offload from veteran Nick Paterson and good run from Jordan Meads around defenders saw the Sea Eagles cross for a consolation try.

NORTHS DEVILS 30 (Linc Port, Tristan Lumley, Natthan Cleaver, Kurt Baptiste, Troyden Watene tries; Angus Cameron 5 goals) def SUNSHINE COAST SEA EAGLES 10 (Jordan Meads, Troy Mendham tries; Ryan Hansen goal) at Stockland Stadium