Logan Brothers March Into Second Spot
LOGAN Brothers rocketed to second place on the ladder after making light work of Souths Juniors in a 46-10 drubbing at Brandon Park.
Logans forward pack proved to be the dominant force in the game, tearing up the middle and leaving Souths defenders sprawled in their wake.
Souths failed to match the intensity of their counterparts, with a lack of cohesion and forced offloads letting them down.
The visitors were the first to hit the scoreboard through Matthew Faiumu to put them up by four, but Souths countered almost immediately with Luke Hollis who put them in front 6-4.
Any celebrations were short-lived however, as it was all one-way traffic for Logan for the rest of the afternoon.
Souths defence, while punishing and certainly not lacking in aggression, failed to contain the speed and power of Logans forwards, with Liva Mau, Solo Helagi and Niu Mauigoa all blasting their way through.
The backs joined in the scorefest with a flurry of tries spurred by some brilliant kicking from Logans halves, finishing the first 40 minutes well on top of their opponents.
The hosts regrouped during the break, and came out in the second half a changed team.
The knock-ons and stray offload attempts that plagued possession in the first half evaporated, although the back line still looked uneasy and struggled to convert more disciplined play into points.
Souths looked to be back with a chance until a denied try shattered their newfound composure.
Despite solid performances from Souths Galu Teo and Tevita Moeakiola, Logan rubbed salt into the wound of the home teams disappointment with a beautiful chip from Nutana Terangi forcing a line dropout.
The following set was all the opportunity they needed, sending Jarrod Kendall under the posts to secure six points.
With the scoreline opening up and time ticking away, the visitors relaxed. This complacency in defence allowed a stepping and swerving Terence Hill through the ranks, passing to Shaun Higgins to claw back a much needed four points for Souths.
It was little consolation, however - Logan had the last laugh, crossing twice more in the final 10 minutes to beat the Magpies 46-10.
Weekly Wrap with Mick Tierney
In Premier Grade Gaters beat Carina 54-18 to continue in the competition lead on 23 points. Logan Brothers and Easts Juniors share 15 points after Logan Brothers beat Souths Juniors 46-10 and Easts Juniors beat Pine Rivers 44-10. Aspley and Pine Rivers share 14 points after Aspley beat Wynnum Juniors 48-4. Souths Juniors and Carina share 7 points and Wynnum is on 3 points.
Dayboro and Christian Lions did not play in Northside 1 as their match had already been played as the Ted Beaumont Trophy match. Brisbane Natives continue in the competition lead on 18 points despite being beaten 20-18 by Mitchelton. Dayboro and Valleys share 17 points after Valleys beat Northlakes 22-18. Brothers Juniors beat Pine Central 30-12 to move to 16 points, while Christian Lions are on 15 points. Mitchelton is on 13 points, Northlakes on 9 and Pine Central on 7 points.
In Northside 2 Normanby beat Arana Hills 50-0 to continue in the competition lead on 23 points, Deception Bay and Samford are both on 21 points after Deception Bay beat Pine Rivers 68-6 and Samford beat Bracken Ridge 28-20. Aspley and Gaters share 19 points after Banyo beat Aspley 27-12 and Gaters had the bye. Banyo moves to 11 points, Arana Hills are on 10, Bracken Ridge on 7 and Pine Rivers on 5 points.
Brighton Roosters beat Gaters 22-20 in Northside 3 to continue in the competition lead on 25 points. Mitchelton and Aspley share 21 points after Mitchelton beat Deception Bay 52-6 and Aspley had the bye. Burpengary beat Banyo 26-12 to move to 17 points. Norths St Josephs and Valleys share 15 points after St Josephs beat Pine Central 54-6 and Valleys beat Pine Rivers 40-0. Deception Bay, Banyo and Gaters are all on 13 points, Pine Rivers on 8 and Pine Central on 5 points.
Bulimba Valleys beat Greenbank 32-24 in Southside 1 to stay in the competition lead on 28 points. Redlands beat Mt Gravatt 18-16 to move to 22 points with Mt Gravatt on 18 points. Inala stays on 16 points after being beaten 26-24 by Cannon Hill. Logan Brothers beat Centenary 50-10 to move to 12 points with Cannon Hill moving to 10 points. Greenbank and Centenary are both on 4 points.
Slacks Creek stays in the competition lead in Southside 2 on 22 points despite being beaten 28-22 by Sunnybank. Beenleigh and St Brendans share 18 points after St Brendans beat Beenleigh 24-16. Sunnybank is on 16 points. Carina received a forfeit from Capalaba to move to 10 points with Capalaba on 2 points.
Slacks Creek and Mt Gravatt share the competition lead in Southside 3 on 26 points after Slacks Creek beat Wynnum Manly Juniors 24-16 and Mt Gravatt had the bye. St Brendans received a forfeit from Bulimba Valleys to move to 20 points while Bulimba Valleys stay on 17 points. Souths Graceville received a forfeit from Redlands to move to 14 points with Wynnum on 13 points. In the other match, Greenbank beat North Stradbroke Island to move to 12 points with Redlands on 10 and North Stradbroke Island on 4 points.
Browns Plains continues in the lead in Southside 4 on 24 points after beating Mustangs 34-16. Edens Landing had the bye to move to 22 points while Logan Brothers received a forfeit from Logan Wanderers to move to 21 points. Logan Wanderers and Slacks Creek are both on 18 points after Slacks Creek beat Waterford 32-16. Capalaba beat Cannon Hill 34-20 to share 11 points with Mustangs. Cannon Hill is on 10 points with Waterford on 5 points.
Easts Juniors and Logan Brothers did not play in the Under 20 grade, having already played their match as the Ted Beaumont Trophy match. Easts Juniors are in the competition lead on 25 points with Logan Brothers on 20 points. Brothers Juniors beat Souths Juniors 18-16 for both teams to now be on 17 points. Norths Juniors beat Carina 24-0 to go to 16 points while Burpengary beat Arana Hills 30-26 to move to 15 points with Arana Hills sharing 9 points with Carina. Springwood received a forfeit from the withdrawn Northlakes to move to 5 points.