Wins for Devils, Magpies & Cutters
The Norths Devils kept their 2013 finals aspirations alive with a 28-10 victory over the Burleigh Bears at Pizzey Park yesterday.
Namila Davui notched a double for the Devils, who need to beat the Redcliffe Dolphins at Bishop Park on Sunday to be a chance of forcing their way into the top five.
The Bears blooded teenagers Daniel Schwass and second-rower Caleb Morehu in yesterdays match on the Gold Coast. They came off the bench to make their Intrust Super Cup debuts, drawing praise from coach Carl Briggs.
Its a big ask for an 18-year-old who six months ago was playing Mal Meninga Cup in the under 18s, Briggs said of Schwass.
Hes got a massive future in the game and the more he gets exposed to this level of football the better he will be.
Caleb Morehu looked like a player who had already played 20 games of Intrust Super Cup. He came on and injected a lot of enthusiasm with the way he played.
NORTHS DEVILS 28 (Namila Davui 2, Daniel Ogden, Brendon Gibb, Lachlan Maranta tries; Angus Cameron 4 goals) def BURLEIGH BEARS 10 (Jordan Rankin, Brad Smith tries; Jordan Rankin goal) at Pizzey Park.
The Souths Logan Magpies clinched their third successive Intrust Super Cup win on Saturday night with a hard-fought 14-6 victory over the Central Queensland Capras in Gladstone.
The victory lifted the Magpies into eighth spot, one point behind fifth-placed Ipswich.
But it will take a miracle of sorts for the Magpies to make it, as they will need to rely on a host of other round 24 results falling their way to qualify.
They will also have to beat the third-placed Easts Tigers at Langlands Park.
The Magpies had to work hard for their latest win after the Capras led 6-0 in the first half.
An unconverted try just before the break proved decisive for the Magpies, who posted two tries in the second half to clinch their 11th win of the season.
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 14 (Dallas Anderson, Luke Archer, Phil Dennis tries; Ben Cronin goal) def CQ CAPRAS 6 (Darcy Etrich try; Brent Crisp goal) at Marley Brown Oval, Gladstone.
Mackay skipper Jardine Bobongie celebrated his 100th game in style, leading the Cutters to a 41-24 victory over the Tweed Heads Seagulls at Virgin Australia Stadium on Saturday night.
Bobongie capped off a memorable evening by raising the touch judges flags with a late goal.
But it wasnt all smooth sailing for the Cutters, who conceded 18 rapid fire points at one stage in the first half.
Mackay regained their composure and hit back through a try to Michael Morgan right on half-time.
The Cutters 24-18 half-time lead blew out to 30-18 seven minutes after the resumption when Jason Taumalolo crossed for a great solo try.
MACKAY CUTTERS 41 (Liam Taylor, Matt Minto, Anthony Mitchell, Chris Gesch, Jason Taumalolo, Michael Morgan tries; Liam Taylor 6, Matt Minto, Jardine Bobongie goals; Matt Minto field goal) def TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 24 (Cory Blair, Matt King, Reggie Saunders, Ed Murphy tries; Blake Anderson 4 goals) at Virgin Australia Stadium.