Devils climb to third after plucking Magpies
THERE was a minor reshuffle of the FOGS Cup ladder following the completion of last weekend’s round 13 catch-up games.
The Norths Devils posted a 26-0 shut-out win over the Souths Logan Magpies and in the process, leapt into third place on the ladder – supplanting the Easts Tigers. Rogan Dean crossed for two tries – bringing his season tally to six – adding to the 10 tries he has scored while playing in the Intrust Super Cup.
The Tigers also played in a catch-up game last week, but in contrast, went down in a closely fought contest 20-18 to the Wynnum Manly Seagulls.
It was the third win in a row for the Seagulls – who are also unbeaten since round 12 where they went down to the Ipswich Jets 36-18. They also won their round 13 match against the Tigers by the same 20-18 score line before posting a 20-20 draw with Norths in round 14.
This weekend, Wynnum Manly will host the top-of-the-table Redcliffe Dolphins in a 1v2 clash at Wynnum Juniors at Kitchener Park in what will be an important hit-out for both teams.
The Ipswich Jets – who sit in fifth spot, but have record the same number of wins as the third placed Norths and fourth placed Easts (seven wins) will host the Magpies in this round’s other Saturday game while the Sunday game will see Norths and the Tigers go head-to-head at Bishop Park.
In the FOGS Colts competition – all teams had the past weekend off with the competition-wide bye round and the Burleigh Bears and Toowoomba Clydesdales will have another week off this weekend.
The two teams met in round 18 with Burleigh posting an impressive win over Toowoomba, with Sam Swift scoring a hat-trick in the 68-12 result. Sam Grant also crossed twice, while Carne Rhodes booted seven goals in the match and is now equal third on the competition’s leading points scorer table with Dwayne Duncan from Redcliffe on 122 points. Wynnum’s Josh Bowen-Bowyer (156 points) and Ben Jackson from Souths Logan (145 points) take up the top two spots.
This weekend, there will be four matches played, with Ipswich to host Souths and the Sunshine Coast at home to Redcliffe on Saturday. Norths will play Wynnum Manly and Tweed Heads will face the Tigers at Piggabeen on Sunday.