The Brisbane Rugby League heavyweights flexed their muscles on the weekend, with top three sides Wynnum Manly Redland City, Ipswich and Redcliffe racking up points.

The Seagulls matched the ill-fated Australian cricket team’s recent first innings with a 60-4 thrashing of Logan Brothers, while the Jets were made to work for their 28-6 win over Gaters on the road.

At Kev McKell Oval the Dolphins rebounded from a loss to the Jets with a physical 52-12 victory over West Brisbane Panthers.

The damage was done in the first half, with the visitors shooting to a 34-4 lead.

Coach Daniel Green said the performance was atonement for a below par showing the previous week.

“We felt like we took a backwards step against Ipswich but we executed our game plan and played with energy, enthusiasm and aggression which is what we trained for,” coach Daniel Green said, adding that everything seemed to fall into place.

“The bounce of the ball went our way all game, the penalty count went our way.

“West Brisbane has a lot of guys out and credit for the way they played the game.”

Redcliffe’s red-headed halves pairing Alex Bishop and Jordan Mitchell are starting to peak at the business end of the season.

Bishop wreaked havoc on the left side in the first half, while Mitchell scored in the second with a weaving solo effort.

He finished with eight goals and a personal tally of 20 points.

The Dolphins have now won five from their past six.

In other results, Brandan Purcell scored four tries for Carina in their 50-22 win over Normanby.

Carina ran away with the match after it was locked at 16-all in the first half.

At Allan Innes Field, Easts skipped to a 26-nil lead before fending off a Valleys Diehards revival to win 52-24.

Saturday, August 8

WYNNUM MANLY REDLAND CITY SEAGULLS 60 (Semisi Ahoafi 2, Nick Pratten 2, Chris Green 2, Mitchell Lollback, Hayden Crowley, Jeriah Goodrich, Ben Cronin, Mitchell Moore tries; Chris Green 8 goals) def LOGAN BROTHERS 4 (Joey Richards try) at Wynnum Manly Juniors, Kitchener Park, Wynnum.

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 52 (Marty Hatfield 2, Evander Cummins, Kyle van Klaveren, Jordan Mitchell, Alex Bishop, Joel Mayne, Brenden Cousins, Daniel Graham tries; Jordan Mitchell 8 goals) def WEST BRISBANE PANTHERS 12 (Shane Seiuli, Sebastian Sinapati, Dominic Biondi tries) at Kev McKell Oval, Arana Hills.

IPSWICH JETS 28 (David Tahavalu 2, Haydan Lipp, Matthew Brown, Mitch Koina, Fine Faingaa tries; Haydan Lipp 2 goals) def GATERS 6 (Roy McMahon try; Kieran Turner goal) at South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale.

CARINA 50 (Brandan Purcell 4, Paul Cullen 2, Jon Stewart 2, Matt Craven tries; Andy Grodynski 5, Scott Greenhill 2 goals) def NORMANBY HOUNDS 22 (Jack Walters 2, Chris Tauelangi, Matthew Currie tries; Brandon Khuu 2, Marc Webb goals) at Purtell Park, Bardon.

Sunday, August 9

EASTS TIGERS 52 (Mackenzie Reid 3, Brandon Downey 2, Jake Hargreaves 2, Siosia Faingaa 2, Tom Ingersole tries; Brandon Downey 6 goals) def VALLEYS DIEHARDS 24 (Shane Picker, Joel Adams, Zach Blair, James Thomas tries; Shane Picker 2, Joel Adams 2 goals) at Allan Innes Field, Mt Gravatt.

LADDER (after Round 15)  

Team

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Bye

For

Agnst

Total

WM Redland City Seagulls

15

13

0

2

0

545

316

26

Ipswich Jets

15

12

0

3

0

467

293

24

Redcliffe Dolphins

15

9

0

6

0

486

322

18

Easts Tigers

15

8

1

6

0

413

340

17

Logan Brothers

15

8

0

7

0

398

427

16

Gaters

15

8

0

7

0

327

368

16

Wests Brisbane Panthers

15

6

0

9

0

383

377

12

Carina

15

5

1

9

0

372

458

11

Valleys Diehards

15

3

0

12

0

368

558

6

Normanby Hounds

15

2

0

13

0

256

556

4

ROUND 16

Saturday, August 15
3pm - Ipswich Jets v Wynnum Manly Redland City at North Ipswich Reserve
3pm - Logan Brothers v Normanby Hounds at Civic Park
3pm - Valleys Diehards v West Brisbane Panthers at Emerson Park
3.30pm - Gaters v Redclfife Dolphins at South Pine Sports Complex
5pm - Carina v Easts Tigers at Leo Williams Oval