Magpies hope to feature in the finals

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With the FOGS Colts Challenge finals only a couple of weeks away, this weekend’s match is a must-win game for the Souths Logan Magpies who will come up against the Easts Tigers on Saturday. 

The Magpies enter this match following a bye, but are last-start winners after downing the second-placed Redcliffe Dolphins in Round 22.

The side took a lot out of the upset win and will be hoping their momentum carries into this weekend’s game.

Magpies coach Steve Bretherton said the result against the Dolphins was great and with finals coming up every win is important.

“We have a great record up there at Dolphin Oval and it has brought some confidence beating a second-placed side,” he said.

“Every win has been important to us since Round 10. We have built some confidence within the side and if we can win our last two games and make it win the finals, I am confident we can beat Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast.”

Last time the Magpies faced their opponents this weekend was in Round 5 where they went down 38-20. However, Bretherton is hoping to be better prepared for the game against the Tigers this time round.

“We learned a lot from Easts when we played them in Round 5. They play a very fast-paced game and we will have to make sure we number up defensively and control the ruck,” he said.

“We have to make sure we do our things right and the rest will take care of itself.”

Last weekend’s ‘Get in the Game’ Country Week round in the Intrust Super Cup saw all Colts teams have a bye – giving the Norths Devils and Sunshine Coast the opportunity to play their postponed Round 16 match.

The Devils proved too strong for the Falcons, with Norths winger Tom Collins scoring a double in his side’s 32-10 win in the game played at Bishop Park.

This weekend’s remaining Round 24 games will take place on Sunday with the Redcliffe Dolphins hosting Falcons to kick off the weekend’s matches.

Tweed Heads Seagulls will be at home to the Ipswich Jets while the Toowoomba Clydesdales come up against the Norths Devils to conclude the round.

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls and the Burleigh Bears have byes this weekend.