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Redcliffe fight back to deny Magpies an upset win

The scene was set for a wonderful day of rugby league at Davies Park as the Souths Logan Magpies took on the Redcliffe Dolphins in their last home game of the season.

The Queensland Firefighters took on a Queensland Universities selection in a clash that set the stage for a great afternoon.

The game was off to a flying start with Redcliffe second rower Sam Elliott the first to put points on the board, not long after the kick off.

An unsuccessful conversion from Bryce Donovan left the Dolphins vulnerable as Magpies winger Denzel Samoa barrelled over the try line in the 19th minute to level the scores.

Tristan Sailor’s successful conversion set the Magpies ahead by two points.

The Magpies extended their lead only five minutes later as winger Jack Smith increased their lead by four point. Unfortunately for the home side, a missed conversion from Sailor couldn’t further increase the margin.

After an intense defensive battle through the middle, Adam Pompey scored for the Dolphins. The teams went try-for-try as Jake Elmore scored just minutes after coming on from the interchange bench.

In a telling blow, Dolphins fullback Trai Fuller managed to score before the break, lessening the losing margin and setting his team up for a comeback in the second half, with his side trailing 16-12. 

When Jordan Pereira took the first points of the second half just three minutes in, anyone would have thought the Magpies would b able to pull off an upset.

However, they did not count on Fuller to score yet again, although another missed conversion left them just trailing the Magpies’ lead.

Centre Valynce Te Whare scored for the Dolphins not long after and with a successful conversion from Donovan, the score was tied up at 22-22.

With 12 minutes left in the match, it was anyone’s game, the team with the most endurance would ultimately claim the win.

This happened as Jeremiah Simbiken scored to set the Dolphins ahead at 22-28 and the victory was sealed by another try from Fuller with three minutes remaining.

Next week, the Magpies travel to BMD Kougari to take on Wynnum Manly Seagulls.

The Dolphins will face against Northern Pride.


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