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Round 3 Saturday wrap: Kaho double helps Devils dominate Magpies

Norths Devils winger Manase Kaho crossed the try line twice as his side put on a stellar performance against Souths Logan Magpies in XXXX Rivalry Round.

The fierce rivalry was evident from the beginning with plenty of big hits from both sides at Bishop Park.

The Devils were up 10-2 at the break and didn’t slow up from there; they finished with six tries to the Magpies’ one, giving them bragging rights over their rivals.

Kaho said it felt good to cross twice and felt good to get the win.

“Feels really good to get a double actually…. but we got the two points, how good,” Kaho said.

“The boys played pretty well compared to last week… we really flushed last week and really focused on this game.

“We stuck together, did everything together.”

Kaho said the team was buoyed by the inclusion of The Dolphins boys, including Jeremiah Simbiken and Oryn Keeley.

“They bring the professional element and they build us up to their level, so it’s good having them come back and really show leadership and focus,” Kaho said.

Photo by Christian Simm/Norths Devils
Photo by Christian Simm/Norths Devils

“We stuck to our process tonight and that showed.

“We’ve got a strong side when we trust our process and stick to it.

“Bring on the next game.”

Magpies captain Rory Ferguson said he was “very disappointed” with his team’s effort.

“Too many errors cost us,” Ferguson said.

“We had a chance to come out in the second half, we scored a try early, and that was pretty much it… really disappointed.

“Little errors cost us… I think we had about 10 in that second half that let them back in the game… they scored off our errors.”

Ferguson said it was not ideal to go into two weeks off – Easter weekend then the bye – with a loss.

“It’s disappointing because we probably went away from our game plan… K wanted us to play flat and fast and we didn’t do that. We kept trying to go around them and it didn’t work," he said.

“We’re strong when we’re running hard around the ruck… we’ve got good middles, but nothing was working tonight.

“We’re probably not clicking like we want as a team yet… I know it’s early in the season but you can’t lose these games… especially in Rivalry Round, playing Norths… but full credit to them. They’ve got a handy side that was led around by good halves and Julian Christian out the back.”

In Port Moresby, PNG Hunters got the two points over Sunshine Coast Falcons.

Northern Pride's Seamus King-Smith scored a double to help his side beat north Queensland rivals Townsville Blackhawks.

Burleigh Bears scored seven tries to Tweed Seagulls' two to claim coastal bragging rights.

And Mackay Cutters winger Josh Smith scored a double in his side's win over Central Queensland Capras.

Tomorrow Brisbane Tigers will face off with Ipswich Jets.

And Wynnum Manly Seagulls host Redcliffe Dolphins in the XXXX Rivalry Round feature game being streamed live and free on

Hero photo: Jordan Lipp by Christian Simm/Norths Devils.

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