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BRL lowdown Round 4: Top four break away

West Brisbane, Carina, Redcliffe and Valleys remain undefeated after three rounds heading into Round 4 action.

Souths Juniors will host the Panthers at Brandon Park for what shapes as the match of the round from 3pm.

The Magpies bounced back after a close loss the week before to put the competition on notice after a resounding win over the Bulldogs.

The Panthers were merciless against the Hounds, but this will be a tougher assignment away from home.

Wests lock Zac McMinn was outstanding last week as he ran amok up the middle.

Half Cameron Cullen and hooker Shane Pumipi once again will be part of a Panther outfit that will demand respect.

West Brisbane Panthers were merciless against the Hounds last week, winning 60-4. Photos: Vanessa Hafner
West Brisbane Panthers were merciless against the Hounds last week, winning 60-4. Photos: Vanessa Hafner

Likewise, the Magpies. Former NRL player Issac Luke will bring some extra punch with Jacob Tonge moving to the back row to add some grunt in the middle to what will be a torrid affair.

Leo Williams Oval will be full of fireworks from 3pm when Carina invite the Pride to bring it on.

Beenleigh’s Darius Farmer, Bradley Frith and Garrett Smith will need to be at their best against the massive Tigers pack.

Farmer will come up against former teammates Jack Svendsen and the dynamic duo Cameron and Brayden Torpy.

Pride beast Andrew Petaia returns to add to the mayhem that will come from the interchange bench of both squads.

The Hounds are looking for some more footy when they host the winless defending premiers Wynnum Manly Juniors at Bert St Clair Oval from 4.30pm.

The Seagulls are traditionally slow starters, but at 0-3 the title defence desperately needs to find a win.

The Hounds have a young side and they will be out to give their faithful something to cheer about.

Brighton has yet to greet the judge in 2024 after blitzing the field in the second half of 2023.

The Fortress at Jim Lawrie Oval has been rocked and the Bulldogs will come out with some mongrel after last week’s disappointment.

Brayden Dee moves to the front row to join Logan Cox and Manu Fatialofa. This is where the Roosters need to be at their best if they are to collect the vital two points.

At 6.15pm at Emerson Park, two iconic Brisbane Rugby League teams that are both undefeated will mess it up big time - Valleys and Redcliffe. Say no more.

Redcliffe have been impressive after their return, as have the Diehards. No nonsense percentage football has been the game plan from both after three rounds.

As per the old saying it will need to be won up front at first. After that watch two sets of halves go about their business.

Valleys Josh ‘Fearless’ Fauid joins Thomas Best to line up against Latrell ‘Ziggy’ Siegwalt and Thomas Casey.

Will it be the blue corner or the red corner that the referee will pronounce the winner?

Main image: BRL Round 3, West Brisbane Panthers 60 def Normanby Hounds 4. Photo: Vanessa Hafner

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