Magpies get win over Cutters in ‘rollercoaster’ game

Magpies get win over Cutters in ‘rollercoaster’ game

QRL Media

Souths Logan Magpies beat Mackay Cutters 22-20 in Mackay tonight, despite Cutters scoring the first three tries.

Cutters played their hearts out, but it wasn’t enough.

Cutters’ Jayden Hodges was first to cross the try line three minutes into the game; followed by Cooper Bambling at the 11-minute mark and Reuben Cotter at 28 minutes.

Magpies coach Jon Buchanan said “it was a rollercoaster”.

“I’m happy to get away with that win,” Buchanan said.

“It was a bit ugly at times.”


Buchanan said there was not much football for the Magpies during the first 25 minutes, “just a lot of defence”; he said his team showed “good qualities” to get back to 14-12 at half time.

Magpies, motivated to perform after losing to Central Queensland Capras in Round 1, were buoyed by the inclusions of Tanah Boyd, Sam Tagataese and Patrick Mago.

The first to cross the try line for Magpies was Gerome Burns at 35 minutes, followed by Matthew Soper-Lawler at 38 minutes.

Magpies’ Manaia Cherrington crossed the try line at 53 minutes and Scott Doyle at 60 minutes, before Cutters’ Emry Pere got four points at the 70-minute mark.

Buchanan said he was most impressed by Cherrington and veteran Phil Dennis, off the bench.

Cutters’ Marcus Jensen converted two of the Cutters’ four tries, and Boyd converted three of the Magpies’ four.

Cutters, with Paul Byrnes at fullback in place of the injured Carlin Anderson, did not ease up until the final whistle, but it was not enough to get the two points.

Cutters have now only won one of the two teams’ 12 past clashes; and only one of their past 10 home games.

Magpies will face the Norths Devils in the XXXX Rivalry Round next week.

Buchanan said facing a team after a loss was always hard, so Magpies would have to play well to beat Norths, who “have a good roster”.

Cutters will take on the Central Queensland Capras next week.

SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 22 (Gerome Burns, Matt Soper-Lawler, Manaia Cherrington, Scott Doyle tries; Tanah Boyd 3 goals) def MACKAY CUTTERS 20 (Jayden Hodges, Cooper Bambling, Reuben Cotter, Emry Pere tries; Marcus Jensen 2 goals)





MACKAY CUTTERS 38 (Tom Irelandes 2, Luke Pearce, Sean Michael Dalton, Walter Lauenstein, Garrett Smith tries; Brendan White 7 goals) def SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 12 (Josiah Taofinuu, Edward Downing-Brown tries; Leevai Sutton 2 goals) at BB Print Stadium, Mackay.



SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 30 (Jett Trembath, Feao Maka, Matamatagi Ripley, Lance Bagon, Rixson Andrew, Caleb Evans tries; Tyler Han 2, Matamatagi Ripley goals) def MACKAY CUTTERS 26 (Joshua Smith 2, Jack Hoffmann, Henri Stocks, Tate Brodel tries; Henri Stocks 3 goals)




Magpies 18 (Llikena Vudoga, Josateki Lalagavesi, Hayden O’Hara, AJ Tuimavave tries, Hayden O’Hara 1 goal) defeated Seagulls 16 (Jack Goodsell, Reece O’Brien, Sam Elliott tries; Matt Milson 2 goals).



Round 2 // SLM v CUTTERS

This Weekend your Souths Logan Magpies head to Mackay to take on the Cutters!!

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Mackay Cutters v Souths Logan Magpies
BB Print Stadium Mackay on Saturday, March 16 – 6pm
Head-to-Head: Souths Logan 16 Mackay 4 Drawn 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #MCvSLM
Tipping % – via QRL Tipping: Cutters 53% v 47%

  • Paul Byrnes comes in at fullback for the Cutters in place of the injured Carlin Anderson. The Cowboys-contracted fullback shared his thanks for the messages of support and concern on social media.
  • Shaun Fensom joins an impressive forward pack for the Magpies who will be motivated to perform after their side were upset by the Capras last Sunday.
  • Mackay have won only one of the past 11 games between these two sides, with one drawn game.
  • The Magpies have won four of the past five games played between these two sides in Mackay.
  • The Cutters have won only one of their past nine home games. 


Souths Logan Magpies v CQ Capras | Sunday 10th March | Kick Off 3pm, Davies Park, West End

game times | All grades

Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup

Souths Logan Magpies v Mackay Cutters | Saturday 16th March | Kick Off 2pm, BB Print Stadium Mackay

hastings deering colts

Souths Logan Magpies v Mackay Cutters | Saturday 16th March | Kick Off 4pm, BB Print Stadium Mackay


Magpies v Seagulls at Noffke Farm Park (Waterford RLFC), Saturday 16 March – 1.30pm



1. Benaiah Bowie 2. Llikena Vudugo 3. Vesi Sa’u 4. Cameron Booth 5. Joseteki Lalagavesi 6. Haydn O’Hara 7. Josh Bowyer 8. AJ Tuimavave 9. Savarn Tahere 10. Rhys Melville 11. Simione Fatafehi 12. Dan Tamou 13. Cody McIntosh 14. Samisoni Vaioleti 15. Bruce Ten 16. Kobe Tararo 17. Jerome Veve

Coach: Darren Ferricks


1. Matthew Milson 2. Andrew Richardson 3. Harlan Collins 4. Rashaun Denny 5. Jack Goodsell 6. Reece McKenzie- O’Brien 7. Adrian Elder 8. Lachlan Lee 9. Tristan Hope 10. Semisi Ahoafi 11. Salesi Funaki 12. Sam Elliott 13. Rahdly Brawa 14. Andrew Clayton 15.  Brad Mana 16. James Mirceski 17. John Te Reo

Capras upset Magpies with attacking display

Colleen Edwards
QRL Media

The Capras put aside a horror recent away record and in the process stamped their intentions to shake off the disappointments of the 2018 season with an eye-catching 36-14 win against a youthful Souths Logan Magpies side this afternoon.

At a sweltering Davies Park, the Capras made sure the early pressure they were able to put on the Souths Logan line was as relentless as the sun blaring down on the ground and after multiple attacking sets, hooker Aaron Teroi was able to cross for their first try with just over 10 minutes gone in the game.

There was willing defence all game from both sides with plenty of huge contact; with young Magpies halfback Tanah Boyd doing exceptionally well to bounce right back up from a number of heavy hits that he won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

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Round 1 | Game Times

Footy is back!! Your Souths Logan Magpies have had a killer pre season and are ready to kick off 2019 with a win at home! Get down to Davies Park this Sunday for an action pack day of footy. Souths Logan Magpies are taking on the CQ Capras in all 3 grades with the 18’s kicking off at 11.50am.

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Souths Logan Magpies v CQ Capras
Davies Park on Sunday, March 10 – 3pm
Souths 23 Central 19 Drawn 2
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #SLMvCQC

  • All eyes will be on the Souths Logan Magpies young brigade on Sunday with Broncos-contracted half and Magpies junior Tanah Boyd in the thick of the action at halfback and next signing Gerome Burns named at fullback.
  • In contrast, the Capras have named the NRL-experienced and recruit Matthew Wright to make his club debuts in the custodian role.
  • The Magpies have won 17 of the last 21 games played between these two sides, although Central won their last clash when it was played in Barcaldine last year. The Capras’ last win at Davies Park was back in 2003.
  • However, the Magpies lost their last three home games in 2018 and will be aiming to start their season on a high in front of their home fans.
  • The Capras have a draw and 17 losses from their last 18 away games – their last win on the road was over Wynnum Manly at BMD Kougari Oval in Round 8, 2017.
  • Capras second row forward Bill Cullen has been named to play in his 50th Cup game (all for CQ).

Kids U14: Free
Concessions, Seniors & Brisbane Broncos Members: $5
Adults: $10

Continue reading “Round 1 | Game Times”

Magpies confirm new leaders

Souths Logan commence a new leadership era on Sunday when the Magpies launch their 2019 Intrust Super Cup campaign at Davies Park.

Experienced forward Brendon Gibb and exciting five-eighth Guy Hamilton have been confirmed as the new co-captains, with the first on-field assignment for the new leaders coming in the form of the unpredictable Central Queensland Capras this weekend.

Brendon Gibb in action during the 2018 season. Photo; QRL Media
Brendon Gibb in action during the 2018 season. Photo; QRL Media

Magpies coach Jon Buchanan believes the pair will complement each other well throughout the year.

“Guy has really matured this pre-season and he will bring a lot to our footy side,” Buchanan said.

“Brendon has a lot of experience in the Intrust Super Cup and he is always prepared to get out there and do his job for the team.

“It’s a really good mix and in many ways is a nod to the future for our club.”

Guy Hamilton in action during the 2018 season. Photo: QRL Media
Guy Hamilton in action during the 2018 season. Photo: QRL Media

Club legend Phil Dennis, the most capped player in Intrust Super Cup history, has been appointed as club captain.

The crafty utility will take the field for his 276th Intrust Super Cup game this weekend.

Match: Magpies v Capras

Round 1 –


Home Team



Away Team


Venue: Davies Park

Results // Trial 3


results all grades

Auswide Bank MM U18’S: Souths Logan 16 def Dolphins 8
Hastings Deering Colts: Souths Logan 32 def Dolphins 8
Intrust Super Cup (G1): Souths Logan 28 def Dolphins 16


Never Fear more footy is here!! The A Grade Souths Logan Magpies side have another hit out against West Brisbane Panthers. If you want to head along the boys play at 5.30pm at 20 Prospect RD, Mitchelton.


This Saturday the Souths Logan Magies take on the Redcliffe Dolphins in their third Trial game for 2019. This week will see Scott Doyle take the field for the first time since his ACL injury halfway through last year. Entry cost will be $10 for Adults & Kids up to 15 years are free!

Game Times

MMC: Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins | 3pm

OPEN WOMEN DIV 1: Souths Logan Magpies v Ipswich Brothers | 4.30pm

HDC: Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins | 4.30pm

ISC (G1): Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins | 6pm

ISC (G2): Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins | 7.30pm

LOCATION: Souths Juniors, Brandon Park, Acacia Ridge


  1. Gerome Burns
  2. Linc Port
  3. Lenny Magey
  4. Scott Doyle
  5. Matt Soper Lawler
  6. Guy Hamilton
  7. Jack Joass
  8. George Fai
  9. Alex Bishop
  10. Harrison Muller
  11. Mitchel Frei
  12. Simione Fatafehi
  13. Rory Ferguson
  14. Manaia Cherrington
  15. Phil Dennis
  16. Brendon Gibb
  17. Dan Tamou

Gains and Losses for 2019

QRL Media

After finishing the 2018 season outside the top six in ninth place on the ladder, Souths Logan Magpies have been making some big moves on the recruitment front.

The Brisbane Broncos feeder club have announced the signatures of experienced try-scoring duo Linc Port and Matt Soper-Lawler for the 2019 season.

Linc Port (pictured below) joins Souths Logan Magpies after enjoying a successful 2018 season with Melbourne Storm feeder club Easts Tigers.

Port has consistently been one of the competition’s top try scorers, and finished last season with 14 tries in 23 regular season appearances (sixth highest try scorer).

Soper-Lawler joins the Magpies after spending the past two seasons with another Melbourne Storm feeder club in the Sunshine Coast Falcons. Much like Port, Soper-Lawler is one of the competition’s leading try scorers, having crossed for 13 tries in 21 regular season appearances (10th highest try scorer) in 2018.

Souths Logan have also managed to secure the services of experienced Wynnum Manly Seagulls forward Mitch Frei, and talented Norths Devils live-wire Gerome Burns.

GAINS: Mitchell Frei (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Harrison Muller, Matt Soper-Lawler (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Linc Port (Easts Tigers), Alex Bishop (Norths Devils), Jack Joass (Mackay Cutters), Gerome Burns (Norths Devils / Brisbane Broncos), Haydyn O’Hara (Brisbane Broncos), Jerome Veve (Burleigh Bears).

LOSSES: Sam Scarlett (Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Sam Lavea (Easts Tigers), Travis Waddell (Dubbo), Corey Allan (South Sydney Rabbitohs).

Where they finished in 2019: 9th

Coach for 2019: Jon Buchanan

Trial 2: Souths Logan v Brisbane Broncos

This week the Souths Logan Magpies head to Warwick to take on their affiliate club the Brisbane Broncos! The club is excited to head out to Warwick, the boys love the atmosphere & excitement that the country towns bring. It’l be mate v mate as a handful of the Broncos named, played in black and white last season. The likes of Tesi Niu, Tanah Boyd, Pati Mago & young powerhouse Tom Flegler. The Broncos Fijiian recruit Ilikena Vudogo has also been named & everyone is excited to see how he plays. Vudogo is one of Brisbane’s six development-list players, that have been assigned to the Magpies for the 2019 season.


Souths Logan Magpies

  1. Gerome Burns
  2. Linc Port
  3. Lenny Magey
  4. Cam Booth
  5. Matt Soper Lawler
  6. Guy Hamilton
  7. Jack Joass
  8. George Fai
  9. Manaia Cherington
  10. Harrison Muller
  11. Mitch Frei
  12. Dan Tamou
  13. Rory Ferguson
  14. Alex Bishop
  15. Cody McIntosh
  16. AJ Tuimavave
  17. Phil Dennis
  18. Benaiah Bowie
  19. Jacob Alick
  20. Josh Bowen Bowyer
  21. Luke Burton

NRMA Insurance Broncos Team

19. Tesi Niu

2. Richie Kennar

3. Gehamat Shibasaki

4. Ed Burns

1. Herbie Farnworth

6. Troy Dargan

20. Tom Dearden

8. Payne Haas

9. Jake Turpin

10. Thomas Flegler

11. Andre Savelio

12. Jamil Hopoate

13. Patrick Carrigan


14. Kobe Hetherington

15. Keenan Palasia

16. Jordan Grant

17. Patrick Mago

18. Ethan Bullemor

7. Tanah Boyd

21. Cory Paix

22. Xavier Coates

23. Ilikena Vudogo

Coach: Kurt Richards

U18’s & U20’s GAME TIMES

On the Sunday our MMC U18’s & HDC U20’s head to Gold Park, Toowoomba to take on the Western Mustangs.

Game Times

MMC: Souths Logan Magpies v Western Mustangs | 2.30pm

HDC: Souths Logan Magpies v Western Mustangs | 4pm