Round 16 Match Review

Round 16 Match Review

The Magpies secured a much-needed win over the weekend in a closely contested game against the Brisbane Tigers at Davies Park.

Last time Souths clashed with Easts in Round 10, it was another nail-biting game, with the Tigers securing the win in the final moments on their home turf.

Sunday provided the Magpies an opportunity to showcase the improvements they have made in defense to hold out the Tigers with repeated sets on their line.

The Tigers dominated in the first half, but Souths came out firing in the final 40 minutes, with Harry Walters kicking off the scoring off the back of a missed catch from the Tigers' Ricco Falaniko. This was Harry's first of three tries on Sunday, proving his ability against the same team he made his debut against in Round 10.

Harry scored another two tries, unfortunately unconverted, bringing the score to 26-26 with 4 minutes on the clock.

Magpies' halfback Brandon Finnegan seized an opportunity with less than 3 minutes to kick a field goal that would win the game.

After the match, Finnegan commented, "I knew I had to kick that goal after missing the last two conversions."

"You always want to be able to win a game like that, so it was good to do it for the boys," Finnegan said.

Sunday was Finnegan's first game back following a dislocated shoulder against the Northern Pride in Round 11, where he had not long returned from a broken jaw.

This weekend, Souths will take on the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in the annual Mitch Cronin Cup, honoring the young player who tragically lost his life in 2020. The match coincides with Indigenous Round and will take place at Kougari Oval - Home of the Quandamooka People.

We look forward to watching the Magpies take this momentum into the weekend's game.



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