Category: From the Training Paddock

From the Training Paddock

From the Training Paddock

With week 1 of preseason training complete and week 2 finishing up, I can say that the first 2 weeks have been successful.

Before preseason even began it was great to see a massive turn out for preseason testing. Chris Muckert and team were exceptional and a big thank you goes to Darren Bain from Function Well at Teneriffe for allowing us to use his facilities.

It’s been a good start out at Griffith; the boys have had impressive testing results the new players have settled in well and everyone is putting a lot of effort into training.

Look forward to giving you a bit more detail in the coming months!

Until next time

Jon Buchanan (JB) 

 

A word from the CEO | Ed.16

CEO Report | ED. 16

The week that was…

After a disappointing end to the season last week, we now look towards 2018 and reflect on 2017. It was certainly a great year for the club, with our Colts just missing the finals, our Mal Meninga finishing runners up in the State Final and the efforts of our Intrust Super Cup team throughout the season. To have 12 Juniors play In our first-grade side is certainly a testament to our Junior Development Program, and is something we are certainly very proud of at the Magpies. With less than a week since our final game, we have 95% of the team signed. With the signing of big Sam Lavea today, it certainly reinforces the confidence that our players have in the club and indeed the quality coaching staff that we have in place. With only a couple more to sign, which we are very confident of having finalised by the end of next week, we head into 2018 safe in the knowledge, that we will have a very competitive squad, with some great talent also in our Colts and 18’s there is plenty to be excited about.

It was certainly a great year for the club, with our Colts just missing the finals, our Mal Meninga finishing runners up in the State Final and the efforts of our Intrust Super Cup team throughout the season. To have 12 Juniors play In our first-grade side is certainly a testament to our Junior Development Program, and is something we are certainly very proud of at the Magpies. With less than a week since our final game, we have 95% of the team signed. With the signing of big Sam Lavea today, it certainly reinforces the confidence that our players have in the club and indeed the quality coaching staff that we have in place. With only a couple more to sign, which we are very confident of having finalised by the end of next week, we head into 2018 safe in the knowledge, that we will have a very competitive squad, with some great talent also in our Colts and 18’s there is plenty to be excited about.

With less than a week since our final game, we have 95% of the team signed. With the signing of big Sam Lavea today, it certainly reinforces the confidence that our players have in the club and indeed the quality coaching staff that we have in place. With only a couple more to sign, which we are very confident of having finalised by the end of next week, we head into 2018 safe in the knowledge, that we will have a very competitive squad, with some great talent also in our Colts and 18’s there is plenty to be excited about.

Until next week…

CEO | Jim McClelland

Team List & Game Times | RD 13

Team List & Game Times

Your Souths Logan Magpies taking on the Burleigh Bears this Sunday the 4th June. Last time these teams faced off earlier in the year the boys just managed to secure the win, with a field goal from Sam Scarlett in the final seconds. This week we are also celebrating Joe Boyce’s 50th Intrust Super Cup game for the Mighty Magpies! So make sure you get down to Davies Park this Sunday to cheer on the Mighty Magpies.

Souths Logan Magpies

1. Jamayne Isaako
2. Cameron Booth
3. Lenny Magey
4. Scott Doyle
5 Luke Archer
6. Matthew Minto
7. Conner Toia
8. Ajay Tuimavave
9. Jordan Scott
10. Sam Lavea
11. Simione Fatafehi
12. Jack Anderson
13. Joe Boyce
14. Bradley Frith
17. Rhys Melville
15. Phil Dennis (c)
16. Jordan Mago

Coach: Jon Buchanan

Game Times

Fogs Colts U20’s: Souths Logan Magpies v Burleigh Bears @ 12.25pm (Davies Park)

Intrust Super Cup: Souths Logan Magpies v Burleigh Bears @ 2pm (Davies Park)

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Training Paddock | RD 21

This week we headed out to Barcaldine in Central West Queensland for Country Week. The Magpies have been heading to country towns for a number of years now and it is great to see the QRL has dedicated a full round of games, each year, to head to the country towns. We thoroughly enjoy the country hospitality when we go away and I know the community of these towns really appreciate the boys coming out to play some quality footy.

We headed on a charter flight to Longreach on Friday lunch time and then jumped on a bus to Barcaldine. We stayed at the Ironbark Inn and the owner Jim was fantastic and looked after us all very well for the whole weekend. We had a function with Norths and all of the QRL officials on Friday night, which was fantastic, with a great country meal served up. Saturday morning we headed over to the showgrounds to help out with some of the coaching clinics for the kids. Talking with a few of the kids and parents we were told some of these families travelled over 3 hours and were camping at the showground for the night. The clinic was great with beautiful sunny weather after a large amount of rain over the past month in the west.

Kick off was at 3pm and the Magpies started well but after 20 mins we lost our little general Sam Scarlett and the energetic veteran Luke Archer for the game with injuries. Ben Jackson had to slot into the halfback spot and the Big Red machine Dan Russell slotted onto the wing. Big Dan has been a standout for the last few weeks in the back row and had to play on the wing and did a tremendous job. His runs coming out of our end were fantastic. The boys didn’t execute very well with a number of penalties given away, 2 kicks from penalties not finding touch and some poor errors coming out of our danger zone. The scores were close and Norths hit the lead with around 15 minutes to go. But the 2016 Magpies never give up and with 5 minutes to go, Big George Fai did a trademark 30 metre run and then some good ball movement found big Nikau Te Rupe for a try in the corner, to hit the front. We got the ball back and the 2 big boys George and Herman Ese’ese combined for Herman to go under the sticks and close out the match.

Some very good performers this week, Dan Russell was great, the other winger Nikau Te Rupe ran for plenty of metres, Herman was great but the big bustling George Fai was outstanding. George has been playing some quality footy and cannot be far from earning a call up to the NRL squad in the near future.

The Magpies last week finally found ourselves, in outright 6th for the first time this year.

This week we play Sunshine Coast at Davies Park and it is a huge game. It is a must win to keep our place in the Top 6. We need as many supporters as we can at Davies Park and the can bar will be open again. Get down and support the boys and up the Magpies!!!!

 

Mat Cameron