Category: Holcim Cup

Props star as Magpies grab opening round Holcim Cup win

A spirited fightback in the 2nd half lead by their two front row enforcers Elsie Albert and Steph Hancock lead the Magpies to a round 1 Holcim Cup victory over West Brisbane Panthers on Saturday.

Wests came out the gates flying with a try to Romy Teitzel in the 7th minute after dominating possession in the early exchanges of the fiery clash.

Souths quickly hit back through a piece of individual brilliance from PNG Orchid’s superstar Elsie Albert, who crashed over out wide to bring the score back level at the halfway period of the first half.

Wests then crossing again in the 22nd minute thanks to Shaniah Power which put the Panthers clear by 6 leading into the halftime break.

Steph Hancock who was fantastic for Souths all day, drew the Magpies level in the 2nd Half when she connected with Elsie Albert down the short side to bring it back level in the 38th minute.

Souths Logan five-eighth Meg Ward had an up and down game by her own admission, but showed her class to bring the Magpies ahead 13-12 with 2 minutes to go when she calmly slotted the match winning field goal.

The 1-2 punch of Tamika Upton and Hayley Maddick were vital for the Magpies success on the afternoon with both having fantastic kick returns from the fullback position getting the Maggies on the front foot as well as plenty of spark around the ruck.

The only sour to the day for the Maggies was an injury to Natassja Purontakanen who was carried off with a suspected serious knee injury in the first half, with the centre due to get scans Monday to find the severity of the injury.

Head Coach Rob Brough was happy with how his team fought back after a slow start-
‘The girls stayed in the contest after giving away a ton of possession in the first half and stuck at it to get the win

The Magpies now take on Burleigh Bears this Saturday afternoon 4pm at Bishop Park (Norths Devils Ground)

Holcim Cup Round 1 Preview

The Souths Logan Magpies women’s team will return to the field this Saturday for the first time since COVID 19 swept the nation, with the squad shaping up excellently for the clash.

With the inclusion of Brisbane Broncos duo Kody House and Tamika Upton since the team last took the field during round 1 of the BHP Premiership, Souths Logan are shaping up strongly to take on West Brisbane Panthers.

Upton, who was apart of the Central QLD Capras BHP Premiership team, will be looking to stake her claim for Origin selection starting on the wing for the Maggies in Round 1 after a strong showing in the Broncos NRLW title defense of 2019.

Jamie-Lee Lewis and Therese Aiton will return to the Magpies lineup for the first time in 2020, after missing the BHP Premiership fixture in March due to injury but both have recovered well and look set to bring plenty of fire to the middle of the field, starting at back row and hooker respectfully.

Souths will be missing International Rep players Rona Peters and Annette Brander for the clash but Coach Rob Brough is excited for the challenge his young team face.

Losing 2 International’s including our captain is not ideal however everyone in the squad for Saturday’s game is thrilled to be playing footy again.

Some wonderful young 18s players in Nakita Sao and Elaina Saluni ready to make their mark in the Women’s game and two stars of Australian touch footy Tamika and Hayley who are absolutely embracing everything about the toughest game on grass.

Rob Brough

West Brisbane are in good touch themselves after a strong showing in Round 1 of the BHP Premiership and will be lead by Jilaroos speedster Julia Robinson, with the young group wanting to prove a point early on in the competition.

Kick off for the main game will be 4pm at Frank Lint Oval, West Mitchelton.

Magpies return to footy through Holcim Cup

The Souths Logan Women’s team will see game action for the first time post COVID-19, when the team takes on West Brisbane Panthers in Round 1 of the newly formed Holcim Cup some 139 days since their last match.

The competition will be used as a chance for the female players across the state to push for Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons honours as well as get in much needed game preparation for the upcoming NRLW season.

An innovative competition format has been designed to accommodate five teams, with all matches each round being played at one location.

Under this format, it is not possible to play each other exactly the same number of times, but everyone plays the same number of halves with the five teams playing across five rounds, with finals matches scheduled for September 5.

The Magpies will meet the aforementioned West Brisbane Panthers in the opening round matchup as the main game at 4pm at West Mitchelton and follow it up a week later against Burleigh Bears in another main game at Bishop Park with a 4pm kickoff.

During Round 3, Souths Logan will travel down to Pizzey Park to take on both West Brisbane Panthers and Easts in back to back halves of football at 3pm and 3.30pm respectfully.

Davies Park will host all round four match ups with the Maggies returning back to their home ground, where they will face Easts Tigers in a cracker of a clash at 4pm to round out a great event at home.

The girls will then finish the round games in a match up with final week hosts Tweed Heads at Piggabeen.

Head Coach Rob Brough is ecstatic that the competition was able to get started and get his team back on the paddock and push towards a potential 2021 BHP Premiership.

“We are so happy for the players that they get to play some football this year. They have such a genuine love for the game and make so many sacrifices to prepare themselves the best they possibly can to represent their club. As a group we are very grateful to the QRL and SEQ rugby league for working so hard to give our players this opportunity.”

Head Coach Rob Brough

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