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Magpies Galore as QLD bring both shields back to the Sunshine State

The QLD Maroons Men’s and Women’s Teams have reigned supreme on the biggest stage Rugby League has to offer over the past 4 weeks, with some familiar faces featuring across both series victories for the Maroons.

5 SLM old boys took part in the Men’s 2-1 series win across the hotly contested three game match-up, with the Maroon’s grabbing the decider 20-14 on Wednesday Night in front of 50 000 people screaming QLDers at a sold out Suncorp Stadium.

Corey Allan, cousins Edrick & Brenko Lee and Jaydn S’uA made their debut in the Maroon Jersey throughout the 2020 series for Queensland, with the Logan products all doing their state proud and testing themselves in Rugby Leagues toughest environment on the way to picking up their first series win.

Josh Papalii further proved himself as one of the premier forwards in the game, with a dominate performance in the series where the Canberra Raiders Prop chalked up over 200 run metres and 100 plus tackles in the three outings, while being tasked with the monster effort to back up three weeks in a row and lead the QLD forward pack.

An old Magpies combination from the early 80’s also reunited in the coaching box, with 1985 BRL premiership winning coach Wayne Bennett and team of the century centre Mal Meninga proving to be a masterstroke duo for the Queensland side, with Bennett taking the Maroon’s to his first series win as coach since 2001.

On the Women’s side of things the Magpies representation was just as strong, with 5 Souths Logan Magpies Holcim Cup representatives in the Maroon’s 24-18 victory over NSW at Sunshine Coast Stadium last Friday evening.

Holcim Cup Player of the year Tamika Upton was the star for the Maroons, collecting a double and running for a whopping 239 metres on the night, putting herself in the box seat for an Australian Jilaroos call-up in 2021.

Stephanie Hancock signed off from her 16 year QLD Maroons career in style, with the stalwart also crossing for a four pointer in an inspired effort while wearing her beloved Maroon jersey one last time, going out of a series winner.

Dally M female player of the Ali Brigginshaw, as well as SLM forwards Annette Brander and Rona Peters also played massive roles for the Maroons, with all three playing big minutes in the middle of the field and contributing to the Maroons first State of Origin series win in QLD.

Steve Bretherton to take on Magpies Head Coaching Job

The Souths Logan Magpies are pleased to announce that Steven Bretherton has been appointed as the Head Coach of the Club for the 2021/2022 seasons.

Bretherton has a long-standing relationship with Souths Logan Magpies junior and senior teams, having coached Mal Meninga U18s and Hastings Deering Colts teams, as well as Souths Logan BRL reserve grade team in his fourteen year coaching career.

Steve started coaching with Souths Juniors before progressing through the coaching ranks in the Souths Logan system. Bretherton is keen to create a strong pathway for local juniors from within the Souths Logan corridor. 

“As a football club we are extremely keen to further define our strong affiliations with our junior teams and corridor clubs, in conjunction with the schools in our catchment, and in so doing provide the pathway that sees all  juniors aspire to one day wear the Souths Logan Magpies jersey”

The Magpies have been a part of Steve’s life for as long as he can remember, with his father Wayne coaching and playing for the Magpies at Davies Park in the 80’s

“I jokingly said at last year’s presentation night that I had no choice but to be a Magpie from birth, with my affiliation having been there for basically my whole life due to my father being at Souths for as long as I can remember.”

With the 2021 preseason less than a month away, Bretherton is looking to instil in his players the Clubs history and culture,, whilst consistently reminding the group that they need to create their own success and legacy.

“We will be reinforcing the proud history we have as a football club whilst striving to be the next group to emulate what past great teams in our 113 year history have done by achieving the ultimate goal of a premiership.”

CEO Jim McClelland said Steve’s announcement as Head Coach of the Souths Logan Magpies was an exciting and well deserved appointment after his years of service at all coaching levels within the club-

“Everyone at the club who knows Steve is super excited by his appointment and we will all ensure he is given every opportunity to succeed in the role.”

Bretherton was appointed after a thorough interview process the club undertook to fill the Head Coaching role and McClelland is pleased with the outcome of the process.

“Replacing the incumbent coach Jon Buchanan was never going to be an easy task, and after identifying three suitable candidates for the position we felt that Steve deserved the opportunity. Our Club culture is built around development and promotion, making 2021 Steve’s time to step up and make the role his own.”

Souths Logan Magpies will start their preseason campaign in November in preparation for the 2021 Intrust Super Cup season.

Magpies gearing up for 2020 trails

With February rolling around that means footy isn’t too far away for our four Souths Logan Magpies teams who are shaping up for the last weeks of preseason training before the trial games start next weekend.

Our ICM Constructions Intrust Super Cup team will play three trail games during the stanza, with the Black and White opening 2020 on February 15 against the Tweed Heads Seagulls at Souths Juniors, Acacia Ridge. The matchup will be a replay of round 22 last season where the Magpies were on the receiving end of a 42-20 loss at Davies Park and will be looking to get some momentum and test different combinations early in the season.

The team will also match up against old foes Easts Tigers at Langlands Park on February 22nd and then travel out to Greenbank to come up against the Ipswich Jets to round out the 2020 trails before the season gets started.

Our Global Product Search QRL Women’s Premiership team head up to Rockhampton to take on the CQ Capras on February 15 in a massive day of football at the Beef Capital being the curtain-raiser to the Brisbane Broncos v CQ Capras NRL trial game later that evening.

The girls will then return to Davies Park to take on Brothers Ispwich on February 23rd in the team’s first home game as a QRLW side and then will finish their three-game stand against the Burleigh Bears at Pizzey Park on the 29th of February.

Both our Mal Meninga U18s and Hastings Deering Colts U20’s teams will play the curtain raisers to the Intrust Super Cup teams on February 15th, 22nd and 29th against the same clubs as the senior’s team.

Game Times | Round 6

This weekend our Auswide Bank Mal Meninga U18’s, Hastings Deering U20’s & our ISC Souths Logan Magpies travel to Cairns to take on the Northern Pride. If you’re looking for some local footy our BRL A Grade side take on Wests Brisbane Panthers at Frank Lind Oval and our Girls have a Bye Round.


Northern Pride v Souths Logan Magpies
Barlow Park on Saturday, April 13 – 6pm
Pride 15 Souths-Logan 8
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #PRIDEvSLM
Tipping % – via QRL Tipping: Pride 76% Magpies 24%

  • Both teams have found the going tough in the competition during the past few weeks and would like nothing more than to shape off their slump.
  • The Magpies travel to Barlow Park without centre Scott Doyle who has been terribly unlucky with injury in recent times, with Alex Bishop and Jack Joass also not featuring.
  • Pride centre Enari Tuala has earned a recall to the Cowboys.
  • Souths Logan have won four of the past five games between these two sides.
  • The Magpies have also won three of their past five away games.
  • This is set to be the 50th Cup game for Magpies winger Matt Soper-Lawler who moved across from the Sunshine Coast in the off-season.

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Souths Logan Magpies v Northern Pride | Saturday April 13th | Kick Off 6pm, Barlow Park, Cairns

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game times | All grades

Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup

Souths Logan Magpies v Northern Pride | Saturday April 13th | Kick Off 2.50pm, Barlow Park, Cairns


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Souths Logan Magpies v Northern Pride | Saturday April 13th | Kick Off 4.20pm, Barlow Park, Cairns

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Souths Logan Magpies v Panthers | Saturday 13 April | Kick Off 4.30pm, Frank Lind Oval

1. Kyle Van Klaveren 2. Campbell Mohr 3. Eddie Tautali 4. Kennedy Pettyborne 5. James Olds 6. Kahn Ahwang 7. Mackenzie Reid 8. Chris Gesch 9. Adam Harris 10. Johnnie Fox 11. Keelyn Tuuta 12. Troy Swift 13. Jordan Brown 16. Stephen Buckley 17. Shane Pumipi 18. Daniel Nolan 20. Foisa Peni Coach: Wayne Weekes & Craig Ingebrigtsen.

1. Samsoni Vaiolati 2. Willie Malala 3. Vesi Sa’u 4. Brett Ferguson 5. Joseteki Lalagavesi 6. Haydn O’Hara 7. Josh Bowyer 8. AJ Tumavave 9. Savarn Tahere 10. Rhys Melville 11. Jerome Vave 12. Shaquille Gafa 13. Cody McIntosh 14. Derek Hemopo 15. Bruce Ten 16. Luke Burton 17. Jaz Day. Coach: Darren Ferricks.


Bears blitz in second half halts Magpies

Kevin Braysher Burleigh Bears correspondent

Five second half tries lifted Burleigh Bears to victory over the Souths Logan Magpies at Davies Park to close out the Round 5 Red Socks Round weekend of matches.

After trailing by 10 points at the break, the Essential Coffee Burleigh Bears found their rhythm in the second stanza, posting 30 points as they notched their third win of the season.

Middle forwards Luke Page and Jai Whitbread were outstanding for the visitors, while Kurtis Rowe crossed for a late double to seal the victory.

Continue reading “Bears blitz in second half halts Magpies”

Game Times / Round 5


Round 5 of the Intrust Super Cup will see players at all clubs don red socks for Red Socks Round – which highlights the benefits of blood and bone marrow donation and the life-saving affects it can have on those that require this essential service. It will see the Souths Logan Magpies up against the Burleigh Bears, back home at Davies Park. Three games of footy taking place with our 18’s, 20’s  & ISC all taking on the Bears.

Our BRL boys take on Valleys at Emerson Park on Saturday and this Sunday our girls travel to Blue Ribbon Motors Field (Brothers) Ipswich to take on Brothers Football Club Ipswich. Kick Off 4.30PM


Davies Park on Sunday, April 7 – 3pm
Burleigh 25 Souths Logan 13 Drawn 3
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Tipping % – via QRL Tipping: Souths 24% Burleigh 765
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  • Souths Logan will be aiming to arrest their early-season slump which has seen them only win one of their opening four matches.
  • They came excruciatingly close last week, going down to a Bryce Donovan field goal against Redcliffe.
  • The Bears have been hit hard by QRL Judiciary to start the season; with Pat Politoni the latest player to be sidelined. The rake will miss the next three weeks of games, with Jordan Scott named in the hooking role.
  • In the head-to-head stakes, the Bears have the upper hand and won both games between these two sides last year.
  • The Magpies have lost their last five home games; while the Bears have lost their last three games on the road.
  • This weekend, the Magpies have named two Broncos forwards in their pack, with Sam Tagataese and Shaun Fensom to add their experience to the team.
  • This will be the 250th game with the Magpies for Phil Dennis. It will be the competition record holder’s 280th overall. He previously played with Wests and Easts.
  • Dennis will be the third player to feature 250 Cup games for a single club behind Troy Lindsay (270 for Redcliffe) and Danny Coburn (258 for the Jets).
Phil Dennis in action for the Magpies.
Phil Dennis in action for the Magpies.


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Souths Logan Magpies v Burleigh Bears | Sunday 7 April | Kick Off 3pm, Davies Park, West End

team list

Burleigh Bears

1. Kurtis Rowe, 2.Troy Leo, 3.Josh Berkers, 4.Jesse Arthars 5.Tyronne Roberts-Davis 6. Dylan Phythian 7.Jamal Fogarty 8.Luke Page 9.Jordan Scott 10.Jack Buchanan 11. Hayden Schwass 12.Matt Robinson 13.Jeff Lynch 14. Api Noema-Matenga 15. Josh Ailaomai 16. Jesse Savage 19. Oliver Percy

game times | All grades

Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup

There are two more rounds of Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup to play before the finals, with teams pressing to play on in the competition.

Souths Logan Magpies v Burleigh Bears | Sunday 7 April | Kick Off 11.50am, Davies Park, West End

hastings deering colts u20’s

Souths Logan Magpies v Burleigh Bears | Sunday 7 April | Kick Off 1.20pm, Davies Park, West End

brl a grade

Souths Logan Magpies v Diehards | Saturday 6 April | Kick Off 3.30pm, Emerson Park

1. Beau Cordtz 2. David Faiud 3. Fruen Easthope 4. Sam Collins 5. Luke Archer 6. Brad Frith 7. Jack Miers 8. Joe McGuire 9. Kobe Hetherington 10. Patrick Akaoula 11. Ethan Richards 12. Joe Bradley 13. Moses Noovao-McGreal 14. Liam Horne 15. Zac Friend 16. Pride Petterson-Robati 17. Perry Ioane Coach: Craig Kennedy.

1. Samsoni Vaiolati 2. Willie Malala 3. Vesi Sa’u 4. Cameron Booth 5. Joseteki Lalagavesi 6. Haydn O’Hara 7. Josh Bowyer 8. Kobe Tararo 9. Savarn Tahere 10. Rhys Melville 11. Jerome Vave 12. Shaquille Gafa 13. Cody McIntosh 14. Derek Hemopo 15. Bruce Ten 16. Luke Burton 17. Brett Ferguson Coach: Darren Ferricks.

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Souths Logan Magpies v Ipswich Brothers| Sunday 7 April | Kick Off 4.30pm, Blue Ribbon Motors Field (Brothers)


Red Socks Round Supports Little Queenslander

A purple spotty rash when Grayson was just eight months old was the first warning signs of his life-threatening genetic illness, which currently has no cure.

In December 2017, Rachel and Leighton noticed the rash on their baby’s body, and took him immediately for tests.

“Blood tests determined his platelet levels were nearly 0 and he was rushed into hospital,” Rachel recalled.

Following numerous tests failing to identify a cause, Grayson was flown from Mackay Base Hospital to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, where doctors took a sample from Grayson’s bone marrow and discovered he was experiencing bone marrow failure.

“Further genetic testing, identified that he has TERT gene mutations and short telomeres, finally resulting in a diagnosis, of Dyskeratosis congenita and unfortunately the more severe variant, Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson syndrome.

These conditions mean for the rest of Grayson’s life, there are high chances he may experience liver, lung or other organ failures, as well as a high risk of cancer.

“Over the past six months we have had nearly a dozen hospital stays in Queensland Children’s Hospital and Mackay Base Hospital, treating low blood levels, receiving blood transfusions, reoccurring bleeding issues, tests and procedures to identify the extent of Grayson’s medical issues and tissue typing to find a match for a bone marrow transplant,” Rachel explained.

Grayson has also been the recipient of two bone marrow transplants, while doctors monitor a range of other issues as a result of his condition, including serious concerns for his eye sight if not treated as soon as possible.

“The Bone marrow transplant is extremely risky to his life, however, we feel it is the best option for the longevity of his life,” Rachel explained.

“Grayson also has a small cerebellum (back of the brain) which has caused him to have significant developmental delays.  He has extensive physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy to help him gain motor skills and language development.”

“The bone marrow transplant will help to solve his blood and bone marrow issues, however there is no cure for his overall diagnosis and there is so much uncertainty for his future.”

“Grayson’s diagnosis was a long process, needing the genetic research to be done in order to completely understand what was causing his bone marrow failure and any implications for his future. It was devastating to find out he has a life-threatening illness that has been passed down genetically and may affect Grayson and any future children for our family.

“Grayson is at such a young age, so he is oblivious to the impacts this disorder is having on his life and causing his delays. He is still a happy, charming, TINY, one-year-old who brings joy to all those around him.”

Ask us today, about becoming a blood donor and joining the Australian Bone Marrow Registry.

Did you know:

  • Coming into Easter, the Red Cross Blood Service traditionally sees a drop in people donating over the Easter break. While many of us take a break over Easter, the need for blood, as seen with Grayson, doesn’t take a break. Blood donor centres are open on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.
  • One in three people will need blood in our lifetime, but only one in 30 currently gives blood.
  • For more information or to make an appointment, call 13 14 95 or visit
  • Signing up to the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry is simple – just make an appointment to donate blood and sign up in the donor centre.
  • To join the bone marrow registry in Australia you need to be:

– Aged between 18-45

– In good health

– Willing to donate for anyone in the world.

 For more information about joining the bone marrow registry, please visit or call 13 14 95 to make an appointment to donate blood and join the registry.

Field goal gets Dolphins first win of the season

Jon Sloan
Redcliffe Dolphins correspondent

It took a field goal in the 76th minute by skipper Bryce Donovan for Redcliffe Dolphins to secure their first win in 188 days.

Going into the match without the experienced Aaron Whitchurch and Broncos contracted players Jamil Hopoate and Cory Paix, and given the wet conditions, the game was expected to be a tight affair against Souths Logan Magpies.

The Dolphins started well with gun hooker Jake Turpin crossing the line, but he was unable to get the ball down.

Then it was like groundhog day for the Dolphins, conceding a penalty immediately putting themselves under pressure in defence and Magpies made the home side pay when Mitchell Frei crossed untouched to give the Magpies a 4-0 lead.

Magpies on the attack. Photo: QRL Media
Magpies on the attack. Photo: QRL Media

For the second week in a row, the Dolphins lost a player after ten minutes of play with fullback Trai Fuller leaving he field with an ankle injury that left him unable to return to the field of play.

Wearing their heritage jerseys, the Dolphins defence midway through the first half took you back to the 1980s when Wally Fullerton-Smith and Bryan Niebling ruled the ruck for the Dolphins.

Led by Turpin and the returning Nathan Watts, the pair were hunting the Magpies attackers with brute force.

But the Magpies were more than willing to cop the punishment and deal some of their own back with Patrick Mago, Brendon Gibb and Harrison Muller leading the charge.

Further tries to Simone Fatafehi for the Magpies and Dolphins’ Jeremy Hawkins in the shadows of the halftime siren saw the teams go to the break locked at 10-10.

Jeremy Hawkins scores. Photo: Redcliffe Dolphins Media
Jeremy Hawkins scores. Photo: Redcliffe Dolphins Media
Continue reading “Field goal gets Dolphins first win of the season”


Round 4 of the Intrust Super Cup see the Souths Logan Magpies up against the Redcliffe Dolphins at Dolphin Oval. Four games of footy taking place with our 18’s, 20’s, A grade & ISC all taking on the Dolphins. Sunday our Girls play there first game of the Season at Davies Park, West End.

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Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins | Saturday 30 March | Kick Off 6pm, Dolphin Oval

team list

Redcliffe Dolphins
1.Trai Fuller 2.Josh Beehag 3.Izaia Perese 4.Aaron Whitchurch 5.Jeremy Hawkins 6.Bryce Donovan 7.Jayden Nikorima 8.Jordan Grant 9.Hugh Pratt 10.Nick Brown 11.Scott Schulte 12.Jamil Hopoate 13.Tom Geraghty 14.James Taylor 15.Taylor Brown 16.Fabien Kiri 17.Harrison Smith

game times | All grades

Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup

Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins | Saturday 30 March | Kick Off 1.15pm, Dolphin Oval

hastings deering colts u20’s

Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins | Saturday 30 March | Kick Off 2.45pm, Dolphin Oval

brl a grade

Souths Logan Magpies v Redcliffe Dolphins | Saturday 30 March | Kick Off 4.15pm, Dolphin Oval


1. Regan Baker 2. Michael Walit 3. Sam Leach 4. Justice Utatao 5. Corban Daniels 6. Reece Braun 7. Kyle Foxwell 8. Bailey Butler 9. Oscar Carter 10. Kian Shead 11. Josh Rudolph 12. James Flack 13. Fiatotoa Fiatotoa 14. Ben King 15. Zeve John 16. Tyson Cleal 17. Tevita Mapapalangi. Coach: Daniel Green

1. Samsoni Vaiolati 2. Willie Malala 3. Tommy Sau 4. Cameron Booth 5. Joey La La 6. Haydn O’Hara 7. Josh Bowen Bowyer 8. Kobe Tararo 9. Savarn Tahere 10. Rhys Melville 11. Jerome Vave 12. Shaq Gafa 13. Cody McIntosh 14. Derek Hemopo 15. Bruce Ten 16. Luke Burton 17. Brett Ferguson Coach: Darren Ferricks

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Souths Logan Magpies v Burleigh Bears | Sunday 31 March | Kick Off 3pm, Davies Park, West End