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Souths Logan Magpies 2021 Girls Academy squads named

The Souths Logan Magpies would like to congratulate the following players on their selection in our 2021 SLM Girls Academy Squads after the recent Female Combine at Marsden SHS.

Training will begin on Monday 2nd November with a 4.45pm arrival for the 5pm-6:30pm session at Marsden SHS Centre of Excellence- Moffatt Rd, Marsden.

Players will need to bring the following equipment for the sessions:

  • Runners
  • Mouth Guard
  • Boots
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Appropriate Training Gear

Additional sessions for the group will be on the 16th and 30th Nov at Marsden SHS Centre of Excellence with a 4:45pm start.

Please note with COVID that this is a drop off and go on the night of training with no parents/carers permitted to attend the sessions.

U14’s Squad:

Chloe Rowe
Bailee Williams
Malaesia Kolio
Kae-leigh Williams
India Seeto
Mercedes Tuigamala
Marshontae Wacando
Dakoda Cherrie
Kayleen Takai
Leilani Tuqiri
Symian Tato
Taurice Anderson
Jacinda Coromandel
Jazmin Simpson
Mercedez Taulelei-Siala
Maddison Taylor
Charlotte Stevens
Danielle Tutakangahau
Tile Iaulualo
Sasha Willemse
Dakotah Brady-Heaslop
Sheteyah Angeline Han
Michaeli Taua
Nikolina Fangupo
Taylor-Paige Waaka
Daesiniy Manukonga
Jessica Ceder
Gabrielle Toâ’o
Jaida Faleono
Kaylani Tavita

Could the following Junior Players also attend:
– Biarnka Joyce
– Lili Lewis
– Eden Tutakangahau
– Asia Petusa

U16’s Squad:

Jemikah Chow
Rhythm Tauti Epa
Charmayne Pakura
Jaedynn Leger
Chantay Easthope
Lavinia Kitai
Azarius-Charlize Aue
Imogen Nocon
Dakota Taputoa
Loreanna Mavaega
Eliza Lopamaua
Libby Hamilton
Jada Toleafoa
Patricia Wani
Shaylee Joseph
Jaydah Tofae
Tamika Smith
Kiarah Rae Siauane
Malaela Suâ’a
Tavarna Papalii
Skyla Adams
Petra Greenwood
Lorain Lacudru
Illeana Aroma
Imogen Hei
Janaya Bowman
Taylah Fuiava
Karen Pritchard
Tahliya Tavita
Angel Kirikava
Varona Apulu

U18’s Squad:
Monday Nov 2nd is an open trial for U18 girls.

The below players are invited to attend the session

Josephine Lifu-Bray 
Alisa Ola-Talutoe
Gerorgina Tautaaluli
Fiona Jahnke 
Joy Nicol
Dream Blewonski
Ana Drotini 
Letaja Thompson
Dilyza Leugaimafa

Congratulations again to all selected and any questions please contact Mark Beaumont-

Four Magpies to feature in NRLW Big Dance

As the NRL and NRLW seasons come to the final games on the calendar this Sunday at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, some familiar faces will be running out representing Souths Logan on where Rugby League’s best will be crowned.

The Brisbane Broncos NRLW team featuring SLM Holcim Cup stars Tamika Upton, Ali Brigginshaw, Annette Brander and Meg Ward will be aiming for a third straight NRLW premiership title this weekend when they face the formidable Sydney Roosters.

Brigginshaw, who earlier this week was awarded the Dally M Medal for Female Player of the year, has been named in the half-back role but has played much of the 2020 NRLW at lock with Tarryn Aiken and Brigginshaw sharing the role of the #7 jersey.

Tamika Upton has been superb form in 2020, first picking up Player Of The Year for the Souths Logan Magpies Holcim Cup campaign and has carried that onto the NRLW, where the 23 year old Rockhampton native is having a stellar season in the Broncos colours during her first full season of NRLW.

Upton has settled into the fullback role in 2020 after playing much of 2019 on the wing for Brisbane, with some fantastic numbers to back up her feats where she leads the competition in Tries (4), Linebreaks, (6) and Run Metres (454). She will be crucial for Brisbane’s chances with her fantastic decision making off the back of shape a vital weapon in the Broncos attack against a strong Roosters defense out wide.

Souths Logan stalwarts Annette Brander and Meg Ward will also feature, with Ward’s right foot a major factor as why Brisbane have been undefeated so far in 2020 with the winger leading the point scoring tally in 2020. Ward has kicked at an amazing 92% conversion success rate and will be of vital important in what will be a tight contest with every point mattering.

Brander will play in her 2nd NRLW grand final and be looking to make a massive impact of the bench where she is averaging a career high 55m a game in her action this year and gain plenty of quick play the balls and momentum in the middle of the field to help get her Broncos play makers get on the front foot.

Kickoff for the NRLW Grand Final is at 3pm QLD time and can be watched on Channel 9 or Fox League.

Magpies end season on sour note but reflect on great season

The Souths Logan Magpies have gone down fighting in the Holcim Cup Grand Final on Saturday, with Burleigh showing why they were the favourites going into the game.

The Magpies were unable to control the momentum early that the Bears were able to create through the middle of the field off the back of a fantastic first 30 minutes from the Burleigh forward pack with the home side racing out to a 14-0 lead.

Souths Logan rallied through some big defense from Elsie Albert and Rona Peters, and off the back of that the Maggies were able to turn the ball over and get some great field position for Steph Hancock to crack over late to cut the lead to 8 going into the break.

The Magpies came out in the 2nd half with an aggressive mindset in both attack and defense to try and wiggle their way back in the game and were able to cross first in the 2nd half through a beautiful set piece where Tamika Upton was able to put Meg Ward in the corner to bring it back to 14-10.

That would be the last time the Black and White were able to trouble the scorers, with the Bears totally dominating the last 20 minutes running in three more tries despite a courageous effort in defense from the Souths Logan girls in a bruising and brutal last match of the Holcim Cup Season.

Tamika Upton was post match named the Holcim Cup player of the tournament after crossing for 5 tries in the comp as well as having 3 try assists.

The girls finished the Holcim Cup season with a commendable runners up and set themselves up for a massive 2021 BHP Premiership.

Holcim Cup Grand Final Preview

The past 6 weeks have brought these two teams together after a grueling 5 Round competition which has seen the Magpies pick up 7 wins from their 10 halves of football to date and will be looking to string one more perfect 60 minutes together against a Burleigh side which has the wood over the Black and White so far in the competiton.

In last week’s Round 5 match up where the Bears were able to salvage a 12-0 win, the game was dictated through early possession and field position that Souths Logan gave up on the back of a few penalties and handling errors.

The importance of the middle third will be massive for both teams with a blockbuster match up of International stars on both sides of the field with the likes of Millie Boyle and Tallisha Harden locking horns with Stephanie Hancock and Elsie Albert, it will make for a great battle of the packs.

Tamika Upton will return for the Magpies this week after missing last week as a precaution and will slot back into the fullback position which she has made her own, stamping her name as the premier fullback in the Holcim Cup.

Hayley Maddick will head back out to the wing as a result, to bolster the left edge with Rona Peters also in the starting line up and will be looking to dominate with some great defensive efforts out on an edge.

Coach Rob Brough gave a massive shoutout to the QRL administrators for being able to get the competition running as well as the SLM fans and sponsors for getting behind the team-

On behalf of everyone in our club I’d like say a sincere thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters who’ve stuck with us in what has been a challenging year. We would like to also sincerely thank the QRL for being so supportive of the Women’s game and for giving us this opportunity to play the game we love. We have prepared well for tomorrow and we’re excited and thankful for this chance to be a part of the “big dance”!

Kickoff for the Holcim Cup this Saturday September 5th is 2pm at Pizzey Park on the Gold Coast.

Maggies Finish regular season with up and down day

It was the tale of two halves for the Souths Logan Magpies girls in Round 5 Holcim Cup action, with the Black and White dropping the first game against top of the table Burleigh Bears but did back it up to collect the win against Easts Tigers to round out the competition’s regular season games.

Early errors and poor communication in defence were the Magpies downfall in the opening stanza, with the Bears running out to a 12-0 lead with tries to Jodeci Nicholson and Tarnisha Lyons inside the first 20 minutes enough for Burleigh to hold on for the win.

Despite the loss, the Magpies girls did have some good signs against the team who they will be locked into battle against in this weekends Grand Final, with Steph Gallagher having some fantastic carries and showing the depth that the Maggies have in their forward pack.

The tide completely shifted for the 2nd game with the Magpies rounding up their Holcim Cup round fixtures against an Easts Tigers team, who they were looking to defeat for the third time in the competition in 2020.

It was an arm wrestle early with Easts having some fantastic opportunities early in good attacking positions, but some great scrambling defence from the SLM girls were able to hold the Tigers onslaught.

Therese Aiton crashed over from Dummy Half in the 15th minute after a line break from Jamie-Lee Lewis down the right hand touch line to open the Magpies account for the afternoon.

That was quickly followed by a double from Australian Jillaroo’s centre Meg Ward, who got on the end of a pin point Ali Brigginshaw cross-field kick to extend the lead to 10-0 and shortly after the Magpies marched back up the field to cross again thanks to a heads up shortside play from halfback Nakita Sao, putting Ward over for her 2nd.

Souths would add one more four pointer to their afternoon’s work with Lyllian Mikaio barging over for her first of the Holcim Cup campaign, putting the cherry on top of a strong last 15 minutes heading into next week’s Grand Final against the Bears.

Holcim Cup Round 5 Preview

The Souths Logan Magpies Holcim Cup team will complete their round games this Saturday down in a doubler header matchup against Burleigh Bears and Easts Tigers at Tugan RLFC.

SLM will be without Tamika Upton, who is being rested this week after a few niggling injuries and will see Hayley Maddick head back to the fullback position for the afternoon.

Burleigh will be looking to impose their will on the Magpies forward pack much the same as last week with Millie Boyle and Jasmine Kemp outstanding for the Bears in the round 4 matchup against Annette Brander and co up from for Souths.

Souths Logan will be looking for a clean sweep against the Tigers after defeating them 44-4 in the round 2 match up at Pathion Park in the final round game of the 2020 Holcim Cup.

Coach Rob Brough is excited for the opportunity to test his depth this week with Upton and Rona Peters out but understands the importance heading into the finals next week
“Looking forward to going up against Burleigh and Easts this week and we are more than aware of the challenge that lies ahead”

Kickoff for Half 1 against Burleigh is 1.30pm for Burleigh and 2.50pm for Easts at Tugan Seagulls RLFC.
Follow the live stream if you can’t make it down to the Gold Coast on or the Queensland Rugby League Facebook page.

Magpies fall in top of the table clash

A standout performance from Burleigh’s forward pack and some costly errors have seen Souths Logan drop their first game in the Holcim Cup competition 16-10 in the Round 4 action at Pizzey Park.

Defense dominated the first 30 minutes of action with both teams getting into an early arm-wrestle with some fantastic back and forth football until Tarnisha Lyons crashed over to open the Bears account at the 15 minute mark, when the winger found some space out on the Magpies left edge.

A few handing errors from Souths Logan coming out of their own half gave the Bears plenty of ball inside their own half and some individual brilliance from QLD Maroon’s forward Millie Boyle who found the chalk late in the first half to give Burleigh a 10-0 bumper heading into the break.

Souths Logan came out after the break with much better ball security and on the back of some fantastic carries from Annette Brander and Lyllian Mikaio the Maggies got over thanks to a bit of eyes up play from Ali Brigginshaw, who took the line on and was able to beat the Burleigh defense to cross.

Burleigh then hit back after a crazy 60 seconds of football with a long line break from both Tamika Upton and then an intercept from Jodeci Nicholson, which was only denied by a fantastic effort play from Hayley Maddick, but the Bears scored on the next play to take it out to 16-6.

Meg Ward scored a late consolation try out wide in the dying moments to give the Magpies the crucial 2nd half point in the Holcim Cup halves split, which gives the SLM girls plenty of confidence heading into next week’s match up with the Bears again and then will also take on Easts to round out the round matches.

Round 4 Holcim Cup Preview

A Sunday afternoon road trip back down the M1 to face the competitions stand out team to date in their own backyard is the battle the Magpies girls are facing in Round 4 of the Holcim Cup, in what will be a battle of the superstars in both outfits.

The Magpies are coming off two physically demanding halves of football against WB Panthers and Tweed Heads last weekend and will be looking to start fast against the Bears outfit which chalked up 30 points against Easts Tigers in their Round 3 drumming.

Souths will be forced to make a few personal changes this week with Jamie-Lee Lewis showing her versatility she has to offer by starting on the right wing after missing last week due to suspension.

The halves combination of Nakita Sao and Ali Brigginshaw will get another opportunity to jell together, after the pair played together in the 6 & 7 jersey for the first time last week and will be vital controlling and steering the athletic forward pack around for Souths Logan.

Burleigh will be lead by superstar #9 Brittany Breayley, who was superb last week for the Gold Coast outfit with her devastation around the ruck and will be putting the Souths Logan defenders on notice with plenty of class out of acting half.

The challenge of a red hot Bears outfit is one that excites Coach Rob Brough and his troops to be able to test themselves against the form team in the Holcim Cup:
“I think most would agree that Burleigh have been cruising through this comp and that on Sunday they’ll take their game to another level and the question is for us do we have the ability to match them for 60 minutes”

Kickoff for the clash will be at 4:45pm at Pizzey Park and we would love to see as many Magpies fans down as possible!

If you can’t get down to watch follow the live stream on the QRL’s facebook page and at

Magpies Rally to grab a pair of Round 3 Holcim Cup wins

The Souths Logan Magpies women’s team collected a pair of stunning wins against Tweed Seagulls and West Brisbane Panthers on Saturday at Pizzey Park.

The first 30 minutes against Tweed Heads provided an opportunity for fans to see Australian Jillaroo’s captain Ali Brigginshaw back in the Souths Logan lineup for the first time in over 5 seasons.

The Maggies got off to a strong start to the game dominating possession early without threatening the defensive line, until Tamika Upton broke through in the 14th minute when she sliced her way through the line and scored.

SLM ran in three more tries in the next 15 minutes, with Elsie Albert crossing for a long range effort again for the third time in as many weeks from the front rower as well as Elanie Saluni and Amelia Kuk crossing the stripe for the Magpies.

In the second match up against West Brisbane Panthers for the Holcim Cup competition in as many weeks, another thriller was on the cards at Pizzey Park.

Much like the earlier match up Souths Logan were slow out of the blocks with Wests crossing twice inside the first seven minutes of action through Taimane Levu and Julia Robinson and put the Magpies on the back foot in the opening stanza.

When the Magpies started to see a bit more of the footy towards the back half of the game, the field started to open up and the outside backs of the Maggies. Two fantastic carries from the forward pack led to Tamika Upton finding some space down the left edge of the Panthers defense.

The arm wrestle continued until a Ali Brigginshaw grubber was collected by Upton to cross again to seal the win for the Magpies in the dying moments of the clash to hand Souths both wins for the day.

Coach Rob Brough described the Panthers win as one of the best he has been involved in and marveled at the discipline the girls showed
“It’s a very short window in a 30 min game when you go down 8-0, but for the girls to stick to the structure and play the way we want too was fantastic”

The girls will head back down to Pizzey Park this weekend for a blockbuster main game match up with Burleigh Bears at 4:45pm.