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Round 3 | Results

QRL Report

The PNG Hunters just managed to keep their unbeaten run against the Souths Logan Magpies intact yesterday with a close 22-20 win at Davies Park.

In a thrilling and evenly-contested match – the Magpies had the chance to level the scores after the fulltime siren with Scott Doyle lining up a conversion kick, only for it to be waved away.

The PNG side are now up 7-0 in the head-to-head; but this was a game were a draw would have been a fitting results given the effort of the two sides who scored four tries apiece.

The Hunters opened the scoring in the 13th minute with fullback Stargroth Amean stepping his way through defenders to post his side’s first try.

The opening came after the Hunters were able to put some continued early pressure on the Souths Magpies line.

The Magpies hit back when their fullback Jamayne Isaako was able to cross the line.

Both sides posted one more try each in the half, with the Hunters taking a 12-10 lead at halftime with co-captain Ase Boas slotting two from two conversion attempts in the first half.

The second half was another closely contented battle, within neither side able to break free of their opponent.

However, some rampaging runs from Willie Minoga (who coach Michael Marum has now fashioned into a powerful centre) proved decisive.

Difficult to tackle and possessing a deceptive speed for a large player, Minoga ran in the next to tries for the visitors to put them out to a 22-10 lead.

That proved to be just enough, despite the Magpies mounting their spirited comeback, with Cameron Booth scoring the key try in the right wing after taking a pin-point kick from half Matt Minto.

This weekend, the Magpies will have to put aside their disappointment when they travel to the Gold Coast to take on Burleigh, while the Hunters are back at home and will host Norths Devils.

PNG HUNTERS 22 (Willie Minoga 2, Stargroth Amean, Wawa Paul tries; Ase Boas 3 goals) def SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 20 (Jamayne Isaako, Matthew Minto, Scott Doyle, Cameron Booth tries; Scott Doyle 2 goals) at Davies Park.


Mal Meninga | 54 – 12

SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 54 (Clayton Mack 2, Jonathan Siofele 2, Dray Ngatuere-Wroe, Josiah Taofinuu, Jake Rowles, Tanah Boyd, David Fifita, Ioane Seiuli tries; Tanah Boyd 7 goals) def CENTRAL CROWS 10 (Errol Simpson 2 tries; Layton Chambers goal) at Cherbourg RLFC.

Philly D’s Dynasty

Saturday the 20th of August marks one of the greatest milestones in the 108 year history of the Magpies.

Our captain and arguably one of the clubs greatest ever players, plays 200 first grade games for the club he has devoted  the past 11 years too, after playing a season at both Wests and Easts. He has achieved this milestone through his commitment, passion, drive and devotion to the team and the club he represents.

Phil Dennis bleeds black and white, and it’s his courage and mental toughness, over his 11 years with us, that has been the driving force behind the Magpies.

Phil has represented QLD and was selected in the QRL 20 year cup team in 2015, this along with his 200 first grade games, where he has never played a single reserve grade game, makes him not only a legend of the Magpies but indeed the game at our level.

I have said in the past how lucky I have been over many years to have witnessed some of the greats of our game don the Magpie jersey, and I have always said that Phil Dennis will always be recognised as one of the best to wear the jersey.

So on Saturday night at 6pm, take a moment to acknowledge the great achievement of one of our greatest ever players. A man who has dedicated his career to a club that he loves so dearly, a person of such great character and an outstanding human being.

Philly D the most capped first grade player in the history of the Magpies, the club salutes you.

Jim McClelland | CEO