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THE inaugural clash between representative sides from the Mixwell Cup and Toyota Outback has ended in a 70-0 victory to the city-slickers at Kougari Oval.
Opening with three tries in the first seven minutes, the Mixwell side exploited a fractured Outback defensive line to dominate from the outset.
First half doubles to both Nathan Forde and Ricky Sibiya came on the back of outstanding penetrative work from forwards Matt Lowe and Iremia Filipo.
Papua New Guinea international Sibiya ended the match with five tries, recovering well after several early ball-handling blemishes.
The highlight of the dreadlocked winger?s day was his effort in the 24th minute, finishing a great team movement that began when Tugun?s Luke Faul put teammate Lowe through a yawning gap.
The Outback side - representing Mount Isa, the Mid West, Central West and South West ? was best served by lightning fast fullback Luke Murr and captain-coach Anthony Kyle.
Unfortunately Murr was lost shortly before halftime after a monster tackle from Mixwell benchman Adam Simon on a kick return.
Highlights of the second half included a freakish chip-chase by Burleigh?s Hayden Allsop and a beautiful flick pass by Faul for halfback Mark Ogden to score.
Playing before his home crowd, Ogden ended the day with 16 points, while Faul was later placed on report by referee Shane Spicer in the 67th minute for a swinging arm.
On the stroke of fulltime Wynnum?s own Shaun Weatherall was given a kick at goal straight in front, only for the big prop to miss the simplest of attempts.
MIXWELL CUP 70 (Ricky Sibiya 5, Nathan Forde 2, Brett Wooley 2, Dean Allen, Mark Sharrad, Hayden Allsop, Karl Belsham, Mark Ogden tries; Mark Ogden 6, Luke Faul goals) beat TOYOTA OUTBACK 0.
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