Souths Logan Magpies news

Three Souths Logan Magpies claimed representative honours over the weekend.

Winger Eddie Dodd and back row forwards Daniel Joyce and James Api have all been selected in the under-19 south east division?s Poinsettias squad.

The squad will be finalised on Monday April 26 for games the following weekend.

Their selection came amid a disappointing weekend for the Souths Logan Magpies who suffered defeat at the hands of a well-prepared Central Comets.

With one win from six starts, team members, coaching staff and club officials are maintaining their persistence with their 2004 campaign.

While the score line of 32-14 is far from an acceptable result, the players, led by captain Jace Van Dijk, continue to work towards reversing their form.

The team resumes training this week free of injury.

Nick Emmett played soundly following the injury to his back, which appears to have recovered fully.

Full back Nathan Roe was a continual thorn in the Comet?s side and his display of enthusiasm was not enough to lift the team to better things.

Half back and captain Jace Van Dijk continued with his inspirational form, which earned him the Players? Player award.

On the Gold Coast, A-grade defeated newcomers Runaway Bay by 46-12.

Jason Hynes and Clive Haynes both scored two tries a piece in a game that had a pleasing outcome from a process that was as described as less than perfect rugby league football.

This win gives the A-grade three wins from six.

The Colts continued their winning form with their 44-18 victory over Runaway Bay, giving them three wins in a row.

Coach Chris Phelan was tested by the loss of players Daniel Joyce and Eddie Dodd to the Queensland Cup, and James Api and Sione Piutau, who were unavailable for personal reasons.

Chris Phelan was pleased with the win and expects greater application from his players in the coming weeks.

Souths Logan Magpies players, members and supporters wish to extend their deepest sympathies to James Api and Sione Piutau, at the loss of their loved ones last week.

For more information contact Mitch Brennan on 0401 543 213