Intrust Super Cup XXXX Rivalry Round teams round 12
Souths Logan Magpies v Ipswich Jets at Jack O’Chin Oval, Cherbourg on Saturday, May 30 – 3pm
Souths Logan Magpies: 1. Josh Damen 2. Samisoni Vaioleti 3. Dallas Anderson 4. Tim Brooks 5. Matt Trnka 6. Jack Joass 7. Ashley Taylor 8. Tikiko Noke 9. Herschel Gideon 10. Andrew Edwards 11. Scott Doyle 12. Dan Tamou 14. Travis Waddell 15. Hansel Semau 13. Phil Dennis (c) 16. Sam Gardel 17. Leon Panapa
Coach: Josh Hannay
Ipswich Jets: 1. Carlin Anderson 2. Marmin Barba 3. Chris Walker 4. Nemani Valekapa 5. Brandon McGrady 6. Josh Cleeland 7. Dane Phillips 8. Josh Seage 9. Matt Parcell 10. Rod Griffin 11. Sam Martin 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Keiron Lander (c) 14. Fakahoko Teutau 15. Kurtis Lingwoodock 16. Billy McConnachie 17. Gerico Cecil
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
Head to Head: Ipswich 20Souths Logan 17 Drawn 1
Last time they met: 12 July 2014
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 42 (Jordan Rapana 2, Luke Archer 2, Grant Cooke, Rhys Jacks, Mitch Cronin tries; Jordan Rapana 7 goals) def IPSWICH JETS 40 (Carlin Anderson 2, Wes Conlon 2, Nemani Valekapa, Martin Kennedy, Matt Parcell tries; Wes Conlon 6 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.
Round 12: 2015
This week is XXXX Rivalry Round and the Luxury Paint Ipswich Jets and the South Logan Magpies clash at Cherbourg. Nothing sparks rivalry like a Grand Final and since 2008 these two teams have produced games that test each other no matter where or when they clash.
The last time they clashed it was an odd excursion to the football; with 25 minutes to go the Luxury Paint Ipswich Jets were down 40-12 and people start thinking game over. Then 25 minutes later Wes Conlon lined up a conversion to win the Jets the game, the conversion was wide and that left 10 seconds on the clock.
Suddenly a 40 all draw is looking the most likely option, Souths chanced their arm and go the short kick off hoping to have one last crack at the Jets. At that time the worst sound in the world for the Jets is the referee’s whistle, Michael Gordon spotted a stray Jets hand on the ball and a penalty after the siren 38 meters out for Souths to have a shot and win the game.
Souths’ Jordan Rapana had kicked beautifully all day converting 5 from 5 in the first half to get Souths off to their flying start. He lines up the kick and calmly slots it through to give Souths a 42-40 win.
The Jets will be looking for a more solid start than the 30-6 they gave Souths in the first half last year. The Jets’ first halves have been really good this year with the Jets scoring 178 points from 11 games at 16.1 points per game while allowing 98 at 8.9 points per first half.
The Jets have only been behind twice at half time this year v Central Queensland and Norths.
The Jets are in equal first with the Blackhawks and have scored 326 points through 58 tries while Souths have scored 40 tries and 229 points. That’s a 97 point and 18 try difference.
While in defence the Magpies have allowed 290 points and 56 tries compared to the Jets 234 points and 48 tries.
The man they will have to stop to be able to make sure such a poor start doesn’t happen again will be new Magpie Ash Taylor.
Taylor has been promoted by the Broncos and has played three games of Intrust Super Cup now for the Magpies, and they’ve won two of those three games.
Taylor has compiled an impressive three games that total 10 runs, 77 meters, 4 offloads, 2 line break assists, 1 line break, 4 try assists, 24 tackles, 3 misses, 1 field goal, 1 try and 24 kicks.
It has been Taylor’s kicking game that will have the Jets on high alert; Taylor has an impressive array of kicking skills; kicking for distance or attacking kicks.
The other dangers for the Jets will be NRL veteran Travis Waddell, Waddell has a roving commission for the Magpies. He has played whole games at hooker and last week was at lock. Waddell’s experience of 73 NRL games has been a huge asset for the Magpies this year and he can still pop up and have an effect on games.
The wily old fox Phil Dennis will be a considerable target for the Jets this week. Dennis has reached the stage of his career where he is smart enough and experienced enough to be able to control games and dictate the pace of the Magpies. Dennis will be looking to drift across the field and pick up runners while sucking in Jets’ defenders. The Jets will need to stay square and work hard from the inside on him.
The Jets had a mixed afternoon against the Seagulls last week. They started slowly and didn’t have their normal excellent first half. In the second half they found their rhythm and scored three quick tries.
The Jets’ outside backs are all scoring tries 33 of 58 Jets’ tries have come through Marmin Barba 13, Carlin Anderson 7, Nemani Valekapa 7, Chris Walker 4 and Brendon McGrady 2.
Souths coach Josh Hannay knows the task defensively that the Magpies face this week against the dangerous Jets’ backs.
“A lot of team structures are quite similar, but Ipswich are a bit different … it’s a big week for myself and the coaching staff to make sure that we’re going to Cherbourg well prepared, ” Josh Hannay said.
“Defensively you have to be really disciplined and not drop off.”
The Jets will be looking to welcome back Captain Keiron Lander and utility Troy O’Sullivan this week; both missed the Seagulls game.
The Jets may be without bench forward Liam Capewell who injured his collar bone against the Seagulls. Capewell hasn’t missed a game this year.
Jets super centre Nemani Valekapa needs just four points to bring up his 100th Intrust Super Cup point from 24 tries from 48 games.
Nemani had another outstanding game against the Seagulls, Nemani has the rare ability to beat defenders cold from a standing start. He showed this amazing skill against the Seagulls; he paused, sized it up and took off beating two defenders, running 60 metres and passing to Marmin Barba to score.
The Broncos have named Jets’ pair Daniel Vidot and Joe Ofahengaue on an extended bench for the trip to Canberra so they may turn out for the Jets.
· Marmin Barba needs 11 points for 300 ISC points.
· Marmin Barba needs one game for 50 ISC games.
· Keiron Lander needs 1 game to equal DANNY McALLISTER on 103 games for Jets.
· Nemani Valekapa needs four points for 100 ISC points for the Jets.
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