Saturday, 5th May
Round Two vs GPS- Yoku Rd, Ashgrove
After a tough first-up victory mid-week against last year's Premier's Championship team, the Magpies headed over the river to take on one of this year's favourites, the Gallopers of GPS.
Premier Grade Report
Premier Colts Report
Souths Premier Colts travelled to GPS on Saturday after a strong first up win against the 'bank, hoping to build on that performance and maintain their perfect start to the season.
In the early minutes of the contest the perfect start looked realistic after a period of sustained forward pressure led to a solid unconverted try to Number 8 Sam Taylor. That forward pressure was replicated all over the field throughout the first half, with Souths consistently winning turnover ball, gaining momentum and generally dominating the tackle and breakdown areas.
With the forwards gaining ascendency, it was only a matter of time before either Kheegan Sefton or Matt George found space on the wings, and sure enough the next try came via a scintillating 50 metre effort from Sefton after Souths capitalised on a GPS mistake.
The remainder of the first half continued in the same vein, with two more tries being scored. Sefton bagged another, and after Declan Dinnen's lineout pressure turned over GPS ball close to their line, Souths were in again. Two tries were called back for forward passes, so Souths dominance could have been even greater on the scoreboard.
The second half started with an extraordinary kick-chase try to Sefton, bringing up his hat-trick. GPS then finally started to create some pressure of their own with their backrow becoming more prominent at the breakdown. Souths, however, were desperate and relentless in their defence and to be honest, GPS never looked like scoring.
Mistakes prevented Souths from building further points-scoring pressure for most of the second half, however Nic Crookes finished the game with a deserved try to make the final score 30-0 from six unconverted tries. Crookes was absolutely everywhere throughout the game in a dominant pack, where Cam Mapusua, Feleti Kaitu'u and Sam Taylor were also outstanding.
In the backs, man of the match Sefton scored three fantastic tries which reflected the dominance of the midfield pairing of Matt Gordon and Ralph Evalu.
Souths now look forward to a massive challenge against reigning premiers University at home.
- Paul Keene
- Div 1 Colts2 lost 10-29
- Div 1 Colts1 lost 19-36
- Div 1 4th Grade lost 3-40
- Div 1 3rd Grade lost 5-14
- Div 1 2nd Grade lost 10-31
- Div 1 1st Grade lost 5-28
- Premier Colts won 30-0
- Premier Grade lost 22-25
Pegg Cup vs Sunnybank - Oldmac Oval
Souths 10 Sunnybank 63
Friday, 4th May
Normanby Cup vs Wests - Chipsy Wood Oval
Souths 0 Wests 15