The Townsville Blackhawks have got the win in their Country Week clash against the South Logan Magpies.
The Blackhawks travelled 500km down the Flinders Hwy to Richmond for the game and came home with the points, with a 28-18 victory.
The Magpies started strongly with the first two tries of the game before being overrun.
In what was a physical game played in windy conditions, both sides showed plenty of fight and grit throughout the middle third of field which allowed the outside backs to shine out wide.
There was a good crowd in at Charlie Wehlow Oval for the game with the Blackhawks running in six tries to four with tries from Bacho Salam 25', Josh Hoffman 28', Carlin Anderson 37', Shaun Nona 46', Aaron Moore 57' and Kalifa Faifai-Loa 62'.
Magpies try scorers were Ezra Mam 1', Benaiah Bowie 16', Ezra Mam 53' and Jacob Tonge 74'.
They kicked one from four conversions while the Blackhawks kicked two from six.
Townsville Blackhawks coach Aaron Payne said that while his side wasn't at their best, he was pleased with their ability to overcome adversity and still find a way to register the two-points.
"It wasn't our greatest performance, but there's still plenty of positives to take out of it as despite our energy being down, our resilience was good and we found a way to win," Payne said.
Souths Logan Magpies staff were in the area in the lead-up doing school activities.
The Magpies also assisted with some coaching courses and training clinics and hosted an open captain's run training session and a meet and greet with players.
The Townsville Blackhawks arrived in Richmond by bus and having stopped in Hughenden along the way to conduct a meet and greet and a clinic.
On game day, there was a breakfast with match officials and Magpies players at the ground, while some junior league tag games took place, as well as an under 17 and local senior match.
Mount Isa sent down a City Country side for the Under 17 game.
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