2017 NSW Cup

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  1. rhugh89

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    Woolford wants better recovery


    Mon 24th April, 11:15AM


    Reserve Grade Newcastle Knights coach Simon Woolford says his side were unable to recover from a collection of errors in the second half against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on the weekend.

    Leading 18-16 into the break, the ISP side were held scoreless in the last 40 minutes as the Dogs piled on 14 points to snatch the win.

    “We started really well, we scored a couple of early tries and things were going along pretty smoothly,” commented Woolford.

    “Then we came across a couple of errors and a couple of penalties that we didn’t deal with very well and all of a sudden we were going try for try with the Bulldogs.

    “We had a couple of opportunities straight after the break to go further in front and we bombed.

    “We just didn’t really seem to recover from that which was really disappointing because in the game there was a lot of good stuff.

    “When things go pear shaped, we’re not coping very well and that’s a concern.”

    The ISP coach maintains they need to recover quickly from poor decisions.

    “We have got to be able to deal with them and make sure we get back on track straight away,” said Woolford.

    “We can’t dwell on errors and we can’t keep them in the forefront of our minds, we’ve got to wipe them and get on with the rest of the game.

    “A few individual errors and lapses that are costing the team so we need to keep working on minimising them.”

    Knights winger Kainoa Gudgeon scored a brace midway through the first half.

    “Kainoa scored a couple of good tries and he had some nice touches but again he probably came up with a couple of things where he would have liked to have done better,” explained Woolford.

    “As a team we’ve got to learn to defend errors and make sure we get a little bit more resilience when we’re under a bit of pressure.”

    However, work from some of the big forwards earned Woolford’s praise.

    “I thought Mickey Paea was really good, his second game back he played a lot of minutes,” added Woolford.

    “He played the full first half and did a lot of quality defence and was probably one of our best.

    “Pauli Pauli, three games back has been playing more and more minutes every week and is being more effective each game.

    “I would imagine he’s not far off an NRL recall.”

    The Reserve Grade coach admits the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition is wide open at the moment.

    “Apart from the (New Zealand) Warriors, Mounties and Wyong (Roos) the rest of them are pretty much up and down and even the top teams are only just scraping home at times,” Woolford said.

    “It was only a couple of weeks ago we played a Penrith team full of NRL players and we got the job done and with all due respect to the next couple of opposition teams, they haven’t had the quality of players Penrith had but we’ve let ourselves down in key moments.

    “We haven’t been able to recover so we need to make sure we get our own backyard in order and get ready to go this week.”

    The Knights take on the West Tigers at Leichardt Oval this Saturday.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/04/24/woolford_wants_bette.html
     
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    LADDER AFTER ROUND 8

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    RESERVE GRADE

    1. Nick Meaney
    2. Tom Hughes
    3. Cory Denniss
    4. Chanel Mata’utia
    5. Jacob Gagan
    6. Will Pearsall
    7. Trent Hodkinson (c)
    8. Mickey Paea
    9. Tyler Randell
    10. Pauli Pauli
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Pat Mata’utia
    13. Josh King

    14. Joey Morris
    15. Braden Robson
    16. Sam Mataora
    17. Bradie Smith
    18. Faitotoa Faitotoa
    19. Tom Starling
    20. Sam Bernstrom
    21. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
    22. Tyrone Amey


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/04/25/reserve_grade_and_ny.html
     
  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Good to see Chanel back, but it's a shame Robson goes to the bench. He has been one of our best at centre.
     
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    EASBay17 Bill Peden

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    @Billy i noticed Uiti Baker played for the rosellas on the weekend, does he have any sort of contract with us still?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No.
    somewhere in this thread there is a list of our part timers. The props include Bernstrom, amey, JTB and Jake Finn, but I notice Jake Finn got a bad injury playing for wests on the weekend.
     
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    EASBay17 Bill Peden

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    Oh ok thanks mate. Its abit dissapointing to hear i thought he held his own in nswcup last year.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Amey looks better than Baker did last year and he is years younger. I'm glad we have Amey, JTB, Faitotoa and Robson all playing prop or lock in games at age 21 and all looking like they have a lot of improvement in them.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Stats are up.
    Micky Paea topped the metres run, post contact metres and the tackle count - second in all those was Tyrone Amey. Micky also topped the count for support runs and decoy runs.
    Pauli Pauli was our 3rd best middle forward behind those two. He played
    66 minutes, 103 metres, 16 tackles 1 missed compared to
    Paea 64 minutes, 145 metres, 40 tackles, 0 missed.
    Amey 48 minutes, 109 metres, 30 tackles, 3 missed.

    http://www.nswrl.com.au/content/dam/nswrl/documents/isp-stats-reports-2017/Rd8-KnightsBulldogs.pdf
     
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    Could do worst than having Pea in first grade. More experience atleast.
     
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    Anthony01 Willie Mason

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    This would have to be the strongest NSW Cup side we have named this season wouldn't it?
     
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    It's a strong side for NSW Cup but Pauli, Randell, Fitzgibbon and King were all named for NRL too so it depends who plays first grade

    That being said we are playing the Tigers who sit last with a -124 differential so it's a game we should win
     
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    Lefty Mike McLean

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    My only concern with the side is the halfback, if he is not able to kick in general play, we should give someone else a go. Especially because the performance of our halves is one of the main issues of the first grade side.


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    Reserve Grade match preview: Round 9

    Thu 27th April, 01:20PM

    West Tigers v Newcastle Knights
    Date: Saturday April 29
    Venue: Leichhardt Oval
    Kick-off: 3.15pm

    Squads

    Knights

    1. Nick Meaney, 2. Tom Hughes, 3. Cory Denniss, 4. Chanel Mata’utia, 5. Jacob Gagan, 6. Will Pearsall, 7. Trent Hodkinson, 8. Mickey Paea, 9. Tyler Randell, 10. Pauli Pauli, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Pat Mata’utia, 13. Josh King. Interchange: 14. Joey Morris, 15. Braden Robson, 16. Sam Mataora, 17. Bradie Smith, 18. Faitotoa Faitotoa, 19. Tom Starling, 20. Sam Bernstrom, 21. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 22. Tyrone Amey.

    Tigers

    1. Justin Hunt, 2. Nathan Milone, 3. Watson Heleta, 4. Esan Marsters-Siavale, 5. Ryland Jacobs, 6. Jackson Littlejohn, 7. Jordan Rankin, 8. Jacob Felise, 9. Jeremy Marshall-King, 10. Wesley Lolo, 11. Bayley Sironen, 12. Kyle Lovett, 13. Matthew Eisenhuth. Interchange. 14. Darcy Cox, 15. Tevita Tatola, 16. Jackson Williams, 17. Jordan Grant, 18. Andrew Kazzi, 21. Luke Garner.

    Match Analysis

    The Reserve Grade Newcastle Knights will be heading into this weekend’s game with a wealth of experience, notably NRL veteran Trent Hodkinson, who moves into the number seven jersey.

    “Trent (Hodkinson) has come back to find some confidence,” said ISP coach Simon Woolford.

    “His form has been a bit down and so hopefully he comes back and gets some confidence and plays some good footy for us and I’m sure he’ll work his way back into the top squad.”

    Due to return from injury last week, Chanel Mata’utia will make his comeback on Saturday.

    “Chanel was a little bit tight in his hamstring late in the week so we gave him another week off,” explained Woolford.

    “He has come back really keen and eager to get back playing some good footy so it’s good to see him with the attitude he’s got.

    “He is itching to get out there, I’m sure we’re going to see some good footy from him over the next few weeks.”

    With Kainoa Gudgeon and Tom Starling dropping back to NYC, the Knights Reserve Grade side is set to field an experienced outfit against the West Tigers who are sitting at the bottom of the ladder.

    “We have got Jacob Gagan back, Tyler (Randell) will get to go back into hooker to play with Trent (Hodkinson) so those guys will get the opportunity to go back again and play some footy,” commented Woolford.

    “It is not a matter of the boys being dropped to NYC due to poor form, it’s just a matter that we have some full-time senior players dropping back from the NRL squad.

    “I am hoping with Trent in the team he will give us a little bit more guidance because last week when things went a bit pear-shaped, we didn’t play the way we planned to.

    “Hopefully with the level head and the experience of Hokko (Trent Hodkinson) in the team, he’ll be able to make sure that we stick to our plan.

    “We have also got Mickey Paea, Pauli Pauli and Sam Mataora coming in off the bench so there’s a lot of experience in the team which I’m hoping will give us more consistency over the 80 minutes.”

    Where it will be won

    “We are making errors and not defending them,” said the ISP coach.

    Woolford admits they need to get back that hunger and resilience that wins matches.

    “We had plenty of it against Penrith, a top-notch team but the last couple of weeks we’ve played lesser opposition as far as personnel and we’ve lost that hunger and that resilience to defend our line.

    “Hopefully we can find that again this week because we’ve got no problems scoring points, we just need to get the other part of the game right.”


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/04/27/reserve_grade_match_.html
     
  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's easily the most experienced reserve grade side we've had in 3or4 years
     
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    PREVIEWS | ISP NSW Rd 9


    Ryan Selvage (Twitter: @RyanSelvage)
    Fri 28th April, 10:15AM



    Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights
    Leichhardt Oval, Saturday 29 April
    2:15pm


    The Tigers will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in as many weeks at Leichhardt Oval, as the travelling Knights head to Sydney’s inner-west in Round 9.

    David Heath’s men were rewarded for a hardened performance last week with a win over Blacktown, and they’ll be looking to build upon that effort with another strong showing against Newcastle this time around.

    The Knights head into the clash on the back of consecutive defeats, their Round 8 loss to the Bulldogs made that much more disappointing given the fact the side crossed for four tries inside the game’s first quarter.

    Regular Intrust Super Premiership NSW half Jaelen Feeney has again been named by Nathan Brown to star in the club’s NRL clash with the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday, while first-grade veteran Trent Hodkinson hasn’t been named in either side.

    If Hodkinson is not to be a late-in for the Knights at Leichhardt, expect to see Tyler Randall share the hooking role, while also spending time at first receiver.


    http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/04/28/previews_isp_nsw_rd_.html
     
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    88Knight4life Adam MacDougall

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    22-6 tigers atm, playing like busted arses
     
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    EASBay17 Bill Peden

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    Hodkinson playing?
     
  19. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    40-26 loss final score , gagan and Fitz got doubles, Hughes got the other one, hodko kiked 4
     
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    88Knight4life Adam MacDougall

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    Yep,
    Arguably the best team in cup this yr and got hammered from kick off up the middle! Was hideous.
     

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