2017 NSW Cup

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  1. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The boys won 24-18.

    Our try scorers were Meaney, Stockwell, Hughes and Hodkinson. Sounds like it was a grinding match.
     
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    One of the best games I've seen.
    Meaney was faultless at the back, and they tried him out a lot.
    Chanel was injured in the first tackle. He tried to keep going, but was off after 15 minutes. Robson moved to centre and Pauli moved to second row and played the full 80 minutes. It was easily the best game I've seen from Pauli - he is much more mobile now, and gave nothing away when defending against backs.
    Gagan was also injured and went off at halftime I think. We then had Robson and Braidie Smith in the centres and two on the bench.
    Early in the second half we had Paea, Pearsall and Stockwell in the head bin, so we had to play 10 or 15 minutes with 12 men, and Amey was hit with a high shoulder charge and stayed down too - he was down for several minutes but stayed on the field, or we would have been down to 11.
    Hodko was fantastic. He backed up a Tom Hughes break to score a try, set up a try with a kick for Hughes and tackled everything that moved.
    Tom Starling made about 50 tackles I reckon. They ran at him all day and he stopped them every time. He actually got penalised for roughing up a prop who ran at him on the line. Tom wrestled him down and put him on his back, but the ref thought he went too far. Everyone else at the ground cheered their heads off.
    It was like the battle of Rorke's drift out there. Our guys were bashed and battered and had no petrol at all in the tank, but guys like Starling, Hodko, Pauli, Pat Mat, Amey and Robson just tackled till they were exhausted, and the Mounties just couldn't put us away.
    Brown was at the game and was clapping and cheering as much as anyone else. I'll be surprized if he doesn't find a spot for a few next week - Pauli and Hodko should have earned a recall.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Whatever comments are posted about Hodko, his knees, his lack of a kicking game, his lack of on field leadership, he is a real Club man.
     
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    Knights Stun Mounties In Upset Win


    Tony Dosen, 100.1 HHH-FM
    Sat 13th May, 05:50PM



    A Trent Hodkinson-led Newcastle Knights have posted one of the upsets of the NSW Intrust Super Premiership season with a thrilling 24-18 win over the highly-rated Mounties at Cessnock Sports Ground this afternoon.

    In a high-quality contest played at a cracking pace, the first half produced very few stoppages – the first penalty was not blown until the 21st minute and the first scrum was packed in the 28thminute – as both sides felt each other out in the early exchanges.

    The Knights opened the scoring in the 14th minute when a Will Pearsall cross field kick was batted back by winger Tom Hughes to centre Jacob Gagan who in turn fed fullback Nick Meaney on the inside to score for a 6-nil lead.

    Hardworking Newcastle lock Jack Stockwell doubled the lead when he crashed over from close range on the back of a repeat set 10 minutes later. Hodkinson converted to have the Knights up 12-nil.

    The visitors came back hard in the last 10 minutes of the first half after getting some repeat sets on the back of three consecutive penalties.

    First, a Zac Santo grubber kick in behind the defence with 10 minutes left in the first half saw centre Brent Naden get to the ball first to score.

    Then from a penalty from the restart set, lock Sam Duggan muscled over from close range for a second Mounties try in four minutes. Five eighth Jordan Turner converted to level scores at 12-all at half time.

    Following a tight start to the second half, a repeat set on the back of a penalty eight minutes into the second stanza saw a pin point cross field kick from Hodkinson saw Hughes leap higher than his opposite winger Eddie Aiono to score and regain the lead for the Knights at 18-12 with Hodkinson’s conversion from touch.

    The match then took a vicious toll over the next 10 minutes as both sides upped the ante in defence.

    Four players were sent to the ‘head bin’ for concussion in the space of five minutes – Pearsall and Mickey Paea for Newcastle, with Kurt Baptiste and Turner having to undergo concussion tests for Mounties. Pearsall was the only player of the four that passed the mandatory HIA concussion test to come back and finish the match.

    The key moment of the match came midway through the second half when the Knights scored the most spectacular try of the match.

    Hughes got on the outside of his man down the left when the ball was spread by Hodkinson from deep inside the Knights’ half.

    Hughes then raced 30 metres down the touch line before sending a lovely pass back on the inside to Hodkinson for the former State Of Origin five eighth to dash the last 45 metres to score near the posts. Hodkinson converted his own try to blow the Newcastle out to 24-12.

    The Mulga still had plenty to give – despite the prop Royce Hunt being placed on report by referee Darian Furner from the restart for an old fashioned ‘bell ringer’ shoulder charge on Knights’ interchange player Tyrone Amey.

    With 10 minutes left, a repeat set from a penalty saw a Duggan pass find backrower Scott Sorenson who in turn threw a long pass on to the chest of interchange winger Mastuesi Dakuwaqa who strolled over in the corner. With Turner off the field, Duggan converted from touch to set up the grandstand finish at 24-18.

    Mounties threw everything at the tiring Kinghts in the closing stages to no avail – the closest call coming when Aiono was penalised for obstruction with four minutes left when on his way over for a possible try on the call of Touch Judge Cameron Mitchell.

    The Knights then held on grimly in defence in the last few minutes to snap their three game losing streak.

    The Knights host Penrith at McDonald Jones Stadium next Sunday at 11:45am – starting off a big program that culminates with the NRL clash between the clubs later in the day.

    Mounties play their next match back at home at Aubrey Keech Reserve home next Saturday against the Wests Tigers.

    Newcastle Knights - 24 (N Meaney, J Stockwell, T Hughes, T Hodkinson tries; T Hodkinson 4 goals)
    Mounties RLFC - 18 (B Naden, S Duggan, R M Dakuwaqa tries; J Turner 2, S Duggan goals)


    http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/05/13/knights_stun_mountie.html
     
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    Reserve Grade Knights stage upset win


    Sat 13th May, 05:28PM


    The week off must have done the trick, as the Reserve Grade Newcastle Knights staged a thrilling 24-18 win over a third placed Mounties at Cessnock Sportsground on Saturday afternoon.

    While it was tied up at 12-all in the first half, the Knights ramped up their work rate in the second stanza to edge out last year’s runners up in a tough battle.

    The red and blues kicked off the day’s scoring with a try via fullback Nick Meaney in the 13thminute before a successful conversion came from Trent Hodkinson.

    A handy NRL inclusion for the ISP team, forward Jack Stockwell crossed over in the 23rd minute to stretch the lead before Mounties got their first points thanks to a try from centre Brent Naden.

    Not long after it was Mounties’ Sam Duggan to run over beside the post in the 34th minute with Jordan Turner booting the conversion to level the scores 12-all before half time.

    After the break, Knights winger Tom Hughes crossed over in the corner before Hodkinson made it number four for the Knights, continuing his precision kicking to stretch Newcastle’s lead to 24-12.

    With ten minutes to go, Ro Masivesi Dakuwaqa came off the bench to record another try for the Mounties but it wasn't enough as the Knights went on to record a 24-18 victory in an upset win over the Mounties.

    In NRL team news, Trent Hodkinson and Sam Stone have dropped out of the extended squad, with the final 17 to be confirmed an hour before kick off tomorrow.

    Summary

    Newcastle Knights 24 (T: Meaney, Stockwell, Hughes, Hodkinson G: Hodkinson 4/4)

    Mounties 18 (T: Naden, Duggan, Dakuwaqa, G: Turner 2/2, Duggan 1/1)

    Squads

    Knights

    1. Nick Meaney, 2. Tom Hughes, 19. Thomas Cronan, 4. Chanel Mata’utia, 5. Jacob Gagan, 6. Will Pearsall, 7. Trent Hodkinson, 8. Mickey Paea, 23. Tom Starling, 10. Pauli Pauli, 3. Braden Robson, 12. Pat Mata’utia, 13. Jack Stockwell. Interchange: 14. Joey Morris, 15. Bradie Smith, 16. Sam Mataora, 17. Tyrone Amey,

    Mounties

    1. Zachary Santo, 2. Edward Aiono, 3. Brent Naden, 4. Dominic Reardon, 5. Kato Ottio, 22. Jordan Turner, 7. Lachlan Croker, 8. Makahesi Makatoa, 9. Glen Buttriss, 10. Royce Hunt, 11. Yileen Gordon, 12. Scott Sorensen, 13. Sam Duggan. Interchange. 14. Kurt Baptiste, 16. Jeff Lima, 17. Magnus Stromquist, 20. Ro Masivesi Dakuwaqa.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/05/13/reserve_grade_knight.html
     
  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Reading that, it's seems Stockwell wasn't in the head bin. He has had a head wound for a few weeks, and he was probably off getting it re stitched or something. Either way, he was off the field and we had to play with 12 for some time.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Thinking about it, the Mounties lost by throwing everything they had at Tom Starling.
    With so many injuries, we had dodgy combinations all over the park, but all they could see was the little guy in the middle, and kept running at him whenever they could, and they got zero joy.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Watched him play only half a dozen games Billy. He reminds me a lot of Terry Pannowitz..

    I can hear the 'Terry who????' from here. Only old guys like Billy and I have this powerful, secret knowledge.
     
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    Whoa whoa whoa member. I'm not old and I know who Terry is! Maitland legend :D
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Starling didn't stand out as much as he does in NYC, but yesterday was his best game yet.
    He took everything one of the best packs in reserve grade could throw at him.
    They took him off at about 70 minutes, but because we were so short of players, they sent him back out at 75 minutes to play at lock I think - just to defend.
    Joey Morris ended up filling in at 5/8 for about 15 minutes when Pearsall was in the head bin, and only got the last 10 minutes at hooker.
     
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    LADDER AFTER ROUND 10

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    Stats are in - Starling played 72 minutes, had 5 runs for 54 metres and made 44 tackles with 1 missed - this against one of the best packs in reserve grade. Next most tackles was Pauli on 28.
    Pat Mat ran 164 metres and made 19 tackles with 0 missed in 80 minutes.
    Tom Hughes had a try, a try assist and ran 169 metres with 2 line breaks in 10 runs.
    Tyrone Amey ran 22 times for 151 metres and made 24 tackles with 2 missed.

    The one bad stat was Pauli missed 7 tackles - I assume towards the end when he was tiring from playing 80 minutes.

    http://www.nswrl.com.au/content/dam/nswrl/documents/isp-stats-reports-2017/Rd10-KnightsMounties.pdf
     
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    1. Nick Meaney
    2. Tom Hughes
    3. Brendan Elliot
    4. Cory Denniss
    5. Thomas Cronan
    6. Will Pearsall
    7. Trent Hodkinson (c)
    8. Mickey Paea
    9. Tyler Randell
    10. Jack Stockwell
    11. Braden Robson
    12. Pat Mata’utia
    13. Tyrone Amey

    14. Tom Starling
    15. Bradie Smith
    16. Sam Mataora
    17. Pauli Pauli
    18. Joey Morris
    19. Faitotoa Faitotoa
    20. Sam Bernstrom
    21. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown

    Pauli on the bench and Amey starting is odd, but I love it. Amey ha been great for weeks and deserves a starting spot.
    Denniss comes back after posting big numbers in under 20s in his 2 games there. Probably has his confidence back now.
     
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    Time to give Tom Hughes a run in firsts me thinks.
     
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    2 Players in the ISP Team of the Week

    7 – Trent Hodkinson (c)
    Club: Newcastle Knights; 2017 TOTW selections: 0


    One try-assist, 22 tackles, one try, four goals.

    There was never any doubt about Trent Hodkinson’s talent as a halfback and on Saturday afternoon he proved it, delivering one of the less-fancied sides a victory against a strong Mounties outfit. Scoring one of the Knights’ four tries and converting all attempts, Hodkinson helped engineer the win in just his second game in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW – although with the similar success of the NRL team, the Newcastle club captain seems unlikely to return to the top grade just yet.

    17 – Pat Mata’utia
    Club: Newcastle Knights; 2017 TOTW selections: 2


    17 total runs, 164 total metres, one line-break, five tackle-breaks, two offloads, 19 tackles.

    Mata’utia was one of a number of high-performing Knights on Saturday and, like Hodkinson, brought his NRL experience back to the lower grade. Some strong runs earn him the final place in the competition’s best 17 from Round 11.


    http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/05/17/isp_nsw_team_of_the_.html
     
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    It was the first time Pat seemed to play out the whole 80 minutes without looking gassed for the last 10 or 15.
    He has had better numbers than Fitzgibbon for about 6 weeks now and is looking fitter and fitter as a forward.
     
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    PREVIEWS | ISP NSW Round 11


    Ryan Selvage (Twitter: @RyanSelvage)
    Fri 19th May, 04:00PM


    Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers
    McDonald Jones Stadium, Sunday 21 May
    11:45am
    Broadcast LIVE on Fox League


    Newcastle edged Mounties in dramatic fashion last weekend to score a surprise win over the Premiership heavy-weights, inspired by a match-winning try courtesy of True Blue, Trent Hodkinson.

    The 50-metre dash to score was enough to seal his side’s win, lifting the Novocastrians into the log-jam of teams boasting eight competition points, 10 rounds gone.

    The Panthers meanwhile sit ever so slightly to their better on nine points from their ten matches, the anomaly of which came from last weekend’s last-gasp 26-all draw with the Warriors.

    Leading late on in the contest, the Panthers were forced to settle for a point at home, as the Warriors recorded their second draw of the season.

    The Knights will take the mental-edge over the Panthers here in this clash, having got the competition points when the sides last met in Round 6 of the competition.


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    TEAM

    1. Nick Meaney
    2. Tom Hughes
    23. Nathan Ross
    4. Cory Denniss
    5. Thomas Cronan
    6. Will Pearsall
    25. Rex Johnson
    8. Mickey Paea
    14. Tom Starling
    16. Sam Mataora
    11. Braden Robson
    12. Pat Mata’utia
    13. Tyrone Amey

    17. Pauli Pauli
    18. Joey Morris
    19. Faitotoa Faitotoa
    20. Sam Bernstrom


    http://live.nswrl.com.au/match/3ec60a38ee446fb80/f52c5e8922d40f1fd
     
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    Cronan scores quite simply in the corner off a bat back by Denniss. 6-0 after 5.
     
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