Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by rhugh89, Oct 29, 2016.
10 - 10 after 34
10-all (T: Andrews, Ralph, G: Gudgeon 1/2
Ralph scoring a try in his first game. He had a very impressive try scoring record for the Titans last year. 13 tries in 12 games as a half or 5/8 for the Titans in 2016.
Got any info on Ralph @Billy? Haven't heard a great deal about him.
Happy with 10-10 at halftime, 7th vs 8th so it's a crucial game for both teams
A halfback who has played for queensland. Played for the titans for the last 2 years and scores a lot of tries.
Came to us this year, but had a shoulder reconstruction in the off season and this is his first game. I think he would be playing hooker off the bench, but maybe they are doing something different.
From what I read he plays half, 5/8 and fullback.
10 - 16 to the roosters after 45
10 - 20 to the Roosters after 60
16 - 20
Heath Gibbs try
8 minutes to go
22 - 20
Try to Loughrey
Gaol to Gudgeon
5 minutes left
FT | Knights win 22 (T: Andrews, Ralph, Gibbs, Loughrey, G: Gudgeon 3/4) to Roosters 20
Anything can happen in the last 10 minutes of NYC.
NYC Knights edge Roosters in a thriller
Fri 14 Apr, 2017, 5:31pm
By Martin Gabor, National Correspondent, NRL.com
The Newcastle Knights have scored twice in the final 10 minutes to secure a dramatic 22-20 comeback win over the Roosters in the Holden Cup on Friday afternoon.
The hosts looked home and hosed with a minute remaining and the Roosters pinned in their own half, only for the Tricolours to launch a frenzied final-play attack that looked certain to lead to points, only for Newcastle's scramble defence to drag Jarred Anderson down 10 metres short of the line.
A period of sustained pressure saw the Roosters open the scoring after seven minutes through winger Zane Blake who finished off a nice sequence of offloads to cross in the left corner.
Newcastle showed they were equally adept with ball in hand, hitting back through Mitch Andrews 10 minutes later with the winger going over untouched thanks to a brilliantly-thrown cut-out pass.
The see-sawing start to the match continued with the Roosters striking back through Jarred Anderson who charged on to a short ball from Lachlan Lam to give his side a 10-4 lead after 25 minutes.
The Knights wouldn't be outdone and levelled the scores six minutes before the break with interchange player Josh Ralph diving over after some nice lead-up play by skipper Tom Starling.
The change of ends did little to alter the script as the Roosters opened the second-half scoring after halfback Sean O'Sullivan dummied and stepped his way over from 10 metres out.
The tit-for-tat scoring finally came to an end when Roosters centre Kiah Cooper rose highest to reel in a cross-field kick to give his side some breathing room after 62 minutes.
The Knights simply would not go away and hit back through right centre Heath Gibbs who ran a perfect line and put on a big step to cut the gap to four points with seven minutes remaining.
Momentum was suddenly with the hosts, and spurred on by their parochial fans, Newcastle levelled the scores from the very next set when Hayden Loughrey stepped his way through before Kainoa Gudgeon knocked over the conversion to seal the comeback win.
Knights - 22 (Mitch Andrews, Josh Ralph, Heath Gibbs, Hayden Loughrey tries; Kainoa Gudgeon 3 goals)
Roosters - 20 (Zane Blake, Jarred Anderson, Sean O'Sullivan, Kiah Cooper tries; Sean O'Sullivan 2 goals)
Stats are up.
Viko is credited with 0 minutes, 1 run, 21 metres. He must have had one kick return from the kickoff and went off injured.
King ran 144 metres and Butterfield 122.
Starling made 48 tackles again and now averages over 40 per game. McIntyre made 44 tackles.
Matt Cooper had a quiet game - just 80 metres and 1 try assist.
Don't know what position Ralph played but he played 53 minutes, 1 try, 1 line break and 17 tackles.
NYC Knights thrill in comeback win
Fri 14th April, 03:43PM
The NYC Newcastle Knights were able to overcome a strong Sydney Roosters outfit to win 22-20 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Good Friday.
While both sides couldn’t be separated at half time with a 10-all score line, the visitors came charging into the second stanza adding the first 10 points only for the Knights to claw their way back in a thrilling finish.
It wasn't a great start for the Knights with Viko Puliuvea assisted off the field with a leg injury in the first minute before winger Zane Blake crashed over for the visitors seven minutes in.
In the 17th minute it was the Knights' turn, the ball swinging out wide to land in the hands of winger Mitch Andrews for the four-pointer, the conversion unsuccessful as Newcastle trailed 6-4.
The Roosters returned fire as Jarred Anderson burst his way through to cross the line in the 25th minute before the Knights’ Josh Ralph, on his return from injury, came up with a try to level the score at 10-all into the break.
In the second half, Sydney took just a few minutes to add another four as Sean O’Sullivan slammed down the ball in the middle before backing it up with the kick.
In the 61st minute, the Roosters’ Kiah Cooper leaped to gather a high kick, his momentum seeing him across the line before Knights centre Heath Gibbs crossed 72 minutes in to reduce the scoreline to four.
It was with five minutes to go, the scores were again levelled thanks to the fancy footwork of Hayden Loughrey crossing the line. A conversion followed from Gudgeon putting the Knights in the lead 22-20 to win the match.
Newcastle Knights: 22 (T: Andrews, Ralph, Gibbs, Loughrey, G: Gudgeon 3/4)
Sydney Roosters: 20 (T: Blake, Anderson, O’Sullivan, Cooper, G: O’Sullivan 2/4)
1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Heath Gibbs, 22. Kainoa Gudgeon, 6. Jack Johns, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Cameron King, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Viko Puliuvea, 11. Dylan Clark, 12. Sam McIntyre, 17. Pasami Saulo. Interchange: 16. Jayden Butterfield, 18. Henry Penn, 19. Josh Ralph, 20. Eddy Tuilotolava.
1. Adam Pompey, 2. Zane Blake, 3. Kiah Cooper, 4. Jarred Anderson, 5. Kenneth Koro, 6. Lachlan Lam, 7. Sean O’Sullivan, 14. Ben Thomas, 9. Jesse Marschke, 10. Luke Chalker, 11. Zac Cardassilaris, 12. Josh Curran, 13. Victor Radley. Interchange: 8. Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu, 16. Jarrett Boland, 17. Jackson Frei, 20. Juvilee Samiu.
LADDER AFTER ROUND 7
1. Matt Cooper
2. Mitch Andrews
3. Brayden Musgrove
4. Heath Gibbs
5. Kainoa Gudgeon
6. Jack Johns
7. Hayden Loughrey
8. Cameron King
9. Tom Starling
10. Pasami Saulo
11. Henry Penn
12. Sam McIntyre
13. Dylan Clark
14. Josh Ralph
15. Matt Croker
16. Jayden Butterfield
17. Eddy Tuilotolava
18. Nash Birch
19. Cory Denniss
20. Will Finau
21. Will Davies
22. Lachlan Farr
23. Jayden Hocking
We are starting to run out of middle forwards with Viko, Hosking and Kurtis Dark all injured. Apart from that the side looks strong.
Holden Cup Round 8 previews
Wed 19 Apr, 2017, 9:30am
By Martin Gabor, National Correspondent, NRL.com
The players to watch and predicted results for Round 8 of the National Youth Competition.
Cowboys v Knights
The Cowboys bounced back from their shock loss to the Tigers in Round 6 to hand the Dragons a reality check on the road last week. Murray Taulagi and Enari Tuala scored twice in the 40-6 win that has them sitting pretty in second spot on the ladder.
Newcastle showed signs of grittiness that would have made their NRL side proud with a comeback win over the Roosters. It'll be interesting to see how they handle the conditions in a rare mid-afternoon kick-off in Townsville.
Tip: Cowboys by 12
Ralph went on and went in the halves and pushed jack johns to lock or second row I'm not sure
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NYC match preview: Round 8
Thu 20th April, 07:13PM
North Queensland Cowboys v Newcastle Knights
Date: Saturday April 22
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium
1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Heath Gibbs, 5. Kainoa Gudgeon, 6. Jack Johns, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Cameron King, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Pasami Saulo, 11. Henry Penn, 12. Sam McIntyre, 13. Dylan Clark. Interchange: 14. Josh Ralph, 15. Matt Croker, 16. Jayden Butterfield, 17. Eddy Tuilotolava, 18. Nash Birch, 19. Cory Denniss, 20. Will Finau, 21. Will Davies, 22. Lachlan Farr, 23. Jayden Hocking.
1. Nathan Traill, 2. Michael Carroll, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Kurt Wiltshire, 5. Murray Taulaqi, 6. Mitch Dunn, 7. Jake Clifford, 8. Kaleb Fuimaono, 9. Calum Gahan, 10. Solomon Vasuvulagi, 11. Cody Maughan, 12. Hiale Rovcroft, 13. Jack Glossop. Interchange: 14. Duarne Dempsey, 15. Sam Murphy, 16. Peter Hola, 17. Jack Lote, 18. Connor Luhan, 19. Nathan Barrett, 20. Ryan Lloyd, 21. Marshall Hudson, 22. Oscar Carter, 23. Jack Althaus.
The NYC Newcastle Knights will be without Viko Puliuvea, who is out for several weeks with an ankle injury with Pasami Saulo to replace him in the forward pack.
“Unfortunately for Viko it was a little bit worse than they originally thought it might have been, he’s looking at probably a month on the sidelines,” said Under 20s coach Todd Lowrie.
Henry Penn has been rewarded for his strong return from injury with a spot in the starting 13.
“We had big plans for Henry to be a big part of our team this year,” explained Lowrie.
“He was really strong in the trials and in Round 1, unfortunately he hurt his leg.
“Henry has got a lot of experience, he played a full season for us last year and it’s really good to have him back in the team.
“He got through last week, he got through about 40 minutes unscathed so it is good for him to jump straight back in to the team this week.”
The NYC coach says young gun Matt Croker is also expected to play this week, named on the bench.
“He is a guy that came up from our Under 18s and he’s jumping in with the injury to Viko that created a spot.
“Croker is the guy who played really well throughout the 18s season and did the off-season with us so he knows what is going on with the team.
“He deserves his chance to come in.”
Lowrie admits the side's attacking strategies are improving each week.
“We've just got some things that we need to fix up but nothing too dramatic,” he said.
“I know we can certainly score points when we need to, it’s just a matter of doing things better and more consistently rather than being so hot and cold.”
The NYC side will also need to be mindful of Townsville conditions.
“It will be pretty warm when we play around three o’clock in the afternoon but it will be a good time to go up there and play,” Lowrie added.
“The weather won’t be too much different to what summer offered, I guess it will be a little more humid than the guys expect."
Where it will be won
“Defence is a big part of it,” said the NYC coach.
“Our defence is what won us the game last week, although we kept dropping the ball and the other team had a lot of sets, we just kept defending our line and kept them to zero in the second half.
The NYC Knights take on the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville on Saturday at 1300SMILES Stadium, kick-off is at 2.50pm.
We're down 28-0 after 26 minutes...
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