Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by rhugh89, Oct 29, 2016.
A point keeps us in top four
Lowrie saying we lost both halves to HIA.
I suppose that means Birch had to play 80 at hooker and Jones would have had to play long minutes when he hasn't played in over a year.
That explains the second half collapse.
NYC Knights draw with Bulldogs
Sun 9th July, 01:40PM
The NYC Newcastle Knights drew 28-all with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground on Sunday afternoon.
It was an impressive start for the Knights with 16 unanswered points in the first half but the home side staged a comeback in the second stanza, as both sides wrestled for the lead.
Early on, the Knights struggled to get through a solid Bulldogs pack but Sam McIntyre broke through in the 16th minute to score the first points of the day to lead 4-0.
Newcastle saved a try five minutes later, held up over the line, before McIntyre got his second, rolling through defence to crash over for the try in the 26th minute. Jack Johns was successful with the conversion as the Knights stretched their lead to 10-0.
Two minutes before the first break, Matt Cooper got a lucky bounce to side step his way to the line. The red and blue led 16-0 at halftime.
In the second half, the Knights were playing with twelve following a sin bin which allowed the Bulldogs’ Adam Keighran to charge over in the 45th minute. The centre followed with the kick to trail the Knights 16-6.
In the 50th minute, a behind the back pass landed in the hands of Bulldogs’ Tui Katoa who dived over in the right corner before another for the home side, via Dalton Smith in the 58th minute to level the scores 16-all.
In a wave of momentum, the Bulldogs got another via Kiko Manu to send them into the lead 22-16 but it was short lived as Mitch Andrews scored a try in the left corner in the 68th minute, to again level the score at 22-all.
Minutes later the Bulldogs were back in-front as Giordan Patea crossed over for the try but again the Knights replied with a try via Hayden Loughrey in the final minutes. Gudgeon nailed the conversion to record the draw 28-all.
Newcastle Knights 28 (T: McIntyre 2, Cooper, Andrews, Loughrey, G: Gudgeon 2/3, Johns 2/2)
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 28 (T: Keighran, Katoa, Smith, Manu, Patea, G: Keighran 4/5)
1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Kyle Smith, 4. Heath Gibbs, 5. Kainoa Gudgeon, 6. Kurtis Dark, 11. Jack Johns, 8. Cameron King, 9. Nash Birch, 10. Matt Croker, 15. Henry Penn, 12. Sam McIntyre, 13. Zac Hosking (c). Bench: 7. Hayden Loughrey, 16. Brodie Jones, 17. Jayden Butterfield. 18. Will Finau.
1. Corey Matthews, 2. Kiko Manu, 3. Adam Keighran, 14. Dalton Smith, 23. Alvin Maungaati, 6. Michael Doolan, 21. Tui Katoa, 8. Cameron Torpy, 9. Joseph Tramontana, 10. Giordan Patea, 11. Hayden Ashcroft (c), 12. Luis Strickland, 13. Zac Cardassilaris. Bench: 15. James Clark, 16. Spike Te’io, 17. Elie El-Zakhem, 19. Kayne Kalache.
I watched Lachlan Farr at Souths 18s this morning and he had a great running and defensive game and he was playing Second Row ,Centre
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Sounds like it was a rough second half for the boys.
Looking at the stats, Zac Hosking and Sam McIntyre are the standouts - 44 tackles and 126 metres for Hosking in 80 minutes, and he ended the game at hooker, where he probably hasn't played before.
McIntyre had 11 tackle breaks, 2 line breaks, 2 tries, 14 runs for 118 metres and 32 tackles.
Brodie Jones played 37 minutes and ended up in the halves. He played most of an SG Ball season 2 years ago at 5/8, so it's not new to him.
1. Matt Cooper
2. Mitch Andrews
3. Kyle Smith
4. Heath Gibbs
5. Kainoa Gudgeon
6. Kurtis Dark
7. Jack Johns
8. Cameron King
9. Nash Birch
10. Matt Croker
11. Henry Penn
12. Sam McIntyre
13. Zac Hosking (c)
14. Hayden Loughrey
15. Will Finau
16. Brodie Jones
17. Jayden Butterfield
18. Pasami Saulo
19. Kye Hopwood
20. Viko Puliuvea
21. Dylan Clark
22. Gary Anderson
23. Tom Starling
NYC match preview: Round 19
Thu 13th July, 02:24PM
Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos
Date: Saturday July 15
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Kyle Smith, 4. Heath Gibbs, 5. Kainoa Gudgeon, 6. Kurtis Dark, 7. Jack Johns, 8. Cameron King, 9. Nash Birch, 10. Matt Croker, 11. Henry Penn, 12. Sam McIntyre, 13. Zac Hosking. Interchange: 14. Hayden Loughrey, 15. Will Finau, 16. Brodie Jones, 17. Jayden Butterfield. 18. Pasami Saulo, 19. Kye Hopwood, 20. Viko Puliuvea, 21. Dylan Clark, 22. Gary Anderson, 23. Tom Starling.
1. Corey Allan, 2. David Fauid, 3. Kotoni Staggs, 4. Gehamat Shibasaki, 5. Herbie Farnworth, 6. Haydyn O’Hara, 7. Gerome Burns, 8. Payne Haas, 9. Tyson Smoothy, 10. Jai Whitbread, 11. Brandon Russell, 12. Keenan Palasia, 13. Patrick Carrigan. Interchange: 14. Eddie Blacker, 15. Rory Ferguson, 16. Ed Burns, 17. Dray Ngatuere-Wroe, 18. Brayden Dee, 19. Thane Kellemever, 20. Trai Fuller, 21. Tristan Hope, 22. Lachlan Barr.
NYC Newcastle Knights coach Todd Lowrie admits he was looking to change things up after switching Jack Johns from the second row back in to the halves last week.
Again, Johns will remain in the number seven jersey for the Under 20s encounter with the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday.
“Jack has probably played more in the halves for us than he has in the back row this year, so not anything I was overly worried about,” explained Lowrie.
“I know he’ll do a really good job.”
Brodie Jones, who returned from a long-term injury, played his first game of the season last week and is set to be in the mix again on Saturday.
“He probably played a little bit longer than we were expecting him to because of the way the game went with injuries, but he got through fine so he’ll come back off the bench for us this week,” said Lowrie.
“It is just about Brodie trying to get himself back from injury and hopefully contributing something to the team when he’s got a bit of match fitness under his belt.”
Junior Knights SG Ball talent Matt Croker again gets to start at prop.
“Croker has done a good job, he has played in SG Ball and has come in and made the most of his opportunities,” said the Under 20s coach.
“Pasami (Saulo) has gone up to Reserve Grade and Croker has had a couple of chances to start this year and he’s done really well every time."
The Broncos may be sitting at equal eighth on the ladder with the Parramatta Eels, but only have one less win than the Knights, who remain in fourth place.
“They are a good team the Broncos and they’re actually doing things really well,” commented Lowrie.
“The actual standings on the table probably don’t reflect how they are travelling.
“They are a big strong typical Broncos side that run hard and play a very physical sort of game so we’re certainly going to have to be ready for a physical challenge that’s for sure.”
The NYC coach knows that being back at home always helps.
“Our guys loving playing at home,” said Lowrie.
“We have had a lot of success and we’ve only lost one or two at home this year.
“It is always good to play at McDonald Jones Stadium; the guys always get a big kick out of it.”
Where it will be won
Lowrie maintains a highly physical encounter will again be the focus this week.
“We need to make sure we are physically and mentally prepared to come up against a big challenge and on top of that, I know I say it every week, our ball control is vital,” Lowrie stated.
“We completed at 91 per cent in the first half last week and we were up 16-0 and we completed at 60 something per cent in the second half and found ourselves 28-all.
“Particularly sorting out our completions, getting through our sets and holding onto the ball is vital if you’re going to give yourself a chance to win.”
Holden Cup Round 19 previews
Thu 13 Jul, 2017, 1:00pm
By Martin Gabor, National Correspondent, NRL.com
Knights v Broncos
The undermanned Knights will be keen to bounce back from last week's thrilling draw against the Bulldogs in a match they need to win if they want to stay in the top four.
It also shapes as a crucial contest for the Broncos who will move into the top eight if they win and the Titans fall to the Sharks. Brisbane looked slick in attack against the Storm in Round 17 and should get the job done on the road.
Tip: Broncos by 10
Jeez, you know there's something wrong in New Zealand when their NYC team is coming last.
Australian school boys 2017
1 Dylan Smith (Endeavour Sports High – NSWCHS)
2 Campbell Graham (Marcellin College Randwick – NSWCCC)
3 Bronson Xerri (Endeavour Sports High – NSWCHS)
4 Zac Lomax (Figtree High – NSWCHS)
5 Ethan Parry (St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown – NSWCCC)
6 Tanah Boyd (Keebra Park State High – QSS)
7 Dylan Brown (The Hills Sports High – NSWCHS)
8 Ky Rodwell (Matraville Sports High – NSWCHS)
9 Kyle Schneider (The Hills Sports High – NSWCHS)
10 Oregon Kaufusi (The Hills Sports High – NSWCHS)
11 Teig Wilton (Endeavour Sports High – NSWCHS)
12 David Fifita (Keebra Park State High – QSS)
13 Lindsay Smith (Westfields Sports High – NSWCHS)
14 Luke Huth (Hunter Sports High – NSWCHS)
15 Jesse Cronin (The Hills Sports High – NSWCHS)
16 James Roumanos (Aquinas College, Menai – NSWCCC)
17 Spencer Leniu (Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown – NSWCCC)
Tom starling into the starting side and Nash Birch drops out of the 17.
6-0 to the Knights after 8 minutes
try to Matt Croker
6-4 after 23 minutes
6-6 after 25 minutes
10-6 to the broncos after 26 minutes - they must have just about scored off the kickoff.
14-6 to the Broncos after 37
14-6 to the Broncos at halftime
Sounds like we spent most of the half defending and made a lot of errors that cost us.
Broncos score off the kickoff to start the second half.
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