Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by rhugh89, Oct 29, 2016.
24-6 after 45 minutes
we must have sent out the under 16s for the second half
Too many errors and an inability to defend the errors. At least they're taking lessons from our First Grade side.
28-12 after 53
it's NYC, so we can score another 3 tries - easy
very poor result
34-12 with 7 minutes to go
I was right - there was time for 3 more tries
NYC Knights downed by Broncos
Sat 15th July, 12:37PM
The NYC Newcastle Knights were defeated 40-12 by the Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Brisbane’s big forward Payne Haas was unstoppable as he recorded an impressive hat-trick and the visitors stunned the fourth-placed Knights with a 26-point second stanza.
Eighth minutes in, Knights forward Matt Croker grabbed a sneaky offload from Zac Hosking to charge through a wall of Broncos and land the first try of the day. Kainoa Gudgeon lined up for the kick and was successful to put Newcastle in the lead, 6-0.
After a period of end-to-end footy, the Broncos were able to level it up 6-all in the 24th minute via Payne Haas who crashed over the line near the posts before minutes later, Brandon Russell wrestled his way to the line.
The Broncos capitalised on a mistake from the red and blues to see five-eighth Haydyn O’Hara record a try out wide in the 34th minute. The Broncos stretched their lead 14-6 into the halftime break.
In the second half, an unfortunate bounce off the first set landed in the hands of Russell to record the double before the Broncos went out wide to winger David Fauid who dived over 44 minutes in.
In the 54th minute it was another for the visitors via Kotoni Staggs, again favouring the right.
The Knights' Hayden Loughrey chased down a clever grubber to crash through in the 63rd minute and with the conversion the Knights trailed 28-12.
73 minutes in, the Broncos fired again as Haas got his second and again with two minutes on the clock, Haas crashed over for the hat-trick.
Newcastle Knights 12 (T: Croker, Loughrey, G: Gudgeon 2/2)
Brisbane Broncos 40 (T: Haas 3, Russell 2, O’Hara, Fauid, Staggs, G: Burns 2/4, O’Hara 0/1, Staggs 2/3)
1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Kyle Smith, 4. Heath Gibbs, 5. Kainoa Gudgeon, 6. Kurtis Dark, 7. Jack Johns, 8. Cameron King, 23. Tom Starling, 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.
Hatrick for the big boy that's been getting some hype the last week, Payne Haas. Someone to look at it seems.
Watched this on Foxtel, has to have been one of the worst displays this year by what I consider a good side with many potential players. Fullback Cooper had a shocker by his standards, Penn charged forward strongly but lost the ball too often. Team seemed disjointed.
NYC is like that.
I think most clubs are the same.
The kids will have very good games and very bad games, and there never seems to be a reason for it.
They might be perfect next week.
Stats are up.
Henry Penn was the only forward to break 100 metres.
Tom Starling made 44 tackles and ran 91 metres.
Matt Cooper had an incredible 21 runs for 212 metres with no line breaks. I assume they kicked to him a lot.
TABLE AFTER ROUND 19
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. Tom Starling
10. Matt Croker
11. Brodie Jones
12. Sam McIntyre
13. Zac Hosking (c)
14. Hayden Loughrey
15. Henry Penn
16. Will Finua
17. Jayden Butterfield
18. Ofa Manuofetoa
19. Gary Anderson
20. Viko Puliuvea
21. Dylan Clark
22. Nash Birch
23. Will Davies
Holden Cup Round 20 previews
Thu 20 Jul, 2017, 10:00am
By Martin Gabor, National Correspondent, NRL.com
Roosters v Knights
Round 20 kicks off with a toss of the coin contest between two sides at opposite ends of the ladder.
The Roosters are 13th and would need at least six wins from their remaining games to make the finals. The defending premiers are fresh from the bye and showed promising signs to earn a draw with the Rabbitohs in Round 18.
The Knights claimed a thrilling win at home when these sides met back in Round 7. Last week's heavy loss to the Broncos saw them drop out of the top four and another slip up could see them drop out of the top eight by the end of the week.
Tip: Roosters by 6
NYC match preview: Round 20
Wed 19th July, 01:45PM
Sydney Roosters v Newcastle Knights
Date: Friday July 21
Venue: Allianz 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. Tom Starling, 10. Matt Croker, 11. Brodie Jones, 12. Sam McIntyre, 13. Zac Hosking (c). Interchange: 14. Hayden Loughrey, 15. Henry Penn, 16. Will Finau, 17. Jayden Butterfield. 18. Ofa Manuofetoa, 19. Gary Anderson, 20. Viko Puliuvea, 21. Dylan Clark, 22. Nash Birch, 23. Will Davies.
1. Nick O’Meley, 2. Zane Blake, 3. Kiah Cooper, 4. Adam Pompey, 5. Bernard Lewis, 6. Lachlan Lam, 7. Sean O’Sullivan, 8. Ben Thomas, 9. Jesse Marschke, 10. Luke Chalker, 11. Reuben Porter, 12. Jarred Anderson, 13. Victor Radley. Interchange. 14. Jarrett Boland, 15. Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu, 16. Josh Curran, 17. Daniel Stojanovski, 18. Zachary Bouzounis, 19. Jackson Frei, 20. Ben Marschke, 21. Lyndon Hills, 22. Sitili Tupouniua, 23. Kereti Tautaiolefua.
After last week’s 28-point loss, the NYC Newcastle Knights will need to keep their composure to get back in the top four.
“The boys were pretty disappointed, we just didn’t give ourselves an opportunity to be in the game which we have spoken a bit about this week,” stated NYC coach Todd Lowrie.
“We started pretty well but we didn’t give ourselves a chance to be competitive and you’ve got to be able to hold on to the ball and not give penalties away.”
Since being back from injury, Brodie Jones will start his first match against the Sydney Roosters on Friday.
“This is Brodie's third game in and he has been pretty good in those first two games,” commented Lowrie.
“He is still finding his feet a little bit but he’s doing pretty well so he gets his chance to start the game.”
Named on the bench, SG Ball’s Ofa Manuofetoa looks set to get his chance on the wing.
“Ofa has been playing first grade for Souths Newcastle in the local competition and has been doing really well, so he’ll come in on the wing for us,” explained the NYC coach.
Forward Viko Puliuvea could also be in for his first match back from injury.
“Viko is right in the mix this week because there’s a couple of guys who are in doubt,” explained Lowrie.
“He has been doing pretty well back at local league after being back for a couple of weeks so he’s right in the mix to get his first go for a little while this weekend.”
While the Roosters might be further down the ladder, Lowrie admits he doesn’t like to take too much notice of table standings.
“It has shown in the 20s, it doesn’t really matter where you sit on the table,” he said.
“If you don’t turn up and play somewhat near your best game, then you’re probably going to get beat.”
The Under 20s coach maintains this week is about being in the contest.
"Being in the game and giving ourselves some opportunities to get the win,” added Lowrie.
“It is more about holding onto the ball and getting rid of some of the silly errors and poor options that we took last week.
“It is a tough game going down to Allianz Stadium and playing the Roosters down there, it is always a big ask.”
Where will it be won
Possession is going to be key.
“Most of our defence has been pretty good but I think the score line on the weekend was a by-product of not holding onto the ball,” he explained.
“You can defend as good as you like but if you keep giving them the ball, they keep running at you fresh and you get tired defending, so it doesn’t matter how good you are, you’re eventually going to start leaking some points.
“Most of our focus has been on our attack rather than our defence because if we hold the ball more, we’ll certainly defend a lot better.”
Any body at the game? Score updates pls when it gets going Cheers
NRL.com does live updates here
and Knights twitter account is usually not far behind them, and gives a bit of info too, including try scorer etc.
Great stuff, thanks very much!
1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Kyle Smith, 4. Heath Gibbs, 18. Ofa Manuofetoa, 6. Kurtis Dark, 7. Jack Johns, 8. Cameron King, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Matt Croker, 11. Brodie Jones, 12. Sam McIntyre, 17. Jayden Butterfield. Interchange: 14. Hayden Loughrey, 15. Henry Penn, 16. Will Finau, 20. Viko Puliuvea.
Viko and Ofa in.
Separate names with a comma.