2017 NYC Holden Cup

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    2017 NYC HOLDEN CUP LADDER AFTER ROUND 4

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    Any news from the Penrith game how Birch went at hooker also Ohagan, Mcyntre and Cooper
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    O'Hagan made 16 tackles with 0 missed in 25 minutes, which is impressive for a little guy.
    Birch played 60 minutes at hooker, ran 54 metres, got a line break and a try assist and made 34 tackles with 4 missed.
    McIntyre only ran 70 metres, but made a career high 44 tackles with 2 missed.
    Cooper made the most number of runs in the side with 14 runs for 110 metres and got a line break and a try assist.

    Jack Johns missed 7 tackles, but Loughrey made 18 tackles and only missed 1, and also ran for 99 metres, which was second most in the side behind Cooper.
     
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    Midnight Adam Cuthbertson

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    Good to here both O'hagan and Birch went well hopefully its not the last we see of them, Going off the stats it wont be long
    until McIntyre and Cooper join Tommy Starling in reserves.
     
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    NYC SQUAD

    1. Matt Cooper
    2. Mitch Andrews
    3. Brayden Musgrove
    4. Heath Gibbs
    5. Dean Kouka-Smith
    6. Jack Johns
    7. Hayden Loughrey
    8. Cameron King
    9. Tom Starling
    10. Viko Puliuvea
    11. Dylan Clark
    12. Sam McIntyre
    13. Zac Hosking

    14. Nash Birch
    15. Will Davies
    16. Jayden Butterfield
    17. Pasami Saulo
    18. Eddy Tuilotolava
    19. Lachlan Farr
    20. Tavita Fesolai
    21. Kye Hopwood
    22. Brendan O'Hagan
    23. Keanu Dawson


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/03/28/reserve_grade_and_ny.html
     
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    Holden Cup Round 5 preview


    Wed 29 Mar, 2017, 7:47am
    By Martin Gabor, National Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com



    Sharks v Knights

    The Sharks and Knights have both been frustratingly inconsistent this season, making it difficult to get a read on this game. Cronulla boast the best attack in the competition but were held to just 12 points last week against the Eels.

    The Knights were never really in the contest against Penrith and have now started the year trading wins and losses for the first four rounds.

    Tip: Sharks by 6


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    NYC match preview: Round 5


    Thu 30th March, 10:11AM


    Cronulla Sharks v Newcastle Knights
    Date: Saturday April 1
    Venue: Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
    Kick-off: 10.45am

    Squads

    NEWCASTLE

    1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Heath Gibbs, 5. Dean Kouka-Smith, 6. Jack Johns, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Cameron King, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Viko Puliuvea, 11. Dylan Clark, 12. Sam McIntyre, 13. Zac Hosking. Interchange: 14. Nash Birch, 15. Will Davies, 16. Jayden Butterfield, 17. Pasami Saulo, 18. Eddy Tuilotolava, 19. Lachlan Farr, 20. Tavita Fesolai, 21. Kye Hopwood, 22. Brendan O’Hagan, 23. Keanu Dawson.

    CRONULLA

    1. William Kennedy, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Clayton Uia, 4. Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, 5. Johnathan Tufuga, 6. Jack Williams, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Daniel Vasquez, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Brock Ilett, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Ryan King, 13. Billy Magoulias. Interchange: 14. Zachary Faulkner, 15. Eddie Faalua, 16. Tony Matautia, 17. Joshua Carr, 18. Lane Ferling, 19. Kurtis Shayler, 20. Rusiate Lumelume, 21. Luke Jurd, 22. Kalani Pewhairangi-Charlie, 23. Brody Hawkins.

    Match Analysis

    The NYC Newcastle Knights will be looking to bounce back from their loss against the Penrith Panthers last week.

    Coach Todd Lowrie admits his side are working on their defence in preparation for this Saturday’s clash against the Cronulla Sharks.

    “Penrith were a good team and they made us pay for our errors and mistakes, which resulted in us not defending our goal line very well,” explained Lowrie.

    “As good teams do, they just punished us for our mistakes.

    “Regardless of the score line we did some really good things last week and I was really happy with the effort of a lot of the guys.

    “Plenty showed improvement over the first four rounds, and are actually improving a lot from week-to-week, which is pleasing.

    “It is just about keeping everybody on track and the boys are certainly keen to come out against Cronulla and make amends for what was a pretty ordinary score line last week.

    “The Sharks are a good side; they have a lot of good players and will certainly be tough.”

    The NYC coach will push Mitch Andrews back to the wing with Brayden Musgrove set to come back in.

    “Brayden Musgrove was injured last week, Mitch (Andrews) played in the centres which he did pretty well,” said Lowrie.

    “We’ll just see if Brayden gets through the week with Mitch Andrews to push out to the wing.

    “Brayden has played quite a few 20s games so he’ll be a good addition to the side.

    “Hopefully if he gets his leg right and he gets through the week he’ll be a good addition to us.”

    Captain Tom Starling has also been named back in the NYC side following a stint with Reserve Grade.

    “Tom Starling is back in the side dependent on a couple of injuries, but at the moment he’s with us,” added Lowrie.

    “He provides a lot when he is there….. he provides a lot of confidence for everybody else.

    “In saying that the bloke that played hooker last week, Nash Birch did a great job and got our Players’ Player, he did really well.”

    Where it will be won

    Lowrie is certain wins will come with a more structure defence.

    “Obviously we’ve got to fix up our defence,” he said.

    “If we can defend our line better, we’ve certainly got enough points in us to score to win, so I think if we can get our goal line defence a bit better sorted then we’ll be fine.”

    The NYC Knights take on the Cronulla Sharks this Saturday at Southern Cross Group Stadium, kick off at 10.45am.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/03/30/nyc_match_preview_ro.html
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We are a much better side when Starling plays.
    He is the busiest defender at this level I've ever seen. I reckon he'd be first in for every tackle if he could be. He chases the ball from one side of the field to the other. He doesn't make 50 tackles a game because they run at him, he makes 50 because they can't avoid him - he is running miles to get involved.
    He also improves the attack a lot. He has the petrol in the tank to run every time the markers are lazy and he also has the vision to pick out whoever is running into a gap.
    We are a 20 point better side with Starling.
     
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    Where getting pumped a bit today by the sharks
     
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    Young Knights defeated by Sharks


    Sat 1st April, 12:20PM


    The NYC Newcastle Knights suffered a 32-22 loss to the Cronulla Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Saturday morning.

    A brace by fullback Matt Cooper saw the Knights stay in contention in the first half but the red and blue were playing catch up for the rest of the match.

    The Knights kicked off the scoring account with Jack Johns off-loading to fullback Cooper on the right side to cross for the first try.

    14 minutes in, the Sharks drew level as winger Sione Katoa hugged the sideline for a try out wide. Kyle Flanagan converted for Cronulla to lead 6-4.

    A penalty gave the home side the ball 10 metres from the line before a second try for Katoa, again finding space on the right edge.

    Just under 10 minutes before the break, Knights’ second rower Sam McIntyre did the leg work to get out front before opting to dish it to speedster Cooper to finish it off. The Knights trailed the Sharks by two.

    But Cronulla centre Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga was able to sneak one in before halftime to lead the Knights 16-10.

    After the break, it was the home side who made the first few moves, Eddie Faalua and Briton Nikora adding another two to stretch the lead to 24-10.

    In the 51st minute, Knights forward Cameron King crossed the line, backed up by a conversion from Johns to get within eight.

    Sharks’ William Kennedy barrelled through the Knights defence to add four more before return of fire from Nash Birch as he edged the Knights closer. Cronulla led 30-22 late in the match.

    A 40/20 by Johns added some spark to the under 20s side but it wasn’t enough, Cronulla kicking a penalty goal right on the buzzer, to defeat the Knights 32-22.

    SUMMARY

    Cronulla Sharks: 30 (T: Katoa 2, Aufaga-Toomaga, Faalua, Nikora, Kennedy, G: Flanagan 3/6, P: 1)
    Newcastle Knights: 22 ( T: Cooper 2, King, Birch, G: Johns 3/4)

    NEWCASTLE

    1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Heath Gibbs, 19. Lachlan Farr, 6. Jack Johns, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Cameron King, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Viko Puliuvea, 11. Dylan Clark, 12. Sam McIntyre, 13. Zac Hosking. Interchange: 14. Nash Birch, 15. Will Davies, 16. Jayden Butterfield, 17. Pasami Saulo.

    CRONULLA

    1. William Kennedy, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Clayton Uia, 4. Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga, 5. Johnathan Tufuga, 6. Jack Williams, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Daniel Vasquez, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Brock Ilett, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Ryan King, 13. Billy Magoulias. Interchange: 14. Zachary Faulkner, 15. Eddie Faalua, 16. Tony Matautia, 17. Joshua Carr.


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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Cam King had his best game yet.
    44 minutes, 15 runs for 159 metres, 1 try, 1 line break, 11 tackle breaks, 20 tackles with 0 missed. He is a big unit, but he could lose 10 to 12 kg comfortably. He has a big gut on him.

    All four props - King, Viko, Pasami and Butts, all broke 100 metres run. Viko probably had his best stats yet too.

    Starling did 46 tackles again.

    Matt Cooper added to his impressive record with 2 tries, 127 metres, 1 line break, 1 offload. He now has 6 tries, 7 line breaks and 3 try assists in 5 games and has run 666 metres at an average of 133 metres a game. (Kayln Ponga has 1 try and averages 105 metres in 3 games - just saying)

    Sam McIntyre ran 124 metres and made 31 tackles, which is almost bang on his season average of 125 metres and 33 tackles a game.
     
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    How did lachy farr go?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    80 minutes on the wing, 7 runs for 62 metres, 8 tackles, 1 missed.
    He had two big moments. He did a hit up where he busted through the line like a big forward. His other big moment was when someone tried to kick past him to a winger and he showed his volleyball skills by leaping 10 feet into the air and passing the ball back to his centre while still in the air. He'll be hard to beat in the air.
     
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    Lowrie happy with NYC effort


    Mon 3rd April, 10:15AM


    Coach of the NYC Newcastle Knights Todd Lowrie has praised the efforts of his team despite their 32-22 loss to the Cronulla Sharks on the weekend.

    “I thought we started really well, and we probably didn’t get rewarded for our good start,” Lowrie commented.

    “Their effort was really good but we gave a few too many penalties away and let a few too many offloads go so they made us pay for that.

    “They are a pretty good team... they were just a bit better than us.”

    Lowrie said defence out wide needs attention, but believes that will come with more experience.

    “The boys are still learning and some of them haven’t played too often together so we’ll keep working on that,” explained Lowrie.

    “They are showing some good signs and as long as there’s some improvement during the week, that is the main thing.”

    “The effort areas were good... we’ve just got to fix up a few things with our defence and hold them to the ball a bit more and I’m sure they’ll be better next week.”

    The Under 20s coach hailed the work of his fullback, who came away with a double against the Sharks.

    “Matt Cooper is doing really well for us, he’s come in and has been one of the best for us each week,” Lowrie said.

    “A Newcastle kid that has come through the grades and he’s still a year young for this competition but he’s doing really well.”

    The NYC Knights take on the Canterbuy-Bankstown Bulldogs at 3.45 pm at McDonald Jones Stadium this Friday.


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    HOLDEN CUP LADDER AFTER ROUND 5

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    Lowrie's cut and paste.

    NYC SQUAD

    1. Matt Cooper
    2. Mitch Andrews
    3. Brayden Musgrove
    4. Heath Gibbs
    5. Lachlan Farr
    6. Jack Johns
    7. Hayden Loughrey
    8. Cameron King
    9. Tom Starling
    10. Viko Puliuvea
    11. Dylan Clark
    12. Sam McIntyre
    13. Zac Hosking

    14. Nash Birch
    15. Will Davies
    16. Jayden Butterfield
    17. Pasami Saulo
    18. Henry Penn
    19. Dean Kouka-Smith
    20. Eddy Tuilotolava
    21. Kye Hopwood
    22. Cory Denniss
    23. Jayden Hocking

    If Cory Denniss plays he will add a bit of power in the backline. Cooper should love the fact that Denniss makes a lot of line breaks at this level, and back him up every time he does.
     
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    NYC match preview: Round 6


    Wed 5th April, 04:01PM


    Newcastle Knights v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    Date: Friday April 7
    Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
    Kick-off: 3.45pm

    Squads

    NEWCASTLE

    1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Heath Gibbs, 5. Lachlan Farr, 6. Jack Johns, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Cameron King, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Viko Puliuvea, 11. Dylan Clark, 12. Sam McIntyre, 13. Zac Hosking. Interchange: 14. Nash Birch, 15. Will Davies, 16. Jayden Butterfield, 17. Pasami Saulo, 18. Henry Penn, 19. Dean Kouka-Smith, 20. Eddy Tuilotolava, 21. Kye Hopwood, 22. Corey Denniss, 23. Jayden Hocking.

    CANTERBURY

    1. Ben Cassell, 2. Alvin Maungaati, 3. Dalton Smith, 4. Morgan Harper, 5. Kiko Manu, 6. Adam Keighran, 7. Michael Doolan, 8. Lopeti Mafi, 9. Joseph Tramontana, 10. Peni Misinale, 11. Jayden Okunbor, 12. Jack Gibbons, 13. Hayden Ashcroft, 14. James Clark, 15. Kayne Kalache, 16. Giordan Patea 17. Elie El-Zakhem, 19. Ofa Finau, 20. Kenny Soumpholphakdy, 21. Fili Havea, 22. Kieran Hayman, 23. Simon Fonua, 24. Brandon Boulmelhem

    Match Analysis

    NYC Newcastle Knights coach Todd Lowrie has named an unchanged starting 17 to take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, rewarding Lachlan Farr a start on the wing.

    “Lachlan (Farr) went quite well for us on the weekend,” said Lowrie.

    “He came in at wing so he’s taken most of his opportunities and deserves his spot back there on the wing.”

    Henry Penn was set to come back this week after injuring his ankle in Round 1 but his return has been delayed.

    “Henry Penn was back on the bench but at training he hurt his ankle and has been ruled out again unfortunately, he’ll get some scans,” explained Lowrie.

    The Under 20s coach said between now and game day there could be a few changes but nothing too dramatic.

    “I have been reasonably happy the last two weeks, the score line certainly hasn’t gone our way and we’re working hard at training to fix some things we’ve identified that we know we need to fix,” Lowrie added.

    “The guys who are there are doing a pretty good job, working really hard and doing some things that we’ve been working on.”

    Lowrie hopes one aspect of their game to stay this week will be their strong start as shown against the Cronulla Sharks in round five.

    “We actually started well which is an area that we haven’t been doing,” he said.

    “We’ve been starting quite poor so to start well on the weekend was good.

    “I thought five minutes before and after halftime really hurt us on the weekend and that’s generally an area where we’ve been quite strong.”

    The NYC coach said he will again be relying on some of his key performers.

    “Matt Cooper has been really good for us and Cameron King, one of our front rowers, has been doing very well,” commented Lowrie.

    “He played a few games for us last year and he’s really working hard at training and improved himself a lot.

    “He got the Players’ Player on the weekend and scored a couple of tries so he’s working really hard.

    “Sam McIntyre is also doing really well for us on the edge, former winger whose playing second row for us and he’s doing a really good job.”

    Where it will be won

    “Sounds like a bit of a broken record but there’s some things we really need to fix up, one is holding the ball and having more respect for the ball,” said Lowrie.

    The Under 20s coach believes his players need to get through more of their sets and maintain strong defensive combinations.

    “If we can fix those up then we’ll be well on the way to getting a win,” explained Lowrie.

    “We are doing a lot of little things right consistently which is good for a coach to see but we’ve just got to look at finishing touches on everything and stop putting ourselves under so much pressure.”

    Catch the NYC team’s clash with the Bulldogs on Friday at McDonald Jones Stadium, kick-off is at 3.45pm.


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    12-0 to the Knights after 6 minutes.
    Tries to Starling and Gibbs.

    Only change to the named side is Eddy T replaces Davies on the bench.
     
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    Gibbs gets his second after 37 minutes.
    18-0 to the knights.
    Johns has 3 from 3.
     
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    halftime
    18-0
     

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