Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by Billy, Dec 23, 2017.
Don't remember Beau playing in the backs, has been a second rower for a while now.
He sure did, like a number of backrowers that began as centres.
Get him to centre quickly, we have a need, do it now while young before bulking up and loosing speed and agility, he can always become a forward in mid 20's when matures, many have gone down that road before him
Jersey Flegg match preview: Round 11
Fri 18 May 2018, 09:35 AM
Newcastle Knights v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, May 19
Venue: Belmore Sports Ground
1. Tex Hoy, 2. Garry Anderson, 3. Starford To'a, 4. Ofa Manuofetoa, 5. Justin Worley, 6. Nash Birch, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Matt Croker, 9. Matthew Moon, 10. Jirah Momoisea, 11. Kurtis Dark, 12. Beau Fermor, 13. Brandon Russell. Interchange. 14. Tevita Alifa, 15. Joe Bromage, 16. Kye Hopwood, 17. Jack Cameron.
The nib Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg squad has enjoyed a two-week break from the competition and are back this Saturday hoping to continue their impressive winning record against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Coach Todd Lowrie has a new-look team to work with this week with the versatile Tex Hoy stepping up to the fullback role in the absence of Matt Cooper.
Starford To'a has finished his season with the Under 18s SG Ball side and has got an instant call-up, named in the centres this week for his Under 20s debut.
That will be alongside Kye Hopwood and Jack Cameron on the bench, who also make their first Jersey Flegg appearances.
"Tex has played a number of games with us already this year and he's quite capable at fullback," said Lowrie.
"Star had some really good games in the Under 18s this year and was one of their best players consistently, so he's come up to join our squad and he gets an opportunity probably earlier than anyone expected just through a few injuries.
"Hopefully he'll be able to bring that form in to our team and then we've got a couple of guys on the bench who are also playing their first game that have been part of our squad all year and certainly know what's going on.
"We've got about six or eight SG Ball players that have stepped up to our squad so how many of them play I'm not too sure, we'll just have to wait and see."
The Under 20s coach knows the Bulldogs, who are sitting in fourth place, will be a big challenge on Saturday.
"They're a big side particularly through their middle and they always seem to have a big side," Lowrie explained.
'They're going quite well so it will be our biggest challenge for a while and it will be good to see how we're travelling and how we're going after the break," he said.
"It will be a good day too because there are three Jersey Flegg games in a row at Belmore.
"There'll be another five teams in the competition who'll be watching on to see how everyone plays so it should be a good challenge."
6 or 8 ball players.
I think all the 16/17 year olds like Best, Purcell, Croker etc aren't allowed to play under 20s.
So maybe Crossland, Madden in the halves, Wilkinson at hooker - big Tom Baker and Gardner in the forwards, and all the kiwis - Toa, Sasagi and the prop whose name I've forgotten
6-6 in the second half.
Loughrey not playing, replaced by Jock Madden
6-6 after 57 minutes.
Our try scored by Star Toa after 12 minutes.
6-6 after 63
12-6 to the bulldogs after 66 minutes.
16-6 after 70 minutes.
No Farr, Andrews, Cooper, Loughrey, Starling, Huth or Saulo - real test of depth this week.
16-12 after 76 - try to Moon
try Beau Fermor on 79 minutes
kick to come
18-16 win to the knights
goal from Dark came after fulltime.
With Cronulla having a draw, we join them on 16 points and go to the top of the table with a better for and against.
Well done, good win
Great ~ something to smile about on a very dismal day.
In the Toohey article today he said Tom Starling and Mitch Andrews collided while trying to catch the kickoff in reserve grade last week. Starling was knocked out cold and Andrews broke his arm, but Andrews played out the game I notice.
Anyway, Starling might be OK next week, but Andrews is probably out for a few months.
Bad call, bad luck, hope both are ok
Anyone in the 20s putting their hand up for a possible NRL debut @Billy?
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