2018 Jersey Flegg Cup

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  1. newy guy29

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    We are not the only club in this position most clubs are with allot of NYC players playing Nsw cup.
    St George are worst of than us in this case with more players not playing NYC cause there up playing higher grades.
    Goes to show its the players development which is priority instead of winning u20s Grand finals
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Birch is out and Crossland comes into halfback.
    Kingston Puru also has his first game of NYC. That's 3 members of the ball side - Toa, Crossland and Puru -

    1. Matt Cooper
    2. Justin Worley
    3. Starford To'a
    4. Ofa Manuofetoa
    5. Elijah Rasiga
    6. Tex Hoy
    7. Pheonix Crossland
    8. Matt Croker
    9. Matthew Moon
    10. Henry-Siriah Fuimaono
    11. Kurtis Dark
    12. Benjamin Talty
    13. Tevita Alifa

    14. Brandon Russell
    15. Will Davies
    16. Luke Huth
    17. Kingston Puru
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That long pass from Hoy was good to see, and the strength Croker showed in scoring his tries.
    The halves next year will be hard to pick. Hoy is looking better and better, Birch is also improving, and Crossland and Madden will be hard to leave out.
    Hoy will probably go back to fullback and Birch might go back to hooker to make room for Crossland and Madden, although we also have Huth at hooker and 3 very good hookers coming up from Ball.
     
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    Another halves combo keeps Jersey Flegg on their toes


    Newcastle Knights
    Fri 15 Jun 2018, 12:51 PM



    Newcastle Knights v New Zealand Warriors

    Date: Saturday, June 16
    Kick-off: 1pm
    Venue: Cessnock Sports Ground

    Team

    1. Matt Cooper, 2. Justin Worley, 3. Star To'a, 4. Ofa Manuofetoa, 5. Elijah Rasiga, 6. Tex Hoy, 7. Phoenix Crossland, 8. Matt Croker, 9. Matthew Moon, 10. Henry-Siriah Fuimaono, 11. Kurtis Dark, 12. Ben Talty, 13. Tevita Alifa. Interchange. 14. Brandon Russell, 15. Will Davies, 16. Luke Huth, 17. Kingston Puru.

    The revolving door that is the halves for the Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg side continues to turn.

    For the Under 20s clash against the New Zealand Warriors this week, Phoenix Crossland has got the call up to the halfback role, with Nash Birch out injured.

    With movements at the top level including Hayden Loughrey shifting to ISP and injuries throughout the season, more and more junior players are getting their chance to impress.

    "Nash hurt his leg last week and hopefully will only miss this game before we have a couple of weeks off," said coach Todd Lowrie.

    "Phoenix gets his opportunity, he played SG Ball for the Club this year and played in the NSW Origin game last week, so he's a guy that is certainly doing some good things.

    "We've been through quite a few halves combinations (laughs) and I just realised how many players that we have used this year, but everyone that has come in has done a good job and I'm sure he'll be the same."

    Another young gun that takes his place on the bench this week is Kingston Puru from the Knights SG Ball squad.

    "He has done some good things this year in the SG Ball comp and is training really well and he gets his opportunity to come in and have a game as well," Lowrie added.

    As expected the Warriors outfit will be releasing a big, powerful pack.

    While the Knights have boasted a formidable attacking status this season, Lowrie is still working hard with his men to get the best out of them defensively.

    "They're big and strong, fast and powerful, and we've just got to be prepared to stop that," he said.

    "New Zealand are big, powerful ball carriers and they're going to take a fair bit of stopping, so we have done a lot of work on our defence and getting our bodies in front of those big guys... trying to stop some offloads.

    "We know as a footy team that we can score points, but our biggest focus area and challenge has always been our defence every week.

    "It's just about taking a bit of pride in our own goal line because we can score them naturally but stopping them is the hard part."

    And some of the middle men to do that are Tevita Alifa and Mat Croker, who by Lowrie's admission, have added a lot to the side since coming in.

    "They're two guys that have really added a lot, they've taken a lot of ownership and played some big minutes over the last few weeks," Lowrie explained.

    "They have played in the middle of the field and are certainly doing some of the hard stuff in the middle; two most consistent guys that have improved from the start of the year.

    "They work together, work with our other middles to run plays, and taking a bit of ownership on themselves."


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au...alves-combo-keeps-jersey-flegg-on-their-toes/
     
  6. Billy

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    Warriors are big boys. Lots of changes for them. Our side unchanged.
     
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    First try was all down to hoy , even I bought his dummy and thought talty was tackled
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hoy nearly set up another, winger dropped the pass
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Matt cooper untouched, probably would have been a shepherd in first grade, warriors all went for the dummy runner
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Another try that would have been a shepherd. 18-0
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Knights are way too good
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hugh scores after about 3 repeat sets on the warriors line, good defence from them. 24-0
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Huth again from another dummy half run, feel sorry for the warriors now30-0 halftime. Croker has played the whole first half and is ploughing through them with ease. Crossland has also been very impressive.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    30-6.poor start to the second half
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    60 metre try to hoy, picked up a spilled ball in a bit of a gap and ran them ragged
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Dark from the sideline, 36-6
     
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    Knights held out the warriors for several sets. Good defence
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Easy try to Russell after some clever work from huth 42-6
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Try to coops, big Kingston Puru carved them up the middle and offloaded to the other prop who found coops in his usual support run.
     

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