Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by Billy, Dec 23, 2017.
Really hard to pick our best side now.
Crossland was outstanding today, but Birch, Loughrey and Hoy all need a spot too.
Huth is a star of the future, but Starling could play for 100 minutes without a rest, so 70 barely tests him.
Musgrove, Andrews, Saulo, Loughrey and Fuimaono have been some of our best this year, but we didn't miss them today.
I thought several guys had their best game today - Momoisea, Crossland, Toa, Russell, Talty, Alifa - all making it hard for Lowrie to pick a side because they all deserve to play.
Went and watched this today and it was a great all round performance. The Mounties were on top for the first 10 but we defended our line well. After that we were all over them. Dark, Crossland, Toa and Cooper were all very impressive, there wasn’t a bad performance from anyone to be honest.
Was nice to see a quality 80 minute performance from a Knights side for once.
2 trys today puts Fermor back at the top of the try scoring list for the comp with 12.
Matty Cooper is coming to get him though. His 3 today gives him 11 for the season.
Both of them have played 4 or 5 games in reserve grade.
LADDER AFTER ROUND 21
ROUND 22 TEAM VS WARRIORS
1. Matthew Cooper
2. Justin Worley
3. Heath Gibbs
4. Starford To'a
5. Elijah Rasiga
6. Nash Birch
7. Hayden Loughrey
8. Matt Croker
9. Tom Starling
10. Henry-Siriah Fuimaono
11. Kurtis Dark
12. Beau Fermor
13. Brandon Russell
14. Tex Hoy
15. Tevita Alifa
16. Jack Cameron
17. Benjamin Talty
21. Phoenix Crossland
Crossland was close to MOTM last week - maybe behind Toa and Momoisea.
I wish we'd stacked the side with Momoisea and Andrews.
We beat the Warriors by 9 tries to 1 last time we played them, and they have only had 5 wins all year, but they have won their last 2 home games, including a great win over Penrith.
It's a high stakes game for us. If we win, we can't be beaten for the minor premiership. Cronulla could equal us on points but can't make up 150 points on for and against.
We need to play this like it's a grandfinal.
I was at the last game between the two sides and it was pretty competitive for the first 15 or 20 minutes, but they ran out of fitness and we ran riot after that.
Elijah Rasiga has been a big improver.
He came into the side to replace Farr or Musgrove I think, and has improved nearly every game.
I see he was playing under 18s in the country championships last year, for the New England side.
He is a big guy. As big as most of the forwards.
Last week he seemed to really benefit from playing alongside Heath Gibbs, who is very experienced now.
Rasiga is really loving doing hitups like SKD or any big winger these days.
One of the Canberra players ran into Gibbs and Rasiga last week and got smashed. The ball popped out we were back on the attack.
Those are two guys I wouldn't like to run into.
Brandon Russell is also starting to shine in recent weeks. He was as good as any of our middle forwards last week. Him and Alifa are a bit smaller than Momoisea and Fuimaono, but really rip in off the bench.
Well I don't know what to make of the live update page - just looked in and it still says kickoff 1pm, but has 10 tries and 9 goals listed for us - so a scoreline of 58-10.
If it kicked off at 1pm NZ time, that might be right??????
According to the live commentary the Knights won 56-10
10 tries and 9 goals would be 58-10
Either way a big win for the boys
They have put up the team lists for NSW cup, so it seems to be over.
That means we have won the Minor premiership unless Cronulla can turn around a 200 point for and against deficit in 2 games.
(we have a bye last round, so the best Cronulla can do is equal us on competition points.)
Basically, we have won the minor premiership.
They have updated now with a fulltime score of 58-10
2 tries to Fermor puts him 2 tries ahead in the most tries for the season in the comp.
Kurtis Dark is 60 points ahead of next best in top pointscorers list.
Good win, bit disappointed with time stuff up, does that mean reserves has started, 3pm (1pm our time)
reserves 0-0 after 20 minutes.
Just listened to the call.
Sounds like Crossland had another great game.
His big kicking game and ability to put guys through gaps with his long, flat passes has really added a new dimension to the side.
Croker, Starling, Cooper and Dark were also as good as you would expect - all really experienced guys who have played a lot of good football together.
Crossland selected 18th man, who did he replace, any idea. Thinking it must have been Loughrey, missed the call.
Crossland came in for Loughrey and Kingston Puru came in for Jack Cameron.
Knights youngsters produce master-class against Warriors
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 03:42 PM
Young half Phoenix Crossland displayed maturity beyond his years as he delivered a master-class for the Jersey Flegg Knights in their 56-10 win over the Warriors.
Crossland, a late addition to the halves after being named on the extended bench earlier in the week, snared two tries in a dominant performance.
Playing at Mt Smart Stadium, the visitors wasted little time getting on the board with Mat Croker barging over early from close range to secure the first try of the day.
From there, the points kept flowing.
Fullback Matt Cooper scored the first of his two tries as the Knights went back-to-back.
Crossland then went over, supporting Cooper around the ruck to extend the lead.
The Knights scored four tries in quick succession before the Warriors hit back through Wesley Veikoso.
While the Warriors managed to strike late in the first half through Lewis Soosemea, the Knights were far too strong.
Beau Fermor set the tone defensively and was rewarded in attack with a double, while Kurtis Dark also crossed courtesy of his hard line running.
Cronulla were up 30-0 against Bears just after halftime and looked like they could get the massive score they need to keep them in the race for minor premiership, but Bears have just scored twice to bring it back to 30-10.
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