2018 Jersey Flegg Cup

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  1. rhugh89

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    Jersey Flegg match preview: Round 3


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    Fri 23 Mar 2018, 12:44 PM



    Parramatta Eels v Newcastle Knights

    Date: Sunday, March 25
    Kick-off: 1pm
    Venue: Ringrose Park

    Team

    1. Matt Cooper, 2. Lachlan Farr, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Mitch Andrews, 5. Justin Worley, 6. Nash Birch, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Pasami Saulo, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Jirah Momoisea, 11. Kurtis Dark, 12. Beau Fermor, 13. Brandon Russell. Interchange. 14. Tevita Alifa, 15. Henry-Siriah Fuimaono, 16. Luke Huth, 17. Will Davies, 18. Matthew Croker, 19. Joe Bromage.

    The nib Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg squad are going into Round 3 at the top of the table after back-to-back wins.

    This week they come up against last year’s grand finalists the Parramatta Eels who have only one win to their name.

    Coach Todd Lowrie said they get to welcome back handy forward Pasami Saulo this week, who will be getting a start in the number eight jersey.

    “Pasami is coming back, he’s had a couple of games up with the ISP squad but time for him to come back and play in his own age group for this week anyway,” explained Lowrie.

    “Hopefully he does a good job of that because he’s one of our better players.”

    It hasn’t been that long since the Knights last had a match up with the Eels, with the Under 20s side defeating them in a trial last month.

    Lowrie admits it was only a trial and expects the opponent to be a little bit different this time around.

    “They brought a pretty big squad down and played a lot of players but this week they’ll obviously be sticking to their strongest team,” commented the Under 20s coach.

    “They gave us a really good match up in the first half when they had their strongest team, they were on top at half time and then we managed to run away with it in the second half so we’re expecting a really tough game by all reports.”

    Lowrie predicts Parramatta will be one of the teams to beat this season.

    “They’re supposed to be one of the better teams in the competition and they were last year’s grand finalists and were probably unlucky not to win,” he said.

    “They have got a lot of the same guys from last year’s team so they’re expected to be one of the stronger teams.

    “We’re looking forward to the challenge of coming up against them and playing a bit better than we did last week.”

    Lowrie maintained that last week’s performance was an indicator they still need a lot of improvement early in their season.

    “The conditions contributed to our performance last week and whilst we still won, all the guys probably agreed that we were all below where we needed to be,” Lowrie claimed.

    “We’ll be looking to come out and play better this week and there’s no better challenge than our first away game up against one of the better teams in the competition.

    “We’ll be focusing on how we complete our sets, get our defence sorted out and how we’re controlling the ruck and I think those three things are paramount this time of the year."



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  2. rhugh89

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    TEAM

    1. Matt Cooper
    2. Lachlan Farr
    3. Brayden Musgrove
    4. Mitch Andrews
    5. Justin Worley
    6. Nash Birch
    7. Hayden Loughrey
    8. Pasami Saulo
    9. Tom Starling
    10. Jirah Momoisea
    11. Kurtis Dark
    12. Beau Fermor
    13. Brandon Russell

    14. Tevita Alifa
    15. Henry-Siriah Fuimaono
    16. Luke Huth
    18. Matthew Croker
     
  3. Billy

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    Good to see Croker in. He only played about 30 minutes last week, but was all class when he was out there. He is like a young James Graham with his constant playmaking and quality offloads.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    6-0 to the Knights after 10 - try to Loughrey, goal to Dark.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    6-4 to the Knights after 15.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    12-4 to the Knights after 25 minutes - try to winger Worley.

    Loughrey's try means he goes to the top of the try scoring list with 4 - 1 ahead of Matt Cooper from the Knights and also 1 ahead of the guy he replaced as Knights halfback, Brendan O'Hagan, who has 3 tries in 3 games for the raiders.
     
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    Knights middle forwards all replaced on 28 minutes

    12-8 to the Knights after 31.
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Luke Huth comes on at 37 minutes for middle forward Alifa.
    Like last week, Tom Starling will have gone to lock on paper - but he actually plays whatever he wants to play. Sometimes he is first receiver in the halves, in defence he is all over the place like usual.
     
  9. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The scorers took one of Dark's goals off him.
    10-8 to the Knights at halftime.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    still 10-8 - deep into the second half
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    14-8 - try to Nash Birch on 57 minutes.
     
  12. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Loughrey is off. I think Starling would now be playing halfback.
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    16-14 to the Knights after 64 minutes.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Knights change middle 3 forwards on 65 minutes. Saulo back on - time to do some damage.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    20-14 - Saulo scores on 69 minutes.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    22-14 - 10 minutes to go - but as you often see in the last 10 of under 20s - both sides could score another 2 or 3 tries as young guys run out of steam.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    22-14 fulltime.

    That's a big away win over the team many people had as favourites this year.
    We are unbeaten on top of the table, and I think that win makes us the team to beat.
     
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    Good call
     
  19. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    fresh Saulo coming on against tired defence - I'm 100 miles away, but I could see that coming very clearly.
     
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    JERSEY FLEGG LADDER AFTER ROUND 3

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