2018 Jersey Flegg Cup

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  1. rhugh89

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    Jersey Flegg Knights remain undefeated


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    Mon 26 Mar 2018, 11:08 AM



    The nib Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg side remain undefeated as they put on an impressive scoring display for fans at Ringrose Park on Sunday.

    It was reminiscent of their performance during a trial match earlier in the season, defeating the Parramatta Eels Jersey Flegg side 22-14.

    The first 40 minutes saw an impressive attacking display from both sides, with Knights Hayden Loughrey and Justin Worley scoring tries and Eels Ethan Parry and Dylan Brown also crossing the line.

    It was a quick start for the Knights with halfback Loughrey crossing the line in the ninth minute, and Kurtis Dark converting in the 10th minute.

    The Eels retaliated in the 14th minute with Parry putting points on the board, and the try unconverted.

    Midway through the first half Knights winger Worley upped the ante to make the score 10-4, however the attempted conversion was unsuccessful from Dark.

    The Eels drew next blood with halfback Brown crossing the line in the 31stminute, however he failed to convert his own try.

    The second half saw tries from Knights Nash Birch, Pasami Saulo and Eels Sean Keppie.

    Knights five-eighth Birch broke through in the 57th minute for the Knights, with second rower Dark nailing the conversion to bring the Knights up 18-8.

    Eels prop Keppie quickly reacted to score in the 64th minute, with the try converted by halfback Brown.

    Red and blue Prop Saulo put on an impressive display in his return to the Jersey Flegg side scoring for the Knights in the 69th minute, with the try converted by Dark to bring the side to an eight-point lead over the Eels.

    SUMMARY

    Knights 22 (T: Loughrey, Worley, Birch, Saulo G: Dark 3/4)
    Eels 14 (T: Parry, Brown, Keppie G: Brown 1/3)


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/03/26/jersey-flegg-knights-remain-undefeated/
     
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    Lowrie lauds Jersey Flegg unbeaten run


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    Mon 26 Mar 2018, 02:23 PM



    It’s all positive news coming from the Club's Jersey Flegg camp, with the Under 20s side recording their third straight win for the season.

    It was a close encounter with the Parramatta Eels on the weekend, but they managed to grind out the win with a handy try coming from Pasami Saulo in the 69th minute to seal the victory.

    Coach Todd Lowrie was thankful to have the talented forward back after spending the first two weeks of the new season in ISP.

    “Pasami scored a good try for us and got us two tries clear which was good,” said Lowrie.

    “The way that he carries the ball and what he can do, there’s probably not too many other people that could score a try like that, so it was certainly handy having him there.”

    Lowrie was also impressed with number 11 Kurtis Dark, who continued to be handy with the boot.

    “Darkey has been really good to start the year, he’s been outstanding,” commented Lowrie.

    “We’ve obviously had a couple of big scores which he has contributed to with his goal kicking and on the weekend it made a big difference.

    “Later in the game there was only one try in it so Darkey’s goal kicking has been really helpful to us, he’s been doing a lot of work on it and practice, and it shows during the games.”

    While the Knights got an early look at the Eels in their trial match in Maitland last month, the Jersey Flegg coach admits there was a big difference in the side they played this weekend.

    “They had about 27, 28 players in the trial so they rotated through a lot of the group and obviously this time they had their strongest team,” he added.

    “They had a couple drop back from ISP because their Reserve Grade team was a really strong team so it was a really big effort from our guys.

    “They played against a really good side in Parramatta who have some quality players, so to come away with the win on their home ground, was a really big effort.”

    Following last week’s match, Lowrie made comment about his side’s lack of discipline and at times, lapses in defence.

    On Sunday, Lowrie maintained he saw improvement but is still calling for some areas to be fine-tuned.

    “After the game we had a brief review and I think whilst the boys were happy with the win, they all agreed that we can still play a lot better than we have,” said Lowrie.

    “I don’t think we were overly good in our execution but the attitude that we had, the resilience that we showed, and the toughness in defence is certainly what won us the game.

    “We were really under the pump at the back end of the game and we defended our goal line for ten minutes straight because they kept getting set after set.

    “It was a really big effort and showed some character which is a really good quality.

    “Hopefully we can keep improving week to week and reap the rewards from it.”


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/03/26/lowrie-lauds-jersey-flegg-unbeaten-run/
     
  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lowrie gives the worst interviews.
    He seems to pick a few random players to say something about - and guys like Starling, Matt Cooper etc, who do a mountain of good work, get nearly nothing said. I think he described Starling as "ever reliable" a few weeks ago. High praise for the guy who does the work of 2 men and holds the team together.
     
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    ROUND 4 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
    17. Matthew Croker

    18. Will Davies
    19. Joe Bromage


    http://live.nswrl.com.au/match/bc58298b822b331e0/bdde47096e489f010
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'd love to see stats from the first 3 rounds.
    What a shame we don't get them this year.
     
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    Jersey Flegg match preview: Round 4


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    Fri 30 Mar 2018, 02:04 PM



    St George Illawarra Dragons v Newcastle Knights

    Date: Saturday, March 31
    Kick-off: 1pm
    Venue: Michael Cronin Oval

    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. Matthew Croker, 18. Will Davies, 19. Joe Bromage.

    With three wins in a row, Jersey Flegg coach Todd Lowrie doesn’t feel like he needed to change his winning formula when the Under 20s clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday.

    “When you’re winning, you don’t need to change the team too much,” Lowrie said.

    But one change that he will be forced to make is in the custodian role with Matt Cooper set to be rested this week with a groin injury.

    “Tex Hoy will play fullback for us so Cooper will have at least this week off,” explained Lowrie.

    “Tex will come in and play his first game in the Under 20s.

    “Cooper took an injury into the last game and he only just made it into that game because he pushed himself and got fit.

    “Tex has played in the junior rep team throughout the grades so he’s certainly no stranger to the Knights.

    “He played in the juniors and came up after the 18s competition last year and was part of our squad over the summer.

    “He did really well in the trials and was unlucky to miss Round 1 but he gets his chance in Round 4, so I’m sure he’ll come in and do a good job for us.”

    The Jersey Flegg coach has also been impressed with his new halves pairing this season of Hayden Loughrey and Nash Birch, describing them both as natural halves who he expects to continue their good work come Saturday.

    “Hayden came to us as a fullback and played halves last year but his development from last year to this year has been fantastic and he’s really turned himself into a good little halfback,” admitted Lowrie.

    “Nash is a hooker by trade so he’s playing in the halves for us and doing a really good job as well.

    “Hayden hurt himself a little bit on the weekend, but he should be okay this week because he offers a lot to our team and both of those guys have been in good form which has helped us."

    Like the Dragons first grade squad, which are currently on top of the NRL ladder, Lowrie expects the Under 20s side to be just as tough this weekend.

    “They’re pretty good because generally the way it works is that if the first grade team are going okay, the Under 20s are going okay too,” explained the Under 20s coach.

    “That’s certainly the case for the Dragons and they have won two and lost narrowly to the Cronulla Sharks, who are quite a good footy team, so we’re expecting a top quality game."

    While the Knights look good on paper with three consecutive victories so far this season, Lowrie is adamant there is improvement needed in their game.

    “We’re not judging ourselves on the wins we’ve had this season, we’re judging ourselves on whether we’re playing to our potential, because I don’t think we are and the players don’t think they are either,” he added.

    “We spoke as a group and we’d like to keep improving… it’s only early in the season but the more we keep improving, hopefully we can play to our potential followed by a fair few more wins.


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/03/30/jersey-flegg-match-preview-round-4/
     
  7. Billy

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    Glad to see Tex getting a run.
    If Matt Cooper were fully fit i'd have him in reserve grade replacing Meaney and Tex would be almost as good for under 20s I think.
     
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    I don't know if the updates are not being done, but the live score centre has the game underway and both teams 1-17 as per programme.
     
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    no updates after 20 minutes - I suspect we'll be lucky to get a halftime and fulltime update
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Teams have been updated.

    Knights

    23. Tex Hoy
    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
    17. Matthew Croker

    Still no score or interchanges.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    an hour after kickoff an no updates anywhere on the net that I can find.
     
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    75 minutes after kickoff - the only thing updated on the live score portal is the team list, and they are now saying second half underway.
    no scores reported on knights dragons or NSWRL twitter accounts.
     
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    Found a dragons tweet from earlier in the week that states kickoff is 2.30 which is different to what I had read previously
     
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    they are updating it now.
    Tex Hoy scored the first try on 11 minutes - good to see,
     
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    12-0 to the knights after 16 - trys to Hoy and Fermor
     
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    whoever is typing the updates is either really slow, or deliberately trying to drive me nuts.
     
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    16-0 to the Knights after 25. Hoy has a double, and Lowrie has a headache working out what to do to get both Cooper and Hoy into the side.
     
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    Croker and Alifa on for Russell and Momoisea after 25 and 30 minutes. Saulo still out there.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The game must have started at 2.30 as someone said above.
     
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    16-6 to the knights after 35
     

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