2014 Harold Matts & SG Ball Thread

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  1. rhugh89

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    Junior Representative Previews - Grand Finals

    NSWRL Media

    Fri 9th May, 02:00PM


    Newcastle Knights Vs Penrith Panthers

    Leichhardt Oval, Saturday, May 10
    Kick-off: 12.00pm
    Referee: Darian Furner
    Broadcast: NSWRL Match Centre coverage available via NSWRL.com.au

    Summary:

    The Knights head into the Grand Final as favourites after they accounted for the Panthers 40-0 in the regular season however our spies tell us a few of the Panthers big guns were rested by Brett Atkinson that day.

    The Knights will face another stern test against a big pack of forwards but they showed against the Bulldogs they aren’t scared to rip in and cut down the opposition big men if they have to.

    The Panthers let both tries in on their right edge defence last week and they will need to rectify that issue because the Knights have plenty of strike power out wide in Heath Gibbs, Nicolas O’Meley and Brayden Musgrove.

    The key for the Panthers is to cramp the creativity of Knights halfback Brendan O’Hagan.

    O’Hagan was instrumental in every try scored last week and his battle with Sean O’Sullivan will go a long way to deciding this match.

    Knights Coach Anthony Gleeson will have a simple message for his young chargers.

    Stop the Panthers hard-running big men and victory will be in sight.

    Unfortunately it is easier said than done.

    Prediction:

    Get the feeling that we are in for a classic Grand Final here.

    We think the Knights will get home but only by the skin of their teeth.

    Knights by one in extra time.



    http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2014/05/09/junior_representative_previews_grand_finals.html
     
  2. Billy

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    Mick Young.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    TRY TO THE KNIGHTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JOEL TAYLOR SCORES THE FIRST TRY IN THE GRAND FINAL !!!!

    O'Hagan misses the conversion

    Knights lead 4-0 after 8 minutes

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    TRY TO THE KNIGHTS !!!!!!!!

    TOM STARLING AND HEATH GIBBS SET IT UP AND HUDSON YOUNG SCORES IT !!!!!!!!

    O'Hagan gets the conversion and the Knights lead 10-0 after 13 minutes
     
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    great start
    hopefully the good start settles all the nerves and the guys can go on with it all game.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    TRY TO THE KNIGHTS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    HEATH GIBBS DOES IT ALL HIMSELF !!!!!!!!!!

    HE BEATS 3 DEFENDERS TO PLANT THE BALL DOWN !!!!!!!!!!!

    O'Hagan misses the conversion from the sideline and the Knights lead 14-0 after 18 minutes
     
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    Sounds like Heath Gibbs is stepping up in the big game.

    He looks like a real talent. Size. Speed. Skills. Everything a centre needs.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    TRY TO THE KNIGHTS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    HUDSON YOUNG RUNS 90M TO SCORE THE KNIGHTS 4TH TRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HE INTERCEPTS THE BALL JUST AS IT LOOKS LIKE THE PANTHERS WERE GOING TO SCORE !!!!!!!!!!!

    O'Hagan misses from the sideline and the Knights lead 18-0 after 23 minutes

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    Knights went over again but the pass is called forward

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    Penrith have had a few chances close to our line but they haven't been able to capitalize yet

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    TRY TO THE KNIGHTS !!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS TIME IT'S O'HAGAN WITH THE INTERCEPT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HE RACES 50M TO PLANT IT DOWN !!!!!!!!!!

    O'Hagan converts his own try

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    HALFTIME - HAROLD MATTS GRAND FINAL

    Newcastle Knights - 24
    Penrith Panthers - 0


    Try Scorers - Young 2, Gibbs, O'Hagan and Taylor
    Goal Kicking - O'Hagan 2/5
     
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    Sounds like it couldn't be going better.
    Just 35 minutes to go.
     
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    Hudson Young is doing a great job filling in for Birch by the sounds of it as well

    Starling tearing them the apart from dummy half too

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    Second half is underway

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    20 minutes to go and the Knights still lead 24-0

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    TRY TO THE KNIGHTS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    BRAYDEN MUSGROVE CROSSES UNTOUCHED AFTER A BEAUTIFUL CUT OUT PASS FROM KURTIS DARK !!!!!!!!

    O'Hagan misses from out wide again

    Knights lead 28-0 with 16 minutes left

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    THAT SHOULD BE THE BALL GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!

    BRODIE JONES MAKES IT 2 TRIES TO THE KNIGHTS IN AS MANY MINUTES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    O'HAGAN CONVERTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Knights lead 34-0 with 15 minutes left
     
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    Good to see Brodie Jones get a try - just need Matt Cooper to get one now - he has been the star all season - one in the grandfinal would be sweet.
     
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    FULLTIME - HAROLD MATTS GRAND FINAL

    Newcastle Knights - 34
    Penrith Panthers - 4


    Try Scorers - Young 2, Gibbs, O'Hagan, Musgrove, Jones and Taylor

    Goal Kicking - O'Hagan 3/7


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    The Newcastle Knights win the 2014 Harold Matthews Premiership !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Billy

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    Well it might be Tinkler's first and only title, but you can see the results of the extra money going into juniors at least.
    It was only a few years ago that I wouldn't watch Matts because the skill level of our kids was well behind the western Sydney kids and it just wasn't worth watching us get flogged.
    Now, our skills are the best in the comp. This team can score a try from anywhere on the field and defends as good as anyone.
     
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    We now face the Northern Pride next Saturday for the national title next Saturday, Exciting times for our Juniors !!!!!!!

    SG Ball got to within 1 game of the GF and we are the premiers in Harold Matts :D
     
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    Knights lock Kurtis Dark was named Man of the Match in today's Grand Final as well
     
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    Talk about rubbing salt into the wound, The Roosters have beaten the Panthers 34-30 in golden point in the SG Ball Grand Final
     
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    Matts win Grand Final

    By Alicia Newton

    Sat 10th May, 01:39PM





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    The Newcastle Knights' Harold Matthews side are the 2014 premiers following a commanding 34–4 victory over the Penrith Panthers at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday afternoon.

    Hudson Young was a late replacement in the starting line up for the injured five eighth Nash Birch, who was rested due to concussion he suffered last week.

    The Under 16s side got off to a dream start when halfback Brendan O’Hagan put back rower Joel Taylor over for first points.

    Minutes later, hooker Tom Starling split the Panthers defence before finding centre Heath Gibbs out wide, who kicked in field, setting up the perfect bounce for Young to score next to the posts.

    At 10-nil early, the Knights added to the scoreline when Gibbs again proved too classy for his centre opponent, shrugging off three defenders and crossing in the corner.

    Just when Penrith looked set to respond, Young scored his second of the day.

    Proving his worth, Young swooped on a Panthers pass, intercepting and running 90 metres to score, fending off several defenders in the process.

    Brendan O’Hagan was not having much luck with the boot with several attempts out wide and the score remained 18-nil.

    Minutes before half time, Penrith were on the attack again until O’Hagan intercepted another Panthers pass to race 50 metres to the try line.

    The kick was good and the Knights took a commanding 24-point advantage into the half time break.

    Newcastle returned to the second half and controlled the early stages.

    They took further advantage when lock Kurtis Dark threw a lovely cut out ball to winger Brayden Musgrove who scored untouched.

    The following set, the Knights cemented the game when captain Brodie Jones made a break, beating both the fullback and winger to score next to the posts.

    Penrith scored a late consolation try, but the young Knights would be crowned premiers following the commanding win.

    The grand final triumph is the Knights' first in 14 years.

    Next Saturday, the Knights will take on Queensland’s under 16s side the Northern Pride for the National Title.

    For highlights of the Harold Matthew Grand Final, Fox Sports will broadcast at 4pm on Tuesday.


    MATCH SUMMARY


    Newcastle Knights - 34 (Hudson Young 2, Joel Taylor, Heath Gibbs, Brendan O’Hagan, Brayden Musgrove, Brodie Jones tries; O’Hagan 3/7 goals)

    Defeated

    Penrith Panthers - 4 at Leichhardt Oval.



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    Young Knights chasing national glory

    By Matt Logue

    Thu 15th May, 02:30PM


    They're four country boys who've bonded over footy and fun to become best mates.

    Meet Brodie Jones (Cessnock), Kurtis Dark (Old Bar), Tom Starling (Kincumber) and Brendan O’Hagan (Berkeley Vale), the next generation Newcastle Knights who have starred in the premiership-winning Harold Matthews side this season.

    In the wake of last Saturday's grand final win over Penrith, the Club's first under-16s trophy in 14 years, Knights TV sat down with the foursome to discuss their success, special mateship and Saturday's National Final match-up against the Northern Pride in Townsville.

    And it didn't take long to discover that these lads are close friends, on-and-off the field.

    "We met each other through the Knights and now we are best mates and we do everything together," O'Hagan says grinning.

    "Before our games we always go to someone's house to relax and prepare for the game.

    "So if we’ve got a home game, we usually go to Brodie’s place at Cessnock and have a ride around on the motorbikes.

    "It's a bit of fun, but it also goes to show the mates you can make from footy and it helps on the field."

    There's no doubting these four emerging Knights are tight, so tight in fact they all have their own personally labelled speedos they wear to every single match.

    Hooker Tom Starling says the budgy smugglers idea was inspired by Dank, who would always wear speedos on game day.

    "Kurtis had speedos and we all wondered why he did," he explains.

    "We just wore our skins, but then Brodie jumped onboard and started wearing his old speedos.

    "So we all talked and said we might as well get some budgy smugglers with Knights and our names written on them.

    "So we've got these bright red speedos and we always wear them to the game, so they are a bit of a good luck charm I guess."

    Dark, a relative of Roosters star Boyd Cordner, can't help but laugh when the special speedos are mentioned.

    All jokes aside though, the Old Bar Pirates junior couldn't be prouder to now call his fellow Newcastle players his best mates.

    "It was good playing with these bunch of boys," Dark beams.

    "Coming from Old Bar I didn’t know anyone at the start, but I’ve got to know everyone really well.

    "These boys are probably going to be my best mates throughout life now.

    "And even if we separate, we’ll always know each other.

    "So it will be great to win the national title, that would be a good thing for the Knights."

    While Dark didn't know any of his Knights teammates prior to joining the Club, Starling and O'Hagan are close mates from the Central Coast.

    As Kincumber Colts and Berkeley Vale Panthers juniors respectively, the pair fought out some epic battles against each other until they joined forces in the halves at representative level for the Central Coast.

    Now the duo are grand final heroes at Newcastle with a chance of becoming the best under-16s side in the country.

    It's a realistic prospect that excites Starling.

    "We’ve trained six months for this, so it’s a big achievement for the boys and we’ve all enjoyed it," he says.

    "We are looking forward to going up to Queensland and hopefully we can get the win up there.

    "We’ve definitely got to play our own game, because that’s what we’ve been saying all the way through the comp.

    "If we just worry about ourselves, then we have the team to come out on top against any team we play against."

    It's a train of thought backed by coach Tony Gleeson, who is excited to take on the Northern Pride for national supremacy.
    "It’s going to be interesting," Gleeson says.

    "I guess the thing for us, even though we’re relaxed and we’ve enjoyed the grand final, we want to go up there and make the most of it.

    "We are not undervaluing what we’ve achieved this year.

    "There is a little bit of state rivalry and I’m sure all the boys will be keyed up for it and ready to go."

    The majority of Newcastle's Harold Matthews team are local products, including a remarkable 13 players who attend Hunter Sports High in Newcastle.

    Gleeson believes this is a testament to the school's focus on league, even including it as an official subject on the syllabus.

    "The school has worked really hard to get some guys into the program," he says.

    "They are probably touching the footy 100 times more than the other guys not in the program.

    "You see that skill level evident when they are at training as well.

    "It’s a really good program and it’s definitely helping.

    "My mum and dad always said that if rugby league was a subject at school I would have been a straight ‘A’ student (laughs).

    "It’s great to see and hopefully we can continue to produce quality footballers into the future."

    If the current crop of players at the Knights is anything to go by, then Gleeson will most likely get that wish.

    The Knights Harold Matthews side will take on the Northern Pride for the National Title from 1.45pm at 1300SMILES Stadium at Townsville.



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    It will be interesting to see how many make the NSW side.
     
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    The replay of our Matts grand final win was on yesterday but it's being showed again today (Saturday) at 6.30AM on Fox Sports 1 for anyone that's interested.

    Our national title game will also be replayed on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday at 4PM.
     
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    Goodluck to both Brodie Jones and Kurtis Dark, both from my old stomping grounds.
     

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