2015 NYC Holden Cup

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  1. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He's certainly got a massive future ahead of him.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    After 10 minutes it's 6-6 with tries coming from Viliame Kikau for the Cowboys and Fuaimamoa Uta for the Knights.

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    TRY TO THE COWBOYS!

    Coen Hess scores on the right edge. Conversion unsuccessful. 10-6, 19 minutes gone.

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    TRY TO THE COWBOYS!

    They go back to back through Scott Schulte. Conversion successful, 16-6 after 24 minutes.

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    TRY TO THE COWBOYS!

    Yamba Bowie put through a gap to score. Conversion successful. Cowboys lead 22-6 with 38 gone.

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    HALFTIME - NYC HOLDEN CUP:

    North Queensland Cowboys - 22 (Tries: Kikau, Hess, Schulte, Bowie; Goals: Hess 3/4)

    Newcastle Knights - 6 (Tries: Uta; Goals: Donovan 1/1)

    Boys really need to aim up in the second half otherwise the Cowboys will run away with the win again.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    NYC Knights trounced by Cowboys

    Sat 25th April, 01:24PM

    The NYC Newcastle Knights suffered a disappointing 56-16 loss to the North Queensland Cowboys at Hunter Stadium on ANZAC Day.

    It didn't take long for the Cowboys to get on the scoreboard, prop Viliame Kikau crossing over from dummy-half on the back of a repeat set in the third minute. Coen Hess converted, giving the away side an early 6-0 lead.

    The young Knights were struggling to create any impetus and the Cowboys almost scored again two minutes later, Scott Schulte fumbling an easy try when fullback Bryce Donovan failed to catch a towering kick.

    The Cowboys were made to pay in the next set when winger Fuaimamoa Uta showed exemplary anticipation to intercept a sloppy pass and run 30 metres to score beneath the uprights.

    Donovan made no mistakes with the conversion, putting the score at 6-6 with eight minutes played.

    The Knights continued to build pressure but it was the away side that scored next, Ty Carruci offloading to Hess following a penalty ten metres out. Hess missed the conversion, leaving it at 10-6 at the 20 minute mark of the game.

    The Cowboys cracked open the Knights defence again four minutes later, Schulte receiving a pass 20 metres out to score. Hess' kick was accurate, his side now leading 16-6.

    The Knights nearly struck back via a Brock Lamb kick in the 25th minute, Uta leaping high on the right end of the try-line but was unable to clamp down on the ball.

    Ten minutes later Lamb's kick left a lot to be desired when he was tackled before he could get the ball away.

    The turnover was barely 40 metres out from his own line and the Cowboys took full advantage, Yamba Bowie busting through the line to score. Hess converted again, the score 22-6 when the half-time siren sounded.

    The Knights faced another onslaught from the Cowboys early in the second half and were unable to hold on for long, forward Kikau making a bruising run to force his way over the line in the 44th minute.

    Hess' conversion was again spot-on, making the score 26-6.

    The Knights managed to claw back some possession and territory over the next ten minutes, Jack Cogger placing a nice chip for Uta to hold Gideon Mosby up over the line and earn his side a repeat set.

    Cogger threatened again in the next set, but once more the Knights were shut out by a resolute Cowboys defence.

    The Cowboys bounced back soon after, Bowie slipping through the Knights' defence to score his second of the afternoon.

    Hess again converted from straight in front of the uprights, pushing the score to 32-6.

    Burly centre Akeripa Tia Kilifi was next to score for the away side when he forced his way through in the 58th minute. Hess kicked true, stretching the score to 38-6.

    With the help of two penalties the Knights scored six minutes later, advancing 80 metres up the field for Cogger to score beneath the uprights. Donovan nailed the conversion to make the score 38-12.

    Celebrations didn't last long for the Knights as the Cowboys scored again a minute later, fullback Bowie finding space on the left touchline to run twenty metres and feed winger Mosby for his first of the afternoon.

    Hess made it seven from eight kicks, the Knights now on the wrong end of a 44-12 scoreline.

    The Knights' right edge combined for a quality try four minutes later, Lamb and Bradie Smith doing well to stretch the ball out wide to a diving Josh Birch. Donovan's kick from the sideline was well wide, leaving the score at 44-16.

    With three minutes to play the Cowboys weren't done, winger Schultz putting the ball down in the right corner for his second.

    Hess again converted, and from kick-off the Cowboys scored yet again, Mosby running fifty metres to score near the uprights.

    Hess made it nine from ten kicks, giving his side a 56-16 win.

    SUMMARY

    North Queensland Cowboys - 56

    Newcastle Knights - 16 (T: Uta, Cogger, Birch; G: Donovan 2/3)

    TEAM

    Donovan, Uta, Birch, Tofilau, Nott, Lamb, Cogger, King, Levi, D Saifiti, Smith, J Saifiti, Yates. Bench: McNamara, Steven, Faitotoa, Stone.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2015/04/25/nyc_knights_trounced.html





     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Pretty pathetic end result. Missed the second half, thankfully.
     
  5. 2MickyBro

    2MickyBro Danny Levi

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    lucky second half worst then the first
     
  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    They have fallen into a giant hole defensively.
    I haven't seen much of it, just most of the first half last week, but i have to wonder if our young halves need a holiday. They did the schoolboys tour in the off season and played against some guys who have already played ESL games, so they have been aiming up for a long time now, and they are basically 18 year old kids.
    It's two weeks before we have to play again - i'd give them a few more weeks off as well.
     
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    Can we play your U 20's every week haha.

    Just doesn't look like you guys can handle our big and quality forward pack. With Bambling playing off the back of them it just makes it all to easy for us.
     
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    Mr Goanna hung up on the glory days

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    ...crud...train all week for that? gimme a break!:fist:
     
  9. avdulla

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    this season is turning out to be really disappointing really quickly.
    i was never sold on the idea of bradie smith and the safiti brothers being first choice picks. the loss of robati and pondekas looks really detrimental now. i checked the stats to see how pondekas has been going at his new club. he leads the tackle count for them by a mile and is also scoring points too. i reckon pezet is out of hos depth compared to the coach from last year.
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Pondekas and Petersen-Robati would make a big difference now because of their experience at this level. The Saifiti brothers will be great in time, but they aren't used to playing at this level week after week. Last year they mostly played lower grades for the Entrance Tigers in country football, so it's a huge learning curve for them, no matter how big and strong they have grown in a few years. Josh King only has a bit more experience.
     
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    NYC Holden Cup - Round 8 Results and Updated Ladder


    WESTS TIGERS - 46
    CANTERBURY BULLDOGS - 6


    NZ WARRIORS - 34
    GOLD COAST TITANS - 12


    NORTH QLD COWBOYS - 56
    NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS - 16


    SYDNEY ROOSTERS - 50
    ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS - 14


    SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS - 36
    CANBERRA RAIDERS - 22


    MELBOURNE STORM - 18
    MANLY SEA EAGLES - 12


    BRISBANE BRONCOS - 50
    PARRAMATTA EELS - 28


    PENRITH PANTHERS - 34
    CRONULLA SHARKS - 4



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    [TD="align: center"]172[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"]171[/TD]
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    [TD="align: center"]195[/TD]
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    Pride's negotiations should have been over; not sure of the outcome because of the Anzac Day weekend. Not even sure if a contract has actually been negotiated. He seems more interested in carving up the opposition for Casey's Warriors in the Melbourne senior competition. Scored three tries in two games. The boy seems to want to stay in Melbourne at present. He had such a great career with the Storm before coming to Newcastle.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    In the sheds: NYC

    Mon 27th April, 04:07PM

    Danny Levi says the NYC Newcastle Knights will take plenty of lessons from their match against the North Queensland Cowboys, which saw the young Knights on the wrong end of a 56-16 score line.

    One of the key areas for improvement according to the side’s hooker is the Knights’ defense.

    “I think it was their big forwards,” Levi told Knights TV in the sheds after the game.

    “We came out with the mentality thinking that we were going to stop them, but we didn’t quite do that on the field.

    “We let them through a fair bit, but that’s something that we’ll have to go back and work on.

    “There’s a few things we have to work on and it's definitely our defense in the middle also our go-forward. I think we’ve been lacking that in the last couple of weeks.

    “I think that’s something Craig Smith (and other coaches) are really going to challenge us on in the next couple of weeks.

    Team manager Craig Smith said the loss was a result of the Knights’ inability to execute their game plan.

    “Confidence, or the lack of it was our biggest issue today,” Smith said.

    “Collectively as a team we moved away form our principles.

    “The fundamentals of rugby league- competing sets with your own ball helps you get into the game and I think in the first half we were seven mistakes, so nearly half of our possession we gave to them.

    “It didn’t get us off to a good start and then our confidence was a big issue.

    “We were chasing ourselves the whole way through.

    “What happened today I think is they turned into individuals and tried to do things on their own and it doesn’t work that way.

    “That’s probably where we got hurt the most.

    “You can’t go away from the processes that put you in good stead for rugby league."

    Despite the loss, Smith said he has full faith the side can come back stronger against the Manly Sea Eagles after an extended break.

    “We have some work to do and might need to change it up a little bit for these guys,” he said.

    “We’ll give them a good weekend off so they can go away and probably not think about football too much.

    “At the end of the day we are asking a fair bit of these guys with five or six days a week training.

    “They have educational or work commitments and turn up to football every week and play.

    “Eight weeks in we are at 50 per cent.

    “The weekend off probably doesn’t come at a bad time. It gives us the opportunity to do a little bit of work this week."

    For many of the players, Saturday's match will remain a memorable one for more special reasons.

    The Round 8 game at Hunter Stadium was played on ANZAC Day with the Club holding a commemorative service before first grade kick-off.

    “I saw a few of them at the Dawn service this morning, that obviously means something to them,” Smith said.

    “It was a big occasion.”

    “It was very inspirational and we have a lot of respect for the war veterans and people who gave their lives for us,” Levi added.

    “We went in thinking big things, but it didn’t quite go our way today.”

    Meanwhile, three of the NYC Knights have been selected to represent their country during the Representative Round.

    “I think it’s due reward to how our first five or six games went this year,” Smith said.

    Danny Levi has been called up to play hooker for the Junior Kiwis for the second time while twin brothers Jacob and Daniel Saifiti will take their place in the Rick Stone coached Fiji Bati.

    “Both Saifitis were in outstanding form and Danny Levi has trained in the off season with the first grade side and has continued his form in the last couple of weeks where he’s actually played for us,” he said.

    “It’s a great team reward because without this team, those boys don’t get that recognition.

    “With a bit of luck that experience will be good for them and they will come back and will bring that back into our side.”


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    NYC Holden Cup Team - Round 9 vs Manly Sea Eagles

    1. Dylan Pythian
    2. Bryce Donovan
    3. Josh Birch
    4. Braden Robson
    5. Ken Tofilau
    6. Brock Lamb
    7. Jack Cogger
    8. Josh King
    9. Danny Levi
    10. Daniel Saifiti
    11. Bradie Smith
    12. Jacob Saifiti
    13. Luke Yates

    14. Jake McNamara
    15. Faitotoa Faitotoa
    16. Roman Fepuleai
    17. Ben Stone
    18. Tyrone Amey


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2015/05/05/nyc_and_nsw_cup_roun.html
     
  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Pythian and Robson back might put some fight into them, or maybe they really needed a week off.
    Either way, I hope we see something a bit better this week.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Is there any sites with NYC stats at all?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I can't find one.

    The bloody NRL site put up the same format for NYC as NRL games for round one and had me thinking they'd give stats, but they deleted it all for round two.
     
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    NYC Preview: Round 9

    Fri 8th May, 10:46AM


    MANLY SEA EAGLES v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

    Round 9, 2015 NYC Holden Cup
    Date: Saturday May 9
    Kick off: 11am
    Venue: Henson Park, Marrickville

    Last time they met:

    The last time the two sides met it was a close 40-38 match in Round 10 with Manly beating the Knights at Brookvale Oval.

    Teams:


    KNIGHTS

    1.Dylan Pythian, 2. Bryce Donovan, 3. Josh Birch, 4. Braden Robson, 5. Ken Tofilau, 6. Brock Lamb, 7. Jack Cogger, 8. Josh King, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Bradie Smith, 12. Jacob Saifiti, 13. Luke Yates. Interchange: Jake McNamara, 15. Faitotoa Faitotoa, 16. Roman Fepuleai, 17. Ben Stone, 18. Tyrone Amey.

    SEA EAGLES

    1. Lucas Price, 2. Mitch Thomas, 3. Mitch Britton, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Charlie Buttrose, 6. Will Pearsall (C), 7. Riley Travers, 8. Liam Knight, 9. Hugh Pratt, 10. Jesse Maxwell, 11. Rhys Armstrong, 12. James Parker, 13. Darcy Cox. Interchange: 14. Nicholas Hynes, 15. Jyi Seymour, 16. Jordan Sims, 17. Addison Demetriou, 18. Matt Douglas.

    Match Analysis:

    With three of the NYC Newcastle Knights returning to Club from representing in the Fiji and Junior Kiwi International squads, NYC coach Troy Pezet expects the Under 20s Knights to receive collective benefits from the added confidence the trio have developed.

    Twin brothers Jacob and Daniel Saifiti were involved in a proud win with Fiji while Danny Levi returned from his second representative experience with New Zealand.

    “When they go away to those things they learn a lot more and spend some time with a core group of elite players, It gives them another boost of confidence,” Pezet said.

    “The thing with those boys, they’ve come back with a really good attitude about sharing the things that they’ve learned.

    “The Saifiti boys really enjoyed the experience and learned a fair bit dealing with NRL players and spending the week with Rick (Stone) and Fiji.

    “They have really benefitted from that."

    Meanwhile hooker Levi, one of the side’s leaders, is set to step up after his representative conquest.

    “He really enjoyed that and has come back with a real positive and fresh frame of mind,” Pezet added.

    The Knights backline will pack a strong punch with Dylan Pythian returning to fullback and consistent goal kicker Bryce Donovan moving to the wing.

    “Dylan played fullback earlier in the year and earned two Players’ Player awards," Pezet explained.

    “It will be his first game back from a broken jaw.

    He could have played three weeks ago, but coming into the bye, we though it was better to wait a little bit more to give him time to heal.

    “He brings a heap of enthusiasm and steadiness at the back that we probably are looking for if we’re going to go forward and improve.”

    Pezet also identifies strength in the side’s five-man bench.

    “Jake McNamara, who is up from our SG Ball last year got his first game last year and did a really good job,” he said.

    “Roman Fepuleai will get another he’ll get another go this week. It will be his second run in the NYC.

    The coach believes the bye has come at the perfect time for his young side, who have mirrored the senior side's season to date.

    “We are four wins and four losses and we needed that freshen up to get rid of a few bumps and bruises,” he explained.

    “We set some goals for where we want to go in this next five-week block before the next bye.

    While his side is 50 percent success rate, Pezet says his troops can’t be faulted for effort.

    “We have concentrated this week on improving individually. If we can all tidy things up and the coaching staff as well it’s a collective thing,” he said.

    “If we can all look for a little bit of improvement over the next five weeks, we’re going to end up with a better team.

    “There have been a lot of positives of the last."

    The young Knights know they Saturday's match against Manly will be a challenge.

    “Manly had a good start to the year but had a pretty rocky last couple of weeks. We haven’t worried too much about what they are doing,” Pezet said.

    “We really need to just concentrate on being a little bit better ourselves. Our guys are trying really hard.

    “We are a really hard squad and they are working really hard and can’t ask for them to work any harder, we just need to be a bit better and continue to improve.”

    Where it will be won:
    Completion

    Pezet expects success to flow from the side’s ability to complete sets well.

    “If we can cut down our error rate then we are going to give ourselves a chance to score more points,” he said.

    “When we are scoring points or putting ourselves in a position to score more points we seem to breathe a lot of confidence from that and go a little bit better.

    “When things don’t go our way it regards to that it makes for a hard afternoon.”


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