Discussion in 'Marathon Stadium Competitions' started by Junior11, Jan 22, 2016.
Wow. Really sounded like Roby was involved in everything and would have got my vote for motm
The Fijians are in a massive form slump now. Do or death now, have to hit form immediately or we're gone.
WEEK 1 FINALS
The Hayne Planes v The Packdogs
Shaun Johnson kicks off and we are underway!
1: Planes come out firing and march up the field with some big runs by Linnett
8: End to end stuff from both teams, Packdogs find some space down the right edge and almost trap Hayne in his in goal
10: The Haynes Planes working it out of their end before Linnett splits the defence open and runs in a 70 metre TRY
11: Michael Gordon converts and Planes lead 6-0
14: The Hayne Planes finding easy metres up the right edge again through Linnett and Proctor before this time Watene-Zelezniak pokes through and gets an offload off to McCullough who runs in the clear for a TRY
15: Michael Gordon misses the conversion, Hayne Planes lead 10-0
22: Packdogs force an error through a big hit on McCullough by Manu Ma’u and they finally have some good field position, 30 metres away from the Planes try line
23: Shaun Johnson puts the ball up high, James Roberts outjumps everybody to knock it back into the hands of Semi Radradra who dives straight over for a TRY
24: Johnson nails the sideline conversion and it’s 10-6 to the Hayne Planes
30: That try has put a rocket behind the Packdogs and they are finding plenty of space up the field after spending the opening 20 in their own half
40: The Pacdogs spend the last 10 minutes with majority of possession and looking to convert it into points but the Hayne Planes defence holds out and they go to half-time 10-6 to the Planes
The second half is back underway
45: After some good completed sets by both sides, Johnson knocks the ball on cold on his own 40 and the Planes are instantly on the attack
47: Packdogs again force the error, this time Watmough puts a huge shot on Josh McGuire who fumbles and the Packdogs are off the hook
52: Andrew McCullough makes a huge break from dummy half down the centre of the field but Koroibete gets to him just in time to pull him down on the 10 metre line. The Packdogs will do well to not give up a try here
53: The pressure becomes too much for the Packdogs and Gordon runs left, finding the man who started it McCullough who dives over for a TRY
54: Michael Gordon misses his attempt at goal and the Hayne Planes lead 14-6
56: Johnson holds down McLean and gives away a penalty late in the set. The Planes will have the ball deep in Packdogs half
57: Sezer throws everything at the Packdogs defensive line before Mullen puts up a kick, Wighton backs it back to Hayne but he is held up just before the line. Packdogs doing well to hold on there
58: Packdogs work it back out of their own 20 but Todd Carney gets the ball taken from his hands and the Planes will instantly go back on the attack close to the line
60: Again the pressure becomes too much for the Packdogs line defence and Josh McGuire crashes over under the posts for a TRY
61: Michael Gordon easily converts from infront and the Planes lead 20-6
65: The crowd roars as both teams turn up the attack late in the game, going end to end and offloading at will
67: Radradra hits Watene-Zelezniak high as he’s returning a kick and gives away a penalty
68: Matt Cooper drags Watene-Zelezniak over the sideline and the Packdogs have to score in this next set
69: Todd Carney makes a break off the scrum feed and passes it onto Watmough who gets dragged down 20 metres out. Some impressive attack but they just can’t get through
71: The Hayne Planes return fire and break their way up the field. Jarrod Mullen kicks for Hayne who goes inches away from scoring but gets dragged back and the Packdogs get the ball
72: Anthony Watmough does it all himself, stepping two players on his own 40 metre line and races away to score a TRY
73: Shaun Johnson misses the conversion and the Hayne Planes lead 20-10
75: The Packdogs attempt an intercept which would have lead to a certain try but they instead knock on and it’s 6 again for the Planes
77: This time the intercept is successful for the Packdogs and Tomkins runs 60 metres before Jarryd Hayne closes in and brings him down
80: The Packdogs continue to try for another try but the hooter sounds and it’s game over. The Hayne Planes 20, The Packdogs 10. The Hayne Planes now get the week off while the Packdogs will go on to verse Rocks RLFC.
The Hayne Planes 20 (A.McCullough 2 tries, K.Linnett 1 try, J.McGuire 1 try; M.Gordon 2 goals)
The Packdogs 10 (S.Radradra 1 try, A.Watmough 1 try; S.Johnson 1 goal)
**Man of the Match: Andrew McCullough
Flying Fijians v Hamish’s Hierarchy
We are underway for the first semi final game and Hierarchy will have first use of the ball
5: Neither team have started this game quietly, both sides playing exciting football. Hierarchy look to be slightly on top
7: A nice long distance kick from Kearey goes close to trapping Barba in goals but Barba does well to get back out
9: Blake Ferguson pushes away 2 players as he works it out of his end and finds space infront of him. He races 70 metres for a TRY
10: Kane Elgey grazes the goal posts from the sideline and misses. Flying Fijians lead 4-0
15: Hierarchy have the ball close to the line and causing the Fijians some troubles. Inglis pushing away players left right and centre and almost setting up Woods under the posts but Woods gets held up
16: Hierarchy quickly spread it left and Pat Richards finds a huge gap to dive over for in the corner for a TRY
17: Pat Richards also misses his conversion, it’s locked up 4-4
20: Hierarchy making break after break up the field but the Fijians finally put a stop to their run and get the ball back. Hierarchy give away a penalty and the Fijians will be in good position
25: Hierarchy can’t get to their kick and the Flying Fijians will have it 30 metres away from scoring
27: Elgey puts up a bomb close to the line, Josh Mansour bats it back onto Ferguson and Ferguson dives over for his second TRY
28: Kane Elgey misses the conversion and the Fijians lead 8-4
34: Darius Boyd returns a kick and gets a high shot from Vatuvei. The Fijians will get a penalty and start their set on the 50 metre line
35: Ben Barba takes a run from dummy-half, offloading it onto Elgey who gets it away to a flying Josh Mansour, he hits the hole and breaks away for a runaway TRY
36: Elgey hits his first conversion of the match and the Fijians lead 14-4
40: That’s half-time, the Fijians getting on top but Hierarchy looking strong and more than capable of making a come back
We are back for a huge second half!
41: Oh no! Greg Eastwood takes a hit up from the kick off but gets the ball knocked out from him and the Hierarchy are instantly on the attack 30 metres out
42: The Fijians somehow hold on and they have the ball back
47: Robbie Farah intercepts a Sezer pass and the Flying Fijians are looking dangerous as they get a roll on
48: The Hierarchy’s defence looks shaky and Josh Hodgson barges over from dummy-half for a TRY
49: Elgey slots the conversion from infront and the Fijians lead 20-4
57: Both teams throwing everything at eachother before Boyd gets another high shot against him and the Fijians will kick for the sideline
59: Fijians spreading it to both sides of the field looking for a gap but Hierarchy are defending for their lives trying to stay in this game
60: Tariq Sims sucks in Chambers and gets an offload away to Idris who has no one infront of him and scores the TRY
61: Kane Elgey nails the conversion and the Flying Fijians now lead 26-4
63: Idris causing havoc down the right side but he knocks on, Kearey picks it up and races away for a TRY
64: Pat Richards misses the conversion and it’s 26-8
67: The Hierarchy are throwing everything at the Fijians in an attempt to mount a comeback in the final stage of this game
72: The Hierarchy continuing to desperately try get some more points, they have all the ball but the Fijians are holding them out
75: Woods knocks on and it looks like game over now
80: Game over. Flying Fijians defeat Hamish’s Hierarchy 26-8. The Flying Fijians now advance to take on The Hayne Planes while Hamish’s Hierarchy are eliminated
Flying Fijians 26 (B.Ferguson 2 tries, J.Idris 1 try, J.Hodgson 1 try, J.Mansour 1 try; K.Elgey 3 goals)
Hamish’s Hierarchy 8 (L.Kearey 1 try, P.Richards 1 try)
***Man of the Match: Jamal Idris
Damn! Well played by the Fijians!
Rocks RLFC v The Packdogs
Shaun Johnson kicks off and gets this huge game underway!
4: Both teams start off with exciting opening sets, they’re up for this game
8: Jason Nightingale brings back a kick return but gets collared by Sam Tomkins and Rocks have the penalty
10: Packdogs not giving them any room to move and the Rocks don’t get very far in their set after the penalty
16: Both teams testing each others defence before Thurston steps and finds a hole, giving it onto Ryan Hoffman who runs down field but gets brought down by James Roberts on the 10
17: On the back of the break, Nightingale almost goes over but if forced to play the ball before Roby goes in from dummy half to score the first TRY
18: Johnathan Thurston nails it from the sideline. Rocks RLFC lead 6-0
22: Nathan Peats passes it forward on his own 40 and the Rocks have it back and are looking threatening
23: Sam Tomkins takes an intercept and now it’s the Packdogs running up the field. The Rocks are trying to recover their defence and Watmough goes only inches away from scoring but they turn it over on the last
25: Matt Cooper looks to be injured and is replaced by Tagatese
30: Thurston puts up a high kick but it’s taken by Manu Ma’u on his own try line and there’s no one infront of him! He runs 100 metres to score a brilliant TRY
31: Shaun Johnson hits the conversion and it’s 6-6
34: Shaun Johnson puts in a nice kick for Koroibete to chase but the referees say Koroibete was off side and the Rocks will get the penalty
36: Thurston was in everything as the Rocks marched their way up the field. Thurston directing the play before he does it all himself and finds space to cross for a TRY
37: Johnathan Thurston successfully kicks his own goal and the Rocks lead 12-6
40: The Packdogs had a huge chance to level the score up before half-time but the Rocks held them up over the line twice in the set and that’s half-time. The second half should be a ripper!
Here we go for the second half!
41: Thurston kicks off and the Packdogs are instantly finding easy metres up the field
45: Rocks fire back and the metres are coming easy to them also. Roby gives it off to Perrett who flies down the right sideline but Tomkins is there to meet him on the 10 and stop the try
46: A flurry of passes by the Rocks opens up the Packdogs defence and Terry Campese barges his way over. The video ref checks it and it’s a TRY
47: Johnathan Thurston hits the post and misses the conversion. Rocks lead 16-6
49: Rocks continue to open up the Packdogs defence at will but the Packdogs hold on and have the 7 tackles
53: Campese slices through the Packdogs line and gives it away to Dave Taylor who pushes Tomkins away to cross for a TRY
54: Johnathan Thurston slots the goal, Rocks lead 22-6
59: Rocks give away a penalty late in the set and the Packdogs should get the ball back in great field position
62: Packdogs stay camped in the Rocks 20 but they can’t bust through. Johnson trying to inspire a comeback
65: This may be the break the Packdogs were looking for. Roby knocks it on from dummy half on his 30 metre line and the Packdogs go straight on the attack
67: The Packdogs spread it left and it goes to Tagatese who draws in 2 defenders and offloads to James Roberts who flips over in the corner for a TRY
68: Johnson nails the sideline conversion and the Rocks lead 22-12
70: Manu Ma’u takes a strong hit up and busts straight through the line, running 60 metres and getting pulled down on the 20
70: Perrett gives away a penalty and the Packdogs have a full set in the Rocks 20
71: Merrin tries hard to muscle his way over the line but gets held up. Ma’u gets held up over the line on the next tackle. Packdogs are throwing everything at them but the Rocks are scrambling to hold their line
72: After working so hard Sam Tagatese takes a Shaun Johnson cut out, fends off Brett Stewart and goes over for a TRY
73: Johnson lands the conversion and it’s 22-18 to the Rocks!
76: Koroibete makes a half-break and the Packdogs are looking dangerous. The Rocks really need to hold on these last few minutes
78: Sam Tomkins ends up with the ball on the last tackle but makes the mistake of kicking it dead and this could be it now
80: That’s it, Rocks RLFC hold on for the win. Strong effort from the Packdogs to come back from 22-6 but ran out of time in the end. As Vossy said, the fans really got their money’s worth tonight. Rocks RLFC advance to take on South East Soldiers while the Packdogs are eliminated
Rocks RLFC 22 (T.Campese 1 try, J.Thurston 1 try, J.Roby 1 try, D.Taylor 1 try; J.Thurston 3 goals)
The Packdogs 18 (S.Tagatese 1 try, J.Roberts 1 try, M.Mau 1 try; S.Johnson 3 goals)
***Man of the Match: James Roby
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The Hayne Planes v Flying Fijians
South East Soldiers v Rocks RLFC
South East Soldiers v Rocks RLFC
Johnathan Thurston kicks off and the South East Soldiers have first use of the ball
1: James McManus gives away a penalty in the opening set
3: Soldiers work their way up the field and Cherry-Evans threads the ball behind the defensive line to trap Thurston in-goal. Thurston takes the drop out
6: Soldiers test the Rocks defence early and it’s Cameron Smith who goes from dummy-half close range and dives over the line for a TRY
7: Cameron Smith misses the conversion and Soldiers lead 4-0
14: Johnathan Thurston and Jason Nightingale combine to carry Josh Dugan over the sideline. Rocks will get the ball in Soldiers territory
18: James Roby carries 3 Soldiers players on his back and falls an inch short of the try line. Rocks instantly spread it back on the left and Dave Taylor runs straight through for a TRY
19: Johnathan Thurston misses the conversion, it’s 4-4
21: Rocks find space and barnstorm up the field in exciting fashion. Akuila Uate attempts an intercept but he knocks on and the Rocks have it 30 metres out
23: Rocks chip away at the Soldiers defence but can’t get through it so Thurston grubbers the ball in-goal and forces a repeat set
26: James Roby spreads it right onto Brett Stewart who runs and puts Dave Taylor through a huge gap for another TRY
27: Thurston’s attempt at conversion hits the post and it’s 8-4
31: Rocks make a huge error with an accidental off-side penalty deep in their own half. Soldiers take the tap and are on the attack 30 out
33: Sione Mata’utia looks to score for all money but Brett Stewart comes from nowhere and gets him around the head to save the try. Soldiers will get another set on Rocks line
34: Smith tries to do it himself from dummy-half again but he gets held up. Soldiers still with 3 tackles left
35: Rocks fire up and aggressively turn away the Soldiers each and every time and now they have the ball
40: Josh Dugan goes so close to intercepting a pass and scoring as the Rocks were trapped deep in their own 20 but he knocks on and that’s half-time. Rocks RLFC hold their lead over the South East Soldiers 8-4
Cherry-Evans gets us back underway!
45: Soldiers on top of the Rocks early on, easily flying up the field but the set ends with Sione Mata’utia kicking the ball dead and the Rocks will bring it back to the 20
47: James Roby makes a huge line break up the middle of the field and Rocks are looking dangerous
57: Both sides rolling up the field and displaying exciting attack but it’s Will Hopoate who makes the most of his line break, races 50 metres and fends off Tim Lafai for a TRY
58: Cameron Smith misses and the scores are again locked 8-8
60: Will Hopoate does it again. Beats the first defender in his own 30 and only just pushes away from several chasers before he flips over in the corner for another TRY
61: Cameron Smith is having a shocker with the boot and misses another conversion. Soldiers leading 12-8
65: Rocks finding some room to move and Roberts makes a break up the middle but Beau Scott is there to get him and he’s stripped the ball one-on-one
68: Rocks get the ball back and make a huge break up the left edge with Nightingale. He runs 70 metres before being crunched to a halt by Dugan on the 10. Soldiers are in big trouble here
69: Roby combines with Thurston who spreads it out to Feleti Mateo and he slices straight through the Soldiers defence for a TRY
70: Johnathan Thurston converts and the Rocks lead 14-12
72: Rocks work it out of their end and Hoffman throws a great pass to Nightingale who again rips up the left sideline but he gets tackled. Coach Junior11’s face in the coach’s box is a look of concern
73: OH! Dugan intercepts Thurston’s pass and he runs to the halfway line, now it’s the Soldiers on the attack
75: Soldiers giving it all they have as they attack both edges of the field but Rocks slide and frantically hold them off. Trent Hodkinson puts the ball high on the last and it comes down to Cameron Smith who passes it onto Cherry-Evans and the Soldiers almost break through the Rocks severely stretched defence but the Rocks somehow hold on. A real suspenseful set
78: Soldiers look to open up the Rocks with Uate busting through but their set dies quickly and it appears to be game over
80: The siren goes and Rocks RLFC fans cheer the stadium down. The underdog has made it into the 2016 Grand Final. Rocks RLFC defeats the South East Soldiers 14-12
South East Soldiers 12 (W.Hopoate 2 tries, C.Smith 1 try)
Rocks RLFC 14 (D.Taylor 2 tries, F.Mateo 1 try; J.Thurston 1 goal)
***Man of the Match: Cameron Smith
The Flying Fijians have fired up! Hopefully not another fluke, it'll be a big ask to get up again for another game & then play in the Grand Final if they are to win.
A couple of really close games too between the heavyweights Rocks vs Packdogs & Rocks vs Soldiers, really enjoyed the commentary on those [MENTION=978]Junior11[/MENTION], honestly makes it feel like it's a real game reading minute by minute on the edge of your seat action.
Flying Fijians v The Hayne Planes
Michael Gordon will kick off to get us underway! Who will be joining Rocks RLFC in the Grand Final??
2: Flying Fijians open the game with a quality set and the Planes will work it out of their 20 through Jarryd Hayne
5: Simon Mannering takes a huge hit up and he doesn’t need any help, he runs straight through the Fijians and the rest of the field for a TRY
6: Michael Gordon nails the conversion and The Hayne Planes lead 6-0 early on
8: Fijians will need to quickly sort out their defence as the Planes continue to easily find big metres up the field and now Barba gives away a penalty
10: The Hayne Planes attack the Fijians line but McGuire knocks it on and now the Fijians race up the middle of the field through Foran and Mansour
17: The Fijians look to be warming up to the challenge now, their defence has tightened right up and they’re starting to punish the attack. Planes with alot of possession and looking threatening every time
20: Mansour makes a break and gets it away to Ferguson but he’s brought down by Hayne and the Fijians are still on the attack
21: Foran puts in a nice grubber but it has a little too much on it and it goes dead
32: Both teams just looking to complete their sets, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves with some big runs and hits but the line-breaks have dried up and it’s turning into a real slog
35: Michael Gordon breaks the game back open with a cut-out pass by Sezer and they follow it up by a huge run by Gavin Cooper
36: The Flying Fijians showing some nerve in defence since they let the early try in, they turn the Planes away and work the ball out of their own end
39: Willie Mason knocks the ball on his own 10 metre line but the Hayne Planes won’t have much time before the siren to make the most of it. Jarryd Hayne goes for the field goal but misses to the left
40: Half-time, it’s been more of a slog than any of the finals so far with some exciting play from both teams. The Hayne Planes look to be well on top but the Fijian’s attitude in defence has turned right around and they’re looking the more aggressive
Kieran Foran gets us back underway, a huge second half coming up!!
42: Flying Fijians falling back into their old ways and have given away an unnecessary penalty in the first set
44: Jack Wighton looking dangerous through the left edge and the Planes are 20 metres out from the Fijians line
45: McCullough goes from dummy-half and gets it onto Wighton who finds Michael Gordon back on his inside and he dives over for a TRY
46: Michael Gordon converts his own try and the Hayne Planes lead 12-0
48: The Fijians muscle up and keep the Planes deep in their own half but they knock on as soon as they get the ball back through Eastwood
49: The errors creeping into both sides now as Gavin Cooper puts it down and Idris is allowed to play on
51: The Fijians spread it left early in the set and Foran gets it onto Mansour and he breaks free from tackles, running 40 metres before being smashed by Hayne
52: The Planes give away a penalty and the Fijians will have a full set just 20 metres out
52: Foran takes the tap and passes to Elgey who finds Josh Hodgson and Hodgson goes straight under the posts for a TRY
53: Kane Elgey converts and it’s 12-6
60: Mason makes a huge charge up the middle but gets a high shot for his troubles. The Fijians will get the ball back in the Planes 20
62: Tariq Sims makes the most of the Planes staggered defence and pushes away a defender close to the line and goes over for a TRY
63: Kane Elgey pushes his conversion slightly right and misses. The Hayne Planes lead 12-10
67: Gordon gets it onto McCullough for a break but gets flattened by Darius Boyd. Gordon then goes from dummy half and tries to get it to Hayne who is in the clear but Hayne knocks on and Jamal Idris picks it up and races away for a TRY
68: Kane Elgey misses from the sideline, the Fijians take the lead 14-12
72: Oh! Jarryd Hayne makes up for his earlier error and gets a one-on-one steal from Boyd and the Hayne Planes are deep on the attack
74: They have switched roles! Kane Linnett puts up the bomb and the only player contesting it is Jarrod Mullen who comes down with it for a TRY
75: Michael Gordon misses the conversion and the Hayne Planes take back the lead again 16-14
77: The Hayne Planes complete their set after points and now the Flying Fijians will have their last attempt to pull out a win. All the Planes have to do is hold on and they go through to the Grand Final
79: They have actually done it! Flying Fijians with a frenzy of offloads splits the Planes defence and Brenton Lawrence dives in the corner for a miracle try
80: Kane Elgey hits the conversion and it’s all over, the Flying Fijians defeat The Hayne Planes 20-16. That was worthy of any real NRL game highlights wheel. What a game, congrats to both sides it was fun for me to watch your teams go for it. The Flying Fijians go through to the 2016 Grand Final
Flying Fijians 20 (J.Idris 1 try, J.Hodgson 1 try, T.Sims 1 try, B.Lawrence 1 try; K.Elgey 2 goals)
The Hayne Planes 16 (S.Mannering 1 try, M.Gordon 1 try, J.Mullen 1 try; M.Gordon 2 goals)
***Man of the Match: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
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I just whacked up the winning try on youtube quickly incase anyone wanted to see it. Apologies for the numbers on the jerseys not being seen, I completely forgot about the number colours when I originally made the jerseys at the start of all this but I'll get them fixed up for the grand final!
Feel bad for @gids, so close mate! You may be unlucky with a possible little knock on there by the Fijians haha
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Thanks mate, I'm happy to know it isn't a waste of time I have enjoyed it.
You've definitely done it the hard way, that huge run of form and then dropping off a bit but hard fought wins to get you into the Grand Final. Congrats @josh2010 too, you finished below the others but you've fought just as hard if not harder for your place, both well earned!! Looking forward to the big game on Monday!!
Holy moly, that was an intense read, once it got to 12-0 I thought here we go, it's over now & my team would go down seemingly gritting away & punching to the end but not being able to catch up. Then it really was over with the Mullen try with 5 minutes to go! Tough effort to close up the lead, still not enough to win it though, before snagging that dying seconds try! That's crazy, has to be the toughest game the Fijians have grinded out a win to so far, Hayne Planes really took it to us & made our season flash before our eyes. We don't seem to be as flashy as we might have been earlier in the season, but they're showing a bit of grit now, very unexpected Grand Final I think, 4th vs 6th. Fijians just fighting away & Thurston inspiring his team to the Grand Final once more.
Come on Rocks!!!!! Let's do this!!!
Wow what a tough game! Congratulations to the Fijians and Rocks RLFC on their wins and good luck for the grand final, I'm really looking forward to watching it.
@Junior11 thanks for all the effort you've put into this mate it's been fantastic!
Hopefully rocks win, make me feel better about being knocked our to them so the finals
Bring on the final!! Keen as for this!
The 2016 MS Draft Premiers have been decided!!
Uploading the videos now, there'll be 4 parts. I'll link them up as soon as they finish uploading
Bring it on!!!
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Happy Birthday btw [MENTION=978]Junior11[/MENTION]
Taking forever to upload from the ps4!
Thanks [MENTION=610]josh2010[/MENTION] appreciate it mate
Still no luck.?
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