Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by Billy, Dec 24, 2017.
22-28 to the bulldogs - 13 minutes to go
28-28 - try to Best, goal to Madden - 4 minutes to go
28-32 to the bulldogs - 1 minute left.
Oh well - I thought we were a very good chance to win this year, but that was a fair effort.
we lost 32-28 - fulltime.
Disappointing to see both teams knocked out
Will be interesting to see in the u18s who is selected for u18s Nsw origin. Again maybe 2-3 tops
Harold Matts Highlights (Knights start at 1:10)
SG Ball Highlights (Knights start at 1:01)
Manly have beaten Parra in the Harold Matts Grand Final 26-18, That's their first Harold Matts Title while Parra were chasing their 21st title
The Panthers won SG Ball 25-14 over the Bulldogs, That's their 8th SG Ball title
Jock Madden has won SG Ball Player of the Year
With Crossland carrying injury and getting taken off early many games, the little guy played a lone hand to win us 2 or 3 games at least.
Yes well deserved , But i do think players like Charlie Stains (Panthers Fullback) & Shawn Blore (Panthers lock & captain) were 2 very unlucky players to miss out. Would be a hard decision to pick the winners with so many great players in the competition.
Can't find a list of who won the junior awards last night, but from the video on the Knights site, Thomas Cant won an award in under 16s and Jaron Purcell won another award in under 18s, after winning just about every award possible in under 16s last year.
Matts - Cant, Logan R, Regan won the awards
Ball - Purcell, Best, To'a
Brain Carlson medal = Purcell
Im unsure of who got what - Player of the year - Coaches award - Players player or what ever the awards are.
I do how ever find it difficult & please im not having a crack at the kid, But Purcell winning everything again this year. Congratulations to him.. But Jock Madden won the whole competition SG Ball player of the year yet he cant win his own teams.? I watched a few games & had at least 4 players i thought we ahead of him.. Madden, Crossland, To'a, Best,
Purcell must do a lot of things right that aren't obvious to the casual viewer.
He wins every award from every coach, including for NSW last year and was named in the NSW squad a year young early this year.
It's even more impressive when you take into account that he has played with some very good players for the last 2 years.
I haven't seen him doing more than other forwards like Croker and Gardner, but obviously the coaches have.
According to Toohey's weekly article, 5 Kights are in the NSW under 18s 22 man squad that will be cut to 18 next week.
Crossland - halfback
Madden - 5/8
Gardner - lock, second row
Purcell - lock, second row
Best - fullback, wing, centre, second row
Yes correct. But only 20 man squad named
1st - Penrith 4 players
2nd - Dogs 2 players
3rd - Sharks 1 players
4th - Knights 5 players
5th - roosters 2 players
6th - Manly 0
7th - Raiders 0
8th - Illawarra 1
9th - Parra 3 players
10th - Dragons 1 player
11th Central coast 1 player
TBH 5 players is great for the club but compared to other teams maybe a bit lucky.
Mind you there are key players missing through injury who would of been in the u18s Nsw team.
So it gives other players who wouldnt of been named an opportunity to show case there skills
6 players who i can think of missing through injury
2 players who played Nsw u18s origin a year young last year missing
2 Australian school boys
4 players who all played u16s origin
All 6 players played u16s origin.
So great opportunity for all the players named to show there worth.
Congrats on all boys selected in Nsw u18s squad.
I'm a bit surprized Crossland is still in the mix.
He might be our most likely to go on to make a career, but he carried an injury all season and hasn't been at his best.
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