Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by Billy, Oct 17, 2018.
Ticehurst on for Jack Cameron at prop after 22 minutes.
Watene on for Russell at lock after 25 minutes.
12-6 to the Knights after 30 - try to Tex Hoy.
Still 12-6 - second half underway.
12-12 - 2 minutes into second half.
18-12 to the Knights 23 minutes to go. Try to Toby Marks
24-12 to the Knights - try to Bayden Searle, who has also kicked 4/4 - 16 minutes to go.
30-12 to the Knights with 4 minutes to go - try to Brandon Russell
fulltime - 30-12 win to the Knights
We should be back in the 8 - or we'll jump over 8th placed Warriors at least.
Brandon Russell doesn’t mind scoring tries. How’s this Nesta Watene bloke going?
Struggling to get a run, but he played under 18s in queensland last year, so he's a year young still.
Big Christian did 13 minutes in the first half and 24 minutes in the second half, so a good hitout for the 18 year old in his first game of under 20s.
Matt Croker went on after 13 minutes and played out the game.
Team v Bulldogs
1. Tex Hoy,
2. Elijah Rasiga,
3. Toby Marks,
4. Timanu Alexander,
5. Justin Worley,
6. Grant Anderson,
7. Bayden Searle,
8. Jack Cameron,
9. Luke Huth,
10. Daniel Ticehurst,
11. Lewis Hamilton,
12. Ben Talty,
13. Mathew Croker.
Interchange: 14. Matt Moon, 15 Christian Ma’anaima 16. Kingston Puru, 17. Nesta Watene, 18. Dylan Lucas.
Russell is out with a broken thumb and Christian Ma’anaima goes from starting prop to the bench.
I think Christian is much better suited as an impact player off the bench. 2 years ago he played his first games in Ball as a giant winger and he had some serious pace and speed off the mark. It wasn't long before they moved him to prop and he has been a big try scorer coming off the bench and using the explosive power he has to barge over the line.
I remember the first time I saw him on the wing in Ball and thinking what is that slow moving giant doing on the wing, and then he went for one of his explosive runs and scattered defenders everywhere, and I thought, OK, I get it now.
It is a bit funny that Christian Ma’anaima is the first forward from our Ball squad to make Flegg this year though, when we have state rep forwards like Cooper Jenkins, Harry Croker and Jaron Purcell, who are all really skilful and 80 minute toilers, and we promote a giant, powerful wrecking ball with short minutes in him ahead of them, not that I can't see the value of Christian's impact, but the other guys are all class acts who I thought would make the higher grade sooner.
10-0 to the knights after 6 minutes
try to winger Elijah Rasiga in less than 1 minute and hooker Luke Huth after 6 minutes.
12-0 after 7 minutes.
16-0 after 10 minutes - try to halfback Baydon Searle
18-0 after 11 minutes
18-0 after 24 - Knights have interchanged the starting props and hooker with attacking players Christian Maa, Nesta Watene and Matt Moon going on.
Rasiga is making the most of his recall to the side by getting a double.
He played nearly every game on the wing last year, but was dropped after round 1 and it's taken him a while to get back in the side.
28-4 after 5 minutes of the second half.
Bulldogs score first in the second half but Knights hit straight back with a try to fullback Tex Hoy
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