Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by Billy, Feb 19, 2019.
Moga did less than 30 minutes.
King is off just before halftime - Tevita Alifa on - Stone still on the bench.
I think the second half has started.
Jones is off - Stone is on.
Jones is having a HIA check
Jones is back on - Zac Hosking is off, so either Stone, Jones or Fermor is playing prop - probably stone.
Knights 16-4 Jets after 45 minutes.
Herman is off - Jirah is on after 50 minutes. Good first stint from Herman.
Id have expected a 80 minute run from Herman tbh, unless his getting put into the 17 for firsts
20-4 after 54 minutes - try to Pheonix Crossland.
We have a second HIA listed - it's probably Herman.
King is on for Alifa after 56 minutes.
No rest for Zac Woolford - I suspect him and Randall are swapping between hooker and 5/8.
Knights 24-4 Jets - try to winger Kiah Cooper
Stone is off - Hosking is on.
15 minutes to go.
Herman is on - Jirah is off - must have been a HIA because we still have 2 interchanges left.
11 minutes to go.
Beau Fermor 10'
Starford Toa 18'
Tex Hoy 27'
Phoenix Crossland 54'
Kiah Cooper 65'
Woolford kicked 2 from 5.
Sounds like Hoy, Crossland and Fermor had a picnic.
Knights dominate Jets in Canterbury Cup season opener
The Newcastle Knights had a season to forget in 2018 but have have made a statement to start the year after downing last year’s grand finalists, the Newtown Jets, in the opening game of the Canterbury Cup NSW.
The game marked the return of Tautau Moga, who injured his ACL early last year and will take plenty of confidence out of his first major hit-out after 11 months of rehabilitation.
With both sides exchanging sets during the opening ten minutes, a 65-metre kick return from inside his own in-goal sent Newcastle fullback Tex Hoy into quality attacking territory. Capitalising upon the shell-shocked Jets, incumbent Jersey Flegg player of the year Beau Fermor crashed over to give the home side the first try of the season.
After withstanding pressure from the Jets on their own line, a 50-metre run from NSW Pathways prodigy Phoenix Crossland set up the Knights second when Starford To’a dived over in the right corner to establish a 10-0 lead after 18 minutes.
Unable to make an impact on the scoreboard during the first 40 minutes, the Jets were made to pay for errors as Hoy crossed underneath the posts after being in the right place to support a rampaging Fermor run. With Zac Woolford adding his second conversion of the half Newcastle took a 16-0 lead into the change of ends.
Needing to be the first to score after halftime, the Jets got off to the perfect start after the Knights lost possession inside their own half. With another NSW Pathways player Rusiate Lumelume going close to the line, Jackson Ferris crashed over moments later to reduce the margin to 16-4 three minutes into the second half.
Going close to posting a second try after Braydon Trindall was held up over the line, Crossland continued his fine start to the season when he produced a length of the field try on the next play after fielding a Newtown grubber to give Newcastle a 20-4 lead.
Earmarked for an NRL debut with the Sharks after impressing in the trials, late inclusion Bronson Xerri showed plenty of class with a dashing run almost resulting in a try, only for the 18-year-old centre to be penalised for a double movement.
Lumelume knocked on inside the Knights half before the home side secured the result in the 65th minute with former Roosters and Titans lower grader Kiah Cooper bagging his first try for the club.
Next week Newcastle host last year’s minor premiers Penrith at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon, while Newtown take on Mounties in a semi final rematch at Shark Park earlier that day.
Looking forward to seeing the length of the field try from Crossland in the highlights package. He has genuine pace and the build to play in the backs if we need him to.
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