2019 NSW Cup

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  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Alifa on - Thomas off - we have only used 4 interchanges and Saulo has been sitting down for about 40 minutes.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    centre Musgrove off after 62 minutes, replaced by local boy Martine for his first game.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Saulo is on for Saifiti - about 45 minutes for Saifiti
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    18-10 to Norths - penalty goal for Lamb makes it 3/4 for him.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Thomas on for Croker with 9 minutes to go. Croker did about 50 minutes at prop.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Norths scored in the 79th minute to make it 22-10 final score.

    Better than I thought we'd go with almost no firstgraders in the side - just Moga and Jake Saifiti - both coming back from injury.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2019/04/19/live-coverage--canterbury-cup-nsw-rd-6/#BearsKnightsRd6

    North Sydney Bears might have been without Lachlan Lam but they had a couple of other players with NRL experience who stood up against the Newcastle Knights as the Easter holiday action got underway in the Canterbury Cup NSW.
    The North Sydney Bears have stood up without regular five-eighth Lachlan Lam to down the Newcastle Knights 22-10 on Good Friday.

    Drew Hutchinson and Brock Lamb’s first-grade experience showed, with the pair having a hand in all of the home side’s tries.

    The Knights, on the other hand, were dealt an early blow when five-eighth Hayden Loughrey was forced off the field in his first game back in the Canterbury Cup NSW.

    It was North Sydney’s defence that proved the difference, with the Bears repelling several attacking raids on their own line in the second half to emerge victorious.

    Unable to build on last week’s two-point win over Blacktown, Newcastle fullback Jacob Gagai said last-tackle options are holding them back from building on success.

    “Were trying hard, were fighting hard, it’s just little silly things like last tackle plays and penalties on last plays that let them into the game,” Gagai said.

    “If we can shut that out we’ll be sweet.”

    Gagai conceded losing Loughrey to injury early in the game also hurt their chances.

    “It was pretty hard (losing Loughrey), obviously he was our half and we had four middles on the bench which made it hard but there’s no excuses, we just need to execute better,” Gagai said.

    The Bears were given their first opportunity at Newcastle’s line when John Tuivaiti surged towards the 20 and picked up a penalty and they were quick to capitalise.
    A tip-on put Fletcher Baker in space as the second rower drew and pass to put Ed Murphy over in the corner for the first of the afternoon.

    Newcastle eventually hit back when a late offload from Sam Stone created numbers on the right edge and quick hands from Tautau Moga sent Heath Gibbs flying over in the corner.

    After Loughrey hobbled off, the Bears quickly regained ascendancy when Bernard Lewis soared over minutes later.

    Momentum swung back in Newcastle’s favour when Jacob Gagai broke down the left edge and Bears hooker Bradley Deitz was sin-binned after holding down the Knights fullback too long.

    North Sydney were punished for the error after Matt Croker pounced on a deft grubber right before half time to lock things up.

    Lewis sliced over for his second try of the game to break the deadlock before a late try to Hutchinson sealed the win as the Bears bounced back from last week’s heartbreaking 32-30 defeat to the Jets.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Loughrey "hobbling off" is actually good news, because it means he hasn't done his shoulder again, which would have been a huge setback for him.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The only impressive stats were for Sam Stone. He played 80 minutes and ran for 157 metres. He started the game at lock forward, but I suspect he went to 5/8 when Loughrey went off early.
    Saulo was the best of the middle forwards with just over 100 metres and over 90% tackle efficiency.
    Chris Randall got the most fantasy points on 47 and did most of the kicking.
    Zac Woolford was top tackler with 37.
    Beau Fermor did the most runs with 16 for 144 metres, but only 37 fantasy points this week because of only 23 tackles with poor tackle efficiency.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Last year our top average fantasy points scorer was Luke Yates on 46.6 points per game.
    This year Beau Fermor is averaging 62 per game.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Team vs Wentworthville

    1. Jacob Gagai
    2. Kiah Cooper
    3. Brayden Musgrove
    4. Tautau Moga
    5. Heath Gibbs
    6. Phoenix Crossland
    7. Chris Randall
    8. Pasami Saulo
    9. Zac Woolford
    10. Jacob Saifiti
    11. Beau Fermor
    12. Brodie Jones
    13. Sam Stone

    14. Zac Hosking
    15. Tevita Alifa
    16. Matt Croker
    17. Ben Thomas

    18. Daniel Martine


    https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/nsw-cup/2019/round-7/knights-v-magpies/
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Average fantasy points so far this year. Only way to draw a line on who is going well through statistics, but of cause they don't tell the full story - like Lino and Loughrey both played 1 game and got injured after short minutes. No Chris Randall because he doesn't have a profile again this year, but he'd probably be in the top 3 or 4.

    Star Toa 72 (1 game)
    Beau Fermor 58
    Herman Eseese 48
    Jamie Buhrer 42
    Chris Randall 39.5
    Zac Woolford 39
    Brodie Jones 38
    Tex Hoy 37
    Pheonix Crossland 37
    Tautau Moga 36
    Matt Croker 31
    Josh King 31
    Zac Hosking 29
    Ben Thomas 29
    Pasami Saulo 28
    Heath Gibbs 28
    Jirah Momoisea 26
    Kiah Cooper 26
    Mitch Andrews 25
    Tevita Alifa 22
    Jacob Gagai 17
    Jacob Saifiti 16
    Braydon Musgrove 16
    Jarrad Anderson 14
    Daniel Martine 11
    Haydon Loughrey 8
    Mason Lino 7
     
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    Top 10 or so minus Toa 1 game, don’t surprise, most if not already should be considered for 1sts especially if losses continue.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Added Chris Randall. Had to add up his scores by going back to check each game's stats.
    Anyway, he comes in 5th.
    If the 3 remaining development contracts were to go to the best performers who aren't currently in our list of 36 we can use after July 1, they would go to Star Toa, Chris Randall and Tex Hoy, but since Toa is injured, next best is Matt Croker.
    Fermor and Crossland already have development player status.
     
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    1. Jacob Gagai
    2. Kiah Cooper
    3. Brayden Musgrove
    4. Tautau Moga
    5. Heath Gibbs
    6. Phoenix Crossland
    21. Mason Lino
    8. Pasami Saulo
    9. Zac Woolford
    15. Tevita Alifa
    11. Beau Fermor
    12. Brodie Jones
    22. Jamie Buhrer

    13. Sam Stone
    7. Chris Randall
    10. Jacob Saifiti
    24. Jirah Momoisea

    Wenty have brought in some big name backs, but we have the strongest forward pack in reserve grade for a few years I think.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    6-0 to Wentworthville after 2 minutes.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    6-6 after 8 minutes - try to Gagai, goal to Lino
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    10-6 to the knights after 14 minutes - try to Crossland
     
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    12-6 after 15
     

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