NSW U16s vs Pasifika U16s

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

    Aug 12, 2012
    SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT | NSW Under-16s v Pasifika

    Mon 23 Jul 2018, 03:24 PM

    The NSW Rugby League has today announced the NSW Under-16 squad to take on the Under-16 Pasifika side at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday (28 July).

    The NSW-Pasifika clash will be the first meeting between the two sides, with the match-up giving more emerging players the opportunity to represent their state and heritage.

    NSW will be looking to build upon their Under-16 Origin win over Queensland at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on 15 July with the 28-14 win being a third-straight victory for the Blues in the annual interstate fixture.

    The team will assemble on Friday (27 July) under the guidance of coach Scott Jones, assisted by NSW True Blue Phil Bailey.

    They will conduct a training session at NSWRL Centre of Excellence Field on Friday (27 July).


    Tua Amone (Illawarra Steelers)
    Joshua Bevan (Sydney Roosters)
    Diego Bravo-Graham (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
    Billy Burke (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
    Kodi Crowther (Newcastle Knights)
    Kade Dykes (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
    Kynan English (Western Suburbs Magpies)
    Compton Fuatimau (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
    Blake Hosking (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
    Kitione Kautoga (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
    Tolutau Koula (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
    Osemen Momoh (Penrith Panthers)
    Brandon Morkos (Illawarra Steelers)
    Henry O'Kane (Balmain Tigers)
    Samuel Pinomi (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
    Hohepa Puru (Penrith Panthers)
    Logan Radzievic (Newcastle Knights)
    Nick Russell (North Sydney Bears)
    Sean Russell (Parramatta Eels)
    Tyrell Sloan (Illawarra Steelers)
    Jack Williams (Canberra Raiders)
    Jai Wynbergen (Penrith Panthers)

    Coach: Scott Jones

  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Apr 16, 2008
    I was surprized those 2 missed out on the SOO squad.
    The other 1 who should have made a rep side is Noah Ryan IMO, but maybe there is a better 5/8 getting around.
  3. ALX25

    ALX25 George Carmont

    Nov 6, 2017
    Sunshine Coast
    2018 NSW PACIFIKA U16 Squad

    Apisalome Saukuru (Sharks)
    Aufaga Autagavaia (Bulldogs)
    Brendan Tapuai (Dragons)
    Cameron Brown (Sea Eagles)
    George Lopeti (Bulldogs)
    Gordan Chan Kum Tong (Sea Eagles)
    Izaak Tago (Panthers)
    James Uesele (Sea Eagles)
    Jono Chan Kum Tong (Rabbitohs)
    Kristian Li-Mai (Panthers)
    Lipoi Hopoi (Bulldogs)
    Max Pritchard (Panthers)
    Niwhai Puru (Panthers)
    Setuti Iakopo (Sea Eagles)
    Siua Fotu (Sea Eagles)
    Sunia Turuva (Panthers)
    Tony Francis (Sea Eagles)
    Tyrone Holakeituai (Sea Eagles)
    Uluaki Tuipulotu (Sea Eagles)
    Vaileli Tonga (Sea Eagles)
    Natrell Tawa (Bulldogs)
    Dion Teaupa (Rabbitohs)

    Coaches: Willie Talau and Frank Pritchard

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  4. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

    Aug 12, 2012
    Pasifika Overcome NSW Under 16s

    Simon Masterton
    Sat 28 Jul 2018, 07:01 PM

    The Pasifika Under 16s have followed on from a dominant start in defeating the NSW Under 16s 34-16 at Belmore Sports Ground.

    A heated pre-game war cry set up what was at times a fiery affair, but the Pasifika side was too strong from the first whistle to secure their big win.

    It was all Pasifika in the opening third, with three consecutive tries giving them a handy 16-0 lead off the back of a physical style and multiple offloads. Cameron Brown and Vaileli Tonga both crossed for the Pacific Nations side, setting up a lead which NSW would struggle to overcome.

    With time to re-evaluate their game at the first break, NSW applied the pressure on their opposition, but were unable to get on the scoreboard. Another Pasifika try shortly after the resumption, this time to Setuti Iakopo, made the task an even more difficult one for the Scott Jones coached side.

    It was going to take individual brilliance if NSW were to force their way back into the game, and it soon came via utility Jack Williams. The No.11, who has been likened to Tyrone Peachey, showed great footwork to pass multiple defenders in a 50-metre effort, converted for a 22-6 score line.

    Everything needed to go the way of NSW if they were to continue their fightback and when a short pass for a charging Henry O'Kane was ruled forward, they missed an opportunity. Soon after another chance went begging when Tyrell Sloan opted against running himself to the try line, but an offload allowed Kade Dykes to cross soon after.

    At 22-10, the comeback remained in the sights of NSW, but when James Uesele passed Sloan and Kodi Crowther, Pasifika moved further ahead yet again. The boys in sky blue, however, weren't done with yet, with Dykes setting up Blake Hoskings to score under the posts.

    Two more Pasifika tries finished up their dominant victory, which ended with a 34-16 final score.


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