Storm’s Come Back Win Against Eels

Storm’s Come Back Win Against Eels

Jul 16

Melbourne let Parramatta get well ahead before finally turning it on to win the game at home. Both sides have some exciting players and the future looks pretty bright for both clubs. Melbourne opened the games account early on through Vunivalu. Billy Kitt ran to the lines dummied and split the line, threading the needle he passed to Suliasi Vunivalu who with the ball in his right hand fended with...

Westfields Starts Year With Win

Westfields Starts Year With Win

Jul 14

Westfields Sports High School completely shut out Hunter Sports High in the second half to get the win in a good game at Campbelltown Stadium. Hunter were the better team in the first half scoring three tries to one. Jayden Wright kicked an early 40/20 to get the ball back in good field position. The final play on the set saw Wright cross field kick for big Kiah Cooper who brought the ball down...

Dufty Hatrick Seals Dragons Win

Dufty Hatrick Seals Dragons Win

Jul 05

He book ended the game with tries and his raw speed was too much for the opposition. Dufty the 18 year old under 18′s NSW fullback was too much for the Cowboys and was ultimately the difference in his Dragons 30-20 on a special day. Dufty opened proceedings from a simple second option run in a backline drifting from left to right he picked his hole, hopped and put the speed on, Bambling...

Roosters Penalty Goal After The Siren To Win

Roosters Penalty Goal After The Siren To Win

Jul 01

An exciting finish to a game that saw an NRL debutant come back and dominate the game. It was ultimately Nene Macdonald who drew the penalty to win the game as he took charge in the final set. The Roosters winger Arthur Currie opened the account with a try hugging the wing the guys inside do their job running in lines and Currie receives the ball with plenty of space to score. Bateman hit back...

30 Point Second Half Steals Warriors Win

30 Point Second Half Steals Warriors Win

Jun 29

Brendan Attwood took advantage of an out of position Sipley and scored an easy try to open the Panthers account 5 minutes into the game. The Warriors started sloppy and in characteristically see them selves sitting outside the top 8 mid way through the year. Chris Smith embarrassed the warriors defense from a tap restart scoring a 20 metre try some how singling out Nathaniel Roache who...

Tigers Beat Raiders As Rivalry Continues

Tigers Beat Raiders As Rivalry Continues

Jun 29

The wind in today’s game was so string I’ve never seen so many penalties taken as taps. In the second half Lachlan Hurst chased, not very far, a kick for touch and the windy brought it straight back to his hands. Campbelltown has a great history of wind, I recall a kickoff in the 90′s travelling 10 metres but coming back to the halfway line. Te Maire Martin opened up the scoring...

Notes from and earlier game

Notes from and earlier game

Jun 25

Having been busy with junior footy this year I have to catch up on some games. This is a few notes from the Eels and Dragons game of round 10. Kelepi Tanginoa has arms the size of basketballs. Is strong ball runner. Matthew Dufty has a nice strong pass and a nice left foot step and fend Tepai Moeroa hits the line hard. Harry Stewart good low tackler of big man. Eric Newbigging big strong...

Panthers Beat Dragons

Panthers Beat Dragons

Jun 14

The Dragons start well theougg Addin Fonua-Blake whi took the ball to the line and passed to his storming second rower, Wesley Lolo running at a gap who could not be stopped. Unfortunately this would be the last try for the red v as the Panthers would start to shut them out. The Panthers hit back on the end of a deep backline, Peter Tia Tia got on the inside of a player, the tackle was initiated...

Lodge to the Tigers

Lodge to the Tigers

Jun 01

Wests Tigers have signed former Melbourne Storm front row prospect Matthew Lodge effective immediately. Matt Lodge unbelievably has another year of Holden Cup ahead of him having just turned 19 yesterday. The St. Patrick’s junior is 193cm tall and 109kg as per the Storm Website. Matt Lodge while probably better known for his poor handwriting in this years Holden Cup origin game is actually...

Tigers Flog Broncos

Tigers Flog Broncos

May 26

Wests Tigers exploited the Broncos right edge to storm to a 42-10 victory at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. It took a long while for the Broncos to warm up to the match but when they did it was too late. Nathan Milone was undoubtedly the man of the match, scoring two tries and having his hand in many others. The Wests Tigers left centre and captain enjoyed the majority of the action on that side of...

Mamo’s Hatrick Brings Blue’s Hatrick

Mamo’s Hatrick Brings Blue’s Hatrick

May 04

New South Wales dominated this years Under 20′s in a great team performance. The 30-8 win even saw a couple of sin bins for fighting in a night that wasn’t the classiest nice for football. NSW dominated the forwards all night and the the edges shut down any plays Milford and Holmes had planned. NSW opened the scoring with a Tyrone Phillips try. Moses’ bomb was left uncontested...

The 2014 20′s Origin Teams

The 2014 20′s Origin Teams

Apr 28

I don’t usually re post teams as many of my regular readers are aware but state of origin is a special time of year! Origin is a chance for players to step up in big game situations. Origin is a chance for players to really show how good they can play against a harder opposition. Finally, origin gives us a chance to watch players we normally might not get a chance to watch. (The friday...

Panthers Grind Out Win

Panthers Grind Out Win

Apr 27

The Sharks and Panthers came together for a grinding match that ultimately the Panthers won. Fa’amanu Browns early and unfortunate injury robbed Cronulla some much needed direction and spark on a day that injuries got the better of the young side. The Panthers didn’t play like defending premiers but as the greater Panthers club started the year with so many injuries, you could excuse...

TACKLE RAIDERS

TACKLE RAIDERS

Apr 19

Newcastle prove too strong despite a Croker hatrick for Canberra in a game that was tighter than the score line suggests. It wasn’t until late in the game that Newcastle would run away with it, starving the Raiders of any possession. The Raiders started the game well, scoring two tries off the boot, a Woolford grubber and a huge well placed Croker bomb. Faitotoa Faitotoa struck back for...

Knights Dominate Raiders in Matts

Knights Dominate Raiders in Matts

Apr 19

In a game that Canberra put some respectability into the score late, the Knights didn’t really have it in the bag until they scored first in the second half. A player of the match performance by Brendan O’Hagan has me salivating for the next time I can watch him. The half back had a hand in nearly every try and as an adequate goal kicker I would bet my house I see him in the Holden...

Warriors Smack the Dogs

Warriors Smack the Dogs

Apr 15

The Warriors and Bulldogs faced off at Eden Park in what I expected to be a close encounter. The Bulldogs have a big forward pack and I expected that to lay the foundation for a close match. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs they couldn’t match it with the Warriors who managed to pile on 58 points, Canterbury managing just 20. Sam Lisone opened the Warriors account receiving and inside ball...