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A brief summary of results from Round 1 of the 2013 Holden Cup Under 20's National Youth Competition.
Reigning premiers the Wests Tigers started strongly with a win over the Newcastle Knights on Monday evening, while fellow Grand Finalists from 2012, the Canberra Raiders, were dominated by a promising Penrith Panthers side. The Parramatta Eels produced a stunning first-up big win over the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday.
See below for the results and scorers from Round 1:
Sydney Roosters 26 (Jack Noble 3, Graeme Su'a Poe tries; Brendan Elliot 5/6 goals) defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 (Dylan Walker 2, Bradley Croad, Tyrone Phillips tries; Dylan Walker 4/4 goals) at Sydney Football Stadium (Allianz Stadium), Thursday 5;50pm. Halftime: 12-all. Referee: Grant Atkins.
Brisbane Broncos 30 (Caleb Timu 2, Kodi Nikorima 2, Jack Schaffer, Benjamin Garcia tries; Cameron Cullen 2/5, Duncan Paia'Aua 1/1 goals) defeated Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 28 (Luke Bartley, Lautrel Schaumkel, Dylan Kelly, Will Pearsall, Jake Trbojevic tries; Clinton Gutherson 4/5 goals) at Lang Park (Suncorp Stadium), Friday 5:50pm. Halftime: Sea Eagles 10-6. Referee: Michael Wise.
Parramatta Eels 46 (Vai Toutai 2, Zach Dockar-Clay 2, Takai Moeakiola 2, Kelepi Tanginoa, Mitchell Brasington, John Folau tries; Mitchell Brasington 5/9 goals) defeated New Zealand Warriors 8 (Villiami Lolhea, Ngataua Hukatai tries; Mason Lino 0/2 goals) at Parramatta Stadium, Saturday 3:15pm. Halftime: Eels 32-4. Referees: Dave Munro & Matt Noyen.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 40 (Jon Sila 3, Moses Mbye 2, Dylan Rintoul 2, James Ralph tries; Patrick Templeman 4/8 goals) defeated North Queensland Cowboys 20 (Javed Bowen, Chris Grevsmuhl, Zac Santo, Alex Grant tries; Sam Foster 2/3, Javed Bowen 0/1 goals) at Central Coast Stadium (Bluetongue Stadium), Saturday 5:15pm. Halftime: Bulldogs 24-14. Referee: Shane Rehm.
Penrith Panthers 40 (Jarred Wilson, Sam Scarlett, James Dunley, Pat Hollis, Iszah Yeo, Dallin Watene Zelezniak, George Jennings tries; Bryce Cartwright 5/6, Dallin Watene Zelezniak 1/1 goals) defeated Canberra Raiders 16 (Tony Milford 2, Peter Irwin tries; Tony Milford 2/3 goals) at Penrith Stadium (Centrebet Stadium Penrith), Sunday 11:45am. Halftime: Panthers 28-4. Referees: Chris Butler & Clayton Sharpe.
Melbourne Storm 36 (Herschel Gideon 2, Cade Umaga, Michael Butson, Una Mohi, Billy Brittain, Aleki Falepaini tries; Billy Brittain 4/7 goals) defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 12 (Shannon Crook, Sam Coster tries; Shannon Crook 2/2 goals) at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park), Sunday 12:45pm. Halftime: Storm 16-12. Referee: Chris Sutton.
Gold Coast Titans 29 (Jamal Fogarty 2, Matt Beddow, Sam Johnson, Hymel Hunt tries; Jamal Fogarty 4/5 goals; Jamal Fogarty 1 field goal) defeated Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 16 (Winstone Asotasi, Anthony Moraitis, Scott Sorensen tries; Jake Walsh 2/3 goals) at Endeavour Field (Sharks Stadium), Sunday 4:15pm. Halftime: Titans 18-12. Referee: Lawrence McDonnell.
Wests Tigers 22 (Leva Li, Luke Brooks, Kurtis Row, Matt Mulcahy tries; Matt Mulcahy 3/4 goals) defeated Newcastle Knights 12 (Adam Clydesdale, Jake Mamo tries; Lachlan Shipard 2/2 goals) at Newcastle International Sports Centre (Hunter Stadium), Monday 4:45pm. Halftime: 6-all. Referee: Ziggy Preklasa-Adamski.
National Youth Competition 2013 Ladder after Round 1:
Eels, Storm, Panthers, Bulldogs, Titans, Tigers, Roosters, Broncos 2
Sea Eagles, Rabbitohs, Knights, Sharks, Cowboys, Raiders, Dragons, Warriors 0.