BARTERCARD CUP COMPETITION ? ROUND 14 RESULTSSaturday 15 July 2006Waitakere Rangers vs Wellington Orcas Harold Moody Park, AucklandWaitakere Rangers 56Tries: W. Clarken, K. Edmondson, H. Turua, K. Guttenbeil, S. Jones, J. Fiu, R. Godfrey (2), M. Tuipulotu (3)Goals: S. Jones, D. Shepherd (5) Wellington Orcas 12Tries: T. Pelenise, M. KolivauGoals: L. Boyd (2)Halftime Score: 30 ? 6 To Waitakere Rangers Tamaki Leopards vs Central Falcons Ellerslie Domain, AucklandTamaki Leopards 58Tries: P. Atkins, C. Mika, W. Heta, D. Kingi, S. Faitala, L. Ah Mau, S. Niuila, T. Leaunoa (2), M. Ashford (2)Goals: W. Heta (2), M. Ashford (5)Central Falcons 16Tries: R. McPhee, H. Robson, P. PackerGoals: H. Robson (2)Halftime Score: 30 ? 12 to Tamaki LeopardsHarbour League vs Auckland Lions Birkenhead Domain, AucklandAuckland Lions 54Tries: P. Fisi?iahi, H. Aonga, W. Sorenson, D. Davis, F. Souter, R. Wigg, T. Aoese, G. Schaumkel (2)Goals: S. Buckingham (9)Harbour League 4Tries: T. HartHalftime Score: 14 ? 0 To Auckland Lions
THE three games at Dolphin Oval last weekend saw the side that got out of the gates early go on and win the match. Norths were successful in Colts and A Grade while the Dolphins Premier Grade prevailed over the Devils.The Colts game started out slowly for the Dolphins with their fancied rivals scooting to an 18 nil score line, the young Dolphins found some composure and through the middle section of the game looked to have the upper hand clawing the margin back to 18-16. A couple of missed opportunities which would have seen the side wrestle the lead from Norths proved crucial with the visitors counter punching racing away to a 42-22 win. The Dolphins weren?t too far of the mark here and will learn some lessons from this game which will hold them in good stead for the upcoming weeks. Joel Romelo, Sam Schull, Tim Benson and Foisa Peni all stood tall with Joel the deserved winner of the LEADING EDGE SPORTS Man of the Match Award.The A Grade suffered a disappointing loss to the lowly placed Norths with a well below par performance. Enthusiasm counts for a lot in our game and unfortunately the Dolphins fell short in this area while the Devils jumped out of the gates with all guns blazing shooting to a 16 nil lead. The Dolphins got it back to 16-10 at half time however after the break the trend of the game continued with the visitors running out comfortable 40 points to 22 winners. Despite the loss there were a number of stand out performers for the Dolphins with Chris Giumelli, Chris Jelich, Dom Fallini and Scott Gillis performing well with Jelich getting the nod for the HOGS BREATH CAF? Man of the Match. Today is an important game for the side with Wynnum in fifth place just one point ahead of the Dolphins on the competition ladder.The Premier Grade started the game in blazing form running up 22 unanswered points in the opening 20 minutes before a bit of tit for tat scoring gave the game its 36-12 half time score line. The start of the second half saw the Dolphins squander a couple of scoring opportunities which opened the door for Norths to stage a comeback. Three quick tries closed the margin to 10 points however the Dolphins rose to the challenge and were able to steady the ship and ran out 48 points to 30 winners with defense not featuring in the games highlights. Adam Starr returned from QLD duties with a tireless effort to get the KEYSTAR AUTOWORLD Players Player Award while Danny Burke was voted the SEARLES GARDEN PRODUCTS Player of the Match. Nick Walker and Danny Green continued their impressive comebacks with solid performances and won?t be too far away from hitting their straps.The Dolphins wish Alwyn Simpson a speedy recovery after he was hit by a car on his moped. Fortunately no serious damage was done however some leg injuries look to have ended his season prematurely.Congratulations to Troy Lindsay, Adam Starr, Ryan Cullen and Mick Roberts who acquitted themselves well in the QLD Residents side. Unfortunately the side was beaten 28-20 by NSW however from all accounts it was a good contest.This Weeks TeamsQueensland Wizard Cup1. Ryan CULLEN 2. Tim YEE 3. Greg BOURKE 4. Kaine MANIHERA5. Chris GIUMELLI 6. Nick EMMETT 7. Marty TURNER 13.Gerard PARLE 12. Danny BURKE 11. Grant FLUGGE 10. Adam STARR 9. Michael ROBERTS 8. Troy LINDSAY (c) Interchange: 14. Nick WALKER 15. Damian JENTZ 16. Danny GREEN 17. Shannon FISH Coach: Anthony GRIFFINFOGS A Grade1. Mitchell SIMPSON 2. Luke BOLDERY 3. Pat McGILL 4. Rory BROMLEY 5. Adam LUTCHETTI 6. Chris FOX 7. Chris KLUFT13. Sam FILLERY 12. Chris JELICH 11. Mark SHIPWAY 10. Dominic FALLINI 9. Scott GILLIS 8. Clint FRAZERInterchange: 14. Mick PARES 15. Matt PROBERTS 16. Matt ANDERTON 17. Matt MANNIONCoach: Grant CLEALFOGS Colts Challenge 1. Phil DAISY 2. Andrew RICKERTT 3. Michael WILSON 4. Matt GILLETT 5. Jordon BROWN 6. Joel ROMELO 7. Asher ELEMANI13. Logan SULLIVAN 12. Foisa PENI 11. Adam MARR 10. Sam SCHULL 9. Tim BENSON 8. Matt HANDCOCKInterchange: 14. Greg MALENSTEIN 15. Takai TAMIOTIKINAU16. Jake MARKETO 17. Angus CAMERONCoach: Matt WOOD
REDCLIFFE v WYNNUM MANLY
Dolphin Oval, Saturday July 15, 2.00pm *Live on ABC TV
Referee: Justin Eastwood
BRADFORD welcome back Lesley Vainikolo for the visit of Les Catalans on Friday.
WARRINGTON Wolves Number 13 Paul Noone has joined Harlequins on loan until the end of the season when his contract expires.The 25-year-old has been with the Wolves for over 10 years having joined the club aged just 14 from Widnes Tigers.He led the Wolves Academy team to the U19 Grand Final in 1999, the same season he led Great Britain Young Lions against the Australian Schoolboys.He had his season disrupted by injuries in the first half of 2005, but came back strong and was awarded with the No. 13 jersey this season.However, he has failed to hold down a regular first team place amongst strong competition for places in the Wolves squad.A club statement read: ?Warrington Wolves would like to wish Paul Noone all the best for his move to the Quins and for his future rugby career and thank him for his contribution to the Wolves over his time with the club.?St Helens v Castleford, Knowsley Road, Friday July 14, Kick-off 8pmSt Helens 18-man squad: Wellens, Gardner, Lyon, Talau, Pryce, Long, Fozzard, Cunningham, Cayless, Gilmour, Wilkin, Roby, Hooper, P. Anderson, V. Anderson, Graham, Hardman, Fa'asavalu.Harlequins RL 18-man squad: Bradley-Qalilawa, Budworth, Dorn, Gafa, Heckenberg, Hopkins, Leuluai, Lucky Luisi, Mbu, McLinden, Mills, Paul, Purdham, Randall, Smith, Tookey, Weisner, Worrincy.Referee: P BenthamSource: www.superleague.co.uk
STUART Fielden is warning his Wigan team-mates to prepare for the biggest test yet of their resurgence when Salford visit the JJB Stadium.The Warriors are on a roll as they seek to pull off the great escape and a fifth successive win would lift them out of the relegation zone for the first time in four months.Catalans, Warrington, Harlequins and Wakefield have all been dispatched in consecutive weeks by Brian Noble?s rejuvenated side but play-off chasing Salford will pose a different challenge, according to Fielden.?No disrespect to the other teams but Salford are a bit better,? said the former Bradford prop, who has yet to experience defeat as a Wigan player. ?They stick in there.?We?re not sitting back and lighting up the cigars. Confidence is there and training is getting better each week but we are taking it a game at a time.?The Reds have never won at the JJB Stadium but they have already beaten Wigan twice at home this season and, despite three defeats in their last four matches, they remain handily placed in the top six.?We?ve worked so hard to be in the top six since round one and we intend to stay there,? said coach Karl Harrison.Wigan Warriors v Salford City Reds, JJB Stadium, Friday July 14 2006Wigan 18-man squad: Ashton, Calderwood, Dallas, Dobson, Fielden, Fletcher, Godwin, Hansen, Higham, Hock, Logan, McAvoy, O'Carroll, O'Loughlin, Orr, Paleaaesina, Radlinski, Tickle.Salford 18-man squad: Hodgson, McGuinness, Moule, Robinson, Coley, Alker, Rutgerson, Charles, Highton, Langi, Wilshere, Haggerty, Littler, Myler, Clayton, Adamson, Lima, Williams.Referee: R SilverwoodSource: www.superleague.co.uk
ROUND 19 St George Illawarra Dragons 16 v Canterbury Bulldogs 22at OKI Jubilee Stadium, KogarahCrowd: 18,223Referee: Steve ClarkMatch Summary:The Canterbury Bulldogs have defeated the St George Illawarra Dragons 22-16 in an entertaining clash at OKI Jubilee Stadium in Sydney tonight.The Dragons showed their intention to attack from the first minute where they came up with a chip kick in their own half that didn?t come off. After five minutes they opened the scoring with a long range try to Ben Creagh. Matt Cooper broke through some weak tackles and offloaded to a support player who found Creagh back on the inside instantly, and he raced 50 metres to score. In the ninth minute the Bulldogs lost winger Cameron Phelps for the evening with a shoulder injury. On the 19th minute Aaron Gorrell missed a penalty attempt from 30 metres out following a high tackle from Willie Mason. The Bulldogs opened the scoring only two minutes later with a try to Brent Sherwin, who raced through a gap to score under the posts. The try was awarded by the video referee, and had a small hint of obstruction in it. The Bulldogs took their lead to 10-4 five minutes before half time when Sonny Bill carried three defenders over the line to score out wide, and the score remained 10-4 at the break.Only two minutes into the second half the Dragons tied the game up at 10-all with a great breakaway try to Mark Gasnier. When he looked all but wrapped up by the defence he stepped away from them all and scored near the posts. Seven minutes into the half Corey Payne was carried from the field after being on the wrong end of a Mark O?Meley hit up. In the 54th minute the Bulldogs hit the lead again, Asotasi breaking up the middle before offloading to Holdsworth who claimed the first of his two tries in the match. Three minutes after that, Sonny Bill and Reni Maitua were put on report for a dangerous throw that looked rather innocuous. The Dragons drew level again through Mark Gasnier when he took a cross field kick and dotted it down. The Bulldogs scored the decisive try 11 minutes out from fulltime when Holdsworth was on the end of a Sonny Bill offload. The Dragons never really threatened in the final 10 minutes, the Bulldogs defence causing them the same headaches that held them out for most of the match.Next week the Dragons travel to Canberra, while the Bulldogs host the Roosters.Scorers:St George Illawarra Dragons: 16Tries: Ben Creagh, Mark Gasnier(2)Goals: Aaron Gorrell 2/4Canterbury Bulldogs: 22Tries: Brent Sherwin, Sonny Bill Williams, Daniel Holdsworth(2)Goals: Hazem El Masri 3/4Half time: Bulldogs 10-4By the Clock:Good evening from Oki Jubilee Stadium in Sydney for tonights blockbuster clash featuring the Dragons vs the Bulldogs. This match stands as a battle for 2nd place.Last week both teams got the points, the Bulldogs winning the match of the season vs the Warriors 22-18 in extra time, coming back from trailing 16-0. The Dragons defeated Souths 38-28, and never put them away fully.Adam Perry is in for the Bulldogs, Grimaldi injured his leg in training. Otherwise they are 1-17. The Dragons Sims in for Ryles.It's raining again at Kogarah.1 min: The Bulldogs kick off!3 min: Interesting start from the Dragons, they open with a chip kick deep in their own half after 37 seconds. It doesn't come off but the Bulldogs knock on. Dragons then make solid inroads in attack after a penalty.5 min: TRY St George Illawarra DragonsMatt Cooper makes a bust inside his own half, passes inside to a support player who instantly passes to Creagh who races 40 metres to score. Gorrell just misses from out wide. Dragons 4-09 min: The Bulldogs spin the ball wide and catch retreating defence, but get wrapped up in the end.9 min: INJURY - Cameron Phelps on the ground with a shoulder problem, and he gets interchanged, leading to an early introduction for Sonny Bill.10 min: The Bulldogs come up with some very nice offloads and ball movement, and Maitua knocks on in a burst down the right side.12 min: A very good kick from Sherwin is cleaned up by Morris to save a try, and concedes a drop out.13 min: Sonny Bill knocks on attempting a pass as he goes over the sideline. Very poor completion rate for the Bulldogs so far, 2/6.15 min: Head puts in a dreadful kick off the side of his boot, it nearly comes good for the Dragons but they knock on recovering it.19 min: ATTEMPTED PENALTY GOAL St George Illawarra DragonsWillie Mason is penalised for a high tackle. Gorrell misses the penaly from 32 out, right in front. Dragons 4-021 min: The Bulldogs get a penalty, 10 out and right in front. They take the tap.21 min: VIDEO REF - For a Bulldogs try...21 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsSherwins darts through a gap 10 out and scores under the posts. It looked like an obstruction from O'Meley. El Masri converts. Bulldogs 6-428 min: A LOT of errors so far, some that can be blamed on the conditions, some that can't.30 min: Another error from Sonny Bull with the Bulldogs hot on attack. Fairly messy game so far.32 min: Dragons get a scrum feed 10 out from the Bulldogs line after a Bulldogs error.33 min: El Masri comes up with an important intercept on a 2 on 1 overlap situation.35 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsOff the back of a penalty the Bulldogs get the ball wide to Sonny Bill who carries three defenders over the line to score out wide. El Masri comes up with a rare miss. Bulldogs 10-440 min: ATTEMPTED FIELD GOAL St George Illawarra DragonsStraight off a goal line drop out Hornby attempts a field goal that is low and wide left. Bulldogs 10-4And we go to halftime at 10-4.The match has been quite even in a half punctuated by errors. A lot of strong defence and big hits.40 min: The second half begins.42 min: TRY St George Illawarra DragonsGasnier gets put into a gap right up the middle, he speeds away and steps the last line of defence consisting of a bunch of Bulldogs players. Gorrell converts. 10 all.47 min: INJURY - Corey Payne is out cold after an O'Meley hitup, and is getting strechered off.50 min: An Andrew Ryan kick picks up the Bulldogs a drop out.51 min: Brett Morris makes a great defensive play coming down with a Bulldogs bomb.52 min: The Dragons kicking game struggling, a charge down earlier and now Head kicks the ball right up the rear of a team mate.54 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsAsotasi breaks up the middle and offloads to Holdsworth who scores to the left of the posts. El Masri converts. Bulldogs 16-1057 min: The Bulldogs totally dominating territory.57 min: ON REPORT - Sonny Bill and Reni Maitua are penalised for a dangerous throw. The Bulldogs are really turning up their defence and they force an error.61 min: The Dragons force a line drop out from a great kick.62 min: TRY St George Illawarra DragonsHead puts up a cross kick to Gasnier who juggles the ball and dots it down to the right of the posts. Gorrell converts. 16 all.66 min: El Masri is ruled to have not played at a pass on the last tackle that he appeared to knock into touch.67 min: Head knocks the ball down going for an intercept.69 min: TRY Canterbury BulldogsThe Bulldogs spin the ball wide, Sonny Bill gets through several defenders and offloads to Holdsworth who scores out wide. El Masri converts. Bulldogs 22-1671 min: Luke Bailey is heading up the tunnel.75 min: Bailey returning to the field.76 min: The Bulldogs make a break that gets saved by Millard.77 min: Patten chases a nice Dragons kick and combines with El Masri to avoid going over the sideline.79 min: A kick by Millard is cleaned up by Patten, the match could be all but over.80 min: 40 seconds to go, last throw of the dice for the Dragons. The Dragons throw a forward pass and the Bulldogs win.-----------------------------------------Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:3 - Roy Asotasi2 - Willie Mason1 - Brent Sherwin-----------------------------------------
TITANS Elite Academy Members Will Matthews(Front Row) Chris Sandow (Halfback) and Shannon Walker (Fullback) have been selected in the Australian Schoolboys team following their performances at the Australian Schoolboys Championships in Port Macquarie. All three represented Queensland which won the final against New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges 24 - 14. Titans Junior Recruitment Manager Tom Searle ?I am over the moon about this. To have three of our Titans academy boys make the side is amazing. The fact that 2 of them are from country New South Wales and have come across to play for Queensland is just something out of the box. And Chris Sandow who has already played 2 Queensland Cup games has proved to John Cartwright, me and Scott Sattler how valuable they will be for the future of the Titans.? Matthews hails from Kyogle in Northern New South Wales and plays for the Seagulls Colts and is part of the Rugby League Excellence program at Palm Beach High School. He played consistently well throughout the championships and was rewarded with the Most Valuable Player of the final and his selection in the Australian Team. Walker also from Kyogle continues to play in his home town but lives on the Gold Coast through the week where he attends the Palm Beach High program. He commutes home on weekends to play club fixtures. Searle said, ?He was electrifying ? he did something in every game that made him a standout. He has shear speed and brilliance and was also on fire in the final.? Chris Sandow goes to Marsden High and plays for Logan City colts was also a standout all week. ?He was outstanding?, said Searle. ?He was the form Halfback of the tournament and definitely the most talked about player. He like Will and Shannon will gain enormously from the selection?Titans Head Coach John Cartwright was overwhelmed that 3 of his junior charges were selected. Cartwright said, ?To get one would have been a great achievement. It?s just one of the positives of having an NRL team in this area. If the Titans hadn?t been admitted to the NRL, who knows what these boys would be doing with their Rugby League. They might still be playing for their respective clubs and not had this opportunity. I think it just speaks volumes for the decision the NRL have made to put a team into the area. It?s given so many kids a chance to progress their careers.?The Australian Team will tour Great Britain in November and Titans confirmed they will pay for the trip and expenses.
WARRIORS coach Ivan Cleary says the NRL would be better off without the golden point rule and should allow drawn matches.
THE Sharks will be attempting to get their 2006 premiership campaign back on track after two successive losses when they take on the Sydney Roosters in a round 19 clash this Sunday.
After an outstanding run of form which saw them win eight games from nine starts, the Sharks have slipped slightly in going down to the Broncos and Tigers in their previous two matches.
TALENTED young centre Junior Sau will remain with the Raiders next year, after agreeing to a new one year deal for 2007.
AFTER a bye weekend last weekend, tomorrow sees the resumption of the Lion Red Fox Memorial competition.
SOUTHS give their halves a go
NORTH Queensland centre Josh Hannay has been ruled out of the Cowboys' clash against Penrith tomorrow night. Hannay is yet to recover from a mystery virus that threatened his involvement in Queensland's State of Origin series win over New South Wales last week.
HULL KR v Leigh Centurions