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who do ut hink the qld team for under 16 2014 next year my team



1 kayln ponga, 2 micheal carrol , 3 upi naemtu , 4 tommy sau, 5 hisiu hicks, 6 sato ketia opa , 7 brent woolf, 8 willam gradey, 9 harry sullivan, 10 ethan paiku, 11 syd smith 12 steven tatipata, 13 aziz ali, 14 ruben cotter, 15 sean garner, 16 hayden ohara, 17 jack pecock 
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If you have a look at the team picked and know the players, you will see that Shibisaki, Carroll, Ketia Opo, Woolf, Paikea, Smith, Cotter, Sula-Siosi and Willshire were part of the Qld Maroons that actually were undefeated and were the National Champions at the 15years Schoolboys Championships in Canberra last year. Yes this year there are injuries of the other boys which is a shame and I am sure they would have been picked if they weren't, but to have these experienced players as part of this team is a bonus for this year's team. They know what to expect and they can all help the other boys who are in this team that weren't there last year in Canberra. I just hope that next weeks game against Newcastle up north is an injury free game for all the Northern Boys. Go Queenslanders!! 


@satriza I agree with you, knowing coaches will want to keep majority of the players that won us the national 15 years schoolboy carnival last year which i think NSW won in the past 3 or 4 years prior to 2013. " If it ain't broke, don't fix it ". If there's an age group parents should be more concerned about, it should be 18 years schoolboys team this year as they take on a NSW outfit that have dominated them in the last 2 years. QUEENSLANDER!!



These are the players who have been selected for this Tuesday nights NSW Under 16s Possible V Probables trial at Leichhardt Oval.

The match will commence at 6.30pm and players are required to assemble between 5:00pm–5:30pm in the main dressing room at Leichhardt Oval.

The NSW Under 16s side set to take on QLD prior to Game One of the Origin series will be chosen off the back of this match and also the National Final game between the Newcastle Knights and Northern Pride later this weekend.

Lachlan Attwood - Balmain Tigers
Ryan Papenhuyzen - Balmain Tigers
Adam Rizk - Balmain Tigers
Mosese Suli - Balmain Tigers
Spike Teio - Balmain Tigers
Nicholas Wilkinson - Balmain Tigers
Nikola Cotric - Canberra Raiders
Sebastian Kris - Canberra Raiders
Will Kerr - Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
Alvin Maungaati - Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
Giordan Patea - Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
Dion Solaese - Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
Blayke Brailey - Cronulla Sharks
Kyle Flanagan - Cronulla Sharks
Rusiate Lumelume - Cronulla Sharks
Dylan Xerri - Cronulla Sharks
Kalemb Hart - CRL – Coffs Harbour
Hayden Lomax - CRL – Temora
Katoni Staggs - CRL – Wellington
Jai Whitbread - CRL – Tweed Heads
Matt Woolnough - CRL – Forbes
Jack Cross - Illawarra Steelers
Sione Hopoate - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Brydon Ramien - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Jaiden Tarrant - North Sydney Bears
Rangi Boyce - South Sydney Rabbitohs
Henry Fuimaono - South Sydney Rabbitohs
Emre Guler - South Sydney Rabbitohs
Cameron Murray - South Sydney Rabbitohs
Treymaine Brown - St George Dragons
Daniel Stojanovski - St George Dragons
Jai McGrath - Sydney Roosters
Adam Campbell - Parramatta Eels
Joshua Carr - Parramatta Eels
Andrew Mauava - Parramatta Eels
Jesse Abbott - Penrith Panthers
Jake Gillett-Gow - Penrith Panthers
Samson Kerr - Penrith Panthers
Jonah Metuangaro - Penrith Panthers
Samuel Radovu - Penrith Panthers
Hosea Leuea - Western Suburbs Magpies
Kytak Chan - Western Sydney Academy of Sport 


*Edit, Henry Nafoi - Western Sydney Academy of Sport 


Surprised that George Francis, Sean Garner, Matt Lyons, Ray Maroun and Amaziah Slavin missed out. 


Form from Harold Matts rather than reputation. Henry Fuimaoao, Jaiden Tarrant, Samson Kerr, Luke Casson, Brydon Ramien were all superior to George Francis. Dion Solaese and Heath Gibbs were superior to Amaziah Slavin.

1. Nick Cotric (raiders)
2. Matt Copper (knights) / Ryan Papenhuyzen - (Balmain)
3. Heath Gibbs (knights)
4. Kalemb Hart (Norths Devils) / Dion Solaese (Bulldogs)
5. Sione Hopoate (Manly) / Kytak Chan (Western Academy)
6. Will Kerr (Bulldogs)
7. Brendan O'hagan (Knights)
8. Samson Kerr (Panthers) / Brydon Ramein (Manly)
9. Tom Starling (Knights)
10. Henry Fuimaono (South Sydney) / Jaiden Tarrant (North Sydney)
11. Brodie Jones (Knights) C
12. Giordan Patea (Bulldogs) / Spike Teio (Balmain)
13. Kurtis Dark (Knights) 


Just my thoughts:
1. M.Cooper (Knights)
2. N.Cotric (Raiders)
3. S.Hopoate (Sea Eagles) or N.O'Meley (Knights)
4. H.Gibbs (Knights)
5. J.Metuangaro (Panthers) or J.McGrath (Roosters)
6. W.Kerr (Bulldogs)
7. B.O'Hagan (Knights)
8. B.Ramien (Sea Eagles)
9. T.Starling (Knights)
10. H.Fuimaono (Rabbitohs)
11. B.Jones (Knights)
12. J.Gillett-Gow (Panthers)
13. K.Dark (Knights)
14. A.Campbell (Eels)
15. S.Kerr (Panthers)
16. G.Patea (Bulldogs)
17. C.Murray (Rabbitohs) or L.Attwood (Tigers)
18. R.Papenhuyzen (Tigers) 


Watched last nights possibles v probables game, was fast and tough as expected. Some standout performances and some dissapointing performances.

The following were some of the standouts for me:

Samson Kerr (Front Row) - Big, strong, powerful ball runner thats hard to tackle.
Jaiden Tarrant (Front Row) - Strong, mobile, solid contacts and really high work rate.
Giordan Patea (Front Row/Second Row) - strength, speed plus awesome ball skills.
Spike Teio (Second row) - Size, strength and hard runner that bust tackles.
Ryan Papenhuyzen (fullback) - Fast, great skills, reads the play well.


Here is the NSW side named this morning:

1 Matt Cooper KNIGHTS
2 Nikola Cotric RAIDERS
3 Sione Hopoate SEA EAGLES
4 Jesse Abbott PANTHERS
6 Hosea Leuea MAGPIES
7 Brendan O’Hagan KNIGHTS
8 Emre Guler RABBITOHS
9 Tom Starling KNIGHTS
10 Brodie Jones KNIGHTS
11 Kurtis Dark KNIGHTS
12 Jai Whitbread CRL – SOUTH TWEED BEARS
13 Cameron Murray RABBITOHS
14 Ryan Papenhuyzen TIGERS
15 Giordan Patea BULLDOGS
16 Jack Cross STEELERS
17 Dion Solaese BULLDOGS
18 Mosese Suli TIGERS


Reasonable, but as in every team there is always some conjecture about the selections.

Spike Teio - Balmain, Heath Gibbs - Knights, Jaiden tarrant - North Sydney, Will Kerr - Bulldogs and Samson Kerr - Penrith would all bit bitterly dissapointed to not have made it.

Emre Guler had a reasonable trial in possible and probables and was in the top three props there, big kid with good footwork and looked to have better conditioning then the others and maybe this is why he got the job.

Brodie Jones is a wonderkid and will star at any position on the field, the knights relied on Jones, Psami Saulo and Luke Casson for the bulk of their front row duites. However the knights only played him there due to a lack of belief in their back up props, Jones is a second rower/lock.

Giordan Patea also excells at either front or second row and this versatility is a big assett.

Kurtis Dark was the best lock in the comp despite Cameron Murrays reputation, leave him there!

Samson Kerr and Jaiden Tarrant were very good at the trials. Two best props there. Samson was the most damaging prop in the HM comp. Jaiden is a Newcastle boy that was ovelooked by the knights and now NSW but had a really solid season for North Sydney despite their poor results. Thought one of these two would have made the bench at least.

Spike Teio and Ryan Papenhuyzen were Balmains best players and Teio was deffinately their best second rower so how Moses Suli got in over him i will never know.

Heath Gibbs is the best centre in NSW, no ifs, no buts. Maybe Newcastles high representation counted against him.


The 16's game tonight will be a cracker, although I see QLD running away with this one by a margin of 16, given they can defend and shutdown a NSW onslaught through the middle will go on to make history, breaking a 4-5 year losing streak. The QLD back line looks very strong and is almost full strength in my opinion despite a few missing players in key positions such as Ponga and O'Hara. However they will still pose a heavy threat to the NSW back line, with the likes of Tuala, Carroll, Hudson, Tatipata and Shibasaki. It will be interesting to see how both Packs look to attack the middle and how the defence holds up throughout the game. This is definitely Queenslands golden year from ages 13 through to the 20's and hopefully all or if no, majority of these players stick with Queensland in the future. 


Queensland Under 16s
1. Gehamat SHIBASAKI - Townsville Stingers
2. Michael CARROLL - Northern Pride
3. Steven TATIPATA - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
4. Jason CHAPMAN - Northern Pride
5. Enari TUALA - Townsville Stingers
6. Sato KETIA OPO - Souths Logan Magpies
7. Lachlan LAM - Sydney Roosters HM
8. William O'GRADEY - Toowoomba Clydesdales
9. Brent WOOLF - Gold Coast Green
10. Ethan PAIKEA - Gold Coast White
11. Syd SMITH - Souths Logan Magpies
12. Kobe TARARO - Souths Logan Magpies
13. Reuben COTTER - Mackay Cutters
14. Vito SULA-SIAOSI - Gold Coast White
15. Jack PEACOCK - Gold Coast Green
16. Mitipere TUATAI - Northern Pride
17. Zane WILLSHIRE - Toowoomba Clydesdales
18. Marshall HUDSON -Townsville Stingers

NSW Under 16s
1 Matt Cooper - Newcastle Knights
2 Nikola Cotric - Canberra Raiders
3 Sione Hopoate - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
4 Jesse Abbott - Penrith Panthers
5 Katoni Staggs - CRL – Wellington Cowboys
6 Hosea Leuea - West Magpies
7 Brendan O’Hagan - Newcastle Knights
8 Emre Guler - South Sydney Rabbitohs
9 Tom Starling - Newcastle Knights
10 Brodie Jones - Newcastle Knights
11 Kurtis Dark - Newcastle Knights
12 Jai Whitbread - CRL – South Tweed Bears
13 Cameron Murray - South Sydney Rabbitohs
14 Ryan Papenhuyzen - Balmain Tigers
15 Giordan Patea - Canterbury Bulldogs
16 Jack Cross - Illawarra Steelers
17 Dion Solaese - Canterbury Bulldogs
18 Mosese Suli - Balmain Tigers



The game will be streamed live on qrl, go qlders -


Thank you QRL. 


Half time score 12-8 nsw way from what I can hear online I think if you dont live stream. 


Ive never seen some of these guys play before but Syd Smith goes alright. 


Some good hits, but please can you tackle Cotric!!! 


What a finish By Tuala. 


Go boys! Great win. 


Queensland wins Under-16s Origin

Queensland has survived a late fightback by NSW to claim the 2014 Under-16s State of Origin 20-18 at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night.

Leading 12-8 at the break, the Blues gave up two tries before crossing for their first try of the second half with less than five minutes remaining in the match.

The Maroons managed to outscore the Blues by four tries to three, with the boot of Blues' halfback Brendan O'Hagan keeping the visitors in the contest in the dying minutes.

After trailing at half-time, the Maroons opened the scoring nine minutes into the second half when five-eighth Sato Ketia Opo wrestled his way over the line after the home side were stripped of the ball in the previous set. Centre Steven Tatipata added the extras to hand Queensland a 14-12 lead with 21 minutes remaining.

The Maroons crossed again 10 minutes from full-time on the back of two penalties conceded by NSW, the first for a play-the-ball infringement and the second for a lifting tackle. From the next set Queeensland winger Enari Tuala burst through a hole in the Blues' defensive line to take the score out to 20-12.

With three minutes left on the clock the Blues scored in the corner off a mistake by Tuala, allowing Katoni Staggs to plant the ball down with O'Hagan quickly converting the try to set up a grandstand finish with the score line reading 20-18.

Queensland managed to hold tight in defence in the remaining seconds to deny NSW a chance at snatching victory, taking the shield off the Blues, who won in 2013.

In the first half, the Maroons were first to crack the line in the second minute after halfback Lachlan Lam, son of former Queensland Origin half Adrian Lam, delivered the final pass for back-rower Syd Smith to charge on to and power his way over the line. Tatipata had his conversion effort waved away, keeping the score at 4-0.

Six minutes later the Blues hit back after taking advantage of a Queensland mistake 10 metres out. From the resulting set, NSW lock Cameron Murray crashed over from close range with the try converted by O'Hagan to take the score to 6-4 in favour of the Blues.

The visitors crossed again in the 19th minute through Sione Hopoate, son of John and brother of Will Hopoate, allowing the Blues to double their lead to 12-4.

Queensland responded with a try to Jason Chapman in the south-west corner, however the conversion from Tatipata was unsuccessful, keeping the scoreboard at 12-8, which it remained until half-time.

Queensland Under-16s 20 (Syd Smith, Jason Chapman, Sato Ketia Opo, Enari Tuala tries; Steven Tatipata 2 goals) def. NSW Under-16s 18 (Cameron Murray, Sione Hopoate, Katoni Staggs tries; Brendan O'Hagan 3 goals) at Suncorp Stadium. 


Well done coaches selectors and players. 

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