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[h=1]NYC Defeated 30-16 by the Melbourne Storm[/h]

Thursday 21 March 2013 7:36 PM
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NYC side have today travelled down to Melbourne and been defeated 30-16 by the Storm at AAMI Park.
It was six tries three in the clash with the Storm also leading at the break 14-6.
There was just one change to the starting side with Adam Elliot coming in and David Minute going back to the bench.
The young Bulldogs were shooting themselves in the foot early by giving away a number of penalties. Two back to back in just the seventh minute gave the Storm great field position and they capitalised going over for their first try.
Front rower Matthew Lodge was the man to cross off a short ball close to the line. Halfback Billy Brittain couldnít convert with the score 4-nil after nine minutes.
Another penalty on half-way gave the Storm an attacking set that started just 30m out from the Bulldogs line. From that set the home side went over in the south-west corner through Dane Chang. Centre Niua Finau Puaka took over the kicking duties and was unsuccessful with the score remaining 8-nil after 14 minutes.
The Storm crossed for their third try in the 28th minute through interchange player Brendan Treston. Finau Puaka converted from directly in front with the score now 14-nil.
The 37th minute saw the Bulldogs open their account for the afternoon. It was John Sila who went over in the north-west corner after a good sweeping movement to the left that went through the hands of Moses Mbye, Dylan Rintoul and ended with Sila. Patrick Templeman smartly converted from the sideline with the score 14-6 as the sides went to the half-time break.
The second half saw the Storm dominate the early part of the half scoring three tries in 20 minutes. They were scored by Cade Umaga, Corey McGrady and Michael Butson with Finau Pinaka converted two of the three to extend the Stormís lead to 30-6.
The Bulldogs were able to fight back in the closing part of the game with two tries in the final 11 minutes. The first was scored by Danny Fualalo and the second by David Minute. Templeman was able to convert just one of those with the score 30-16 as the final siren sounded.
STORM 30 (Lodge, Chang, Treston, Umaga, McGrady, Butson Tries; Finau Pinaka 3 Goals) def. BULLDOGS 16 (Sila, Fualalo, Minute Tries; Templeman 2 Goals)
At: AAMI Park, Melbourne 


Wests Tigers crush Eels 40-6 in Holden Cup
Wayne Cousins
Friday 22 March 2013 6:03 PM
Wests Tigers crush Eels 40-6 in Holden Cup

Wests Tigers turned in their finest performance of the Holden Cup competition with a crushing 40-6 victory over Parramatta Eels at Leichhardt Oval tonight in round three.

The defending premiersí forward pack outmuscled their more physical and bigger Parramatta opponents in a real football lesson that would have pleased Coach Todd Payten. It would also have left Parramatta Eels Coach Andrew Webster with nightmares after working with Payten as an assistant coach last season.

Wests Tigers were proudly led out by local junior Kyle Lovett, a member of the 2012 premiership winning NYC team under Payten

The game was just seven minutes old when replacement five-eighth Manaia Rudolph gave a good ball for right centre Leva Li to score. Rudolph converted for a 6-0 lead.

Some good scrambling defence in the 12th minute by Wests Tigers prevented the Eels from scoring.

Sixteen minutes later, Wests Tigers produced a length of the field try with Manaia Cherrington crossing for the four pointer. David Nofoaluma came off his wing to take an early hit up, made a great half break before offloading to fullback Kurtis Rowe. Rowe got the crowd on its feet, beating a number of players including the fullback before offloading brilliantly to Cherrington who evaded the cover defence to score. The try was not converted for a 10-0 lead.

It didnít take too long for Curtis Sironen in his first game back from a shoulder injury to terrorise the opposition when he came on in the 32nd minute.

Wests Tigers took a 14-0 lead when Nofoaluma showed his class and zoomed in off his wing to step and power his way under the posts. Luke Brooks created the opportunity with a booming 40/20.
The try was converted to give Wests Tigers a 16-0 lead at half-time.

2nd Half

Wests Tigers extended their lead to 20-0 in the 47th minute when Li made a 30 metre run up the middle to offload to full-back Kurtis Rowe in support to score untouched next to the posts. The try was converted by Rudolph for a 22-0 lead.

Four minutes later, Curtis Sironen barged his way over the tryline in the right corner for a 26-0 lead. The try was not converted.

Rowe grabbed his second try when Manaia Cherrington sliced through the defence to find open space to offload to Rowe to score his second try. Rudolph converted for a 32-0 lead after 58 minutes.
Nofoaluma scored his second try from a cross kick by Brooks for a 36-0 lead.

Opposite winger Delouise Hoeter got his own piece of his action with a try in the right corner for a 40-0 lead.
The Eels registered their first points in the 74th minute through halfback Zach Dockar-Clay who charged to score. The try was converted for a 40-6 scoreline. 


NYC Rd 3 Roosters 22 Brisbane 40

[source: ] on Monday 25 Mar 2013 15:43

#rugbyleague #Sydney Roosters have suffered their first loss of the 2013 NYC season, going down 40-22 to the Brisbane Broncos.

An early penalty had the Roosters on the attack and on the prowl for a quick four pointer. Some good decoys looked to have created a chance out wide, but the final pass from Dallas Wells just went behind Graeme Su'a Poe.

After receiving a penalty of their own, the Broncos registered the opening try of the game, following a great short ball from Cameron Cullen to put Joseph Forrester away. Cullen had no problems with the challenging kick.

A poor kick gave the Roosters a great chance to equalise. The hosts gratefully accepted the invitation, with Jack Siejka hitting and spinning his way to the try line. Tyler Cornish made no mistakes with the kick.

The Broncos were in five minutes later courtesy of sustained pressure on the Roosters' goal line. Four sets of six in a row took its toll, with Caleb Timu hitting a gap off a Kodi Nikorima pass. Cullen's kick made it 12-6 after20 minutes.

The Brisbane halfback then took his game to the next level with a superb banana kick setting up Kurt Capewell under the sticks. After producing a perfect kick in the lead up, the ensuing conversion was always going to be a formality.

The Roosters had their chances, with Samisoni Langi busting through for two line breaks in the space of three minutes. However, both busts failed to lead to points.

The Broncos, meanwhile, continued to attack, with their 1, 6 and 7 proving near impossible to defend. An inside ball from Cullen put Capewell away, and it looked as if the fullback would grab his second. Although the Roosters managed to deny Capewell, they couldn't stop Nikorima from the ensuing ruck.

After being denied moments earlier, Capewell finally scored his second of the afternoon when he stepped through three would be defenders to ice a faultless 40 minutes for the visitors. Cullen kicked his fourth conversion of the opening stanza to hand the Broncos a somewhat surprising 28-6 lead at the break.

The half time break did little to stop the Broncos, and Cullen in particular. It took the number seven just eight minutes to jump from acting half and set up late inclusion Jai Arrow for the opening points of the half.

Trailing by 28, the Roosters needed a minor miracle. Two tries in the space of ten minutes had the home fans dreaming of another comeback. Taane Milne crossed in the 52nd following a string of hopeful offloads. Ten minutes later, and Rhyse Martin found the line after beating four tacklers. Cornish nailed one of two kicks to narrow the margin to 18.

Any hopes of a comeback were quashed when Arrow barged over for his second of the match. Ashley Taylor took over the kicking duties, but the result was the the same.

Despite being on the wrong end of a 40-16 scoreline, the Roosters refused to give in. Langi burst though for the third time of the evening, and found a determined Travis Peeters jogging on the spot for a gift four points. The Cornish goal made it 40-22; the same score as the 2012 NRL game.

The 18 point loss condemns the Roosters to their first loss of 2013. Paul Green will be disappointed with a poor completion rate throughout the match. Langi was on fire again, but couldn't compete with Cameron Cullen, who led his side perfectly from start to finish. The side will look to bounce back next Monday when they host the Parramatta Eels. 


[h=2]NYC Rd 3 Gold Coast 18 Manly 26[/h] [h=4][source: ] on Monday 25 Mar 2013 15:53[/h]

#rugbyleague An error-riddled performance has seen the Gold Coast Titans NYC side slip to a 26-18 loss against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Skilled Park.

It was a poor start to the match for the Titans whose completion rate slumped to as low as 20 per cent in som stages of the first-half and were lucky to only go into the half-time break trailing 10-0.

The Titans under-20s showed glimpses of their potential in the opening stanza of the second-half holding onto possession to score two quick tries to tie the game up at 10-all.

But Manly ran away with the game, posting three quick tries to take the match beyond reach for the Titans with a 26-10 lead with 15 minutes remaining.

The Titans continued to compete right up until the final buzzer, scoring two tries in the final ten minutes to give fans hope of a miraculous comeback, but they fell just short only managing to bring the full-time deficit back to 26-18.

After both sides struggled to hold onto the ball early in the game, it was the visitors who got the scoring underway in the 16th minute with centre Siua Lapuaho crossing out-wide, but with Clint Gutherson's conversion sailing wide Manly lead 4-0.

The Titans were made to pay for another mistake deep in their own half when Latrell Schaumkel cleaned up the scraps of a Sam Short grubber kick, with Gutherson converting from the sideline the Titans trailed 10-0 with 15 minutes remaining.

The Titans were their own worst enemies for the remainder of the half, continuing to drop the ball coming out of trouble and were fortunate to only trail by 10-0 at half-time.

The Titans opened the second-half strongly and took advantage of holding the ball for consecutive sets when massive forward Francis Veukiso charged over in the 45th minute to score next to the posts, with Sam Harold converting the Titans reeled the deficit back to 10-6.

The Titans continued to hold onto the ball, and the effects filtered onto the scoreboard when centre Hymel Hunt crossed out-wide, but with Harold's conversion sailing wide, the game was tied up at 10-all with 30 minutes remaining.

The possession then swung in Manly's favour and they capitalised scoring two-quick tries with Lapuaho bagging his second out-wide, and forward Dylan Kelly racing 40 metres to cross and give his side a 20-10 lead with 20 minutes remaining.

The Titans looked to have cleaned up a grubber kick in-goal in the 63rd minute but with Manly utilising their 'captain's call', the decision was overruled allowing Lapuaho to get his third try of the day, and with Gutherson converting Manly took a 26-10 lead.

The try was made worse for the Titans with fullback Matt Russell limping off the field with a leg injury.

The Titans scored two quick tries in the dying stages of the match, with Mitch Ardler and Rian Diffey both crossing out-wide, but they were too-little-too-late for the Titans who were forced to pay for their earlier mistakes and settle for the 26-18 loss.

The Titans will look to hit-back next week when they take on the Penrith Panthers at Centrebet Stadium next Sunday.

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 26 (S Lapuaho 3, L Schaumkel, D Kelly; C Gutherson 3 conversions) defeated Gold Coast Titans 18 (F Veukiso, H Hunt, M Ardler, R Diffey; S Harrold 1 conversions ). 


[h=2]NYC Rd 3 Penrith 32 Souths 14[/h] [h=4][source: ] on Monday 25 Mar 2013 16:00[/h]

#rugbyleague The Rabbitohs have let a 12-nil first half lead slip to go down 32-14 to the Penrith Panthers at Centrebet Stadium.

The Panthers led 16-14 at the half time break, and ran away with the game 32-14 after the 80 minutes.

The Rabbitohs opened their account within the first 45 seconds, with co-captain Brad Croad making the most of a lengthy bust by centre Aaron Gray. Dylan Walker converted to take the score line to six-nil.

Four minutes later Gray scored a try of his own in the left corner, reaping the benefits of a blind side play from the back of the scrum about ten metres out from the Panthers' line. Walker converted from the eastern touch line to take the advantage to 12 points after six minutes.

The Panthers struck back immediately, making the most of an error by the Rabbitohs from the kick off. Second rower James Dunley crashed over from close range to score, taking the score line to 12-4.

In a carbon copy of his previous effort, Dunley scored his second try in the 17th minute of play, only this time the try was converted by Bryce Cartwright, taking the scores to 12-10 in favour of South Sydney.

The Panthers took the lead for the first time in the match in the 37th minute when five-eighth Daniel Foster dummied and sliced through the Rabbitohs' defence in the same spot that Dunley had scored his two tries, Cartwright converting to take the scores to 16-12 in favour of the home side.

The Rabbitohs reduced the deficit to two points with a Walker penalty goal after the half time siren due to a high shot on second rower Nick Hedley, taking the half time score line to 16-14 to the Panthers.

The Rabbitohs started the second half in in auspicious circumstances, dropping way too much ball which allowed the Panthers to mount continuous pressure.

The Panthers capitalised, scoring tries in the 58th minute through Kieran Moseley, the 63rd minute through Kieran Moss and the 73rd minute through Iain Riccardi to take themselves out to a 32-14 lead with seven minutes remaining.

The Panthers held out a couple of attacking raids from the Rabbitohs in the closing stages, with the full time score reading 32-14 in favour of the home side.

Penrith Panthers 32 (James Dunley 2, Daniel Foster, Kieran Moseley, Kieran Moss, Iain Riccardi tries; Bryce Cartwright 4 goals)
South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 (Brad Croad, Aaron Gray tries; Dylan Walker 3 goals) 


[h=2]NYC Rd 3 Canberra 40 Dragons 22[/h] [h=4][source: ] on Monday 25 Mar 2013 16:06[/h]

#rugbyleague A hat trick from star back Anthony Milford has helped the Canberra Raiders Holden Cup side to a 40-22 victory over the St George Illawarra Dragons at Canberra Stadium.

Playing at fullback, the Souths Logan junior was virtually untouchable in the Raiders' first home game of the season, setting up two tries on top of the three he scored himself.

Coach Mick Mantelli was required to make couple of team changes coming into the game. Regular captain Mitch Cornish was omitted after playing NSW Cup for Mounties on Saturday afternoon, but this allowed utility back Jack Ahearn to make his return from injury at five eighth. Similarly, winger Trae Clarke was a late withdraw and his spot was taken by Jonathan Kent.

The Raiders were on the attack early when a short pass from Scott Doyle put centre Jack Creith into a yawning gap. However, Creith was then illegally shoulder charged by his opposite number Yaw Kiti Glymin 20 metres out from the Dragons' line.

From the ensuing penalty the Green Machine spread the ball along the backline allowing back rower Mitchell Barnett to cross adjacent to the right hand post. Milford was unsuccessful with the conversion attempt, 4-0.

The home side extended their lead four minutes later when big centre Brenko Lee touched down out wide after another right side raid for another unconverted try.
Milford was the architect of the Raiders' next try in the 10th minute. After receiving the ball at first receiver 10 metres out, the dynamic Queenslander ran to the line before popping a short pass for hooker Matt Frawley to score out on the left. Milford then backed up with a conversion and it was 14-0.

The Dragons' struck back in the 15th minute of play when their hooker Craig Garvey barged over for a try from dummy half, which halfback Shannon Crook subsequently converted. The visitors then made it back to back tries after a short ball from Crook saw prop Jackson Merritt grab a four-pointer. This try was also converted and suddenly the Dragons were back in the game trailing 14-12.

Milford grabbed his second try in the 24th minute in play after he pounced on a short grubber from Frawley. This was also converted for a 20-12 lead.

Creith was the next to get on the scoresheet for the home side when he recovered a cross field kick from Jordan Worboys that had been mishandled by in the in-goal by a Dragons winger less than two minutes later. Lee then grabbed his second try in spectacular fashion, racing 60 metres after intercepting a pass after what appeared to be a dangerous attacking raid from the Dragons eight minutes from half time. Milford missed both conversions, however, at halftime the Raiders were in a commanding position leading 28-16.

Milford completed his hat trick five minutes after the break, after backing up another long range break from Lee down the right hand corridor, 32-12
Dragons winger Justin Lee stemmed the Raiders' flow of points in the 53rd minute of play when he scored a try out wide on the back of floating cut out pass from Crook. However, the Dragons' half was unable to convert from the right hand touchline.

Dragons forward Julian Flego then gave the visitors a slight hope of a comeback when he scored a converted under the posts and a 32-22 score line with 17 minutes remaining. However, the Green Machine defended resolutely during the last quarter of an hour to register a well deserved victory which was ultimately sealed by two late tries to Kent and stand in captain Jeff Lynch in the 72nd and 79th minutes respectively.

Next weekend will see the Raiders take on the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium on Easter Sunday. 


[h=2]NYC Rd 3 Cronulla 20 Warriors 24[/h] [h=4][source: ] on Monday 25 Mar 2013 16:11[/h]

#rugbyleague #For the second week running the Vodafone Junior Warriors were left looking at a final score-line of 24-20 but this time they were on the right side of it beating Cronulla for their first win of the 2013 NYC season.

The John Ackland-coached side had a winning 20-14 lead against the Sydney Roosters last Saturday night before yielding two late tries to lose 20-24.

Again their advantage was precarious on the scoreboard today as their lead was trimmed to 24-20 with 20 minutes still to play.

But in searing heat - the temperature soaring towards 30 degrees - the Vodafone Junior Warriors held their nerve today while it could be said the Sharks lost theirs when they had chances to take a late lead.

There was ample evidence of the Vodafone Junior Warriors' renowned power game returning, especially in the nature of most of their five tries.

Their first strike in the sixth minute has quality all over it as first-year centre Lafu Feagaiga cruised over wide out.

While there was a lull when penalties conceded gave Cronulla field position and a hit-back try, the Vodafone Junior Warriors produced their power game for back-to-back tries to second rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner and interchange hooker Trent Bishop.

At 16-6 they were in good shape but again there were critical lapses allowing the Sharks to bite into the lead with two tries of their own and go to halftime level at 16-16.

Again the Vodafone Junior Warriors were on song as the second half opened, first Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard ploughing through defenders for a 43rd-minute try and winger Viliami Lolohea another in the 50th minute. Unfortunately Lino couldn't convert either leaving the Sharks in contact just eight points adrift.

It became just four points when Cronulla scored in the 60th minute, ensuring there was plenty of anxiety over the last quarter.

Working in the Vodafone Junior Warriors' favour was an improved completion rate while they also edged the penalties 7-5, 3-1 in the second half.

Among the Vodafone Junior Warriors' best was Bishop, who ran the ball at the Sharks time after time from dummy half, making more than 120 metres from 15 runs and scoring a powerhouse try. Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard was also highly impressive in his first NYC game of the year.

The result enabled the Vodafone Junior Warriors to climb off the unfamiliar experience of last spot on the points ladder to a mid-table place.

Match details:

At Sharks Stadium, Cronulla
Cronulla Sharks 20 (Taylar Garrett, Alan Niulesa, Fa'amnu Brown, Anthony Moraitis tries; Jake Walsh 2 conversions).
Vodafone Junior Warriors 24 (Lafu Feagaiga, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Trent Bishop, Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard, Viliami Lolohea tries; Mason Lino 2 conversions).
Halftime: 16-16.
Referees: Grant Atkins and Chris Sutton.

Vodafone Junior Warriors: Ngataua Hukatai; Viliami Kaveinga, Lafu Feagaiga, David Fusitua, Viliami Lolohea; Tuimoala Lolohea, Mason Lino; Albert Vete, Michael Sio, Sam Lisone; Raymond Faitalaa-Mariner, Stedman Lefau; David Bhana (c). Interchange: Ken Maumalo, Abraham Papalii, Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard, Trent Bishop. 


[h=2]NYC Rd 3 Newcastle 20 North Qld 26[/h] [h=4][source: ] on Tuesday 26 Mar 2013 08:39[/h]

#rugbyleague #Newcastle Knights NYC side have been defeated 26-20 by the North Queensland Cowboys at Hunter Stadium on Monday night.

Newcastle found themselves on the back foot early in the contest with the Cowboys on the attack deep in the Knights' half.

The visitors eventually found their way over the try-line in the fourth minute when centre Javid Bowen was able to capitalise on an overlap to cross out wide.

The Knights were able to hit back a short time later with a perfectly-weighted last-tackle grubber kick that Honeti Tuha was able to dive on just before it crossed the dead ball line.

Lachlan Shipard nailed the conversion to put the Knights ahead 6-4 after 10 minutes.

An opportunity for Newcastle to extend their lead went to waste in the 17th minute with the Knights given three sets of six inside the Cowboys half. Despite going close on more than one occasion, the visitor's defence was too strong.

After the fast start to the contest, both teams stepped up their defensive efforts with neither side being able to convert good field position into points.

That was until the Knights scored in the corner in the 33rd minute after some brilliant lead-up play.

Eddie Proudler's pin-point cross-field chip kick was athletically batted back in field by Lachlan Shipard, before centre Ryan Hall pounced on the loose ball and planted it down inches inside the corner post.

However, the Knights' joy was short-lived, with a mistake from the ensuing kick-off gifting the Cowboys' Corey Jensen the easiest of tries. Sam Foster's successful conversion made the score 10-all after 37 minutes.

North Queensland extended their lead right on the stroke of half-time with a superb offload from Jack Kelleher setting up Bowen for his second four-pointer of the game. Foster added the extras to give the Cowboys a 16-10 lead at the interval.

The Cowboys picked up where they left off after the break with Masiano Webb crossing the line in the 53rd minute after getting on the end of Jensen's offload. Foster was again successful with the conversion to stretch the Cowboys' lead to two converted tries.

The Knights refused to lie-down however, and they responded strongly when Shipard was able to get the ball away to Jeremy Ma'a who burrowed his way over out wide on the right edge. Shipard stepped up and was successful with his kick to reduce the deficit to six points.

The Knights were able to cut further into the Cowboys' lead a short time later with Jake Mamo managing to get the ball down just insider the corner post for his third try in as many games. Unfortunately, Shipard hooked his sideline conversion wide and the Cowboys held onto a 22-20 lead.

The Knights' hopes of a comeback victory were all-but dashed when Zac Mackay dived over in the corner with five minutes remaining. Foster missed the attempted conversion, meaning the Knights would be able to draw level with a converted try in the dying minutes.

Unfortunately for the home side, they were unable to find a way through the Cowboys' desperate defence and were eventually defeated 26-20.

North Queensland Cowboys 26 (T: Bowen 2, Webb, Jensen, Mackay. G: Foster 4/6) defeated Newcastle Knights 20 (T: Tuha, Hall, Ma'a, Mamo. G: Shipard 2/4) 

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