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R13 MANLY NSW CUP V AUCKLAND

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fairy Bower, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Fairy Bower

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    Auckland Vulcans Vs Manly Sea Eagles
    Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday, June 9
    Kick-off: 12.00pm NZST
    Referee: Daniel Caddy
    Broadcast: LIVE on Sky Sports NZ and Fox Sports 1


    1. Dane Chisholm
    2. Ben Farrar
    3. Jacob Gagan
    4. Esi Tonga
    5. Jackson Williams
    6. Kasey Greer
    7. Zac Nicholls
    8. James Cunningham
    9. Liam Higgins
    10. Ligi Sao
    11. Nathan Cooper
    12. Ben Muolino
    13. Dylan Strickland

    15. Dylan Hill
    16. Harry Rorke
    17. Michael Chapman
    18. Troy Savage

    COACH: Luke Williamson

    AUCKLAND TEAM
    1. Tangi Ropati
    2. Bill Tupou
    3. Ngani Laumape
    4. Carlos Tuimavave
    5. Atelea Nafetalai
    6. Steve Waetford
    7. Harry Siejka
    8. Charlie Gubb
    9. Alehana Mara
    10. Daniel Palavi
    11. John Palavi
    12. Sam Lousi
    13. Murray Iti

    14. Pita Godinet
    15. Herman Retzlaff
    16. Agnatius Paasi
    17. Nathaniel Peteru
    18. Patrick Sipley

    COACH: Willie Swann

    http://www.nswrl.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=76291&title=vb-nsw-cup-team-lists---round-thirteen
     
  2. Fairy Bower

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    Preview of game from http://www.nswrl.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=76389&title=vb-nsw-cup-previews---round-thirteen

    Auckland Vulcans Vs Manly Sea Eagles
    Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday, June 9
    Kick-off: 12.00pm NZST
    Referee: Daniel Caddy
    Broadcast: LIVE on Sky Sports NZ and Fox Sports 1


    Summary: The Auckland Vulcans look to have turned their season around in recent weeks with consecutive wins at home, and they will have the opportunity to make it three straight when they host the Sea Eagles on Sunday as part of an NRL triple header at Mt Smart Stadium. The Vulcans home form has seen them vault back into the eight and with the likelihood of the two competition points here, the Vulcans will have laid an excellent platform for a second half of the season attack at the top four. The Sea Eagles struggles in 2013 continued last week when the Wyong Roos piled on 26 unanswered points to see them relegated to last place on the competition table. In some good news for Manly, the recent good form of James Hasson has seen him promoted to the NRL, with James set to make just his second NRL appearance after having made his debut earlier this year. With the Warriors one of the few teams in the NRL that will not suffer during the Origin period, the Vulcans as a result will also continue to field a strong side, and this next quarter of the season may see them be able to really push for higher honours in 2013. Godinet will look to provide the spark off the bench for the Vulcans, and his one-two punch with Mara is one of the best hooking combinations in the VB NSW Cup.

    Talking Point: Bring it on – In a match that the Vulcans look set to dominate; one interesting individual clash that jumps off the team lists at you is the one between Esi Tonga and Ngani Laumape out in the centres. Laumape has been one of the form centres in the VB NSW Cup this season, and this form saw him rewarded with an NRL debut. He is a damaging and blockbusting ball runner in the mould of his Warriors team mate, Konrad Hurrell. If Manly are to be any chance of pulling off a stunning upset, Tonga will need to keep Laumape in check while doing some damage of his own.

    Prediction: V’s up all the way at home babayyyyyyy. Vulcans by 16.
     
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    Highlights of last weekend's game against Wyong http://www.nswrl.com.au/default.aspx?s=multimedia&vid=552688
     
  4. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

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    Still no Chee-Kan?
     
  5. Fairy Bower

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    Not a good result for the Sea Eagles going down 38-10. We have the bye this weekend and resume on 22 June against Canterbury at Belmore. But there should be good news around the corner with five players returning from injury and should be right to play next round; Gower, Gagen, Seage, Lemalu and Chee-Kam.


    The Vulcans crush Manly at Mt Smart
    Corey Rosser
    Auckland Vulcans
    11/06/2013 2:00:00 PM

    The Auckland Vulcans recorded a third straight win as they steam-rolled a hapless Manly outfit 38-10 at Mount Smart Stadium.

    After being perennial slow-starters in recent weeks the Vulcans registered their first try after only four minutes.

    Last year’s Vulcans player of the year, Sam Lousi, producing a lovely offload in one of his first touches back from injury to put Pita Godinet over.

    Minutes later Godinet, who after spending the first half of the season with the Vodafone Warriors was keen to impress, pushed his way over for a second try.

    After a 20 minutes gap in scoring Auckland produced a lovely 60 metre effort, off the back of a few nice offloads up the middle of the ruck which created gaps on the left flank.

    Patrick Sipley thought he had scored originally, but was inches short. On the next play, following a Manly penalty, Alehana Mara dove over to make it 18-0.

    A penalty in front of the uprights on halftime gave the Vulcans a shot at goal and a 24-0 lead going into the break.

    In the sheds Auckland coach Willie Swann stressed the need to finish the game off well and not leak silly points as they often had in 2013.

    A Manly penalty on the opening set of the second half did nothing to halt the Vulcans momentum.

    Bill Tupou received the ball meters out and looked to be headed for the touchline, but instead pulled three Manly defenders with him to the try line, Siejka was off target with the kick which left it at 28-0.

    Lazy defending cost the Vulcans the chance to record a lockout on 60 minutes, Manly winger Jackson Williams crossing in the corner.

    The collapse that coach Swann had warned of was creeping in, Manly producing a nice swift move to put Domenic Nasso in. The extras were added but the joy would be short lived.

    Pita Godinet capped off a wonderful personal performance with a nice pass to put his halves partner Siejka into a gap for his double.

    The icing on the cake arrived in the final minute, Carlos Tuimavave breaking the line and finding Tangi Ropati who raced 40 meters to score in the corner.

    The final score of 38-10 would have pleased the Vulcans who now face back to back away games.

    Their third win in a row ensures Auckland firm as top eight contenders, while Manly further confined themselves to the foot of the table.

    Next week Auckland visit Windsor while Manly will get the two points from the bye round.

    Auckland Vulcans 38 (P Godinet 2, H Siejka 2, B Tupou, T Ropati, A Mara tries; H Siejka 5 goals) def. Manly Sea Eagles 10 (J Williams, D Nasso tries; D Chisholm goal) at Mt Smart Stadium.
     
  6. Bearfax

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    Again an excellent summary of the game FB. You offer something unavailable elsewhere and its well appreciated. Do you also give summaries of the U20 games?
     
  7. Fairy Bower

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    Haha not my summaries bearfax. I just get them off the NSWRL website and post them here
     
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    Hmmm... will Willo get more than 5 wins as a coach this year? Currently standing at 4 after a fast start and then a big 'stop'!

    For someone who prided himself on defence, the message is just obviously not getting through to his troups.

    Yes, injuries play a part but so far, in 2 years as a coach, he's won just 5 games with each team he's coached and this year is not looking much better.

    Poor guy must have aged about 20 years.
     

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